Honey, It’s Bath Time! (published Willow & Sage)

Hello Everyone
Earlier this year, a wonderful and completely unexpected opportunity came my way from Stampington & Co which resulted in me being published in Willow & Sage.
Willow & Sage is a magazine I haven’t mentioned before because it specialises in handmade bath and beauty products, something I would love to dabble in one of those days but at the moment, it is an area I haven’t dipped into and therefore, have never submitted to this title. That’s one of the reasons that the opportunity was such a bolt out of the blue for me.
My article in the Summer issue is all about packaging. With bath products in mind, with ingredients of honey or lavender, I set about creating a set with peat pots which would contain bath bombs and a soap bar wrap, all of which would be tucked inside a kraft bag.
I am sure you understand that I do not feel comfortable sharing instructions, what with them being published in Willow and Sage but I will share some photos.
A bath bomb would nestle comfortably in the peat pot, amongst the scrunched raffia.onegiftsetThroughout, the colour palette is that of lavender and the natural colours of burlap, jute and the peat pots.potslynneA little stamped tag.  You can probably guess what the tag is made from!fivepeatpotA soap bar wrap, with the same supplies as those on the peat pots other than switching the style of the burlap flower.
sevensoapwrapThe gift bag.  Apologies for the strange angle of the photograph and it also does not show that the gift bag is a decent size, after all it had to house all of the above.twogiftbaglynnemThank you to Natalie Way and Christen Hammons for this wonderful opportunity and to Catherine Moore from Character Constructions and Suzanne Melvin from Oxford Impressions, whose stamps I used.
Thank you so much to you, for taking the time to visit this post.

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Annie G
    Aug 02, 2016 @ 12:45:56

    Wow!!! Absolutely beautiful packaging Lynne x love the details and perfect stamping. A real inspiration x
    Huge congratulations on your publication, which is so deserved

    Huge hugs
    Annie x


  2. Lynn Fox
    Aug 02, 2016 @ 13:11:33

    Exquisite! What splendid baskets and the tags are just the thing to “make” them perfect!


  3. Hazel Agnew
    Aug 02, 2016 @ 14:36:16

    They are utterly adorable Lynne. inspired colour scheme and choice of materials…..a definite hit from me! xx


  4. Sue F
    Aug 02, 2016 @ 15:28:35

    Beautiful packaging that makes a gift extra special. The colours and materials you’ve used really complement the products and I’m not surprised your work was published. Congratulations.


  5. corrinegilman
    Aug 02, 2016 @ 15:34:26

    You are just everywhere these days. Who would’t want a give pot like that. I have some square peat pots here waiting for some decoration, have not touched them, bit I know they are waiting….nice inspiration, thanks! xox


  6. Dorthe Hansen
    Aug 02, 2016 @ 16:39:16

    Congratulations, my dear friend, what beautiful published products, to hold some lovely soaps. Your chosen materials and colors are wonderfully saying,- lavender and honey, and I can vision a big gorgeous piece of lavender soap sticking out from the peat pots and wrapping , or honey, too, —–love the bee on your beautiful bag, and the little sweet tags. Also your flowers are gorgeous, Lynne.
    A new wonderful adventure for you, to be posted in Willow & Sage, and you so deserves it !!!


  7. Julie Lee
    Aug 02, 2016 @ 20:34:11

    What gorgeous packaging, Lynne. These would really contribute to the perfect gift.Congratulations on publication in this magazine too! Your journey continues to inspire and delight us! xxx


  8. Meggymay
    Aug 02, 2016 @ 22:35:08

    Stunning packaging projects. They look just as special as the gift they will contain. Congratulations on being published in the magazine.
    Yvonne xx


  9. thecobweboriumemporium
    Aug 02, 2016 @ 23:03:57

    Beautiful Lynne. Truly.
    love ~ C ❤ bs. x


  10. Irmgard
    Aug 03, 2016 @ 08:44:31

    What an amazing idea to give little peat pots a makeover – great! Thanks for this wonderful inspiration
    best wishes, Irmgard


  11. gio
    Aug 04, 2016 @ 13:07:37

    Amazing makes, Lynne. I can easily imagine them in the magazine, these are so beautiful!


  12. Win Dinn
    Aug 04, 2016 @ 15:04:35

    Congratulations, Lynne – that’s a GREAT opportunity, and look at the wonderful results. Well done.


  13. Samantha Read
    Aug 06, 2016 @ 09:45:56

    I’m just going to have to get a thesaurus so I can find new words to use instead of, beautiful and gorgeous when I visit your blog!


  14. pearshapedchris
    Aug 08, 2016 @ 14:57:36

    What fabulous packaging! Wonderful new on your being published in Willow and Sage! Chrisx


  15. craftytrog
    Aug 10, 2016 @ 20:14:21

    I’ve never heard of this magazine Lynne. Your projects are simply beautiful!!! Congratulations! xx


  16. Jackie P Neal
    Sep 16, 2016 @ 13:02:33

    How clever the packaging you created! I love those peat pots- so very sweet!! and a huge congratulations to you again! On a very well deserved publishing!! xoxo


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