Monday, 30 August 2010

Blow Out Sale

Lancaster soap

Harvest Moon soap

Cyclone soap

Arabica Kitchen Soap

Lemonade Lounger Soap

Hi kids.
Due to me running out of space in my curing room I am putting out this one time offer for soaps, which will be discontinued for the time being (some will be back for spring/summer 2011).
The discontinued soaps are pictured above and if you click 'em you will end up on the corresponding shop page.
All are now £3!
The new range for Autumn and Halloween is due for release within the next 4-5 weeks.
I will keep you posted of course with the newbies.

Friday, 20 August 2010

The crackle of autumn

A cotswold wood

It's doubt about that.
So....what do us soapers do now huh? Well....our cauldron's are at the ready and we shall be concocting all manner of autumnal scents to suit the falling of leaves and the run up to Halloween.
I have just ordered a shed load of autumn fragrance samples, which will be narrowed down once I've tried and tested my favourites.
You know I don't usually combine any scents other than pure essential oils, but lately I have found so many new and exciting fragrances that I HAVE to share them with you.
I shall be making combo's of fragrances mixed with absolutes and essential oils as well as some resionous material too.
I can't wait to decoct this stuff! Our kitchen will smell proper good.
I am being very selective with my pickings.
I have been making notes for new product names too and have come up with some corkers!
Some of the fragrances I shall be using will include honey, leather, incense, plum, amber, sandalwood, oakmoss along with nutmeg, coconut, cinnamon, leaves & figs. A little later will come scents such as mulled wine, black spruce, berries & winter warmers.
Combining these will be fun and I shall keep you all updated with all the new stuff, which will be landing in our Etsy & Big Cartel shops soon.

Keep 'em peeled...

Have I tempted you?

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Fertility Flower - sign up!

Hi all,

You may have read my post a short while back about a collaboration I have going with Fertility Flower.
The lovely Kimberly was a customer of mine, who purchased my soap via Etsy. She loved it so much that she asked me to provide 500 sample packs of soaps for the 1st 500 people to sign up to her website.
Yeah...3000 soap slivers...can you imagine my curing room?!
I'm so grateful for this golden opportunity and sincerely hope the receivers of my soap will love them as much as I love to make them.

A little bit more info:
Fertility Flower enables you to track your fertility online.
To find out all about it, click here to be directed to the 'about' page.
There's an awful lot to get involved in and I'm sure the website will create a thriving little community.
Kimberly writes a blog, which is attached to the website...or click here to read it.
She also has a twitter account - click here
And a Facebook group - click here
Busy lady huh?!
I'm sure many of you will find this website an invaluable source - especially if you are trying to become pregnant or the complete opposite!
The online tracking facility is fabulous.

Please head on over to see what it's all about....oh and check my banner at the top of the page!


Friday, 6 August 2010

Shea Butter Sugar Scrubs...they're here.

Buttered Peaks

White Witch

Cadfael's Garden



Harvest Moon

They're finally here.
A few tweaks here and there and I'm happy.
They consist of a heavy helping of pure Cane Sugars, organic Shea butter (a massive dose) and a cleansing agent (ecocert), which is naturally derived.
They work well. They leave absolutely no greasy afterfeel.
When wet, they turn into a milky consistency. You scrub up your bod, and the sugar disolves away leaving you with incredibly soft skin.
Now available in our Etsy shop.
My favourite so far is Harvest Moon.
Smells i n c r e d i b l e !!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Inspiration...don't let it get the better of you.

"Something I'd like to point out is how important it is for any artist, designer, photographer, writer to find our own voice, our own way of doing things, to find ourselves in our work. It is difficult to focus on what we want to do when out there is a vast ocean of inspiration, and I enjoy watching other artists' work too, but I think it is very important to stop looking outside and start searching inside when it comes to creating our work. I believe this is priority, it's a way of respecting others as well as respecting ourselves."

I have taken this excerpt from Tracy Broome's blog, which I love to read daily. Her blog is full of 'the good stuff' and her creations amaze me. Her writing is thought provoking and it makes me feel homely. Check her out and link her up....oh and look at the barns she makes!

This post spoke to me and so I'm giving a heads up to all of you who read my blog.

Take Stock. Take a moment. Look within. Find your own way. Be proud of your own work.

Some set themselves apart, some don't.
The ones that do speak volumes to me and I thank you for it.