Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Like a glass of Shiraz?

Ohhh lookee lookee! My latest soapy, with red wine lees (which are the concentrated pressings from crushed grapes), superfatted with grapeseed oil, and scented with a refreshing blend of Lemongrass and Peppermint essential oils - aptly named 'Shiraz' *grin* Aren't they purty!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Early 15 mins of fame!

I had a giggle today when I saw myself from a small photo shoot back in early 2007, that was for a newpaper article being done on my soaps. I hate being in photo's as I always feel awkward and silly lol!

Back in time...

I was going through some of my old product photos today, and found a great closeup shot I'd taken of freshly cut bars with their wavy tops, scented with sweet orange and cedarwood, from 2006 when I started selling my handmade bars. Nowadays a lot of spamakers do textured, wavy tops styles, which was so rare when I started soapmaking in 2002, as I'd started out doing wavy, textured tops simply because I couldn't pour flat, rectangular soaps - they always looked too 'plain' to me, and the wavy top style allow me to unleash my creative toppings *grin*

I love looking back on old pictures, you get a real sense of past and present :)