Dapper Dragon Blog (6)

Welcome to the Dapper Dragon blog. This is where I make announcements about my projects and keep interested followers up to date. I'll also be posting articles of interest about shaving, soap making, and other personal care subjects.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 12:13

Not Enough Vanilla In The Jasmine & Vanilla

Well, the results are in, and they are unanimous. The Jasmine & Vanilla needs more vanilla.

Thursday, 20 March 2014 11:26

Delivery!

According to USPS, the first few packages are either delivered, or out for delivery. I'm very excited, but also nervous. I can't wait to hear what (if anything) people have to say about my soap.

Sunday, 16 March 2014 21:07

Opening Weekend Is In the Books

Wow. It was a great weekend for Dapper Dragon Soaps.

Thanks a lot to everyone that stopped by the store, asked a question or placed an order. I'd been worried that we might only get one or two orders, but we actually saw a pretty nice amount of traffic. Enough for me to feel good about the way things are starting, but not enough to put us in danger of selling out right away.

I also finished up the labels that will go on the soaps. The Basics scents will use the same design as the Dapper Dragon label, which is more or less the default. I may make some unique labels for Basics scents that are clearly popular, as Blood Orange seems like it's going to be.

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I will be packing up the orders from this weekend tonight and tomorrow, and they'll go out in the mail tomorrow and Tuesday.

This has been a very exciting weekend! I feel like this whole thing just might work.

Friday, 14 March 2014 23:51

Last Minute Productivity Drop

The past few days have been a pretty rotten mix of after hours work and illness on my part. That means that I haven't been able to make any new soap as planned on Thursday and Friday. Never fear, though, we'll still be launching on 3/15! And I intend to make multiple batches this weekend, so even the soaps with fewer bars ready should be available.

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 23:04

Making progress

I still have some work to do in order to meet my absolute goal before beginning sales, BUT I am making progress. I have at least one batch of each type of soap but one. That one will be in the molds on Thursday or Friday, and I intend to spend as much of the weekend soaping as I can get away with.

Tonight was unscented's turn. I used some to make a small shave stick (.75oz) to test with, as well.

Here's the stash so far:

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 09:04

The Blog is Live!

Welcome to the Dapper Dragon soaps blog. I'll be using this space for announcements about the site, products and any events or promotions. I'll also be making posts about shaving, soap making and related interests.

If you've been following my WordPress.com blog, you will notice that the soap and shaving content is going to migrate here, while the WordPress blog will focus more on writing, art, open source and culture.

I have some wide ranging plans for site content, but for now I'm focusing on the basics. Offline, I'm going to be working hard to make sure I have a decent stock of shaving soaps for our launch in two weeks.