Thursday, 26 January 2012


 I think I'm going to meet myself coming backwards over the next few days....I've certainly been extremely busy and I can't see that ending for the next few weeks!  The above soap is Lemon and Ginger.  It smells gorgeous...lovely and zingy. 

 This is Organic Geranium Rose, which also smells lovely.  I admit I'm rather biased as I don't think I could make a soap that I didn't like the scent of myself.  Also ready is the Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Pine, but I didn't put a picture up as it looks just like the above soaps ;o).  This one smells really fresh...definitely clear those sinuses for you!

The family and I are away for a few days next week, then I come back with no spare time to get ready for my first craft fair.  Poor planning or what :o).  Anyway, as everything has to be ready this weekend I was trying out different ways to display the samples.  I love the simplicity of these small glass fruit bowls.  What do you think?

This pile is pencil cases ready for sewing.  I'm happy to report they are all stitched up now..just got the finishing touches to add then there should be a piccie tomorrow.  So, I've just got a social network course to attend, the craft fair to get ready for and the packing to do before Sunday pressure at all.

Sunday, 22 January 2012


I've just had my application to join the Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers accepted....whoop whoop :o)

The Guild has two very specific aims:
(1) To raise awareness of the legislative standards that are in place that apply to craft soap and toiletry products

(2) To register as members of the Guild crafters who work in compliance with this legislation and who hold relevant public liability insurance

Friday, 20 January 2012

New and Old

 So here's the new things first...Spring Time Flower.  What do you think?  I really love them and hope you do too.

 (as the light is rubbish today I took this picture of them too )

And these are both old and new - old because I already make hanging hearts, and new because I like to make things slightly different each time ;o)

Wednesday, 18 January 2012


More cards the patchouli and orange soap, and the potted mandarin shaving soap will be in the shop later today.

And look what arrived in the post this morning.  I needed some fabrics that were a bit more boyish so I got three...don't know how the butterflies came to be there ;o).

Better get making things with them then!

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Piles and piles

A big pile of cards done - I've had the toppers done for ages but hadn't got round to making them into cards.  All done now though.  Must get some more owl and cat ones done :o).

Monday, 9 January 2012

All done

The soaps that I can take to the craft fair are all done - yipee.  Now I can concentrate on the sewing side of things.  Above is the organic lavender soap.  

This is some more Mandarin, Cinnamon and Clove. 

 This is the Orange Scrub.  It has oatmeal and dried powdered orange in the scrub half...mmmmm.

I've spent the last few evenings catching up with the accounts and then last night and sat and made some leaflets ready for the fairs too.  On one side it gives information about the soap and on the other is my info with a list of all the things I make in very pale text...I love it. 

The sun is shining today too, so I'm off for a walk with the dog before I have to pick up the littliest from school.  Ooh, the peace and quiet ;o)

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Cracking On

Cracking on with sewing toppers for cards. 

Waiting for supplies to arrive for the soap.  I need to get them made this week if want to take them with me to the craft fair.

Taking down the Christmas decorations while listening to the howling winds outside and some fabulous music inside.