I missed you!

I missed you!

I’m back because I missed ya! And I felt terribly guilty about being away for so long..actually, how long has it been? a week? 2? – no, I think it was just a week, nevertheless I figured it was high time to check in with you. So here I am! And how are you? What’s been going on? How has your week been?? Are you looking forward to the Bank Holiday?

As for me, I’ve been preparing for my holiday to Ibiza next week (I know, lucky me huh!), working on repricing, designing product labels, starting on my Aromatherapy candle range and trying out a few different Body Butter recipes, one of which was very successful and will be revealed as soon as I’ve taken some photographs of it. It is called Skin Silk Body Butter, and contains Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and Beeswax. Skin Silk has a decadent, soft, creamy texture that absorbs well into the skin and leaves the skin renewed, refreshed and totally revitalised. Scented with pure Lavender Essential Oil this Body Butter ensures that your skin is kept 100% free of harmful chemicals and toxins and is a completely guiltfree way of spoiling yourself (and your skin!)

My friend pointed out the other day that she had an allergy to Shea Butter and Monoi De Tahiti so I’ve decided to offer a range of Body Butters using different butters including Cocoa Butter (which I’m working on now), Coconut Oil, Coffee Butter, Mango Butter and perhaps even Pistachio Butter also. One for everyone! 🙂

A song for you! Enjoy!

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Treasury Feature 13/08/13

Treasury Feature 13/08/13

G’day Folks!

I hope you’re doing swell! My weekend of extended birthday celebrations started off with a bang. My boyfriend has just bought himself a new car and is treating it like it was his first born child but at least the weather was nice enough to drive around with the top down. Had dinner at Beach Blanket Babylon where my Mum almost got lost trying to find the ladies toilets, lol, then we went onto The Supperclub to shake a leg. Twas a great night.

We have been featured in some Treasurys again this week.

This Treasury is entitled “White Cloud” and is a collection of fluffy, dreamy, heavenly things and includes my very beautiful candle “Cloud Nine” which has musky base notes, with a heart of French Vanilla and Rice Flower. It smells absolutely gorgeous!

cloud teddybear

Cloud necklace

Cloud Nine

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This collection is entitled “Soft and Sweet” and is a collection of mainly jewellery but it also features my Mandarin & Lemongrass Body Souffle’

sweet bracelet

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Lemongrass & Mandarin Souffle’

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This Treasury is a collection from the Etsy Trade A holics Team called “Smells to Delight and Trade” and features a few fragrant delights including my reed diffuser “Vintage Gardenia”

lavender pillow

perfume oil

Vintage Gardenia

Vintage Gardenia 4

To see the full Treasury for “White Cloud”

https://www.etsy.com/uk/treasury/MTE2MjY3OTN8MjcyMjI4NjcyOQ/white-cloud?ref=pr_treasury

To see the full Treasury for “Soft and Sweet”

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzQ2MzM1NTl8MjcyMjI5MDkxMQ/soft-and-sweet

To see the full Treasury for “Smells to Delight and Trade”

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/Njk3NDkyNXwyNzIyMjczNTU1/smells-to-delight-and-trade

P.S I’m still waiting for these coloured squat jars and candle containers to arrive!

Craft Markets R US!

Craft Markets R US!

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I’m off to Ibiza in 20 days time and I can’t wait! Beautiful weather, beautiful people, sun, sand and great house music, what more could you ask for??

Following our announcement about us trading at Crafty Fox in October I was contacted by the manager of the Brick Lane markets in East London about trading with them so I went down on Sunday to check them out. The markets were absolutely heaving with people and I could immediately see why there “Up Market” has been voted by Time Out as being the “Best Market for New Designers”. Brick Lane Markets boasts the largest, most creative, eclectic and unique finds in London. People that frequent Brick Lane spend there entire day browsing the amazing stalls, listening to the live bands that play there, hanging out with friends, and tasting some of the delicious looking international cuisines on offer. Almost anything you could possibly want you can find there, it’s like a trove of treasures.

brick lane market

Homegrown is a market that specifically caters to those looking for handcrafted goods, championing independent UK designers and makers and helping to gain exposure for small local creative businesses. It’s a relatively new concept for Brick Lane as there Up Market and Backyard Markets offer mainly sourced Vintage wares, clothes and jewellery and because it’s new it isn’t as established or as popular as the others but I think this is likely to change (and soon) as more and more people look for products that have been handmade, and preferably with an environmental and eco friendly conscience.

