Thursday, November 27, 2012
Looking through my dashboard, I found this blog that I’d started on Nov 15 but hadn’t posted .. so will share this now!
Oh .. we are so very lucky here in Victoria!! There have been several days of sunshine, such a welcome from the overcast rainy days. Although, I really don’t mind those kinds of days … those are the days when I can do the work inside the house. The work that just doesn’t get done on sunny days .. when the garden calls out to me and I answer readily by going outside.
Or, perhaps it’s time to go on a shopping & exploring day with a good friend. Or .. actually, I can pick any number of reasons to not do housework .. but, no worries, I always do my fair share of keeping our happy home nice and tidy!
I’ve been so busy lately, feel like I’m on whirling merry-go-round ..but enjoying the ride!
In addition to getting back into soap making, I’ve nearing the end of my landscaping course, normal housework duties and collecting oak leaves for the garden. So far I think that I’ve collected nearly 30 bags and yesterday I went for more! There is a lovely large property not far from our home .. with many oak trees and the generous owners of this place allow me to gather as many leaves as I want! Yesterday found me dashing over there and madly filling as many bags as possible before dusk descended. Those wonderful handy-hands (large plastic flat circles, with a zig-zag edging) allow me to scoop up large amount of leaves at one time. I posted pics last year and will take another today, to show what they look like.
I’d filled about 18 bags and finally accepted the fact that it was too dark to see the leaves clearly, so I stuffed 8 bags into my little car (now, I would have taken a picture of that but it was too dark) and have a collection of 10 more to go back and pick up. Oh, lovely food for the garden this will be!
I took a few pics from my first sale effort in more than 20 years! I had set up a table at a flea market on Sunday past … it wasn’t the right venue for my soaps, but it was a start!
I really enjoy talking with people and so I really enjoyed my first foray into the selling arena. Although it wasn’t a craft show .. it brought me back to the lovely world of selling things I made and also gave me the opportunity to listen to lovely conversations, feeling the happy energy of people shopping for things that interested them.
And I have made inquiries to join a few more craft sales in the city .. small ones .. more personal than huge organized ones. Perhaps I’ll try for them next year. For now though, I am quite content at rejoining my initial excitement at creating soaps … and look forward to playing around with the various combinations. There is the creative energy that I’ve reconnected with. So very much fun.
Well .. on with this day ….