Welcome to The Sleepy Valley Co.

I make Handmade soap using the traditional Cold and Hot process method. Traditionally made soap is rich in glycerine which is produced naturally during the soap making process. This is one of the reasons why handmade soap is so much more luxurious to use, I only use natural ingredients and pure essential oils. There are no chemicals or synthetics used in my soaps. All of the packaging for my products are fairly traded, eco friendly and bio-degradable. Be warned - once you have used a bar of handmade soap, it is difficult to be satisfied using anything else on your beautiful skin!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Tutbury Castle :(

Sorry it has taken so long to get my review up about Tutbury craft fair. Well overall it was a complete waste of time and a very big hit on the pocket. It was meant to be a weekend event and should have had 5000 - 7000 people through the door throughout the weekend. However we were in a very large cold windy tent in the middle of a wet field a million miles away from the action going on in the castle grounds and if we had 250 people wander around that was the maximum.

My other half and I decided to pull the plug after the Sunday as it is a fair few miles from where we live and it was far to cold and empty to get the muster up to get out of bed at 6am the Monday morning. I have spoke to a few of the traders that decided to stick it out and Monday seems to have been even worse than the Sunday so we were glad we made the decision to stay nice and tucked up in bed. I did however showcase new items again on the Sunday mainly consisting of new scented Cocoa Cubes, Bath Bombs and Gift boxes of Bath Melts. I will be putting photos of these on here in the coming week hopefully.

As for Craft fairs, I have decided to take a break from them for the next couple of months and concentrate on pushing my products to shops and hotels.

It will be nice having Saturdays and sundays to myself again :)

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Folksy Feedback

I have sold a few other items since I started the blog and thought it would be nice to share the feedback I have received from my customers

SusieJ left the following feedback after she received her items

'Lovely item, as described, beautifully packaged and very prompt shipping.'

Twisted Hazel left the following feedback after she received her items

'WOW! They arrived the very next day, beautifully wrapped and smelling gorgeous. I was very pleased to get a sample as well because the purchase is for a gift. I can say that on using my sample not only does the soap smell wonderful but it is so gentle and creamy it's a joy to use. I highly recommend this shop, all round great service and a fantastic product, what more could you ask for?'

She also sent the following message to me

'Hi Lucy, just wanted to say thanks. My parcel arrived today and was beautifully wrapped (I love it when you get a parcel that is wrapped with care it makes it feel so much nicer I think!). It is actually a present for my Mum so I was really chuffed to find a sample that I could try myself. It is absolutely lovely to use, I will definitely be buying some of your soaps for myself in the future. I am sure that my Mum is going to love hers when she receives them (and I didn't even need to wrap them as they were so wonderfully wrapped already) so thank you. Ruth '

I almost burst with pride! I am so so happy when I receive feedback like this it makes everything worthwhile :)
So thank you very very much ladies you both made my day and I was walking on clouds for the rest of the day :) xx

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Tutbury Castle Easter Weekend :)

We are taking part in a handmade craft fair at Tutbury Castle today and tomorrow. So if you were planning a day out but could decide where to go then come along to the castle! There will be plenty of activities and demonstrations such as arrow making and medieval cooking, medieval re-emactments throughout the day and of course a quality handmade craft marquee. Whatever your doing this weekend I hope you have a lovely Easter xx

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