Helen asked where do I get the pretty buckles? The first ones I used on the pink soaps were from Spotlight. They came in packets of two from the bridal section and were about $1 each. But now I know you can get bulk lots from Ebay or Etsy. Search buckles or "ribbon sliders" and there is a huge choice. They are used a lot of wedding invitations. Now I have seen the choice I am in trouble!
The larger ones look nice. I would measure my soap and aim for them to be at least 50% of the width of the soap so take measurements when buying online as that can be tricky.
I am so pleased. I did these watching the tennis! Plus it is fun messing with pretty things. And now I have a great supply!
Now I have to tell you about my husband. Regularly he delivers goods to a nursing home and he chats to the residents as he goes in and out. Last week he found out there are two old ladies that never get one visitor. NEVER. And have no families. NO ONE ever comes to see them. So he tells me about this and we are just mortified. So we have made a pact. Every week he will call in on each of them with something, a card, a letter a small gift. I thought we should ask staff if they are diabetics or anything and I could send something foodie as well. So today off he goes carrying these....
Now Andy is a blokey looking bloke and all of that but he is happy to march off with pink flowers. Later he sent me a text to say he delivered them and oh my goodness he got a big reaction. I think he is so nice and sweet. So next week I think a pretty soap each will be the next thing. This is the beauty of having plenty of stuff on hand and it makes it possible.
When he messaged me his words were so happy I know it made his day as well as theirs!