Thursday, October 13, 2016

Discovered: Stone Rose Soaps

One of the things I enjoy most about having stalls at Craft Markets, is that I get to spend time with other amazing & creative Artists.  And it was at one of these Markets that I first met Janine of Stone Rose Soaps. What attracted me to Janine's stall was the amazing colours of her products, so I wanted to share them with you too!   

Indian Summer

Please tell us a little about Yourself

I am the owner of my soap business and I also get to be at home to raise my children.  I am married with 3 children of my own and 3 step children.  My children are 10, 8 & 3 and they are the light of my life; they also help me with some of my projects.  My eldest daughter loves to pitch in with me and is already a mastermind of a few products of my line!

What / Who Inspires you in your Creative Process

My love affair with bathroom products began when I was much bigger - part of my short goals were to have treats that weren't food related.  I started finding food-like bathroom products and was absolutely delighted with them.  Soon after that I realized that I really needed to be making my own indulgences to my own style.  I love taking everyday items like oils and butters; and turning it into a scientific masterpiece!  Soaps and bath products don't have to be super expensive, and it's amazing how you can brighten someone's day with just a simple unique gift just for them.

What is your Favourite thing to Make / Sell

My favourite has to be the bath truffles/bath bomb cupcakes.  Behind each and every one made is a reminder that I am helping people to remember to love themselves, it's a little slice of heaven and indlugence just for yourself.  We don't take enough time for ourselves these days :) 

Cleopatra Cupcake

What's your Favourite item Currently available in your Shop

Either my Cleopatra line or my Pink Sugar line - they are my absolute fave scents!

Pink Sugar Handmade Coconut Milk Soap
What are you Hobbies outside of Crafting

I love to volunteer at my Church, I sing with the worship band and I love to spend time with my kids and my awesome family.  We all love to have time at the beach together, so we are really looking forward to summer.

If you could Travel anywhere in the World, where would you go and Why

I would love to take all my children on the Disney Cruise Liner, to see their faces all lit up would just rock my world and make me so happy!

You can find more of Janine's gorgeous products on her Facebook Page, Website and Etsy shop.   

Thanks so much for sharing with us Janine, and I hope one day that you get to take that dream trip with your children.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

HandBag Accessories

Those who know me, know that I love handbags. When on holiday and visiting local markets; the first place I head to is the handbag section.  And my favourite bags are the ones that come with accessories; pretty little zip pullers or cute decorations.

I started making some cute Bag Charms for my own handbags, and am now addicted to making them!  So have decided to list some on my MaxieK Creations website.   These add such cuteness to a plain handbag, adding that little bit extra 'bling'.

Below are a sample of what's available on my Website:

Cyrstal Bead Heart

Red Beaded Bag Charm

Aren't they cute? These will also make great keychains. To see other designs, head over and visit my MaxieK Creations website.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Scarf Types & Styles

Scarves come in all styles, shapes, sizes and colours.  I've noticed recently that various styles are called different names in different parts of the world. When searching online, this can be pretty confusing!

So to avoid confusion, below is a list of the styles we have available in our Maxies Knitwear shop.

Wrap Scarf

Wrap Scarf
This is the traditional style of scarf ... long or short but this scarf can be wrapped around the neck and worn as tight or loose as desired. 

Infinity Scarf

Infinity Scarf
Also known as a Circle Scarf; Infinity Scarves have the ends sewn together, and can be looped around the neck once or twice.  


Similar to a Circle Scarf, except a Cowl cannot be looped. Some styles sit comfortably over the neck and hang loose (or tight) in front. Others are held closed with buttons, ribbons or a knitted cord.

Ruffle Scarf

Ruffle Scarf
Ruffle Scarves are made with a special type of ribbon yarn. The yarn is usually polyester or mesh -  these can be worn in a variety of ways and add a bit of flair to any outfit.

Similar to a Cowl; a Snood is circle in appearance but is large enough to wear over the head while sitting comfortably around the neck at the same time.  

Mesh Scarf

Arm Knit Scarves
These lovely scarves are made just as they are named ... arms are used as needles.  Made with wool, polyester or mesh yarns; these Scarves are stylish and lovely to wear.  


Scoodies are hooded Scarves.  Fantastic for freezing cold winters; these Scarves are hats with scarves that wrap comfortably under the chin.