Social Media for the Sisters

In July 2009, Donna Maria Coles Johnson, Indie Beauty Network, HSMG Member, led a three day Training in Social Media for the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, MO. Sister Cathleen Marie Timberlake, HSMG, Programs and Service Chair for Membership, reports that it was fantastic and helpful in every way. As always, Donna Maria was …

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2009 Conference Video is here!

2009 HSMG Palm Springs Conference Video The HSMG Annual Conference is an excellent source of information about soapmaking, and a great place to network with other soapmakers and vendors. The Conference is open to both members and non-members. The 2009 Annual Conference of The Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild was held on May 12-14 at The Miramonte …

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Member Spotlight – Little Bitty Soap Company, Gillian DeConto

Gillian had her first encounter with a bar of handcrafted soap at her sister’s house over a decade ago. Well, that was it. It was love at first smell. It was a peppermint goat’s milk bar and it was fabulous. Being a thrifty do-it-yourselfer, Gillian figured if other people could make soap, then surely she …

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HSMG New Board of Directors Commences

July 2, 2009 From the President A new term for the HSMG Board of Directors commenced yesterday and we said a bittersweet goodbye to outgoing president Marie Gale and board member La Shonda Tyree. Marie has laid a strong foundation for the association during her tenure on the board. The organization is strong, with over …

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