A handcrafters thoughts and ramblings


Soap Studio: Tiny Design – floors, walls, and ceiling

February 28, 2018 Kari Archuleta

There has been a little bit of progress on the studio since my last post.  Material choices for the studio build have been based on what could be re-purposed from around the property or by making strategic purchases and when the studio is out-grown the materials can be reused in another project. One such purchase …

Soap Studio: Tiny design

February 04, 2018 Kari

Creating the design in my planner

In the beginning of the studio design, I did have some worries.  Mostly the overall size of the space.  At just under 55 square feet the space is very small, and needs to use every inch to be as functional as I want it to be.


Abiquiu Studio Tour 2018

January 30, 2018 Kari

Mark your calenders! The 25th Annual Abiquiu Studio Tour Weekend is October 6th – 8th, 2018 Check out the tour website for updates and artist information. We are looking forward to see you all there!

Soap Studio: The need for space

January 29, 2018 Kari

I make soap, a lot of soap, and other bath and body related items.  This requires a lot of bulk supplies and space for them.  Some time last year it became very clear that my home-based business was slowly taking over our home. 


Fear of Wax?

August 14, 2017 Kari

I love candles and want to add them to the product offerings on my website but I have never really felt confident about making them.  I’m not sure why I felt that way.

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