Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Hearts - I Love You

At the last craft fair I had a request from a customer to make an 'I' and a 'You' to go with the 'Love' that she bought while she was there :o)

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Flower Brooch

This is the card I made Mother's Day...the flower is actually a brooch.  I'm thinking I could make some for the shop too :o)

Ooh, this is my table at the craft fair yesterday.  Someone had told me not to bother with this one as it wasn't very good, but I gave it a shot anyway.  I had a good time, with lots of people stopping to chat and meeting lots of other lovely crafters.  My day was made when a customer stopped and said 'Oh, I'm so glad your here my soap has nearly all gone' - fabulous :o) 

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Yummy soap ready

Bare with oatmeal now available on the website...and here's a yellow version of the baby card that someone requested (I'll try and get one in the shop too) :o)

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Button Fanatic

What do you think of the new brooch pin?  I took part in a button swap so I made this to go with it...think I might make some more to go in the shop :o)

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Ribbons to drool over...

...although not get any drool on the ribbon, obviously ;o).  More ribbon has arrived so I think I have a decent amount to add some to the website.  Lets hope the sun stays shining so I can get some decent pictures for you all :o)

Monday, 12 March 2012

A Morning of Soap

I was determined to get some soap made this morning as I've not been in the mood all week even though I knew it needed doing.  So I managed another batch of Cinnamon and Almond, a new variety - Black Pepper, and a new variety of shaving soap - Organic Lavender (see piccie).  I've even managed to do some hoovering and some laundry!!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Birds, Ribbons and Flowers

On Saturday I was at the Crafts Uncovered event which was held at Waters Edge Country Park in Barton upon Humber.  The event was organised to make the public aware of the work that goes into handmade items.  We had a work/display table and a Works for Sale table.  It was a lovely day where I had lots of people asking questions about the soap and things, so hopefully the bigger event in April will be a success too. 

While I was there I was busy making birds and flowers.  I love the green birdy...hopefully I'll get them all in the shop later, but first I have to make soap!

Ooh, when I got home there was a parcel containing some of the ribbons I've ordered for the website too.  Looks quite lame when you only see them, but hopefully there'll be more soon.  Can't wait for the buttons to start arriving!

Friday, 9 March 2012

Prep for Crafts Uncovered

As this fair is a demonstration and sale of works it needs rather more preparation than a normal 'craft fair'.  I'm not insured to make soap with the general public present so I've made a couple of display boards instead and I'll take all my equipment and ingredients. 

I've also made some better price labels by getting some wooden hearts and sticking them onto pegs.  Much better than the cardboard ones I had before.

As this is a 2-day event but I'm only there for one, I've prepared some leaflets to go on a table on the Sunday.  One is just a list of my next events and the other is a tri-fold leaflet with much more information on it.  I'm quite pleased with how that turned out (although it'll look much better when I have more colour ink ;o) ).

And just because they look so lovely...here's a pile of gift boxed soap.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Non-Stop Excitement...

...I just can't keep up with it all :o).  The craft evening was good fun.  We shall be there again next month.

Then this morning when I checked my mail, my new assessments had arrived from the Chemist.  I shall now be selling bath melts and bath scrubs!!  Whoop whoop.  Watch this space as I'm waiting for some gorgeous glass jars to come back into stock for the scrubs.

For the rest of the day I shall be prepping some display boards and some information sheets (plus loads of other stuff) ready for the Crafts Uncovered Event on Saturday.  Hopefully some piccies later :o)

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Owls galore

Hectic just doesn't quite cover it at the minute :o).  Well, here's a new card that I've had planned for ages, and that I finally got round to making last night.  What do you think?

What else have a been doing?  Well, there's been more blue owls for cards, 

there's been more soap (patchouli and orange and a lighter orange scrub),

then this morning I've had a visit from a sales rep with a view to stocking buttons and ribbons on my website.  I'm like an over-excited puppy at the minute!!  I'll keep you informed as to how we get on. 

I'm also prepping for a second craft evening that I've been organising.  We'll be making spring flowers, hearts and birds, so I'm making lots of lists to make sure I take everything with me!

Hope your all busy doing something you love, and that the sun is shining for you :o)

Thursday, 1 March 2012