Though it was clear that Upmarket was the more popular market I’ve decided to trade at Homegrown as my products are all handmade and I think it’s important to promote that fact, plus I preferred the space as it felt quite light and airy in comparison to the other markets. Also it has a pretty reasonable trading rate. Trading at Up Market on the other hand, costs £100 a day (ouch), so better left until I’m absolutely sure I’ll be able to cover that fee methinks!

I’m thinking about trading in the month of September but we’ll have to see how it goes when I return from my hols at the beginning of the month as there are lots of products I want to make before then to make sure that my stall is as varied as possible.

I’ve been searching for some inspiration so that I can create an elegant yet visually arresting stall display for my products so if you have any great ideas then please feel free to share them with me here. I would love to hear your thoughts!

Have a grrreat day! 🙂

Treasury Feature 02/08/13

Treasury Feature 02/08/13

I’m chuffed to bits as this week my products have been featured in not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, but 5 amazing Etsy Treasury’s!

This one is my favourite Treasury, it’s entitled “Let Her Sleep For…”
And it comprises a stunning collection of handmade items with an adorable white, lilac and baby pink colour scheme. My Rose & Orange scented candle Crème’ De La Creme’ is featured here.

halter dress

dandelion print

Creme’ De La Creme’

Creme' De La Creme' 12

This Treasury is entitled “Namaste” and is a calming, aquatic collection. It features my Reed Diffuser Vintage Gardenia.

namaste bracelet

be careful what you fish for

Vintage Gardenia

Vintage Gardenia 4

This Treasury is a collection of sunshine yellow, gold and amber things from the Tradeaholics Team. It features my candle 3 AM.

carrot soap

baby nursery picture

yellow tutu

3 AM
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To see the full Treasury for “Let her Sleep For…”
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MjQ2MzA5NjB8MjcyNDgwNjIzMA/let-her-sleep-for

To see the full Treasury for “Namaste”
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NjA2NTE2OXwyNzI0ODA1MDI0/namaste-1

To see the full Treasury for “Tradeaholics Team”
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTA5NDIyNzV8MjcyNDc5Mzk1Ng/tradeaholics-team-treasury-welcome-new

If you’d like to see more of my treasury’s follow me here and you’ll get links to featured and Treasurys that I’ve created (though I find creating treasurys so time consuming and a little tedious that I don’t create them all that often it has to be said!)

BUT do let me know if there’s anything particular you’d like me to make a Treasury on and I’ll see what I can do! 😉

Well, until next time folks. Happy crafting!

Duh!

Duh!

I ordered the wrong sized candle containers! – they are TEENY, infact they are infact candleholders and not containers at all! That’s the problem with ordering online – yes, they did have the sizes clearly indicated beside the product BUT the picture that accompanied it gave the appearance that it was fully sized.
And do you know what the worst thing is? – I had them especially coloured so I can’t even send them back!
Double Duh!

I was planning on getting started on my new Aromatherapy candle range, but I’m going to have to put that on hold for a minute whilst I wait for more candle containers to arrive (this time in the correct size!) and try to find something that I can make with these teeny tiny candleholders. They are so small that I’m not sure that it’s worth me trying to make candles with them as they will likely only burn for about 5 hours but I’ll perhaps do a test first and see how long they burn for as if they have a good burn time then I can sell them as a gift set of 3.

So, all is not lost!

I have also sourced some new 200 ml kilner jars as I will be slowly phasing out the smaller 100 ml ones as you really can’t get that much into them and they are pricey to buy. I now have a growing variety of different coloured frosted glass kilner jars and squat jars for my skincare and bath and body products and I can’t wait for you to see them!

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