Today we introduce Hannah, of Speckled Fawn Soaps, a Fairy Tale Fair newbie. We look forward to seeing Hannah’s handmade soaps, which you can find in the entrance hall! Find out more…
“I enjoy the fact I know I’m creating something pretty and useful from scratch, it’s really satisfying. I’m overcome with joy every time I take a new soap out of the mould and see how it’s turned out!”– Hannah
Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….
My name is Hannah, I run Speckled Fawn Soaps and I make handmade soaps by the traditional cold-process method, meaning I make them entirely from scratch so I know about every ingredient that goes in! I use natural ingredients wherever I can, all my soaps are always vegan-friendly, and I use a blend of oils and butters that make them really nourishing for the skin as well as super-pretty!
How would you describe your style?
I like to make my soaps as visually appealing as possible by using flowers, swirls and other decorations. I use good quality ingredients to create lovely but affordable bars of soap that look good enough to eat!
How long have you been making your soaps?
I’m still a relative newcomer, I only made my first soap about 6 months ago. It was so satisfying when it came out well that I had to make more. I started giving my soaps as presents and people seemed to like them, so I decided to get assessed to ensure my soaps all fell under EU safety regulations so that I could begin selling. Now most evenings I can be found making soap in my kitchen!
Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?
Florals are popular, rose always seems to be a winner. But I’m working on quite a few new ideas at the moment so that could all change.
What do you enjoy most about your craft?
Mostly the fact I know I’m creating something pretty and useful from scratch, it’s really satisfying. I’m overcome with joy every time I take a new soap out of the mould and see how it’s turned out!
Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?
This is my first craft fair so far, but I’m really excited for it and as soap making seems to be taking over my life now, I hope to do many more.
What items and Mother’s day/ Easter gifts will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?
My soaps make ideal gifts, especially for occasions such as Mother’s Day. At the fair I will have see-through decorative fabric bags available to package soaps in, making them ready to give as a present.
What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
I still have LOTS of ideas for future soaps, and I intend to work my way through them all! I am also currently arranging to teach my first soap making class which will be really exciting. I don’t really have an ultimate goal, but I’m taking it one step at a time, and right now I’m spending a lot of time doing something I really enjoy which is what matters.
Come along this Saturday the 9th of March to find out more!