Eco-Brown Wrapping Paper

Here’s one for all you last minute wrappers, pimp your brown paper! *Eco note- do the scrunch test: if wrapping paper bounces back after you’ve scrunched it into a ball, it has plastic in it so will have to go into the bin. Brown paper- 100% recyclable! What you’ll need: Brown paper White emulsion paint […]

Lavender Wheat Bags

We’re continuing our handmade Christmas gift ideas, we’ve got another one from director Lesley and her take on the Wheat Bag from Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton’s book ‘Handmade Spa’ it is full of inspirational ideas & tempting recipes. This one is particularly good if you have any last minute gifts, a secret santa that […]

Handmade Christmas Decoration Ideas

Michael Buble is being played in the office, the glitter is out, the heater is on and we’re all hugging mugs of tea, that can only mean one thing… it’s December!!!! If, like us, December is the official time to begin the festive household decorating, then we’ve got a few ideas for you. We’ll be […]

Air Dry Clay Decorations

With the arrival of December this week’s #makeitmonday means we’re officially allowed to get festive!!! In the run up to Christmas we’ll be showcasing a few different handmade decoration & gift ideas, to make your house a beautiful festive warm space or give something to your loved ones to cherish, all whilst keeping costs down, […]

Have a Merry Craftmas

  Say no to mass-produced Christmas It is becoming more and more apparent that our traditional ‘mass produced’ Christmas that we have all been so used to over the last few decades, is getting far less fashionable. In light of the recent startling affects that plastic consumption has had on our environment, a ripple affect […]

Cosy Fireplace Reed Diffuser

NEW FRAGRANCE ALERT!! A new product always calls for a special ‘MakeitMonday’. Last week, 3 new seasonal fragrances made their way into the hands of the creative suite staff and it got us excited for the colder months ahead. With the autumnal equinox falling yesterday, the evenings will now be getting shorter, so it’s time […]

Plastic Alternatives- join the revolution with a few simple steps!

A brief intro: Single use plastic has recently become the enemy, with more and more people saying ‘no’ to unwanted packaging, what plastic free alternatives are readily available out there? Here are a few changes that are already in place in many people’s day to day lives:       Choosing loose fruit & vegetable in […]

Scallop Shell candle

On a recent trip to the South Devon coast, I collected a bag full of scallop shells from the beach that the local fishermen had discarded (after keeping their delicious catch). I bought them in for a brainstorming session to the creative team, whilst thinking what to do with all these wonderful shells, we took […]

Lesley Loves…Fabric dyeing with a ‘natural twist’

Our products are not just suitable for use in soap and toiletries but we have ingredients that can be used for a variety of crafting activities. Like many of our customers, I have many crafting hobbies and often try new things after reading books, looking at social media and websites for inspiration. Currently, I am […]

#MakeItMonday- Reed Diffusers

Reed diffusers are a brilliant way to scent your room and they look great. Today we are using our Large Reed Diffuser Kit to make our own reed diffusers. You can customise this with your own choice of colour and fragrance so they look great in your home. Ingredients: 1 x 250ml ‘Premium Display’ Clear […]