Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Finally

I am so sorry this has taken so long.
The joys of being a mum as well as an Aromatherapist is that I am on demand 24/7.   I've also had the fun of both my camera and the camera on my phone dying,  i've found my husbands old phone and i'm now switching my SD card between the two.

I said about inspirational photos from my handbag, table cloth and some rubber ducks.  The products have developed on from there, but lets not forget them completely.

I struggle with Valentines day, as my first and only valentines card was from my dad, until I was in my 20's.  That was slid down the table at me by my fiancé, at the time.  Hollywood would have you believe it is all  cards and roses and chocolates and romantic meals for two.   Reality shows us it is very rarely like that, so sometimes you need a little loveable fella to hug and reassure you that you are gorgeous and wonderful.  All of my bears have been trained to do that.
My Amour-therapy bears are on the way, along with a few other beautiful items.  These little fellows are yet to be stuffed, but are certainly taking shape and will be on Folksy very soon.  I've got 3 different blends of oil I have created for these, all are rose based as it is the most romantic oil I know, but each given a different twist to personalise it.


I am also having a play with some hearts


These are being appliquéd and scented.  Just something fun to hang in the living room or bedroom. I have some beautiful organza ribbon that these will be hanging from once completed.

Because unfortunately life is not all love and romance,  I am adding some prettiness into the every day with some little mini scented corsets.


These are just some little fun items to hang in wardrobes, on shoe racks, put in your drawers or keep in your handbag or changing bag.  Making the everyday a little more glamorous.
I do have other items on the go, I will be stocking up my Folksy shop very soon, so I am going to leave you in suspense for now and carry on stitching.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Paperwork

For many reasons the local council have decided that they need to see a copy of my paperwork, so this morning I sat down and did my book for the past, 10, yes 10, weeks.  It only took me 3 hours, why was I putting it off. It was such a thrilling 3 hours.

From doing this paperwork I have seen what I have managed to accomplish in the past 10 weeks made me realise how productive I have been and how much more I can do.
I had to create a projected sales report for the next 3 months, so I have now developed range ideas for Valentines, Mothers day and Easter.  All of this is on paper and production will start tomorrow.

I am going to get my camera out tomorrow and share some of these creative genius ideas with you all, inspiration has come from a handbag, some rubber ducks and a table cloth.

See you tomorrow with the photos.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Personally for me, Christmas was fantastic this year, my daughter is 2 1/2 and really loved the whole season.  Unfortunately from the end of November till a few days before Christmas she managed to catch Laryngitis, conjunctivitis and a couple of colds.  The poor little girl was not in a happy place and wanted her mummy to look after her.  We were up every night for a month, so we were both seriously sleep deprived and crabby towards the end.

My Christmas decorations are left half finished, bears left without faces, my folksy shop is empty, blog ignored it was all looking a bit bleak.

We did use a few oils around the house over Christmas to help get us into the Christmas spirit, orange was popular as was clove and cinnamon.  As much as I love the blend of  frankincense and Myrrh, it doesn't have that traditional Christmas trigger.

I have been having a few thoughts about Serenity Potions for this year, I've got a few bears to finish, I've got some corsets to work on.  I've a few more blends up my sleeves, and crystals  ideas.  I hope to have things up and running again properly in the next few days.

I do have a working camera now so I will be able to put up a few more photos for you all to ooo and awwww over in the next few days.  I've got work in progress, completed items and the fun I've had creating it all.

It's getting late, I do need my beauty sleep, so I will leave it there and see you all again soon.