12 March 2012

The Benefits of Networking

Last Friday, I received a surprise order from a gift shop/gallery which is opening at the end of this week. Typically, it comes at a time when I have not been making much soap and, although I have enough stock to fulfil this order, I will have to get my act together and get out the cauldron. Sometimes, it is just this kind of thing which makes my mojo come out of hiding and I can get my act together.

The order came as a result of my contacting a local shop, which opened last year, to see if they wanted to stock any soap. At the time, she was not in a position to take on any more products, but obviously kept my details and kindly passed them on.

It is a reminder that when you attend a craft fair, or approach a shop, you may not reap immediate rewards. Even if you do not get anywhere at the time, it does not mean that something will not come of it at some point, and usually when you least expect it.

08 March 2012

New Look

I am in the process of having a new logo designed. Actually, it will be my first logo and I am very excited at the prospect. The problem for the poor designer, is translating what I want (or rather translating my ramblings, because I don't actually know what I want). I am sure that by the end of a process, I will have driven her completely mad.

One of the problems I have at the moment, is a completely incoherent look across my products. The packaging is fine, but then I go and play with picture elements and all my product labels look different. This is not the way to go, and seeing the products standing together on a shelf all looking different looks messy, and I am hoping that once the logo is completed, I can co-ordinate the look of the labels and the website.

Watch this space!

02 March 2012

Ageing Disgracefully Part 2

The cream I made the other week is a bit like milk and was not what I would call a success. So tonight, using exactly the same recipe I made another. I followed some excellent instructions on a forum I am a member of and the results are fabulous, although I say so myself.

This cream is light, and absorbs beautifully and my skin feels wonderfully soft. This is definately a success although depending on how it sets up, it may need a tweak in terms of how thick it becomes. My godmother is visiting for the weekend, so I will take some to her and to my Mum so they can guinea pig it for me.