It has been one heck of a year this year, but we just wanted to say thank you for continuing to buy our goodies throughout the pandemic, and for following and liking our social media posts.
We’ve been doing this Soap Cabin thing for a long time now, and have decided to take a longer Christmas break than usual from making and selling (and all the other stuff!), and so we’ll be closed until the end of January. As well as a break, it also gives us a bit of time to think about what we want to do next. We started out in 2011 by selling our soaps at boutique fairs and craft markets, and this is our absolute favourite thing.
This year we would have been at our regular monthly gig, the Red Kite Craft Market in Little Chalfont, along with bigger annual events like Denham Village Fayre, Croxley Revels, and many of the Christmas fairs that usually take place. As you’re aware, all of these types of events were all cancelled due to the pandemic, but we really hope that these events can come back next year. It’s all a bit unknown at the moment, but there is the great news of the vaccine that is being administered as we speak. Obviously it will take time, but it will be so nice to see people at our stall once again! I’m going to have a think about how we do testers and samples at our table because it won’t be a good idea for lots of hands to be handling soap testers!
Here’s to a much better and more positive 2021 full of fun events and hopefully see you in person soon… Happy New Year! x
I know Summer has only just begun, but last weekend we took part in our 4th market of the busy summer festival season. We were at the amazing Croxley Revels in Watford, which saw thousands of people descend on the Green for an afternoon of fun, food, performances, and a fantastic array of stalls (including ours!). The weather was stunning and it was great that were able to continue to showcase our new Island Balm, which is proving very popular. We have also been having lots of conversations about being environmentally friendly and the fact that we have pretty much eliminated single-use plastics from our products. It hasn’t been easy when it comes to packaging glycerine soaps that attract moisture, but it’s definitely worth it!
Another busy event for us was Denham Village Fayre on the late May Bank Holiday Monday. Lots of people there from far and wide to enjoy the quaint South Buckinghamshire village (think Midsomer Murders) and all the amazing stalls lining the thoroughfare. It was our second year there, and it was even better than before.
New to our list this year is the Red Kite Craft Market, which runs alongside the Farmers’ Market in Little Chalfont, South Bucks on the 2nd Saturday of the Month. We are hoping to make this our ‘regular’ market, so that we have some continuity and the locals can get to know us. It has been a little quiet so far (May & June), not helped by terrible weather, but we hope it will pick up again (come along!). Because of holidays and other commitments, we won’t be there again until October (possibly September, but we’ll keep you posted).
Well now that that is done, we’re on to booking our Christmas markets, would you believe?!
We’ve just booked onto the Chalfont Crafty Collective Summer Fair, which takes place on Saturday 3rd June! Hope you can join us if you’re in the area. This event started last year, but it is getting busier every time, which is great! It currently only takes place once a quarter, which is probably a good idea at this early stage. We’re looking forward to it and hope the weather is as amazing as it was at the weekend just gone!
YES! We are currently in the process of booking this year’s fairs ‘n’ markets, so do check back shortly when we should have some dates confirmed! We are looking at what worked and what didn’t work for us in 2015. We are looking at new markets which will be popping up in Gerrards Cross and Amersham in Bucks in the spring, so watch this space.
In the meantime, check out our awesome sale on body butters, skin balm and body oils, all 20% off!
At the moment we are working around the clock (as my nan would say) to get our products ready for the first of our line-up of Christmas fairs, the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home Christmas Fair at The Beaconsfield School (not to be confused with Beaconsfield High School) up the road in South Bucks. We’ve been melting butter, mixing and pouring oils, infusing soap mix with essential oils, wrapping, sticking, labelling, stamping, ordering more supplies, stressing…. It’ll all be fine…I’m sure!