So as it was a Bank Holiday weekend, I decided to tackle a few projects at home. First I got some green material from East Street Market in London (2 metres for £2.30), finally worked out how to thread my coral John Lewis sewing machine, using a Youtube tutorial (!) and made a little curtain to cover my cube storage unit where I keep the products I’ve made.
Next, I made the obligatory Bank Holiday trip to Ikea in Wembley to get a new desk and pink office chair, both of which had to be assembled by self. Once those were done, I moved the desk into where the old one was and put pink & white polka dot vinyl on top so it is easy to wipe clean and looks fab!
I then reorganised my stationery and supplies and other bits and pieces, and finally cleared out what I no longer needed (bin, charity shop, eBay) to create a great creative workspace. See what you think!
Desk & office chair – Ikea, Mini drawer unit – TK Maxx, White shelving (actually a shoe rack) – Argos, Polka Dot Vinyl – St Albans Market
We didn’t get to see much of Ricky Week in the end, but we started it with Little Fox Market on the Saturday then we went to the Canal Festival on the Sunday. The weather was beautiful, the canal boats between Batchworth Lock & Stockers Lock were colourful and diverse, there was music, stalls selling all sorts of foods, gifts, garden furniture, there was a performance stage where some of the local performing arts schools sang and danced and we even witnessed the escape of some naughty sheep and goats. A magnificent end to a fantastic week of celebrating the joy that is Rickmansworth!
Saturday 10th of May was another Little Fox Market at St Mary’s in Ricky, which was also the beginning of the annual Ricky Week! The market went very well for us, despite the April-style showers interspersed with beautiful sunshine and blue skies. It was also good to get some feedback from customers on our products, and chat to friends who popped by.
The stall didn’t look as amazing as I’d hoped because we were a little low on stock, having rushed to get our products into Rebel Pebble for opening day, but thankfully we did okay. Our body butters will be back in June…I promise!
Exciting news! The Soap Cabin now has a shelf in brand new shop REBEL PEBBLE in Watford High Street!
We are renting the shelf for 3 months initially to see how things go. The Parade end of the High Street (near the Pond) is now being redeveloped, so it should once again be a busy area, after having suffered the effects of a large shopping centre at the bottom end of the high street. Rebel Pebble is a shop for local, handmade crafts, with space downstairs where they will be holding regular workshops and artist exhibitions, something truly unique to Watford. We know some of the other crafters, having met them through Queens Road Summer Market and other such events.
Pop in and have a look! Rebel Pebble, 98 The Parade, High Street, Watford WD17 1AW