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!
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.