Handmade Natural Soap

Next week we will be up in Ballsbridge, Dublin at the RDS National Craft and Design Fair from 3rd to 7th December. Not too long to go now. I have this niggling feeling in my tummy when I think about it and all I have to do beforehand, sort of nervous sensation. But It will all go just fine. In fact, there is a promise of success in the air. At least with the soaps. We have been selected for inclusion in the Design & Crafts Council Display area. No mean achievement! The purpose of this area is to encourage consumers to buy Irish craft by displaying great gift ideas from Irish craftspeople at the show.


soap in a box (Medium)


A Fancy Fence

A fantastically fancy fence for fighters, for farmers in fine fettle, for femmes fatales, for funky folk with fanciful notions, for foragers foraging for free fine food,  for flower power folk.  MORE POWER TO THEIR ELBOWS!!!fence fit for fighters and fantasy fanatics

Another satisfied customer!!!

Kitty came today and picked up her hall table.  Very delighted she was too!!  Surpassed her expectations.  Well I’m delighted Kitty.  Keep them coming all these happy customers.  Here’s the table she had us make for her to fit in a special part of her hall.  Slate table top, slate bottom shelf and the rest done in wood and painted black.  I think it’s rather nice!!!


hall table

Handmade soap one could almost eat!

I can’t help thinking about a fudge sweet with a flavour of orange with real orange peel.  Mouths waters until I realise we’re talking about a bar of soap here and you can’t actually eat it.  This bar has an ylang ylang fragrance and has  honey and kilbeggan oatmeal added.  A rough (but not too rough)  bar for exfoliating with the exotic scent from essential oils

The soap dish was designed and made by Mauricio from Heartworks.  The perfect size at 10cm x 6 cm for any hand basin

ylang ylang honey oatmeal soap (Medium)

slate tray “fish” with little dish

This is a tray,  made by heartworks of course, which we presented to our dear friend in Ennis.  And she happened to have a lovely square dish for sauce or little eatables ready and waiting for it.  It is a perfect match and  we would love to get our hands on  a few of them to complete our new product but unfortunately she bought it in a second hand shop in San Francisco.  So I guess I’ll have to keep searching.  Or maybe there are lots more “perfect” dishes for our trays out there that I don’t know aboutfish motif on slate tray