It's spring but still so cold and windy! So, I'm still mostly indoors spinning wool and ideas for new products to add to my ever expanding list. Talking of new products, I finally have a special topical salve that many of my customers over the years have requested - Natural Skin Aid Salve as
My 2021 start hasn't gone according to plan! January was meant to be my break and a month for rest it but ended up being exceptionally busy due to family commitments and obligations. I barely had time to make and restock items that had run out or were running low. So come February and
My free postage deal for purchases of $50 and over has been working a treat for many. After some thought, I have decided to keep this on for at least until the end of the year. It is something I intend to review as time goes on. Along with my customers, I have also
I'm feeling very thankful. Online sales have increased in the past week and I am ever so grateful to have the support of my customers through this amazing world of internet shopping. It has been exciting to see customers making use of the free postage and
There are some key words that are foundational in my business. Local is one of them. A major portion of products at handmadeandmarina depends on raw materials from local sources and outlets. As I have often reiterated in the past, no local resources, no handmadeandmarina! So it follows that my
It's Autumn here already in this corner of Australia and I've got a number of gardening projects that I'm hanging out to get started on! The rush to start planting out winter vegetable seedlings might be a bit premature though as there are a few more 30'C days ahead of us. Last Sunday's seedling
Can you believe it's the end of 2018 already? I've been having a great break catching up on a number of unfinished projects including my blog update. Time flies when you are having fun. It's summer here in the southern hemisphere and as we brace ourselves for another hot Christmas day (something that those
It takes approximately three months before I make my natural handcrafted soaps available for sale. I often describe my soaps as fine wine that gets better with age. That is the nature of these pure olive oil soaps created without extracting the glycerine by-product beneficial for the skin or the addition of synthetic alternatives.