Friday, October 24, 2008

More Sugar Rose is Available!

I have a few more bottles of Sugar Rose Perfume Oil available on my Etsy site!

Custom Shop Open Through Tonight

Wow, it is Friday already! That means the weekend is almost here and it also means that the Custom Shop will be open through tonight. Once I wake up tomorrow morning I will close down the Custom Shop and begin processing and shipping the orders! Hurry and place your Custom Shop orders now! With the holidays coming up so quickly, I'm not sure I'll be able to do another Custom Shop in 2008.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Custom Shop

WHAT? I forgot to post about the Custom Shop opening?! Well I blame it on overworking myself. This has been one crazy weekend. Well the Custom Shop is open and will be open through October 24th. At that point the Custom Shop will close down and I get to working very hard to fill the custom orders as quickly as possible. Really I just dread having a long turnaround time.

I am getting quite a few emails about the future of the Custom Shop. I am definitely going to try and open up the Custom Shop again in the future. This opening is kind of a trial run to see how well I can handle making orders for the Custom Shop as well as maintaining my main website. So for now, I have no details on any future Custom Shop events. I'll be sure and keep you posted on the subject...that is if I am still alive at the end of this one!

Thank you to all of you for your support!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Art Glass Pendants

Ok, this is the is actually happening. I'm letting go and listing these beautiful little glass pendants that I've had sitting in a case in my workshop. I finally decided it was time for them to move on to good loving homes where they would be worn and see the light of day. Dramatic...yeah a bit! I started making these gorgeous glass pendents as a way for me to carry my beloved pictures and images with me. I had so much fun making them, I decided to make them to sell. The problem was that once they were made, I just loved looking at them! I didn't want to let them go. So I guess I should just start making two of each for me and one to list! I just know you will love them too. They are quite the attention getter. These pendants are made using beautiful images and photographs and placing them behind smooth clear pieces of glass. The glass makes the colors pop and I love the way it very slightly distorts the image around the edges, kind of like liking at icicles in the winter.

I had a few that would be perfect for Halloween, so I snapped a few quick pics of them and popped them up on my site. The descriptions are a little corny and they pictures are little bare...but I wanted to do it quickly so they could be up before Halloween.

Buy two pendants, get one free! This is a blog readers special so you will have to let me know in the comments section of checkout that you read about this special here on my blog. I will refund you the price of one of your pendants. This special is only good until October 19th!

Here is just a few of the pendants.
Don't Cry For Me

Bird on a WireSo Blue Sugar SkullJust Red

Lovely Lavender

I have a few options for wearing your pendents. My favorite is the Silk Strands. These are super long (about 36 inches) and are hand dyed. I have a few colors that I'm going to list. The most basic, black.

The silk strands are worn by tying them in the back. Since they are so long, you get two nice long pieces that trail down your back for a very cool, elegant, and sexy look.

The front view.

Another option is to add an accent bead. Here is a handmade glass lampwork bead added to the black Silk Strand.

These can be worn two ways. In the front just above the pendant like so...

or my favorite, in the back. Here again you get the long trails of the Strand handing down your back. This looks so good when you wear your hair up!

Finally here is a simple, silver snake chain that goes well with any look!

I have only a few of the pendants and only one of each kind. I'm going to work on listing the rest hopefully by the end of tonight (along with the Strands and chains).

Here's the link to the jewelry spot on my website.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Amber Chai, Ice Princess, Marshmallow Gingerbread...oh my!

Along with the Custom Shop opening up on Friday, three best selling winter scents will hit the website. These will be available in Perfumes, Lotions, Scrubs, and Body Oils.

Amber Chai - Hints of Amber create a base for rich Chai tea mingled with moist Madagascar vanilla beans. An intriguing blend of black tea, amber and vanilla with a hint of spice.

Ice Princess - Ice Princess is a sweet, sugary blend with a smooth mint cream base. This is a new and unique spin on a mint fragrance.

Marshmallow Gingerbread - Marshmallow Gingerbread is the ultimate warm sweet scent! This gooey fragrance is all about melted Marshmallows with hints of warm Gingerbread.

Sugar Rose Perfume

Ok, ok...I give in! I just listed Sugar Rose Oil Perfume on my Etsy shop. I sent out samples of this new fragrance and now I keep getting inquires about it. Sugar Rose is going to be a Custom Shop fragrance and will be able to be ordered in a Lotion, Cream, Body Oil, Perfumes, and Scrubs when the Custom Shop is open on Friday.

