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This is what I am making for Christmas Gifts!!!
« on: November 29, 2008, 04:31:39 pm »
See below the photos of my current projects. I am making skin creams and lotion bars to give as Christmas gifts. This has been so, so much fun to do.

This is a lotion bar that I poured into a mold I purchased in Sacramento. I saw this recipe in the backyard beekeeping book but I changed the recipe.



This is hand cream out of recipes I played around with. This is very smooth and wonderful for the hands. Guess I should open up the cover so you all can see inside



There we are, another sort of tin I use for the creams. You can clearly see it looks like butter.



This is a mold I purchased from Glory Bees. Also a lotion bar that you soften between your hands.



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Re: This is what I am making for Christmas Gifts!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 06:00:27 pm »
Very clever and attractive! Do you mail order?

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2008, 08:17:28 pm »
Annette, you go girl, such fantastico!!!


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Re: This is what I am making for Christmas Gifts!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008, 10:21:58 pm »
Very clever and attractive! Do you mail order?

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Steve,

I am sending you a private message.

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Re: This is what I am making for Christmas Gifts!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2008, 10:54:11 pm »
Oh Annette,

They look good enough to eat!

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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2008, 11:40:27 pm »
So let me guess, the one in the shape of a foot is called the Sasquatch Special?
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Re: This is what I am making for Christmas Gifts!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2008, 12:57:57 pm »
Annette,

That molded beeswax lotion bar is absolutely gorgeous.  Do you have enough extra to sell some?  Could you PM me if you do?

I aspire to someday be able to make something that beautiful.

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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2008, 02:52:06 pm »
Wow, Annette - all gorgeous.  Lucky friends of yours!

Great job!

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Re: This is what I am making for Christmas Gifts!!!
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2008, 10:09:29 pm »
Thanks dear people for the comments. I am just loving doing all this, but I have to say that it has been very expensive for the supplies. I already used up all my beeswax and now I am buying this also. Whatever, It keeps me out of trouble!!


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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2008, 10:42:30 pm »
Thanks dear people for the comments. I am just loving doing all this, but I have to say that it has been very expensive for the supplies. I already used up all my beeswax and now I am buying this also. Whatever, It keeps me out of trouble!!



Coulda sworn that red umbrella's what keeps you outta trouble Annette. ;) Your gifts are first class.


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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2008, 10:48:16 pm »
Thanks JP.

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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2008, 10:55:47 pm »
Annette, wow!!!  Now you go and give yourself a great pat on the back, you have worked so hard, I can barely imagine what you have been doing to get things to look so good.  Yep, as JP said, first class work!!!  Your recipients will be ever so grateful for those beautiful talents that you possess.  Have a great, wonderful day, Cindi
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2008, 11:05:25 am »
JP,

You are a funny person... :-D

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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2009, 06:38:02 pm »
Do you have a recipe for the hand cream, the bar type?
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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2009, 06:39:50 pm »
Annette those are really pretty and creative :)

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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2009, 12:49:14 am »
Do you have a recipe for the hand cream, the bar type?

I will PM you tomorrow when I have more time. Yes would love to share it with you.

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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2009, 10:01:26 pm »
very nice, better watch out or you will be rich, just watch on the site below , look at the video's on right side "Bee Video News" and scan down to , "How I made My Million's"  and watch that!! Good Luck in the future!!!

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Re: This is what I am making for Christmas Gifts!!!
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2009, 12:24:23 am »
very nice, better watch out or you will be rich, just watch on the site below , look at the video's on right side "Bee Video News" and scan down to , "How I made My Million's"  and watch that!! Good Luck in the future!!!

http://www.honeybee-news.com/

Thank you for the kind words. I am just doing this for fun right now, although I have sold a lot just before Christmas. People have just been coming to me when they want to purchase something. I have not gone out of my way to sell anything to anyone. I am constantly experimenting with different formula's and having fun doing that.

I opened up the website you posted above, but I do not see that article you were mentioning. It looks like it may have changed.

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« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2009, 01:14:28 am »
SCroll down through the "video news" - it's down there - it's an article about the woman who connected with Burt of Burt's Bees and made a fortune.

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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2009, 06:31:26 am »
it looks like just 4 video's but there are a lot more, it has a little scroll in that small window to use to get down to where I am talking about.
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