We wrapped up the weekend with this pic. Both Jules and I were impressed with the number of folks who happened by and browsed our shops. The weather turned into summer overnight. It was hot and muggy, Louisiana style during the festival!
I did a quick tour of my flower gardens and once again it seems there will be no hydrangea buds. At least not now. I might possibly luck out and have some during the second part of summer. On a good garden note, I have tons of brown eye Susan's and the Zinnia and cone flowers will be blow'in in the summer wind soon. I love flowers!
I think there was mention of these to-go soap bins in an earlier post. Here's a picture of the cardboard soap totes. They come in handy for shows. I simply created a label to fit the front so that folks would know to whom this sudsy aromatic moisture rich soap belongs to. Or should I say manufactured by. Okay... Anyway, if you're a soap maker and wish to display your soaps in a bin, you can find the bins at most paper supply houses. They are called "part bins." You can get them in white also.
A new wall hanging that was made with minimal effort. They have these prints available now at the fabric store. I simply purchased a dowel and sewed a simple stitch across the panel so that I could insert to hold into place. I then tied an extra wide piece of cotton binding to hang. Easy peachy! The fabric shops have a variety of designs to choose from. I guess you'd call it "Semi Hand Made."
I am in love with these organic cotton soap mitts! I believe the trim is an Ashwell, but I'm not positive. I've had the fabric for awhile and I can't remember since I'm a fabric swatch collector. Do a search for small blue roses, Rachel Ashwell and I bet it will come up in your search.
I've been taking advantage of the blooming peonies and incorporating them in photo's. They're gone now. However, a few posts back I mentioned how I was going to experiment drying the blooms. I just checked on the blooms hanging in the dark room and they're drying to perfection. No sand of silica gel needed, simply hang three or four, no more, in a dark room. The blooms will make a lovey dried arrangement.
Dabbling in some package tweaking. You may notice the "Friendship Soap" looks different. I prefer the monotone coloring with the white linen handkerchiefs.
Enjoy caring and sharing days.
With all good wishes,