Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Today's Makes

Well today I've been taking the opportunity to catch up on making for a bit. I have a string of regular craft fairs coming up and some things needed a top up. I thought you might like to see what I've been up to...

So, today I have made...
Orange Blossom Bubble bars.   

Honey Buns soap with real Northumbrian Honey, coloured with tumeric.

Peppermint & Poppyseed, freshly poured and glossy.

Lavender & Clary Sage, coloured with Alkanet Root

Spiced Cinnamon Fig, coloured with cinnamon and cocoa powder, with poppy seeds for texture.

The soaps should all be fully cured and ready by the end of August, when they will be wrapped and labelled up ready for re-homing.


Friday, 22 July 2011


        I have just recently completed a 'Featured Seller' interview for WowThankyou which is now being hosted on their home page for the next few weeks.
        Why not pop over and have a read. Put the kettle on, grab some biccies and settle down for some good old window (s) shopping. (click on the link to view full interview)

Monday, 18 July 2011

I Do...or rather... I did

       Well, long time no posting, so I thought you may like to see some of the things I made in the earlier days of 'Oakwood Soaperie'
       My first large order (before I'd even set up my Folksy and WowThankyou shops, before any craft stalls or events, was from a lovely couple Amy and Adam. They got married at the beautiful Ellingham Hall  in north Northumberland last year and kindly asked me to make their wedding favours. Amy's flowers were all deep reds and she loved the smell of roses so commissioned me to make rose fragranced bath bombs. There were to be 60 in total, plus 5 lage gift boxes full of goodies like my cocoa butter bath melts,  Honey soap, and Solid Cocoa Butter body bars  and my heart skipped a beat...oh god! the responsibility!!

      Once I'd got a production line set up and all my ingredients ordered ready I set to work weighing, mixing and molding. Amy had these lovely little bird cage favour boxes, fortunately the bombs fitted perfectly, phew!

      Here are some pictures of the happy day, kindly provided by Amy. Hopefully I made the grade :oD

Rose Bath Bomb for the ladies.

Minty bath bombs for the Gents

Ooh, bubbly!! You can just see Amy's lovely fan place markers too.

Tables all set out for the wedding breakfast.

The Groom's speech...(+ lovely gift box presentation)

Bride's mum...she looks so happy :o)

The happy couple looking gorgeous...
Gift box contents...

All wrapped up, ready to go...