Wow, well it’s the middle of June, how has that happened? I don’t know about you, but time seems to be flying by. We are blessed with extra long days now at Soapy HQ and I am writing this at 11pm and it is still so light outside…..I took this slightly dodgy selfie the other night (it’s even lighter now) but that is the sunset and the sunrise happening pretty much at the same time!
So, in the last update I said there would be puffins and a visit to an awesome small business in Unst. Well, I haven’t managed to see any puffns yet, but not to worry, there’s still time! I do say that every year and every year around about the 12th August I think, oh no I’ve missed them…..again but I’m determined to see them this year! I did, however, manage to visit an awesome small business in Unst!
I went to visit Cheryl Jamieson of Glansin Glass at her amazing new studio in Uyeasound in Unst, just before her grand opening on 29th May. Cheryl makes the most beautiful glass items, hangers, dishes, plates and jewellery. It’s been a long haul to get to this stage but she has navigated all the hurdles that have been put in her way with the pandemic and has opened her fantastic new workspace and studio.
Cheryl offers glass making classes as well as having a beautifully arranged shop. She has also just launched her new website and you can find details of how to visit her studio, book classes and visit her online shop too. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Unst I would really recommend you go, if for nothing else the view from her workshop is stunning. One of her new collections is inspired by the stunning Easting Beach, just a few miles from the Glansin Glass Visitor Centre another must see place on a trip to Unst.
For more details on how to book a glass making class or to see some of Cheryl's stunning work visit her website www.glansinglass.co.uk
I have managed to paint the outside of Soapy HQ, I didn’t realise how shabby the place was looking until I painted it! The next stage is to paint the doors and windows…….then I want to work on replacing the roof! That’s a long term project! There is so much history in this building…..I’ll save that for another blog post! Anyway, now I am working from home more I am able to offer click and collect on web orders, so if you are visiting Unst or live locally be sure to select click and collect at checkout.
Don't forget it's Father's Day this Sunday and there are lots of gift ideas from Mella, including this little soaps and shower scrub bundle. If you would like me to include a note just put what you'd like to say in the customer notes when you check out. There's a peerie discount code in your Mella email be sure to use it before midnight on Wednesday 16th June. If you would like discounts and offers please sign up to the Mella Newsletter.
So, next month I am hoping to have a puffin update and I will be taking a mini tour of some of the amazing stockists of my products and maybe some of them will be near you and we’ll see what else I can think of!
Okay, that's it for this month, thank you for reading and 'see' you in July!