Friday, 23 July 2010

Found this box for my table..

so I thought I would give my table a revamp to go alongside my new packaging..I have got some lovely gingham fabric which I shall make into a tablecloth and just have a change..what do you think?

Friday, 16 July 2010

Enjoyed my day yesterday...

despite the awful rain and high winds! felt so glad that I was in the craft tent and not outside with my gazebo with  all the wind and rain blowing full pelt! The event wasn't as busy as expected still lots of people about but not so many as last Saturdays so got a chance to chat to customers about my products and just general chit chat..I did quite well considering and there was another soap lady there she didn't make anything herself she bought it in from an ex employer from L**H
I have met her before she's a nice lady but her soap looked and smelled very artificial I used to be a big fan of those products years back before I started making my own soap but then my opinions have changed ..big time
Anyway I was looking at her stuff and picked up a soap with sponge inside it very similar to those loofah soaps which are nice to look at and have never tried so can't comment  anyway she said I don't know how they do it how on earth do they get the sponge and loofah inside the soap I just though's not up to me to tell you( I have got a mean streak sometimes haha) but she should do her research if she is selling the stuff.. that's the real beauty of making your own products because we can talk forever about how we make them and exactly what goes into them..
Oh I also changed some of my packaging so didn't get annoyed with later x

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Starting to get really busy..,,

Busy is good I know but the trouble with me is everything is coming at once it's all or nothing....
Anyway I am making a start so I thought I would show you a few soaps that I have been doing I also have made a batch of lavender which isn't in my pics
as they need to be cut.

I have got my first big show this coming Saturday and then another big show the following Thursday then another craft fair on the Saturday I usually do my Bude market on the Friday but that's had to go by the by for this week..You know when I first started making soap   I never thought I would be selling so quickly! Everything has just gone mad but a good mad if there is such a thing..
August is going to be really busy and could do with being in two places at once literally..I have been accepted to do a fab craft fair and was accepted the other night after taking a few soaps to show and after a lot of compliments got accepted oh yes said I not realising that I have another big show the very same day the start of craft fair anyway going back to fab craft fair I don't really have to attend the fair myself 24/7 it's run over 8 days all I do is set up my table mark everything with a price put spare stock under table the fair is manned by 5 peeps 2 at the till and 3 wandering about filling up and looking after stock etc all bags tissue paper is all included there will be 26 tables in a hall I will have to cover two shifts we all have to take turns but I don't mind but had better check my diary first! I really like the sound of this and have agreed to go for it but need to get cracking with making more soaps etc because while my table is sitting in the lovely craft fair I have a big show and the following day my Bude market... so how's that for forward planning haha
Anyway if you don't here from me for a while you know where I'll be either out and about or in my kitchen making stuff..
Hope your all keeping busy too!

Sunday, 20 June 2010


Hi everyone..another beautiful day here in the UK I hope all fathers are enjoying there day!
Just a little update I'm still doing my market in Bude which I enjoy especially when the weather is this good having said that I got sunburnt just a little on my back but Polly's body butter came to the rescue Polly is miss polly ( she is on my blog list )and her butter is fab! I am usually very careful and slather myself in sun screen and even though I was under my gazebo I still copped for it but then I go wandering off chatting to people so I am not fixed under my gazebo(how boring would that be)so it serves me right! like I said I love Polly's butters and they have lasted for ages..I have beem making a few soaps and have a few pics to show you
enjoy spoiling your loved ones.... until the next time x

Monday, 24 May 2010

Hi everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather we are having in the UK at the moment..
I feel like I have been neglecting my blogging and I have but I'm here now anyway I have done my usual fortnightly market and still very slow customer wise I think everyone had gone to the beach and I honestly don't blame them this weather doesn't usually last for long does it?
I also did a garden fete on saturday very English it was set in the most beautiful grounds and gardens with a lovely old manor house I thought I had died and gone to heaven as the peeps running the show couldn't help me enough..when I got there at midday it was roasting and I was led to my table and gazebo which was there set up and just waiting for me to put my stuff on!I got help with bringing my boxes out of the car and straight to my table was this really happening! to say I was over the moon was an understatement and wish all craft fairs could be like that but hey dream on ha ha....the people were very friendly and had lots of money to spend and praised my soaps none stop (I have also made bath bombs and lip balms which also went down well) I have got bookings for autumn fairs and another booking for July so a great day all round my biggest regret was I forgot the camera grr I really wanted to show you this paradise it's always the way though never mind I will be back next year for that event !

Friday, 7 May 2010

Another farmers market done and dusted...

Well the weather wasn't as kind to me as the first market and had to borrow a gazebo as it just started to rain as I was setting up ggrr.. anyway Neville(manager of the market) came to the rescue with a spare gazebo which nearly took off with a massive gust of wind and nearly ended up in the canal at least it didn't and we could laugh about it..not many peeps about but surpringsly I did better this time but I was prepared with my lavender soaps and they flew out the baskets and again soaps from my bargain basket disappeared as fast as I could say lavender soap(mm wonder what it is about lavender that appeals to peeps so much) don't get me wrong I really do like lavender but preferably blended with another or several essential oils but hey ho each to our own and I'm truly not knocking peeps for buying it not at all... and I have to keep my customers happy I want them back!
Aaww I saw loads of doggies again and even had my fix of cocker cuddles and held back those all in all I had the best of both worlds made some dosh met and chatted to loads of lovely people and out in the cold fresh air and it did stop raining for me .'.til next time x

Thursday, 6 May 2010

A couple of soaps to show you..

I told you the other day that I had a go at making a soap using a beautiful strawberry & kiwi tea and how the lye just ate it up

..well here it is and it has got clay in it too which doesn't show up at all.I can see a hint of red in there but it is only a hint but the soap smells good.I was experimenting with some left over e/o that's why I have come up with this unusual blend.

The second soap is swirled with cocoa powder and T.D. and a dash of strawberry POP mica which turned orangey the fragrance is lovely and it it a favourite of Beth from the arty soaper so thanks Beth I love that e/o blend too and can see why you love it so much...

I haven't started making body butters yet but the weekend is coming so will roll up my sleeves and start making watch this space x