Friday, 16 July 2010
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 bless...it'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 sniffers..pics later x
Sunday, 4 July 2010
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.
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
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
Aaww I saw loads of doggies again and even had my fix of cocker cuddles and held back those tears...so 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
..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 some...so watch this space x
Sunday, 2 May 2010
I am also seriously thinking of making some butters/lip balms to add to my soap collection so will post pics again later on this week I'm glad I have all these things to think about it helps me take my mind off things x
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Friday, 23 April 2010
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Friday, 16 April 2010
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Just though I'd share this little pic of infusing oils ,they just caught my eye because they look so pretty when the sun is shining through the glass jars...
Anyway as promised earlier here is a pic of another soap which was made yesterday using infused calendula petals that had been infusing away for a few weeks..I placed a few 'fresh' calendula petals on the top.Fragranced with orange,grapefruit and rose geranium essential oils..
I also made another batch without added goatsmilk... pics later
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Saturday, 3 April 2010
The first fair is at the end of April and runs every fortnight it's a farmers market in Bude full of lovely holiday makers in a lovely position down by the canal.I will keep you posted on the future fairs that I have to get my applications in, they are quite big so doing the Bude markets will be a learning curve.I forwarded my website to all the contacts and got lovely replies back so much so that I had a lump in my throat ..I really am getting soft in my old age...
Monday, 29 March 2010
..I have previously made a similar cp one with GF colours and that one has more colour strangely enough similar colours that one will be in my shop next week
Saturday, 27 March 2010
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Sunday, 14 March 2010
I have made a couple of batches of soaps 2 hp and 1 cp two batches are still curing so will get some pics on soon.