The hours of planning, designing, preparing, detailing, finishing, polishing & packaging all comes together in the array of products you feast your eyes on when browsing through the stalls.
Each person has their own creative table in a corner where the hours are spent & creativity happens. Here are a couple of them .....
We rarely work on one project at a time because it just seems more economical to do a few project all at once since each batch of gingerbread mix we make can produce about 40-50 standard cookies in various shapes and sizes. When it comes to decorating certain colours like red, black & white will need to be used on most designs so it's easier and faster to work on many projects at the same time. Here you see a picture of our projects in progress, we are working on a pirate themed party for a customer, a tennis range (as we have been inspired by the Australian Open), and our Valentine's Day range for February which consists of a lot of hearts, love birds, kissable lips and scrabble pieces...
See you in February
Janet & Michelle
I started soap making because I wanted to give my son's grade two teacher a Christmas gift which was personal and unique. There is not much room in our house so I cleared some space on top of one of the bookcases in our hallway to make room to cure the soaps. Since then all the books have been packed away and I have well and truly taken over this area. This photo is of one side of the hallway, the other side is equally as full and the cupboard under the stairs makes a great place to store botanicals and waxes. It might seem a bit strange, but I spend a lot of time in our hallway.
It takes 6-8 weeks to cure olive oil soaps so I was very busy over the Christmas holidays making new batches of soaps in preparation for February's The Handmade Show.
See you all soon, Sue.
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