Happy New Year!

The holiday craft fair season is over, and I want to thank all my fans and supporters that came out  in person, and all those that placed holiday orders. We were so happy this holiday season to be able to participate in SF Bizarre, Yelp’s Nifty under $50, Oaklandish’s Jack London Square Tree Lighting Pop-Up, SF Etsy’s Holiday Emporium, SF Bizarre at the Zoo Lights and SF Black Market “M”.  We had a lot of fun! 2014 is  already shaping up to be fun and we are looking froward to our winter and spring shows.  Check out some of our favorite pictures from the end of the 2013 show season below!

See you in 2014! Happy New Year!
Cheers, Shielaugh V.

Holiday Show season is in Full Swing!

I just came off from a weekend at Bluxome Winery and Yelp’s 2nd Annual Nifty under $50 Show.  The yelp show is a lot of fun and you can find a full review here.  One attendee commented “I really enjoyed walking around and looking at each booth. The one that caught my eye was Laughing Devil Designs, which sold handmade soaps and lotions. Her soaps smelled amazing, especially the seasonal mistletoe scent! I bought 2 soaps for $10 – such a good deal!”  I have to say I love when people think my soaps are a good deal, because that’s part of my philosophy, all natural amazing products without killing the wallet.  Below is a tidbit of my booth all set up from photographer Basil Glew-Galloway.

Laughingdevil_yelp2013This  coming weekend I will be bringing the whole sha-bang to my booth at SF Bizarre (formerly Bizarre Bazzaar), so if you are looking for something in particular Saturday and Sunday I will have basically everything in stock. Seasonal scents are bound to sell out, so this weekend is the time to pick some up.  Visit me  December 7th & December 8th 2013 11-6PM each day Concourse Exhibition Center EAST HALL, 620 Seventh St. SF, CA 94103.

Can’t make it Saturday or Sunday, I will have a smaller setup at Jack London Square on Friday night during the tree lighting inside the Pavilion building (the old Barnes and Noble).

Happy Holidays!

Rockwall Winery Show Review

I had prepared to be outside, but I was lucky enough to find my booth was assigned inside the dome (no windy day for me), which was really nice because I get cold easily. This was a fun show, and I sold out of the stock I brought with me of lip balms, hand wax, foot repair, healing salve, and foot scrub.

For those wondering about my lace tablecloth, it was hand crocheted by my  maternal grandmother. I like to take it to every show with me, so she is there in spirit. She taught me a lot about healing herbs and told me stories of her soap making days, so I think she’d have fun being at these shows if she were still here. Plus it looks pretty and vintage-y like just my soaps.

Here are some pictures of my booth from the day:

Rock Wall Art and Wine Experience

Hi! My next event is at the Rockwall Winery on Saturday, June 15th, 2013.  In addition to my normal soaps and scrubs and goodies. I have 4 new summer soaps that smell awesome and they are Raspberry Lemon, Cucumber Melon, Grapefruit and Stinson Beach (which is oceany clean).

I will also be releasing all natural bug spray, just in time for the camping/ outdoor season, a healing salve, hand wax that heals cuticles and protects hands (which is great for gardening and camping).

Plus my lotions will be back and reformulated without stearic acid and emulsifying wax, a fatty acid and fatty alcohol respectively, because I wanted all my products able to be used on all skin types. Although my fatty acids and fatty alcohols came from palm or coconut oil sources, I found in research that both can exacerbate certain skin conditions, so out they went, since my goal is products for even the most sensitive skin.