Friday, September 30, 2011

Our 1st Home !

I am so excited, exhausted & disorganized, but we are so happy that we now have our own Home! This fall Gene and I took the big plunge and bought a 1920's brick bungalow up in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. After 2 months of long days, I can say we have pulled off a kitchen renovation with the help of my wonderful Family, and we have sucessfully moved in which is no small feat!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Big City Suds in Wicker Park

You can now buy Big City Suds soaps while out shopping in Wicker park!! Real Naked Foods has opened its doors and they will be stocking Big City Suds soaps. We are so excited to be working with this wonderful small organic grocery store in the Chicago area. They are bring local, organic eco-friendly foods and products to the neighborhood of Wicker Park and we are exited to be apart of their shop

Friday, March 25, 2011

Where Do I Start?

What have you been up to you ask?
Jeez where do I start?
I have been a busy little girl. If only I had more hours in the day and a maid to clean my house and a babysitter to play with my little ones... okay.. not really but, Things are crazy busy here. I spend 89% of my time with my little ones. Next month is birthday month, Winston will be three & Fiona one. I can't believe it! The good news is the kids are both starting to sleep through the night, so that will leave me a little more time to get some things done.

Big City Suds is rolling along. I have been working really hard on a new website. It is almost ready to go, and I must say I think it is looking pretty good. I have built this whol website, by my self and I like it! Check it out at ( This will be our 3rd year at the farmers market and a few Wholesale orders are coming in, and I welcome more.. so tell your friends!

I have been working with a few more products, Felted Soaps.. and Bath Salts! I am excited to offer them this year and see if they take off. The felted soaps are so fun to make and use, I really hope they are a huge hit!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What It's almost Christmas?

The summer was great and so was the fall, time has flown by with our new baby girl Fiona, to warm our hearts. she is such a delight! Our son is now out of baby-hood and on to the little man stage! The summer flew by with lots of soap flying off the shelves. It was great to have my wonderful friend Jen to help out with most of my shows, Fiona in tow. It was fun to have the girls out and about every other Sunday morning. Now I prep for my last three holiday shows!

Waters' Holiday Artisans Craft Fair | Chicago
featuring over 50 local artisans
Where: Waters Elementary School - Chicago
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring Has Arrived

After a gloomy winter I have been looking forward to the arrival of spring and the birth of our daughter. We had a great trip to Indiana for Easter weekend. The flowers were in bloom and the egg hunt was a success. Our little guy would open one egg at a time, eat the goodies, then move on the the next. Good thing there were only about 12 plastic eggs!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Making Shoes!

So I have been working on some news cloth baby shoes - Still sticking with my theme of re-claimed fabric although jumping into designer scraps instead of sweaters.. although I will try the pattern out of my sweater scraps as well... I bet they will be just as cute!

On a side note: We are getting excited for our new baby girl who should be arriving in the next 6 weeks. I have lots of little projects I would like to get done before her arrival. One of which was making a few pairs of shoes. So Thanks to all my facebook friends yesterday who gave me a little motivation. I needed that, Its hard to get things done at this stage in the game!

Sunday, January 31, 2010


After almost a weeks vacation in Florida I am back to the cold weather of Chicago. Not that I really mind, although I had a wonderful trip visiting my Dad, Pam and My grandparents it is always nice to be home. It was a very relaxing week minis my son crying every time i left his sight. I came back with a slight tan and a backpack filled with grapefruit. After examining my frig I discovered I had all the ingredient to make a Citrus Marmalade. It was a little more work to make than I thought but boy is it good and it also made about 14 8oz jars. They are so pretty but i will never eat that much Marmalade in my life time. So if you are in the mood for Homemade Marmalade send $3.50 via pay pal (cost to ship) to my account and I will mail you out some! It's good stuff I'm telling you! :)

Now I am gearing up for February's Handmade Market should be a great show! If you are in Chicago come and see me! February 13th from noon - 4pm @ The Empty Bottle