No more soap sales + being copied

I have discontinued soap sales, at least temporarily. I have had a lot of fun over 18 years making soap and meeting so many other interesting people. Thank you everyone .
Maybe I will get back to it again later, but meanwhile I will be making only for personal use and gifting..


Aug 22, 2010

a couple of gifts from the very very south of China and a few spring flowers

My sister visited with a pile of wonderful textiles and goodies she bought down near the Burma border where the handcrafts are still handcrafted and the colours are  colourful.
these are my presents from the collection......some of which collection  is worthy of gallery wall space IMO.
i am sure the market sellers were sad to see her return to her own city



A carry bag that is highly decorated with minute stitches and decorative silver
and beads





i have a black embroided version of this lower bag that came from Vietnam.
i needed a lighter coloured one or summer . I keep my mobile/cell phone in it
hanging around my neck. Not sure what they were designed for but they suit me well !!





detail of the elephant stitching




detail of the little dangly thing on the side of the phone bag.
i just love all the colours






these photos are of embroidered inner soles for shoes.
i just love the colour combo and the pretty sort of flower pattern.
i  will never use them in my shoes !!




the Macro gift seems to have left me with these pics.......but the drift is there .


2 comments:

Candra said...

lovely!

PS, I was playing that first video of dog and when she barked, it sent Peter into a frenzy!!

diane buckley said...

LOL....did peter understand the aussie accent ??. Dog loves to listen to herself some days and others she just listens to one bit and tunes out. dogs make me laugh.......a lot :-)