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Surry Hills Festive Markets re-cap December 20, 2010

Posted by Sarah in business, christmas, craft fair, hand made, home made, homemade jam, jam, markets, Saponify, sewing, Shop, soap, Surry Hills, Surry Hills Christmas Markets, Surry Hills Markets, Sydney, whale.
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Saturday’s Surry Hills Festive Markets were great!

It was such a lovely relaxed day, and the other stallholders around me were lovely.  I’ll definitely be looking to do this market regularly in 2011.

 

More photos from the day here

Surry Hills Christmas Markets December 17, 2010

Posted by Sarah in business, christmas, hand made, home made, homemade jam, jam, markets, Saponify, soap, Surry Hills, Surry Hills Christmas Markets, Surry Hills Markets, Sydney.
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Tomorrow I have a stall booked for the Surry Hills Christmas Markets.

I’ll be there from 7am (!) with all of my usual Saponify goodies, as well as many, many jars of my delicious  home made jams and relishes.  Do be sure to pop by and say hello if you’re out and about.

Surry Hills Christmas Markets
7am – 4pm
Saturday 18th December 2010
Shannon Reserve, Surry Hills

Christmas Markets at the Reservoir Bazaar December 10, 2010

Posted by Sarah in business, hand made, home made, markets, Reservoir Bazaar Markets, Saponify, soap, Surry Hills, whipped sugar scrubs.
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Tomorrow (Saturday 11th December 2010) I have a stall at the Reservoir Bazaar Christmas Markets.

I’ll have all of my Saponify range available, as well as some hand made soft toys and other bits and bobs.

I’m looking forward to hanging out with my friend Leonie, who makes the most beautiful jewellery.  Yay!

There’s a write up about the market here, and a couple of links to some other designers that will be having stalls tomorrow.

Make sure you pop by and say hello if you’re in Surry Hills tomorrow!

Saponify market stall garland December 7, 2010

Posted by Sarah in beautiful, blue, business, christmas, Craft, fabric, hand made, home made, ric rac, Saponify, sewing, Shop, soap, Store, Surry Hills, vintage, vintage fabric.
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I’ve just made this pretty garland to act as signage for my Saponify market stalls.

This Saturday I have a stall at the Reservoir Bazaar at The Winery in Surry Hills.  If you’re in the area make sure you pop by.   It’s a great chance to grab some last minute Christmas gifts, and a fun day out to boot!

Reservoir Bazaar
The Winery
285A Crown Street
Surry Hills 2010

10am – 2pm Saturday 11th December.


Allie’s Attic handmade market September 19, 2010

Posted by Sarah in Allie's Attic handmade market, Baby Bath Tea, Bath Salts, business, craft fair, Cronulla, hand made, home made, markets, Saponify, soap, whipped sugar scrubs.
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Yesterday I headed down to Cronulla with my Saponify goodies for the 4th Allie’s Attic handmade market.

Allie also did a lovely little write up of Saponify products on her blog.

I’ll be updating the website in the next couple of days with some new products so stay tuned!

I hope everyone that took home some of my handmade goodies enjoys using them!

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
Click here for map




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.

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.

Busy… November 19, 2009

Posted by Sarah in baking, christmas, custom order, draft snake, home made, jam, soap.
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I’m redefining industrious here at casa craftyllama.

These are my homemade soaps all packaged up and ready to go.  I’ve wrapped about 12, and have another 50 or so to go.  It’s fiddly work with just one pair of hands, but I’ve finally got the hang of it.  No teeth involved.

Speaking of teeth, the Endodontist says I need to have my root canal redone.  How lovely.

I’ve made about 50 jars of homemade jam.

I’ve candied around 1 kilogram of organic orange peel.

Currants, raising and said peel are soaking away in Brandy for my Christmas Fruit Mince Pies.

Tomorrow, I’m starting on my 4 custom-ordered draft snakes.

So, yeah, you could say i’m a little busy.  An excited, happy, purposeful busy.  I’m so glad I left my job.

PS – our new camera has arrived, so expect the photography on this blog to improve dramatically in the next while.  Woop!