This is what I have been up to in the past few weeks...
...waiting for soap to cure...
|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.