New product: Sinking Feeling Soap

soap that gets sadder as you use it
sad soap
smiley soap with various changing layers

Introducing our latest product, the Sinking Feeling Soap! It’s handmade by me and therefore may contain some small imperfections.

This soap is a long time coming. It started with an idea a few years ago to create soap with words on it that would change as you use it, but words are so small and detailed and I realized it would probably have been impossible to make with soap. So I went with a visual route instead – smileys!

I created the first prototype last year but it had a major flaw in it from the method I used to make it. Feeling defeated afterwards, it took me a long time to get around finally fixing it.

The soap consists of 6 layers of smileys (in the image above I conjoined the 2 middle sad smiles to represent one larger “layer” since they’re the same). I was originally going to simply have 3 layers starting from the top: happy, neutral, and sad. But since most people will use a bar of soap by picking up the bar and rubbing it from all around, I realized the design has to work from the outwards into the middle. So that’s why there are so many layers!

The soap takes forever to make. It has SO many steps! I’m currently pricing it at $40 CAD which is actually greatly undervaluing my time per bar – and therefore in the near future I will have to decide to either raise the price or turn this into a limited edition item. So grab it while it’s still a bargain!

Update: I ended up making a little TikTok video cutting one up to show the layers working. Afterwards I looked at the soap and realized how extremely poorly I was actually cutting it up. Too funny!

Introducing carbon-neutral shipping.

We’re now using Shopify’s Planet App to automatically offset carbon emissions from the shipping of our orders.

We’re currently on their Century tier which funds a mix of nature-based carbon removal and innovative solutions, such as direct air capture and mineralization.

The funds go to companies such as: 44.01, Carbofex, CarbonBuilt, CarbonCure, Charm Industrial, Climeworks, DroneSeed, Grassroots Carbon, Heirloom Carbon, Loam, Noya, Pachama, Planetary, Remora, Running Tide, and Sustaera.

Insights in my custom sticky notes journey.

Let’s talk sticky notes!

The Out of Line sticky notes are my 2nd bestseller after the Think Twice Dice. One of the unique selling points of these sticky notes is that they’re a custom size and feature 3 punched holes on the left, and these little details also make a difference when it comes to finding a company to make them.

Continue reading Insights in my custom sticky notes journey.

The shopping mall directory full of fun online shops.

There are so many awesome online shops out there and we’re always losing track of them all, so we decided to start collecting them in one fun place: our Shopping Mall.

When you refresh the page, it randomizes – that way there isn’t any favoritism. We’ll keep adding more and more cool shops over time, so keep checking back, and feel free to share it to people on the hunt for unique gift ideas!

If we’re missing a really great online store, please share it with us so we can add it! Let’s spread the love. ♥