A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to meet up with my good blogging friend Vicki. If you haven't visited Vicki's blog you really should, she makes the most beautiful dyed fabrics, and posts about quilting and other crafts.
On her visit Vicki gifted me with a couple of her lovely hand made soaps, and I have to confess a new love affair began. Ever since I have been treating myself to handmade when it comes time to replace the soap bar. Granted mass produced soaps are a whole lot cheaper but the variety of fabulous fragrances and colours that handmade soap makers come up with is just wonderful.
Every other Sunday there is a little market held just round the corner from my home. There are only a few stalls and I wouldn't say that the market is worth a special trip but as it's only a minutes walk from my front door I usually end up there and more often than not come away with something, usually one of these lovely apricot danishes
At the last market there was a lovely lady selling some of her handmade soap so I just had to indulge. She had some really cute little bags full of some of the end cuts of her bars, which I thought would be a great way of sampling a range without having to spend a small fortune :)