Sunday, August 22, 2010

Big Fat Soap FAIL and Personal Tragedy

I made a GORGEOUS batch of soap last night. Absolutely beautiful and the scent was out of this world!!!. But the (new) technique I used required the soap to be poured at a really thin trace. Apparently, the trace was too thin because it didn't set up properly. When I removed it from the mold this morning and tried to cut it, it was so mushy and soft it stuck to the cutter and made a HUGE mess. So off it goes into the soap afterlife (aka trash bin). I could rebatch it, but I just don't have the time or inclination to do so.

One of my favorite suppliers is closing. This will have an impact on several products I offer. I will keep you updated on which ones, etc.

There is some major tragedy going on in my life. It's caused me to make horrible mistakes in the shop - forgetting items in orders, slow shipping, etc. I can't say what's going on right now, but it's huge. Very soon, TMTM will be closed for about 2-3 weeks. At least I HOPE that's all. Please, everyone, send me positive thoughts. I need all the strength I can get.

15 comments:

Amber Dawn said...

I hope everything gets better for you. My mom asks about you too! Keep us updated!

standingroom said...

Oh, gosh -- I hope everything gets better! You're in my thoughts.

tandphorton said...

Hope whatever you are going thru works it's way out soon. Know that you are loved by all of your TMTM fans.

The Morbid The Merrier said...

Thanks, guys. This has been a hard year for me. I'm hoping it can all settle down when this blows over. I appreciate your patience with my bitching and complaining.

Leah said...

I hope that everything gets better for you soon.

Joanna said...

you are strong. Breathe, close your eyes and see your baby. She will keep you smiling.

Joanna said...

xo

Angel said...

Be well and be strong hon, your fans are here for you :)

Cindy Ellison said...

Oh my, please keep us informed how things are going. I hope you can post some on your blog. I hope this is all behind you soon.

A new fan,

Cindy

returntoshore said...

That soap is just adding insult to injury! I hope that your life settles down into a contented state, or at least a peaceful one, soon--whatever that means to you.

I hope you can find a new supplier, but if not at least the change will give your creativity a chance to shine. You're tremendously talented with scent, after all.

Hang in there!

kryptongirl said...

When it rains, it pours sometimes, and there is nothing worse than hearing it happen to good people. I'm really sorry you're going through all of this. I hope the break does you some good, we are wishing you nothing but the best.

kryptongirl said...

And if the supplier is who I think it is, we're all really losing out here. :(

These Arcane Things said...

We are sending you BIGGEST hugs!!!!! (And if we thought it would help, we would also send you a mummified hand that we got a couple o' weeks ago - but it probably would get snagged at customs).......

Just take care, m'kay? All of us who love you and TMTM will be right here, sending you good vibes!

Tenshi said...

I will keep you in my thoughts during this time of troubles, and wish for a speedy recovery :(

Fake soda said...

I really really hope you can go out of this stronger than before.
We are all there to support you...

<3