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

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Got another fair coming up..friday

It certainly comes around quick..again at Bude (every fortnight until September)I have been experimenting with a few soaps, this time I used a delicious tea which I bought at the Bude fair the last's a gorgeous tea ,strawberry and kiwi but the lye didn't think so as it ate it up grr but as you soapers know nothing escapes lye, anyway I watched this fab deep red tea turn black,brown,orange and eventually settled at a coffee colour so that's the colour of my batch I even added a touch of clay but made no difference to the colour whatsoever..I will post some pics later on and you can see what I mean...
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