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  1. The run up to Christmas is so exciting as a crafter; preparing plenty of stock, attending markets, experimenting with new ideas, and I have also started to appreciate other handmade crafts much more since getting into soap making. In fact, I've just joined forces with some other amazing crafters to offer our services all in one place!

    Handmade Fair is launching soon, so watch this space, like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Handmade-Fair/560928657345070 and follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/fairhandmade to find out more!!

     

     

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  2. As Birch Lea Soaperie was only launched in June this year I have never experienced Christmas selling before, but I have quickly come to realise that you need to prepare for the festive season very early in the year when running a small business!

    I have never even thought about Christmas in August before, but now I am having to prepare extra stock to sell, order more ingredients, practice some new products, plan for more safety assessments and book on as many stalls as I can fit in on the run up to Christmas - it's all soap, soap, soap in our house at the mo! I absolutely LOVE crimbo, but I wonder if I'll be ready for a holiday come Boxing Day?!

    It's all good fun though, and I'm really excited for the Christmas fayres I'll be attending. Check out my Events page for dates and locations and please pop over to see me - that way you'll get to smell before you buy!! Plus, there'll be extra special gift hampers available.

    Hope to see you there! (But let's make the most of the last couple of weeks of summer first!)

    Leanne x