Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Getting Ready for the Thames Festival

For the past month or so i have been super busy getting ready for the 'Thames Festival'.  The event will be held over two days (10th & 11th September) along the Thames with various events taking place.  I will only be participating on the 11th but i am still mega excited since this is my first really big fair, the location is right next to the 'Tate' and it's an incredible opportunity for me to show my products to the wider audience.

I started my preparations over a month ago, but with so much going on in my little world that i hardly took any pictures along the way.  
I started off making my soap batches since i know that once they are made i can just leave them to cure for a month while i work on my other products.  
A few of my soaps curing
Next....i decided to get my logo done by the lovely Bonita from 'It's all about the Graphics'.
I had an idea of what i wanted, something simple with a vintage look, and nothing too flowery.  so i was really pleased with the final outcome.  She also designed my avatar and banner for my folksy shop which i was really pleased with.

Pauline from 3 Little Finches, designed labels for my Lavender & Bergamot Balm, Vanilla & Vetiver Balm, Gardeners Balm, Lime Lip Balm and Vanilla Lip Balm.  The labels came out superb and they make my products look a million times more professional. 
( i just discovered the colour accent function on my camera so some of the pics are not colour )

One of the products which sells really well at fairs are my bath fizzies with Epsom salt.  I decided to make a batch of 'Rose & Geranium' and a batch of 'Lavender' bath fizzies.  I usually package them in a brown kraft box with some ribbon tied around, and honestly they look really cute.

My favourite soy wax candles in Lavender & Bergamot, Ylang ylang & Grapefruit and Clove & Orange have also been made for the fair.


  1. Good luck with the festival, I really hope it goes well for you, the products look lovely

  2. Good luck, hope you have a great time and sell loads. They all look fabulous.

  3. oooooooooh...I would spend myself silly at your stand!! Lovely looking product you have there. Best of luck and sell all!

  4. thanks, i really hope it goes well for me.
    I'm a little worries that it may rain on the day, its an outdoor event and the weather in London has been terrible for the past few days...fingers crossed !!

  5. Your products look beautiful and I hope You can sell a lot of them ät the fair. I cross my fingers for You.

  6. Thnaks for the lovely comment! Your products look fantastic and very professional. And your logo looks great too. Good luck with the festival, I'm sure everyone will love Bobbins and Balms.

    Emily x

  7. Ooooh your products look divine! Just been looking round your blog some really interesting posts love those printed lavender bags, just really lovely!1