For those of you who are impatient (like me!) or who will not be ordering from the Custom Shop...I just listed Sugar Rose on Etsy. I only have three bottles of this right now as I am waiting on supplies.
Sugar Rose on Etsy

A Look at the Custom Shop Products...

I've been getting the labels designed and printed here today and taking photos for the website. I thought I post a nice group shot of the Custom Shop products.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Custom Shop Scents - The Descriptions!

I still have some editing to do, but I wanted to get this up as soon as possible for everyone that has been waiting for the descriptions.

African Vanilla Bean
This is a grown up and sophisticated vanilla blend. Sweet and creamy, but also subtle and well rounded this vanilla is sure to please. (Due to the vanilla in this fragrance, products made using this scent will turn brown)

Apple Festival *brand new scent!*
When fall starts to paint the leaves in a wash of color, it is time for the apple festival. The warm autumn breeze carries the scent of all things apple as vendors prepare their luscious treats. Apple pies and apple dumplings, vanilla milkshakes, and the scent of the surrounding trees. There is just a hint of other fruited delicacies like strawberry pie and peach cobbler mixing with the apples and oak leaves.

Banana Cake
An ultra moist banana cake complete with cream cheese frosting!

Bella Vanille
Bella Vanille is a beautiful and unique Vanilla blend that is sweet and alluring. A base of pure sweet crushed vanilla beans, added some white sugar and lots of fluffy sweet cream makes Bella Vanille a vanilla dream!

Berry Apple Sorbet
A sweet and slightly tart medley of sugared Blackberries, Strawberries, and crisp Apples with a hint of Pear, whipped into a iced sorbet.

Berry Crimson
Intensely sweet fresh pomegranate nectar on an earthy patchouli laden base of woods. Hidden deep beneath the layers of sweet and earthy notes hide the faintest hint of fresh ginger root.

BLACKberry Russian *brand new scent!*
Coffee liquor, double strength coffee with steamed milk, a drizzle of blackberry syrup, and sprinkle of bitter dark chocolate shavings.

Black Cat *brand new scent!*
Dark and secretive, seductive and elusive the Black Cat mesmerizes all in it's path. Black vanilla, spiced patchouli, and musk with top notes of sugar dust and jasmine petals

Black Tobacco *brand new scent!*
Not for the faint of heart. Dried woods and tobacco leaves, a daring dose of spice, with subtle bottom notes of tea leaves and amber resin.

Bloom is the scent of a fresh warm Spring breeze carrying the sweet fragrance budding of wildflowers. Bloom is a sunny, Spring day when the air is fresh and clean and beautiful.

Brown Sugar Cream
An intensely sweet blend of moist brown sugar crystals, smooth light cream, rich buttercream, with just a hint of cinnamon.

Chocolate Fatale
If you love chocolate, this is the soap for you! Chocolate Fatale is all about rich, bitter, dark chocolate!

Cinnamon Brulee
In the tradition of the spicy sweet scent Marshmallow Gingerbread, Cinnamon Brulee blends fresh ground cinnamon, rich crème brulee, vanilla, with a touch of buttercream frosting and warm pastry dough. This scent is spicier and a little sharper then Marshmallow Gingerbread.

Crazy Cabana
Juicy Oranges, Apples, and Coconut blended to sheer tropical perfection with just a hint of Strawberry add to sweeten the deal. This scent is so fruity and fresh, it will remind you of the crazy stripped cabanas along the beach, tropical drinks, and crazy summer fun.

Dirty Chocolate *brand new scent!*
Sinfully rich dark Belgium chocolate overlapping a soft patchouli and blood orange mixture

Ember *brand new scent!*
Dying red embers struggling to emit the palest glow. Ember is black vanilla, vetiver grass, wood smoke, cinnamon bark, and pomegranate.

Fairy Lily
a fragrance so beautiful and so elegant it almost invokes the sense of standing in a fairytale forest surrounded by the clusters of snow white flowers. This is the delicate beauty of a hidden patch of Lily of the Valley that perfumes the breeze.

Fig Tart *brand new scent!*
Luscious ripe figs blended with a deep, rich, sweet vanilla cream

I Like Candy *brand new scent!*
Crystallized sugar in bright array of red and pink

Irish Mocha Cookie *brand new scent!*
Moist chocolate cookies filled with an Irish Cream frosting

Lemon Cream Danish
A mouthwatering blend of tart lemons, rich cream cheese, danish crust, and a thick sugar glaze. Lemon lovers, do not pass this one up!

