Daisy Chain Gifts

Uniquely British Gifts in the Heart of Virginia 


What's New At Daisy Chain Gifts

Posted on June 6, 2019 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (1)

It's been a busy old few months here at Daisy Chain Towers, but not so much with the soap making, but rather homesteading. Why is it, that once something expensive breaks down or needs replacing, so does everything else?

But... we've overhauled the bathroom, and my craft room, installed new filters in the well, installed central A/C (no more messing with window units!), added a porch, finished the sun room, res...

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What is Soap

Posted on December 4, 2017 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

One of the first questions people ask us is “Why should I buy handmade soap from you when I can pick up a much cheaper bar in the supermarket?” Well yes, commercial bars of soap are much cheaper but do you know what goes into them? Or more importantly, what is taken out of them?


Think about it. The skin is the largest organ in the human body and most pe...

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Fragrance of the Month... Lovely Lavender

Posted on November 20, 2017 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

When I was growing up, so called “lavender water” was a popular perfume among ladies of a certain age, ahem, but considered a big no-no among the younger set. Basically, if you were under the age of 70 you didn’t wear it!


Today, however, things have changed dramatically. Although still not really worn as a perfume, lavender is an incredibly popular herb, not just...

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Falling into Fall

Posted on November 6, 2017 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Fall is possibly my favourite time of year. I love the changing colours and the cooler weather... and the extra hour in bed yesterday didn't hurt either! Our Indian summer broke finally on Friday, and Saturday brought rain and grey skies and the perfect excuse to wear my snuggly sweater and stay indoors, curled up on the couch with a mug of coffee and Phoebe the cat, watching an old black and white movie. Ahhhhh!

But now it is Monday and back to work. I'm busy putting the fi...

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Posted on September 13, 2016 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (2)

Following the success of the summer virtual craft fair, CRAFTfest Pride of America, featuring super-talented crafters from all over the USA, the organizers of CRAFTfest are at it again! This time there's a slightly different feel to the Fall event as it will be combined with the Best of British event to make one big Fall Spectacular event!

The event goes live on Friday, September 16 and runs until Sunday, September 18. With so many vendors taking part it promises to be a huge event, wit...

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CRAFTfest-USA : Pride-of-America

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We are super excited to have a stall at a virtual craft fair! Yes, CRAFTfest is coming to America! It's already been running successfully in the UK since 2010 and finally its heading across the pond so that crafters over here can get involved as well!

Stalls are available to book now (we've already got ours) and the event takes place April 22nd-24th, so perfect timing for Mothers Day.

The entire event is hosted online so all you need is a link to your usual selling venue; whether ...

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Read All About It

Posted on December 4, 2015 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The November issue of the Professional Crafters Guild directory is out! We recently upgraded our membership so we get a mention! From next issue we will also be featured in the directory so looking forward to that!


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Breaking News!

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

We have signed up to be listed on the Lacartes.com website directory. This is a brilliant online directory of local and no-so-local businesses; everything from architects to zoos... and Daisy Chain Gifts is in it!

You can find us on the site, here :)

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Boot Camp

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Just spent a great couple of days at Soap Boot Camp learning some new skills and brushing up on legislation requirements.


What a brilliant time - met some lovely people, had a giggle and came home with some lovely sample soaps.


Part of the course involved learning to make liquid and cream soaps. These are really cool products and I am looking forward to sharing them with you all very soon!


Gill 8)

New Membership Info

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We are really proud to be Professional Members of the Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild. See our listing on their pages here: http://www.soapguild.org/soapmaker-list.php?Search=Country&Criteria=United%20Kingdom%20(Great%20Bri

We are thrilled to be associated with such a high profile organisation.

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