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As you may already know, there have been several changes to Suds & Stitches in the last few weeks. This is a quick recap of what’s been happening, where we’re going, and how we plan to get there. Grab a cup of coffee and get comfy!

We’ve separated the non-beauty products in to it’s own company called Heat Wave Designs! This is where everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to mouse pads can be found and customized. If there’s something you want that we don’t currently have, drop us a line and tell us what you’re looking for; we’ll see what we can do to help you out. Check out some of the great things we’re offering …

Keeper of the Flame Apron



































In addition, Old Fashion Soap Co., has some changes, too.

I came very close to closing Old Fashion Soap Co., for good. In fact, I even announced the closing. But then I had people contact me and ask me to consider. This is what I’ve worked out.

I will continue to make soaps, but on a reduced basis. That doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll be offering fewer soap varieties, but it does mean that the batches will be smaller and that I might not have everything in stock all the time. I will accept custom orders for full loaves, and you can request a soap on back order. Back ordered soaps and full loaves may take up to 30 days to ship.

All wholesale orders will now be based on full recipes; I won’t be fulfilling those orders based on individual bars effective immediately. I’ve sent the details to my wholesale customers, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. If you haven’t yet set up an account on my website, please let me know when you do so I can set it to a wholesale account type.

Also, I’ve updated the shipping on my website to charge actual cost instead of flat rate (Yay for WooCommerce fixing their shipping plug in!). Until I started doing an analysis of where I needed to fix things, I didn’t realize just how much I was subsidizing most of the shipments that I was sending. If you order a single bar of soap, or even two bars, you should be able to choose First Class Shipping rates that will be much lower than the Priority Mail option. And in my experience, it still arrives pretty quickly.

At this point, I don’t intend to do any more shows. I just can’t see how I can do them alone, but I might do some limited shows during the fall depending on how things go.

And finally, I want to thank everyone who sent me words of encouragement and who asked me to find a way to keep selling soap. Your support means everything to me, and I hope that this new arrangement works out to benefit everyone. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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March 2017 Newsletter

Shillelagh Bar Soap

Hello, everyone, and welcome to March!


Spring is just around the corner, and we’re here to help you get ready for the warmer weather!




If you’re like most people I know, you may have a tendency to ignore your feet during the winter. I mean, come on! It’s COLD outside; no one wants to slather lotion on their feet. But when the warmer weather shows up, we pull out the sandals. Friends don’t let friends wear sandals with scaly, rough heels, and aren’t we all friends here? 😉 Try out our Black Water soap with pumice and crushed apricot kernels to slough the dry, dead skin off your feet! I use it in the bath (never the shower, because I don’t want to slip & fall!) a couple times a week, and it helps me keep my feet soft and smooth. I then follow that up with a nice dose of Jill’s Favorite Hand & Body Lotion. It’s super moisturizing without being greasy, and a little goes a LONG way. Your feet will be in sandal shape in no time at all.











Our March soap of the month is Irish themed, of course (I mean, did you really expect anything else?!). It’s a beautiful green color, with the scent of aloe & clover. But the best part about Shillelagh is that it is made with Shea Butter. It’s so creamy and moisturizing, I think you’re going to love it! And the scent is just a wonderfully clean fragrance, not overpowering. Give it a try!
















This month’s special is 30% off your embroidered item when you buy two. Buy a t-shirt and tote, get 30% off the t-shirt (the discount will apply to the lower priced item). Buy two t-shirts and the discount will be applied to the shirt of lesser or equal value. You can mix and match to your heart’s content, and the best thing is, there’s no limit on how many times you can purchase. Even better, no coupon is required; the discount will be applied automatically when you check out! We’re adding new garments, towels, and other items to be embroidered as well as embroidery designs all the time, so check back frequently to see all the new things being added. 😃


AND! We’re now carrying Ame & Lulu bags! These bags are great, and they’re generating a lot of buzz around the Internet. We have several different fabric patterns from which to choose, and they all look great. Take it to the office or out for a fun day with the kids; either way, you’re going to be the most stylish person around. Add a custom monogram for just $5 more, and you have your own unique bag.



























Well, that about wraps it up for this newsletter. We hope you will stop by the store and check out all the cool things we have to offer this month, and pick up some of the things that most intrigue you! And as always, if you’re looking for something you can’t find in the store, just let us know and we’ll see what we can do for you!


Until next month, happy trails!