I'm so excited today that I'm already back to post again. How lucky you all are! But now I want help with something. I think I mentioned this recently but my successes today have brought it back to fill my thoughts. I would like to think of a name for my 'soap line.' You know, like a brand name. I'm still a long way from ever doing this as a business but I think it would still be cute to have a name and packaging for the ones I give away now.
I really want something country-ish, something homemade crafty warm fuzzy feelings-ish. I suppose it should be something related to our area, like Smelly Marsh Soaps or something. lol Or how about Cows Beyond The Hill Soaps. LOL But I live in a boring area. So I've been trying to come up with anything really. Cottage and ivy keep rolling around in my brain. Cottage Ivy. Ivy Cottage. But there is no ivy here, and no cottage either, so that's just kinda misleading. But the logo picture in my head is awesome. Then I also try to think of something Viking-ish, but that just seems cheesey. I could at least do purple/yellow in the logo maybe....hmmm. I also try to come up with things relating to my millions of hours spent playing UO...there are alot of cool names and places in that game. Bleah. Just can't come up with anything.
Ideas, people. I need ideas!
I'm excited about designing the logo and labels too. I think I'll play around with this tomorrow. I've looked at some soap boxes online and while they're really cool, I don't think I'd go that route unless I was really doing alot of business. For these early stages I'll just play with some basic card stock 'cigar band' style packaging. I'm going to look at rubber stamps tomorrow. If they have a cottage and some ivy I guess I'm set. LOL
I peeked at my three babies and they're all coming along nicely. The yellow-brown Gingerbread has turned a very deep dark brown in its gel stage. It's too dark now but if it cools to something between this and the yellow it started with I'll be happy. The red one has darkened quite a bit. That one seems to already be cooling down and hardening up again so I think that darker shade of red might stay. Cool! And the pumpkin one is still very dark, very much still in gel stage. No way to tell how it will look when it's done.
I can't wait till tomorrow to cut them all and see how they really turned out. *SQUEE*