Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Secret Spirit

I am excited to say that I have a mystery parcel that arrived this morning through the post. This would be exciting enough on an ordinary day, but its nearly Halloween, and its time for the Fresholi Secret Spirit. Spoooktastic! I sent mine today so I do hope the recipient likes all of the little niceties in their parcel. We can't open until Halloween proper, so am having to sit on hands a bit till then. I will of course be adding pictures accordingly!

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Front Page of Etsy!

I woke up this morning to see one of my soaps on the front page of Etsy. It has never happened to me before and naturally I am cockahoop! In real terms in will probably only be there for an hour or so, but it has generated me hundreds of 'views' to my item so its got to be a positive!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Logo for SoapyChica!

I am delighted with my new logo, which has been designed for me by a fellow Etsian Manyi from maustudio.
I have loved the whole process, from sending Manyi my ideas on theme etc., to receiving the choice of five to pick from, and of course the arrival of the finished logo (very exciting)! I really recommend Maustudio to anyone in need of some good graphic design.

Spanish weather

This is the view from the window in my sister's house in sunny Spain, according to her they are in for a week of thunder and hail. It seems she is moving back to the UK in a few weeks, along with one cool dude by the name of Lucas (my nephew), so she needs to get used to this kind of thing.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

New Gift Boxes

I an excited about my new gift boxes for my decorative soaps, I have finally found some boxes that are the right size for my single soaps, and I have been searching awhile. I am delighted because the company seem very professional and pleasant, something which is really important to me when searching for supplies. I am really looking forward to offering gift boxed soaps.

Misi - Make it Sell it

This morning I had an email inviting me to join Misi which is a site where you can sell things that you have made-the lovelier the better! I have had a little look, joined the site, and so far so great. In fact I emailed the administrator Emma about a query I had, and she replied straight back and was extremely helpful (its 7am) . The site appears to be smooth to use and has a nice clean look about it so I am rather pleased!

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Fresholi Bites!

I am so delighted to have had a soap featured on the Fresholi Bites blog, which is a lovely site which talks about natural handcrafted soaps, lotions, bath & body products, aromatherapy and all things natural beauty!! Fresholi is a great place to buy all sorts of luxurious supplies for making soap and natural cosmetics, and the customer service is second to none.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

MakeBelieve Boutique

Makebelieve Boutique

I am delighted to have my soaps featured on the Makebelieve Boutique, a brand new blog by Lynde of the Handmade Showcase and Bath, Body, Candle . Lynde has written a lovely article about SoapyChica and I wish her every success with the new blog.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Secret Squirrel

I saw this cute squirrel when I was on the way to feed my horses this morning- not such a good picture but I daren't get any closer in case he disappeared.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

SoapyChica Truffles

I have been making some more truffles to put in little gift boxes for Christmas presents and stocking fillers. I have made chocolate, chocolate and vanilla, vanilla cream, and white choc and raspberry today. Such a self-indulgent thing to do - I love all the fragrances and I get carried away making them - its brilliant fun. I will take some (hopefully) better pictures when we get a sunnier day. (!)

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Halloween Soap Giveaway

I am getting into this blogging malarky so much that I have decided to do a giveaway. I will be giving away one of my vegan glycerine soaps- Strawberries and Cream fragrance. This is a cameo style soap poured in pink and white and will come in one of my lovely little Ole Bag Lady fabric gift bags. In order to enter please comment here, telling me which of the soaps you like best in my Etsy shop, and I will draw a winner on the last day of October.


When I lost 2 and a half stone earlier this year, I was delighted of course. And now that the wright is slowly starting to creep back on again, I am less than pleased. So in addition to attending Bannatynes gym and classes I have decided to start running. I made my first attempt two days ago, and am still aching. I do not know why I am aching all over, as I only use my legs for running. I am going to try again today, maybe twice! I am also trying to swap my beloved cakes for salad sandwiches. We shall target weight is 2 stones away......

My heart is in a treasury!

I am delighted to discover that another Etsy member Big A Little A has featured my Black Sugar heart in her treasury . I took a picture of it as it is a really pretty one. Its an honour to be featured beside such talented artists as well. Here is the link but it may disappear at any time.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Pennydog Accessories - fab jewellery

I had an email from Neatostuff inviting me to enter their giveaway-and to my delight it is sponsored by PennyDog Accessories, who I know makes the most brilliant and unusual jewellery with resin. So of course I have entered and am keeping my fingers crossed. The giveaway is for one of her new 'Ice' rings which are so lovely -and different. The great thing is that she supports the Retired Greyhound Trust with her work. Here is the link-its well worth entering!

Sunday, 12 October 2008

oh great-here I am on my partner's laptop and I can suddenly post pics! It must be have been a problem with my computer!