Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Had a lovely day

Hi All

Hope you are all well and enjoying the holiday, Alan is still off work and as I am getting back into my soap making I placed an order with The Soap Kitchen and instead of having it posted out to me we collected it.  Martin and Kate at the Soap Kitchen were brilliant and really helpful.  We then went to the Asda in Clovelly, Devon as they sell the Pomace Olive Oil that I use in my soap, its the only Asda I know of that sells this particular type of olive oil unless I travel all the way to Bristol and I don't fancy that.

On the way home we stopped for a pub lunch and arrived home around 3.30 just in time to say goodbye to Sarah who is travelling to London to spend the New Year with friends, she will be home on Thursday.

My new website is coming along although not actually put any products on it yet will be doing that once I have sorted my new packaging out for my soap as I want to box it rather than wrapping so will be playing tomorrow with sorting that out as well as making some Honey and Oats Soap, made some Rose Geranium yesterday now it has to cure for around 4-6 weeks the longer you leave it the better the soap is.  I also make some pillar candles and perfumed them with White Musk, now just need to make some more container candles as I sold out of those over the Christmas period.

I am highlighting today a project I started on before Christmas but have only just finished it over 100 flowers on this ball but it's so pretty am going to make smaller ones for weddings along with getting some wedding stationery set up for my new web site.

I have bought some fat squares to make a makeup bag and when the shops in Tavistock are open again am going to get some more material to make myself a sewing machine cover as the one that came with my sewing machine has split as it was made of thin plastic.    Loads of ideas swimming around in my head, I would love to set myself up in business running a soap/candle making workshop and also showing people how to make talc, bath bombs and body lotion, but know this is not going to happen because of my health problems as I could not guarantee that I would be fit enough on any given day so I can dream.

Am off to do a bit of blog hopping now 

Happy New Year to Everybody

See you in 2014

Love Alison 


Chrissy said...

Oh! Alison...your flower ball is just beautiful..what a gorgeous project.Christmas ones would be so pretty too..beautiful.Good luck with the soap making and anything else you endeavour to do in 2014..


Carol said...

Your flower ball is gorgeous Alison. Hope you have a happy and healthy New Year. Carol x

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous flowerball, must have taken ages to make! I hope that 2014 brings you some better health :o)
Jackie xx

cotnob said...

Wow! Your flower ball is stunning Alison, your website will be a huge success if you have projects like this on it.
Thank you for all of your lovely comments and support throughout the year.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Alison, the flowers looks so beautiful.
Sending good wishes to you and your family for a Happy New Year.
hugs Sue xx

Rachel Webber said...

Stunning flowerball you will have to tell me how it's made. You keep dreaming, it's only our dreams that stop the humdrum and mundane from sending us round the bend.

Hope you have a happy and peaceful new year, and hope we can get together soon (perhaps this weekend?).

Lots of love


McCrafty's Cards said...

Wishing you All the best for 2014 Alison, Happy New Year.
Kevin xx

kay said...

Happy new year Alison. Good luck with your new venture x

applejack cards by sue said...

Happy New Year Alison, I hope this will be a good year for you and yours. Your ideas sound lovely and I look forward to seeing what you get up to with your candles and soap etc. Loving this flower project, must have taken you ages to complete.

Anonymous said...

I love your Flower roject it is amazing. Happy new year.
HUGs Elfie

Whisper said...


Oh wow your flower ball is amazing and soaps - i love natural ones, as i'm allergic to it otherwise, Luv Sam x

Unknown said...

Happy new year and good health my friend....and ....this is just stunning...what a gorgeous creation. Good luck with your soap making.xx