Monday, October 4, 2010

What I have been up to...

This is what I have been up to in the past few weeks...

...waiting for soap to cure...


Lavender Soap



Lemon Myrtle Soap

...trying to work out a different way of packaging my handmade soap that is different to everybody elses and that I was really happy with. At the same time the packaging had to be attractive and appealing and very special for my gorgeous soap. It is wrapped in paper with a band that details all ingredients, then it is stuffed placed into the drawstring bag.


I wanted to use up my huuuuge collection of fabrics that has been tucked away in the linen press, chests, and drawers.

Fabrics I have brought back from europe and other places. Fabrics to be re-purposed, to use and to give pleasure (I hope) instead of being hidden away.

Vintage serviettes, 1940's barkcloth curtains, 60's and 70's retro tablecloths and tea towels, all being cut up to be re-used. Most of these items have only a useable portion...but I am getting the most out of the fabric making the bags limited editions. Once the fabric has gone that's it.



Fabrics that have been discontinued like Laura Ashley's 'Clarissa'....


Crochet doilies and embroidered doilies getting a new lease of life because of my eclectic sewing habits.




I have opened a 'made it' store where I am slowly listing my soap and the drawstring bags.

This is pretty big for me!

Please check it out and let me know what you think.
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17 comments:

A Treasured Past said...

OMG!! Pam, I want the Crinoline lady bag with soap!!!! Has it sold yet???? Tamara

A Treasured Past said...

Oh by the way, they are all fabulous and made-it is a great idea. Tamara

Tara said...

What a gorgeous idea for packaging..Love them all..xx

delia hornbook said...

Wow good luck with it all, they look fab i love the idea of the bags so unique and such a beautiful idea of your use of fabric. Well done. Dee x

Jenevieve said...

Your soap looks fantatstic and I love the idea of packaging the soap in a little vintage fabric pouch. Congrats on your madeit shop! :) x

Cornflake said...

Big congratulations Pam!! How exciting for you, I'm sure the orders will be pouring in!

I think your use of vintage fabrics is so unique and really makes your soaps that bit more special! :-)
xx

Zondra Art said...

beautiful!!!

theoldboathouse said...

Hello my dear, they look soooo good. You should be so proud of yourself you have created something really special . I will head over and check it out...hope we can catch up again soon, xx Katherine

theoldboathouse said...

Me again, I really love the photos and the way you have displayed the guest ones in the scales and I think your description is very good too, very exciting, cheers Katherine

vintage mum said...

I had a peep, Stunning as ever,just wish I was nearer :)
Good Luck
Cate x

Lori Lynn said...

I use to have a handmade soap company with my friend called Juniper Moon Soap Co. It was fun...for awhile...got tired of stirring :-) I liked formulating the scents and making up the names the best. Not the actual making process. We had names like White Goddess, Mille Fleur. Fisherman's Friend & Kitchen Witch were the same soap, one for men and one for women. Had cornmeal and anise EC to remove odors from hands! I could go on and on but I won't bore you! Anyway, love your blog!!!

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brismod said...

I love your packaging and your store is great. Wishing you lots of success.xx

maría cecilia said...

Dear Pam, I´m so in love with your soaps and the way you have packaged them... really, very, aboslutely adorable!!!!
cariños

Christine said...

Pam, they look so gorgeous in the little bags! What a creative girl you are. I'm sure your new store will go fabulously. I'm off to check it out. Have a great day. Christine x

Julie-Ann said...

Love your little soap bags. So gorgeous:) I'm sure you will sell heaps in your store:)

laura said...

these are fantastic! the draw string bags are divine. LOVE the fabrics you have used. just lovely.

Just Me and My Shadow said...

What a truly lovely blog. I came across your blog tonight and what a delight and to find you, so close to home as well. I will visit you again :)

Chrissie