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Women and Home shoot, in my home…!

Had two fabulous photographers over this afternoon and evening taking snaps amid much banter and laughter for the August 2011 edition of “Woman and Home” magazine. Indira Flack and Paul Lund had me staging shots of making, cutting, packaging, delivering, leaning against the Aga, sitting on the railings outside the cottage, walking with tray of soap down Bridge St, past pub, under the church, down Back Lane…. as you do… in…

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Aga photoshoot

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Today a couple of peop’s came over to the cottage to take some soap making snaps of me and the Aga… they are doing features on younger (!) women and how they use their beloved Agas…….. it was a hot shoot to say the very least but immense fun….!

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The Big Chill = Soap Makers Dream!

As the country grinds to a halt with temperatures of -5degrees and below I am a jolly happy soap maker as the temperatures make my life so much easier – popping the stock pots outside to cool faster! Perfect! However, the workshop was too cold even for hardy little me so I dragged everything into the kitchen and, like the good old days set up over the Aga and measured,…

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Making up bespoke orders…

Busy day in the workshop today making up bespoke batches for the fabulous Betty Twyford range…  below are a couple of batches of the “Betty Twyford Bar” which contains Lavender and Orange with a lady like Little pink oxide swirl to finish it off – George’s Bar is a more manly green (French Green Clay) with a blend of ‘manly’ essential oils…..  will chop them up in the morning and…

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