Friday, July 31, 2015


My most requested item is finally back in stock!!
Come visit me at the Ligonier Country Market this Saturday
but you better hurry - they sell out QUICKLY!
I'll be there from 8am - noon

Made with nature in mind - NO palm or GMO's here!

Crafted by hand not a robot using: Organic Arrowroot powder, Coconut Oil, Baking Soda, Organic Unrefined Raw Shea Butter, Beeswax, Zinc Oxide + Essential Oils (Sweet Orange + Cedarwood)

Makes me happy to make your pits happy with skin loving bacteria kicking all natural goodness! 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

for those of you who are knitterly inclined....

I have a new design in the pipeline and am looking for testers.  You can find my posting on Ravelry here if you are interested.  It knits up pretty quickly and is quite mindless and easy for a good Summer knit.

Here are the details:

Knit sideways & slightly asymmetrical in shape incorporating I-cord, a cable motif running along one edge and simple yarn over lace.
Deadline: August 24, 2015
Level: This is a good pattern for an adventurous beginner and experienced knitters alike, since it is simple enough but contains some basic cables to keep things interesting.
Samples knit with: 
Fingering Weight Version: 
Quince & Co Finch (100% American Wool; 
221 yards/50g): Aleutian 148 colorway 2 skeins. 
442 yards total 
Finished Dimensions: 56” x 22”
Sport Weight Version: 
Cosymakes Snapdragon (100% Wool; 415 yards/ 
113g): Pink colorway 1 skein. 415 yards total 
Finished Dimensins: approx 59” x 30”
YARN: Fingering Weight Version: 
approx 450 yards, exact yardage may vary depending on final size
Sport Weight Version: 
approx 420 yards, exact yardage may vary depending on final size
Fingering Weight Version: 
US#7 (4.5mm) 24” circular and double pointed needles (dpn)
Sport Weight Version: 
US#9 (5.5mm) 24” circular and double pointed needles (dpn)
NOTIONS: waste yarn; stitch markers; cable needle; darning needle
GAUGE: fingering weight: 20 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches 
in garter st 
sport weight: 22 sts and 33 rows = 4 inches
Create a project page (list yarn and needle size), add at least one WIP photo, provide detailed feedback to me and report any errors, request help if needed, finish by deadline and post completed pictures and dimensions to your project page.
Interested?: Please get me your email address and let me know a bit about yourself. Let me know which yarn weight version you are interested in knitting (fingering or sport). 
I appreciate your help with my newest design.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday soaping

Casa de Dusty Tree was super soapy this Sunday

in the line up....Eucalyptus, Mint Scrubbie, Ocean Salt Bar & Jewelweed

Always a nice way to send an afternoon.
 (unless of course you are me and realize you are short on one of your oils half way through the soaping process and you need to make a run to the store....but still fun!)

As a side note, a customer told me she took a Master Gardener's Herb class at our local extension office and the teacher used MY Jewelweed soap as an example during her presentation of how herbs are used in a therapeutic method.  This girl is uber- excited!  So cool to hear.  I wish I knew who the teacher is to thank them!