Lemon Peel & Olive Leaf *brand new scent!*
With the fresh and uplifting scent of dried lemon peel with the slight green notes of olive leaf, this scent is so airy it almost floats away. To ground it a bit, a hint of creamy vanilla and a whisper of lily of the valley is added and makes a gorgeous unique scent.

Lime Fizz
A bright, effervescent blend of strong lime made just a little more complex with the addition of hints of lemon zest, a drop of pineapple juice, and just a whisper of white petals.

Lime Margarita
This incredibly true fragrance will make your mouth water. Limes and summer refreshment seem to go hand and hand, why not throw in a little Margarita to the mix?

Mint Truffle
Enticing and rich blend of gourmet dark chocolate, milk chocolate truffle, with a creamy mint swirl.

this stunning cool floral blend invokes visions of sheer white petals glowing under the moonlight. Moonflowers are crisp white flowers that bloom under the rising moon. They fragrance the night with their gorgeous and subtle gardenia like fragrance. This is the scent of Moonflower petals wrapped in velvet moonlight, fresh jasmine and sandalwood, violets and sheer musk. This is a simply magnificent scent.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin Mûsa, from Greek Mousa.] meaning a source of inspiration. Light and airy white musk meets delicately sweet ribbons of sugar intertwined around subtle notes of vanilla beans, orange glazed berries, and soft white florals. Be inspired.
Orange Fluff CakePerfect SnowflakeCool, crisp, and sophisticated like a perfect crystalline snowflake. Icy notes of mint with a breath of jasmine and tuberose on a bed of Blue Juniper needles.

A heavier and richer floral blend then our Bloom and Fairy Lily soap, Petals is a sweet all floral blend of Tuberose, Jasmine, and Gardenia petals.

Pomegranate Frost
A cool fruit blend of Pomegranates, anise, apples, orchids, vanilla, and white tea leaves.

Pumpkin Creme *brand new scent!*
Just like the name implies, a rich autumn pumpkin smothered in dense cream.

Queen Bee
A stunning fragrance blend of wildflower honey, creamy and buttery milk notes, and just a touch of fresh chamomile petals.

A citrus fragrances that truly shines. Not too sweet, not too tart, just an amazing sparkling fragrance of mandarin peels, bergamot, and lemon zest with a touch of sweet wild berries.

Smothered in Blueberries *brand new scent!*
Syrupy blueberry pie filling absolutely smothering a slice of homemade cheesecake. Bring on the blueberries, with a tiny side of cake!

Spa Blend
This is a clean, sweet, and fresh blend of peach and citrus fruits as well as a hint of rose and orange blossom and the slight tang of fresh ginger.

Sugared Mint
Red peppermint candies dipped in sugar with a hint of cream. Sugared Mint is a smooth, creamy and sweet peppermint scent, without the bracing and medicinal side that mint scents can sometimes have.

Summer Fling
If you ever smelled a scent that made you want to pull on a sundress, kick off your shoes, and head to the beach, this would be it! Pure summery sweetness. All the best things of summer wrapped up into one clean, fresh scent. Raspberries, peaches, and summer florals await!

Starling *brand new scent!
Fall brings the Starling to pick the fruits from our Bradford Pear trees. The autumn breeze seems to follow these star speckled birds. Starling is cedar wood dipped in vanilla, with a touch of amber resin and damp sandalwood.

Sugar Cake
Sugar Cake is a blend of Vanilla Cookies, Yellow Cake, and sweet Cane Sugar. This blend is a must for bakery scent lovers!

Sugar Rose *brand new scent!*
Inspired by a recipe for rose sugar cookies, Sugar Rose is delicate rosewater, moist raw sugar cane, crispy cookie crumbs with just a touch of wildflower honey and tropical fruit nectar.

Sweet Alpine
A gorgeous, complex blend of Sweet Birch and Blue Spruce mixed with hints of bergamot, damp moss, fresh tea leaves, winter bittersweet, and a touch of white floral.

Sweet Cream *brand new scent!*
My newest obsession is sweet cream ice cream. This is the scent of thick rich cream sweetened with raw sugar and a touch of honey.

Sweet Earth
Deep, seductive Cedarwood blended with Oakmoss, Siberian Fir, and green fresh Hay come together to create a stunning, unisex, earthy blend.

