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Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Monday, 29 March 2010
This past weekend was my Best friends Hen weekend in Manchester. We travelled up Friday afternoon on the train. We spent the afternoon getting ready and dressed up for our night out. We also dressed my best friend in L plates, Bride t-shirt, bunny ears, garter and tiara. We then head off to the Tiger Tiger club for a meal, a couple of hours in a karaoke pod and then dance the night away on the tiles. It was such a great great night. I had to leave Saturday morning but the Hen party continued into Saturday with a spa afternoon followed by a salsa lesson and then the hen and her chicks danced the night away at a salsa club using the skills they had just been taught.
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
After having a long look around Folksy I stumbled upon a shop called Quernus Crafts. The Shop was full of lovely little creatures made out of polymer clay. These absolutely gorgeous characters really captured me I loved them I could have bought them all but then............a light bulb went on above my head .......... ' what if I could get this marvellous crafts person to recreate my beagle Lily
So I got in touch and got talking to a lovely lady named Kirsten Miller so so helpful and obviously loves making these sweet little creatures. She said that most of the orders she gets are for customised pieces and that she would be happy to make a 'Wee Lily' So I just email a couple of pics of my crazy little beagle (one from the front, back and from each side) and yesterday morning my Wee Lily had arrived.
She was lovely, so identical on to my Big Lily (even tho she is only tiny, but obviously a lot bigger than Wee Lily) I've took a couple of pics of Wee Lily and My Big Lily so you can see the likeness . I think Big Lily liked Wee Lily. So I was over the moon with my Wee Lily and then my curse of being a clumsy oaf raised its ugly head again and when moving my camera from one side of Wee Lily to the other I managed to knock my lovely Lily onto the very hard floor and broke her ear off :(
I was devastated I got back in touch with Kirsten and she said It would be no problem to make my now one ear-ed beagle better again so off to the post office I go.
If unlike me your not a clumsy oaf then I seriously recommend you take a look around Kristen's site http://www.quernuscrafts.co.uk/ or www.folksy.com/shops/quernuscrafts
Big Big Thank you goes to Kirsten your creations are legendary xxxx
Basically they are made from high-quality cocoa butter and sweet almond oil.
These pampering little cubes are solid at room temperature, but melt with the heat from your skin or hot water.
Just pop into a warm bath to melt for a luxurious moisturising bath. Alternatively you can rub the cube all over your body as a moisturiser. These were my best seller of the weekend and I only have Lavender scented ones so far but I will definitely be making lots of different scent for these. If you do like the look of cocoa cubes but would like a scent other than Lavender just drop me a email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will make them just for you :)
Caution: Your bath may be slippery after use. Please take care!
Friday, 19 March 2010
So put a Spring in your step and come along to see all the lovely quality handmade items on sale.
Hopefully see you there :)
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
We are getting in touch with shops, hotels, b+b's and farmers markets about showing or selling my soaps.
So I will let you know if we get any news from these areas
We also have a few craft fairs on the way and I will put more information about these later
This was our third Craft show. An Evening of Indulgence held at the King Edwards School in Stratford-Upon-Avon. What a night!! So so many people came through the door. This venue completely shocked me as it was £10 for a table which is the lowest I have had so far but the biggest and busiest fair!! The organiser Serena did such a great job very proffessional. We would definately be interested if they held another Evening of Indulgence.
But we may need to ask if they would mind positioning us away from the cheese stall!! as you can see in the pic it was a couple of tables behind us. It wreaked!! Eurgh I'm not a massive cheese fan anyway but I don't know how anyone could put such disgusting smelling cheese in their mouth. It smells like mould.......Yuck I'm so glad I could keep sniffing my soaps to take the smell away heehee
Feedback from buyer (heartsandcrafts) :
Rating : positive
Comment : Arrived today - very fast as only ordered yesterday! The soaps are absolutely gorgeous: smell as described (lovely!), packaged beautifully, can't wait to start using them, although I may end up giving them as gifts for mother's day and ordering some more! Two free gifts also of other 'flavours' - thank you - have started to use those and they are lovely - the pure is great, really natural, and I've put the peppermint poppy in the bathroom - smells divine! I have real problems with synthetic soaps and my hands, so am looking forward to seeing what a difference it makes using these. Thank you and thoroughly recommended! Nikki :-)
I had my first sale on the shop on Friday morning. I was so over the moon when I saw it I was hyperventilating :) Dave said I sounded like Davina McCall heehee.
I wrapped the soaps as a gift in my Bayan tree tissue paper and and tied with raffia I also sent two small samples with the soaps.
I used Paypal to print my postage for the parcel such a good idea saves queuing at the Post Office.
These pics were taken at our second craft fair in Ironbridge. Absolutley beautiful surrounding area and it was a stunning warm day considering it was early March. The organiser and the other traders were lovely and made me feel welcome as they hold the craft fair every month and every sunday from May onwards so all knew each other very well. The table layout was a little strange as you can see in the pic we had to sit to the side of the table which felt a bit wrong to me as I am used to sitting behind the table. It was a very quiet day in the hotel and we didn't really have many people come through the door which was a real shame as there were so so many people outside. Dave spent the day wondering round Ironbridge enjoying the sights with his Nikon and flirting with the lady in the tea room :) heehee. It was a real shame that they couldn't hold the craft fair on the bridge I would have sold out :) We were asked to come to Ironbridge again but we may leave it until the summer months as it felt like quite a long day as there wasn't many people coming in. But if you haven't been to Ironbridge it is well worth the visit and the pasty shop next to the Tontine Hotel is divine :)