Sunday, March 14, 2010

Felt like cake

.....so I made cake. Although that was a couple months ago and it only took me this long to reveal them. I'm really working on my procrastination issues here so see with me will you?


Chocolate Raspberry



Coconut Lemon

Friday, March 5, 2010

Giving the people what they want

So I've been doing a local flea market for the last month (less 1 weekend). It's been an interesting time. Mainly because I'm finding it much easier to see exactly what customers tastes are.

I set out all my fancy looking sweet smelling soaps and which ones sell the most? The plain old boring lavender oatmeal. It's a bit of a bummer because those aren't as fun to make, but apparently it's what the people want.

To that end I've decided to create a few more "not so pretty" basic looking bars using herbs and essential oils.

1) Lemongrass & Rosemary with the addition of dried lemongrass for exfoliation



2) Unscented Oatmeal with ground oatmeal



3) Clary Sage & Fir Needle with dried nettle leaves



Can't wait to see how they go over with the flea market customers!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Have machine, won't sew

I have a hate hate relationship with sewing.
My mother was a professional dressmaker whilst holding down a full time job at the local hospital and for many years I woke up to the hum of her Singer sewing machine and fell asleep to the same sound as she would try to squeeze in as much sewing as possible before & after work.

I'm not sure if it was the never ending number of button holes I had to unpick or the 100's of hems I had to hand stitch that made me despise anything to do with a needle and thread.

Either way, here I was many years later staring at her Singer sewing maching that sat in the corner with a look of disgust on my face but at the same time, a longing to create sewn lavender sachets. What was I to do?

My longing for lavender sachets overpowered my dislike for the hunk of metal that was to be the vehicle to my hearts desire.

So I bit the bullet and I fought with said machine for over 5 weeks before I finally realized my dream of lavender sachets. I'm so chuffed with these I want to keep them all for myself.

I still can't sew for ish :-)
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