Monday, 21 November 2011

Moving on, using up, making money......


A lovely basket of Hyacinths bought at Sundays Farmers Market.

This Sunday saw me bright and early at the Farmers Market, after this one I have only two Farmers Markets and two Craft Fairs left, then I am hanging up my retail hat to concentrate on our forthcoming move and setting up our new small holding.

We went to view our new property for a second time on Sunday afternoon and talked everything we were planning through with our prospective new landlords.  Luckily all the plans are gelling so well,  they are happy with what we want to do and that we can look after their two lovely cats while they are abroad for three years, and we are thrilled with the little bungalow and the four acres of land that we will have available to us.




In the meantime I have lots of stock to sell off to make moving house a little easier, and this time of year is the perfect time to let my loyal customers have some good bargains.....just in time for Christmas.  These soaps are about to be gift packaged, now I just have to get my thinking head on and figure out how I am going to do this.

The sort of stock I have, if not sold will be useful for us to keep anyway, candles, soaps and cards always come in handy, and our next few years of living frugally while we attempt to save super quick to buy our forever home is a good time to have a little stash in the cupboard.

I'm off to play in my little workroom to see what I can make out of what I have left.

Sue xx

11 comments:

  1. I just love your blog - I always dreamed of living your kind of life but I have got as close as I can to it and am quite content - especially now I have found such like minded souls on these blogs.

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  2. The soap looks lovely....bet it smells yummy!x

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  3. Can't wait for you to share some details of your new life with us. I bet it will be just as interesting as the last few years have been.

    How is your Dad getting on?

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  4. Great to hear your plans are comig together - so exciting.

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  5. Thank you for the lovely comments.

    My Dad is slowly recuperating thanks Kim, he is taking things one day at a time but gradually gathering his strength, with the love of my Mum he will be back to his lovely self before we know it.

    We still have our fingers crossed for our new little patch, so I'm trying desperately hard not to jinx it by getting too excited......so hard not to though :-)

    Sue xx

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  6. Oh how exciting Sue, I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that all goes well with your move:) I love how you say "forever home"♥♥ Linda xx

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  7. Hi sue, I've just found your blog and I love it! Such a nice mix of crafty, simple living and dreaming :) I really hope your small holding works out, it sounds amazing - best of luck
    Astra xx

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  8. I agree, this new stage in your life is so exciting.

    Sft x

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  9. we are in a similair postion to you although our move is not as finalised as yours!

    Re soap packaging : I have seen handmade soaps tied with raffia on top of a folded facecloth to make pretty parcels, I think these would look fab finished with parcel tag labels on. I may have a pic save somewhere, which might help visualise it better.

    Shaz

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  10. I found it

    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm221/red_loony/Craft/brummelflannel.jpg

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  11. Hi Shaz, thanks for going to the trouble of finding me the link. It's something similar to what I do, I use either a face cloth or my little wooden soap dishes. (And I LOVE raffia!!)

    This time I think I am going down the pretty paper and ribbon route, I'll post a picture when they're all done, they just need another day of drying time.

    Sue xx

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