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..

28 October 2017....Unfortunately someone has chosen to copy/paste huge amounts from my old web pages....product information, receipes, soap making methods eg...and place this on the domain name I let go a few months ago. They can buy the domain name but that does not give access to my copyright material or the use of my registered business name.
If you go to that page it is not me you might be dealing with. The person hides behind a "disposable" email address

Sep 23, 2015


This was made with yoghurt after discussions with other soapmakers.
It feels great actually.
One is the inevitable lavender. It is just plain blue /purple with gold mica on top.
 The other is the last of a fragrance oil called *strawberry and cream*.

Apr 26, 2015

My beautiful *Shadow * dog has died

After a relatively short time being picky about her food, then not eating much and then eating nothing really......tests showed acute renal failure, amongst other things.
I chose to let her go peacefully and her vet came to our home on 24 April and she died with my son and I beside her.
We are bereft to have lost this beautiful, intelligent, loving dog. She amused us with her tricks, she loved to *work* and I will miss her picking up things from the floor and handing them to me. It sure saved my poor sore back.
She was just that one special animal that some of us are fortunate to own or meet in a lifetime.
The stories about her are legion, the memories endless, warm  and beautiful .
 she lives on forever.

She had had months of pain after a neck injury in late August 2014. Not being able to walk and being able to do nothing but lie around.
I nearly had her put down then but she finally suddenly got better and had some good weeks before the kidney failure. She was slow walking in the park in the last weeks... but still loved her social activities and knew what time it was when I should be preparing to take her out

The weird thing about her food on the last day was that I was eating an Anzac biscuit when she sniffed it and looked interested. I offered her a bit and she loved it and had a bit more. When my son came by with his chicken and ham sandwiches not yet eaten....she asked for some of that and looooooved it.
She had refused proper chicken, tuna, turkey, beef and her usual beloved dry cat food for the previous 24 hours

Our thanks to Matt and his team at Normanhurst Vet Practice. They care

 Here she is ready to go shopping a about 2 weeks ago. Looking very well

Wondering if I am ever coming back.

Here she is as she was recovering from the neck problems

Sitting with "her boy" waiting for the vet to arrive. 

Mar 8, 2015

The Working People

These are like pet rocks that you take to work. Two faces per rock . !!!
When you are worn out of working, when life becomes too much for the wages you are paid, when it is not time yet to take a break for a looooong lunch...... you can put out the misery side to give people a clue as to how it might be wise to approach you.
Howver if you have just done a great deal that seals your financial future, or even just gotten all that data set out right.......put the happy side facing clients or workmates . This will let everyone know that they can come and be happy with you.