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Saturday, 15 November 2008

Skull and Crossbones

LOL - I came up with an idea for some soaps, one of those random things when you look at all your stocks, thinking -is it too much - will people like it? Well, yes they seem to. So far I have made two kinds - grey background with hemp fragrance and red background with jelly bean fragrance. I did try my hand at red skull and crossbones on a white background but they didn't work. Maybe operator error but these ones do work so I'm sticking to them. I'm going to add two more - blue background with oceanish fragrance and green background with apple/pear etc fragrance or possibly yellow with lemon (though I've got a few lemon scented bars at the mo). People like them - definitely a boy targeted item :-D

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Craft Fair - Handmade at Oxford

I think a successful day - and I had fun :-D My sister and a friend cam e to help so I had the luxury of having a p break whenever it was needed rather than at the end of the day when all packed up! Sold well, but also sold all the box of soaps I'd marked out for Charity. Made £28 for the Royal British Legion so am quite chuffed. Popped the money in the collecting tin at the main doors and went off happy.

Monday, 3 November 2008


Mizzling down out there and I'm working on new labels. Spent the evening at my photomanipulation class. Lovely people, horrible computers. The second time mine crashed I gave up and came home :-(

Saturday, 1 November 2008

RSS Feed

I did it !!!!!!!!!

I managed to set up a feed. :-D :-D

Prep time

The rain is pouring down and my garden is flooding. We put a new step in last year to keep us elevated a bit - and if you stand there in the dark and rain and wind it looks like a stream flowing through the garden. It's not - just a giant puddle - never buy a house on a flood plain with clay soil.....

I have spent the day wrapping. New labels, new packaging, new soaps. I have also found two batches that just don't cut it. There's absolutely nothing wrong with them, but they just don't look good. I blame it on the central heating ;-) Anway i had a thought. I'm in Oxford on Sunday the 9th at a craft fair at the town hall and I thought I would put all my end of lines and bits I'm not happy with into a big tray and ask for some money, I think 50p to a £1, or more if people want, and then at the end of the day I will give it all the the Royal British Legion.

I think that's fair. And the soap will be used and not wasted.