Sweet Serendipity
This beautifully soft and sweet musk blends fruits like Kiwi, Strawberries, and Oranges with a touch of sweet floral, Musk, Vanilla, and Amber.

A bright, clean, and refreshing blend of fresh grass with a hint of clover.

Sweetie is a fun and flirty, but sophisticated blend. Top notes of citrus blossoms melds into sweet candied fruits and summer flowers finally dries down to notes of amber, musk, and white cedar for a sensual finish. Sweetie is an upbeat, breezy, and fun fragrance that is sure to turn heads.

Dark and resinous woods blended with a touch of amber and smooth vanilla and just a hint of old world spices.

Tangerine Loves Peach
A perfect blend of ripe, tart tangerine and juicy sticky peach. This is such an uplifting, "happy" fragrance. Tangerine, you may now kiss the Peach!

Tahitian Vanilla Creme *brand new scent!*
Fresh moist vanilla beans infused in warm milk and folded into a fluffy Italian pastry cream filling.

Wood Nymph *brand new scent!*
She walks over fallen leaves and felled trees. There is the scent of patchouli and damp leaves. You catch the barest whisper of the honeysuckle and jasmine she wears in her hair.

Woodland Orchard

Woodland Orchard is a beautiful fresh scent perfect for autumn days. A blending of sweet apple peels, fresh air, and oak leaves with a touch of Lavender makes a perfect, fresh scent for anytime of the year.

is warm, rich, and sophisticated. A heavy spice scent with a slight “smokey” tang and a hint of citrus. It is very unique and upscale fragrance.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The Dates are Set of the Custom Shop!

I've finally nailed down some dates for the Custom Shop. It will be open from October 17 through the 24th. I already have the Custom Shop category up on the website...where you can buy Samplers right now! The Custom Shop category is under the "Bath and Body" tab on my website. You can see it here...

As soon as I get the orders for the Samplers shipped out, I will add some individual samples to the Custom Shop.

For now, I have a few of the scent descriptions on the page where you purchase the Samplers. You can see them here...

I'll be working on listing all the scent descriptions this weekend. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Custom Shop Samplers are Available!

Just added to the Wylde Ivy website...Custom Shop Samplers.
Choose between two different fragrance sets...Light and Dark. These sample sets contain a 2 oz jar of the all new Body Butter Cream, a 2 oz jar of the all new Hemp & Green Tea Lotion, a 2.5 ml Mini Mister Perfume, and 7 Mini Vials of Perfume Oil.
Sample sets are limited. See the product listing for more details!

Random Image from Today

I thought these little pots of cream (yes that is right, cream!) looked so pretty after I filled them I had to take a picture. These little pots of the new Butter Cream are all lined up waiting to be stuffed into bags and sold as a part of a Custom Shop Sample Set. Stay tuned for details!

Mini Perfume Set on Etsy!

I finally got a chance to prepare the Mini Misters of all of the Perfumes that I have for sale up on Etsy. I made a listing for a Mini Perfume set that includes five Mini Misters and the cost of shipping. You can choose any five scents that you'd like! I will be preparing the Mini Vials of Perfume Oil in a sample set at some point...but with all the work I'm trying to get done right now, I can't say when that will be.

Fall Perfumes Hit Etsy

The newest fall scents are now available in alcohol based perfume sprays! These scents are not even available on the Wylde Ivy website yet, but I have a few of each made up just for my Etsy site! Check them out over at Wylde Ivy on Etsy!

Monday, October 06, 2008

New Soaps are Here!

In getting ready for the fall, I've added a bunch of new soaps to the website today!

Spice Cake

Rosewater & Glycerin Spa Soap

Warm Flannel Deli Soap

The Great Christmas Tree Hunt Deli Soap
Rosemary Mint
Sweet Pumpkin Kiss

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Tiny Dancers

Since so many of you ask about the girls, I thought I'd share some of their most recent pictures. They are doing great. They just started crawling, so now the fun begins! They are most definitely going to keep us on our toes! They are seven and a half months old now.

These girls are bringing out my girly side! Here they are wearing the tutus I made for them.

This is Maya.

Here is Lily.

Friday, October 03, 2008

New Perfume Oils on Etsy!!

I really wanted to get out the newest fall inspired scents so they can be enjoyed now and for Halloween. These scents will be available in the Custom Shop, but you can get instant gratification now by buying them through Etsy! For now, they are available in Perfume Oils. Hopefully I can get the Perfume sprays made and up on Etsy next week.
These perfumes are made and ready to ship!