Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Old Socks...a re-purposing tale.

I love my woolly socks, and usually darn them when they have holes in.  These ones got to the point where they were a bit more darned than actual sock so I cut the tops off, gave them a cut, so they were no longer a tube, then stitched them into 2 long strips.

Once that was done, I stitched the two strips together, stitched down the sides and voila..a cushion cover was born ;)  I have three wooden buttons set aside but I'm still undecided as to whether it needs them.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Soap Demos

This week has been about Soap Making Demos that have been booked with various local WI groups.  Nerves aplenty, but once I get talking there's no stopping me ;)  I've had really good feedback too - enthusiastic is what they said ;) - so if you'd like to book your own then please get in touch...mail@handmadehaven.co.uk

Monday, 12 January 2015

Saturday, 10 January 2015

We have a Winner!


The winner of the lovely soap gift set is San T.  If you send your details to mail@handmadehaven.co.uk I can get it sent out to you :)

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Kraft Cards

I do love brown paper, kraft card and tags!  I have now added the choice of having your card made with kraft card to the Etsy shop :)

Don't forget to enter the give-away.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Something Lovely...(A Give-away)

I'm dropping back into this space after what has been an amazing year for Handmade Haven.  After all the hard work and effort that goes in, sometimes it still feels like a dream.  People actually like MY things...MY soaps...and they come back for more.  MY things!  

So, I'm making the time for the blog..and maybe a newsletter once a month.  I won't be attending as many fairs, as I really can't split myself into several people unfortunately, so this seems like the best way of keeping in touch with everyone.

To kick things off  I thought I would have a little give-away...start the new year with something lovely.  For your chance to win the gorgeous soap gift set just leave a comment below.  You may share if you wish, but I won't hold you to it ;)  I'm happy to post overseas too.

I shall draw a winner on 10th January 2015.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014


I was asked by the Artisans In Action if I would like to enter a piece into their exhibition entitled ''Words and Music, Rhymes and Reasons''.  I chose to do one of my favourite poems by W H Davies. 

The exhibition will run from Saturday 28th June to Sunday 6th July in the Lakeside Room at Waters Edge Visitors Centre, Barton upon Humber.  There will be a good selection of pieces by local artisans for you to look through...I can't wait to see what else there is.  Some of the artisans will be there during that week too (I'll be there Tuesday-Friday 10-1).