Tuesday, April 28, 2009

grand opening sale

finally got nearly everything listed in our new bigcartel shop
so we are offering free shipping anywhere in australia when you purchase any 2 products....or more :)
Here are a few you might not have seen before

All made with our extra virgin olive oil, cocoa butter, carnauba wax and beeswax base in a 15ml glass jar
Sweet lips Soothing, healing salve for lips
honey, essential oils of peppermint, lavender and tea tree
Cocoa balm Comfort food for lips
With Lindt 85% dark chocolate
Blackbutt Lip balm With unprocessed blackbutt honey (Eucalyptus patens)
Jarrah Lip balm With unprocessed jarrah honey (Eucalyptus marginata)

huge spiced block for blokes.........can be cut into smaller pieces in your kitchen!
measures approx. 20mm X 95mm x 95mm and weighs around 170gm
We make our bar soap from 93% West Australian extra virgin olive oil, a little castor oil for lather, beeswax, essential oils and clays.
cinnamon leaf, clove, patchouli, cedarwood, sweet orange, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, red clay

For Farmers & Serious Gardeners Natural Luxurious protective emollients for hands lightly scented with antibacterial essential oils. Also perfect for people who wash their hands often- nurses! or kitchen workers......(thats me!)

Rose Hip Oil aids cell regeneration, helps to reduce pigmentation, raised scars and stretch marks & it protects from free radical damage. It contains high levels of essential fatty acids oleic, linoleic and linolenic, which help maintain healthy skin, is anti-inflammatory & protects from allergens and toxins. A natural source of trans-retinoic acid (vitamin A).

we use it in our rose hip cream! you only need a few drops at most if using neat! some of our customers also add it themselves to our other products!

this 10ml glass bottle contains: 100% certified organic rose hip oil (Rosa canina) ACO 10186 P

Naturally fermented in salt and water, olives are an ideal table or bar snack with natural flavours imparted by the pickling process. Include in salads, tapas and antipasto or on their own.
Green olives Oregano
olives, salt, rainwater, white wine vinegar, oregano, garlic, extra virgin olive oil.
Green olives Chilli
olives, salt, rainwater, white wine vinegar, chilli, garlic, extra virgin olive oil.
Kalamata Chilli
olives, rainwater, salt, red wine vinegar, garlic, chilli, extra virgin olive oil.
kalamata cabernet
olives, rainwater, salt, red wine, red wine vinegar, garlic, extra virgin olive oil.

A delicious blend of nuts and spices. a traditional middle eastern breakfast. Toast in a dry pan to enhance flavours in spices then Dip fresh bread into extra virgin olive oil then into dukkah.
Chickpeas, sesame seeds, coriander, almonds, cumin, paprika, tumeric, hazelnuts, garlic, sea salt, may include peanuts.

sesame seeds, chickpeas, mixed nuts including peanuts, coriander, cumin, paprika, garlic, chilli, sea salt.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

balingup small farm field day

wood fired small farm slow rides

my dog is the same size as a horse

hippies abound

things to watch out for

breakfast @ fre-jac of balingup

more breakfast @ fre-jac of balingup

more breakfast @ fre-jac of balingup

chook trailer

local dreaded alpacas

persian sheep

the piggy


poll dorsets


our olives

local alpaca beanies

melanian sheep being spun

expensive shelf

night market

margaret river wine harvest festival

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

winner of Ēostre giveaway is....... !!!!

the names that went into the persian shoe


thanks for entering everyone!!

the name that came out of the persian shoe.................

it's the foot balm the foot balm!!!

your feet will soon be feeling better Ange!!

so get your address to me Ange of the about to be eased feet!
tranquillita (at) bigpond (dot) com

Thursday, April 9, 2009

thoughtful thursday

thought i would look around to see what is on bigcartel as i made a shop there
thought i quite liked this
which is also on etsy

thought i might have to buy it
then i looked further and found this

then i found this

then i found this

by crankbunny
Published on May 14, 2008 in This Handmade Life
then i thought i am going to be in strife because i have spent so much time wandering around here instead of getting ready for 4 big markets this weekend, 2 of which i have to do myself and its now 1.17am on thoughtful thursday and i still have to make heaps of stuff including a new banner of some sort for the stall tent, so i thought i should go to sleep instead of posting this but i posted it anyway.

Monday, April 6, 2009


or any other 2 products
listed in our etsy shop in US$
or in our bigcartel shop in AU$
with free shipping to anywhere in australia!

normally $7 to WA $9 to far away in the east

you can pamper your mum or buy 'em for yourself if you are a mum or even if you arent a mum

ROSE HIP CREAM 120ML Gentle everyday cream to moisturise dry faces. Certified organic rose hip oil, rose hydrosol & essential oils of West Australian sandalwood & rose geranium. Rose Hip oil aids cell regeneration and protects from free radical damage and helps maintain healthy skin. Rose Hydrosol to soothe and soften sensitive, dry or mature skin Sandalwood and Rose Geranium to uplift and calm. Beneficial for dry skin, to balance oily skin and soothe sensitive skin. Balancing for all types of skin. ✿ our best seller! ✿

ROSE HYDROSOL 50ML Softening, soothing rose hydrosol. Great for all skin types, especially sensitive and/or mature. Use as a toner or as a moisturising,uplifting mist any time. Hydrosols are the condensation that is collected during the steam distillation process used to extract essential oils. this bottle contains 100% unadulterated certified organic rose hydrosol (no added preservative....or anything else!!) Certification: (10186P) Australian Certified Organic (ACO) & United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

snake to start the day?

watered the overgrown vege garden this morning

by hand

picked tonights dinner

had 2 coffees, washed and hung out tablecloths for this weekends market stalls, got 2 batches of castile and shampoo i made yesterday into their 30 litre dilution pots,

got lids on 70 foot balm, 40 jarrah lip balm and 40 balm for baby bottoms.........................then cleared the decks for lotion orders that came in unexpectedly this morning....

i heard the doglets warning bark! which means...COME AND LOOK SOMEONE!... RIGHT NOW!!!!...........................................yes, it IS a shouting bark, continuous, short, deep wooooffs : )
so i went to find him............out the back of the Shed, he was looking pointedly, but at a distance of half a metre, at the compost i have under black plastic, so with caution i picked up the handy hoe, pushed the bricks off and lifted up the plastic! ..........and sure enough there was a beautiful young dugite, its a bit late in the year, but it was warm and sunny today and there are lots of mice about

so we (the dog and me) called for assistance from the other half, collected various utensils for catching and bagging to take away elsewhere....i was sceptical about this part......especially as i was asked to hold the bag open?????......but by the time we got back it had slipped away to somewhere else in the vege patch, so i didnt get a photo to show you : (
i nicked this one from here! because its the same coulour
it reappeared at the other end of the garden 30 metres away about an hour later, and went under some large pot plants that unfortunately havent been weeded around since spring, so i suppose thats another job to add to the list for me and the dog on the weekend while the other half does markets on his own.

so after another coffee and a sit down we went back to the 'big kitchen' to start making 60 lotions for orders and 100 for stock, and its now 9pm and there is one batch of 60 left to bottle!
phew!!............ what a day! perhaps i will warm them up and bottle in the morning