Friday, July 2, 2010

Elegant Vintage & Elegant Soap

Well I think it's time I let you into a little secret.....when I was in the UK last time I completed a soap-making course with Jenny Elesmore at Odds and Suds in Ashburton. Apart from her adorable soaps and her fabulous shops Jenny's television debut was on the BBC's Homemade Home show. For those of you who haven't seen the show Kirsty Allsop received expert guidance from local craftspeople to get her started on making her home homemade. Making handmade soaps was one of the featured crafts.

I am now hooked on making soap and I love it. I make it from scratch in my kitchen in Brisbane, and focusing making it as natural as I can. I have taken a lot of time to perfect my recipe and believe me it takes a lot of hand stirring to make it just how I want it! My family and friends will tell you I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to handmade. Probably more of a pain if the truth be known!

Then....

...I was playing with my vintage china, my grandmother's bling and the soap thinking this could work together. How good does this look? .



The combination of my passions - vintage and handmade (and roses of course) - have come together really well. I think so - what do you think? I would really love to know your thoughts.


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Watch this space...elegant vintage and elegant soap here we come! That's when I work out how to configure my new online store...

12 comments:

brismod said...

There seems to be a lot of people starting their own online store lately. I wish I was talented. Well good on you, Pam! I think it works - soap bubbles and bling!! Good luck!

The Pink Poodle said...

Dear Pam....I love those soaps with the little bit of bling...& the roses...

Hey can i sell them at my JUNK fair...LOL...

I am popping an email through to you...hopefully!!

xx andrea

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi pam...silly old me again...I cannot find an email address anywhere...??
could you send it to me? please...(want to chat about your website etc...)..

xx andrea

baysiderose said...

Hi Andrea,

Contact email for me is elegantattic@westnet.com.au

Talk to you soon.

Pam

Kyandra said...

Wow that looks so fantastic..love the bling and the roses always get me. Enjoy your weekend X

Fabulously french said...

The soaps look fabulous, what a clever girl you are :-)

Leeann x

theoldboathouse said...

I love that show you mention and your soaps are wonderful, they look fab with a bit of bling....very glam. Also have to say to anita's comment...Anita dear you are super creative and very talented artist.....remember....before you were a mummy and had time....ha ha, cheers Katherine

baysiderose said...

Thanks for all your comments and support. I really appreciate it . Thank you - it means a lot to me. I agree with you Katherine -from what I have seen and read on her blog Anita is one super talented lady that's for sure!
Cheers, Pam

Rose H (UK) said...

Wow, what lovely soaps - and displayed so beautifully!
Thank you for leaving such lovely comments :o) they're much appreciated.
Just had a look around your pages...I'll certainly be back!
Best wishes
Rose H

Miss Sew & So said...

good morning from ol'blighty- just found your blog and have become a very happy follower.....as aussie family living in england we love Kirsty & i have managed to almost stop myself buying the above china bowl your gorgeous soap is in...almost....but one can never have too much vintage china ....or handmade soap- love yours...
melissa x

Thea said...

Pam, I already know how gorgeous your soaps are but I had to comment on how amazing and beautiful your photography is! Very impressive x.

vintage mum said...

Hi Love the soap and the box, I did get a diy book with thoughts of having a go myself but it just ended as a thought :)

I'm off to Hampton Court Flower Show at the weekend and promise to post lots of pics.
Have a good week
Cate x