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Repurposing at it's best - Nan's laundry

I love re-using and re-purposing things, especially when they have come from family. This was all very normal for my Nan’s generation – passing things down, keeping a bottom drawer, finding other uses for things… 195 more words

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Supporting Other Creative Artisans - Sylvan Stories

I first met Claire at the school gate, when our boys went to the same school.  I love the style she uses…dot work…as it’s different to the normal pyrography you see.  130 more words

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Turning inwards

I’ve been rather absent on social media these past few weeks as my mental health has needed a bit of TLC. The ongoing brexit farce means there’s a potential disruption to the cosmetics side of my business but as my own government doesn’t have a clue what’s going on, then myself and the rest of the country are just in limbo. 55 more words

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Shampoo Bar Update - Week 5

Well here we are 5 weeks down the line.  This is the same bar I started with back at the beginning of February.  I’m very impressed!  204 more words

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Old jeans equals new bag!

Well that fortnight just flew by! I’ve been working like a loon, plus I’ve had my annual urge to sort stuff out and get rid…no mean feat when you’re a natural hoarder 😂. 265 more words

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Soap as Shampoo Test - Update

I’m so excited to give you the first update on the chamomile soap bar as a shampoo. So, I left you at day 3 where the hair felt greasy. 299 more words

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Testing my soap bars as shampoo bars...

I have a lot of enquiries asking whether my bar soap can be used as a shampoo bar, and although I’ve read that any natural soap bar can be used as shampoo, I always felt a bit weird giving that answer as I didn’t know whether that was actually the case.  530 more words

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