Sunday, April 24, 2011


Happy Easter Weekend !

I need a good nest ... er ... I mean REST. Taking a well-deserved break this weekend to potter around my work space, spend time with the kiddos and to recover from my perpetual Lack-Of-Sleep *sheepish grin**

Our latest collection of Nesting Eggs is now available from the Garden Shop at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. They make lovely gifts this Easter and are perfect for Mother's Day as well ♥

Nesting Eggs - Handcrafted Soap

The soapy eggs are molded whole from authentic quail eggs and are speckled with gold mica. The nests are oodles of noodle soap ! and yup, the box is also handcrafted by me  :)

Beautifully packaged, ready for gift-giving ♥

and when you are at the Garden Shop, do check out my very favourite corner !

Visual merchandising at the Garden Shop, Singapore Botanic Gardens -- by Donovan Teo.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

E is for ETSY

We are officially on !!

Now...this one MUST announce. It is a major achievement for me. C'mon ... I'd set up shop back in December 2009 but had wilfully neglected it. Then, I had promised f-o-r-e-v-e-r to get it up and running again. You might have read about it in some of my previous posts too ! oops...

There are lots of room for improvement; definately need to fine tune the product line and I need a proper camera ! I have been snapping all the photographs, thus far, with my handy ... YIKES !

So ... please do share your feedback, comments etc on how I can improve. I really appreciate it ! ♥

Meanwhile, I have curated my very first Treasury List - Colours You Can Eat! Well, you know me ... I do food and RAINBOWS :)

To see the respective shops on Etsy, simply 'click' on the pics! Are'nt they AWESOMELY DELICIOUS ?!





Remember to visit me too !  NaturesLittleT  is on ETSY

Monday, April 4, 2011

Secret Garden ... ssshhhhh

Have you read the story of "The Secret Garden" ? It was one of my all-time favourites when I was in school. So when the lovely bride of the ♥ R-A-S-T-A fiesta ♥  wedding asked if I could create some soapy favours for her BESTIE's wedding shower; I was pretty thrilled ... to bits actually ;)

My Mission : to make Fortune Cookie and Orchid Soaps.

erm... "Can you make the cookie SMALLER ??" huh ? like the authentic fortune cookie ?? I broke into cold sweat...well almost *hee** 

You see, my fortune cookie soaps are handcut and folded by hand, just like the regular cookie but they are ...


this is a perfect size as a HandSoap :) will definately thrill your house guests!

To be honest, I had not been successful in making bite-sized ones until then ! My mummy told me when I was little, that 'Practice Makes Perfect'. So I practised ... and I practised ... and I practised. I was exasperated ! "Aiyohh ... practice where got make perfect lah ?!" (singlish)

Then, something quite magical happened at #31. I decided that THAT cookie would turn out P-E-R-F-E-C-T. And it did ! And so did the next cookie ... and the next cookie ... and the next ... *grin**

Perfect practice makes SMALLER cookies afterall ! YAY !!

So, the Orchids were handpainted and then mounted onto the bases of handcut boxes, which were lined with a dark teal print of lil bits of flora and fauna, together with the Fortune Cookies.

Wedding Theme - Secret Garden, Orchids & Fortune Cookie Soaps

Handcut box with Riibon and Tag

all TURQUOISE and ready to go !

What's the fortune in the cookie soap ? 

hhmmm ... it's a S-E-C-R-E-T lah ... ssshhhhhh  ;)