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July 8, 2010

Posted by Sarah in Baby Bath Tea, Bath Salts, business, hand made, Letterpress, Saponify, soap, Store.
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Saponify products all packaged up and ready to ship.  The little ‘S’ stamp is proving to be a very good purchase indeed.

This parcel has gone to somewhere very exciting indeed.  I’ll be able to tell you more some time in the next few weeks.

Saponify now in store! July 6, 2010

Posted by Sarah in business, Craft, friends, hand made, home made, Letterpress, papercraft, Retail, Saponify, Sean and Danny, Shop, soap, Store, Surry Hills, Wholesale.
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I’m extremely excited to announce that a select range of Saponify products are now available for purchase at a local brick and mortar store!

Now available at:

Sean and Danny
321 Crown St
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
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July 2, 2010

Posted by Sarah in art, black, business, green, Hammer, home made, kings cross, Letterpress, recycle, refashion, Saponify, Second Hand, soap, vintage.
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I’ve been indecisive for some time about how to brand and package my soaps for Saponify.  After much discussion with friends, customers and family I feel like I have in my head a clear idea and direction for what I want.  I want my soap to look like what they are.  Handmade.  Rustic.  Natural.  Covering them up with excessive packaging goes against what I want for Saponify and also what I want for this planet.  Yesterday I wandered into the most beautiful store called David Met Nicole.  I just wanted to stay in the store all day, poring over their collection of vintage stamps.  The store is tiny, but filled to the brim with exciting treasures.  The sales assistant was so lovely, and helped me to find just the right S for my soaps.  It’s a very old letterpress piece, I think that it was from the 1950’s but can’t be sure.

So, what do you think of the new look?  Do you love it or do you loathe it?

These little rubber stamps are teaching stamps from schools.  How great is that!  I’m going to use them on my notes to customers.  I need to find ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ stamps next.

Comments appreciated.

The Caterer July 1, 2010

Posted by Sarah in baking, bread, business, butter, cake, catering, chocolate, custom order, food, fruit, green, home made, homemade jam, jam.
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I had a catering job yesterday.  12 people for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.  Of course, although I took my camera with me, I managed to forget to take photos of most of the food I provided.  Here’s what I did manage to capture:

The olive oil dough resting before being cut into Panini buns.

The cooked Panini buns.

You’ll just have to imagine them filled with Free Range Roast Pork, my home made Harissa, crisp Lettuce and fresh Tomato.  Or Free Range Roast Chicken, Avocado, home made Basil Aioli and crisp Lettuce.  Or Rare Roast Beef, Horseradish Cream and Rocket.

This fruit platter looked so pretty I had to take a photograph of it, even though it was all secured in plastic wrap.  This platter accompanied a platter of freshly baked scones, home made jams and whipped cream.  A very lavish start to the day.

Double chocolate and toasted walnut brownie.

A close up of the decadent brownie.

The afternoon fruit platter to accompany said decadent chocolate brownie.

If you’re in Sydney, and are interested in having me cater your next function send me a message or comment on this post.

Baking up a storm June 29, 2010

Posted by Sarah in baking, business, butter, cookies, custom order, food, home made, kings cross, oats.
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Some shots of the baking I’ve been doing this week to prepare for tomorrow’s Catering job:

Spiced Orange and Cardamon Cookies

Chocolate and Oat Cookies

Double chocolate brownies

Something pretty June 2, 2010

Posted by Sarah in business, flowers, home made, Saponify, soap.
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Lilac-scented soap bars freshly made and curing on the rack.  They’ll be making a home in my online store in early July.  They smell so lovely, i can’t wait to give one a try.