Hello, I’m Angela
I make most of the homemade things here at Savvy Homemade. I’m an experienced soap maker, skincare formulator, author, busy Mom of 3, and recently a Grandma! “Every day I share my experience while crafting something new, it’s fantastic”.
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I started SavvyHomemade in 2008 as a way to showcase my successes and failures in the world of crafts. Since then I’ve come a long way, and SavvyHomemade has become a great place to learn how to make a lot of different things.
We are now a family team of four working hard to bring you the best tried and tested DIY crafts. We have hundreds of beauty recipes, handmade gift ideas, and crafts for you to try your hand at. This is the perfect place for you to begin as everything here has been tried, tested, and perfected by us. Because of that, you can be fairly confident that it will work for you, and to be quite frank, we can’t say that about most of the internet these days, can we?
You could be looking to make that unique gift for a loved one, or this could simply be a nice way to keep yourself busy while creating original homemade things. Many people coming here are also eager to learn more so they can start selling online or at craft markets. Savvyhomemade will certainly allow you to do these things, and we’ll even sprinkle a little sense of achievement along the way!
So, in 2008…
I found myself in a bit of a jam. With the daily commute to work (thank God for retirement) firmly behind me, I suddenly had more time on my hands than I could have possibly imagined.
My kids had grown up, starting families of their own, and I thought I could just spend my days sipping herbal tea and reading novel after novel.
After about a month I was so bored I found myself intentionally making things dirty so I could clean them again. I had lost my purpose, my role in life. That’s when I said to myself ‘Angela, you need to get a damn life!’ And so I did.
I already had over 30 years of craft and homemaking experience to share with others, but what started as a way to keep myself sane has spiraled into this wonderful, passion project of a blog I’ve called SavvyHomemade.
My basic diy soap recipe
I have since become a member of the Soapmaking & Cosmetic Guild and qualified as an Organic Skincare Formulator. Every day I share my experience while crafting something new, it’s fantastic.
But I’m so happy to say that those first steps into the world of diy crafts can lead me here, there’s absolutely no way you, reading this right now, cannot do the same.
After walking away from the corporate lifestyle, I’ve never been happier. Beauty and skincare have always been a passion of mine, so discovering how to make everything yourself has been a revelation for me.
I work alongside my mother, Angela, learning the tricks of the trade, and I manage all of the social media for Savvyhomemade. I get to spend more time with my little boy, too, which is the real blessing in all of this. They grow up so fast!
After working as a children’s librarian for a few years, and an archaeologist before that, I decided to take the plunge and help my mother out with her blog SavvyHomemade.
At first, I only expected to help her write a few pages or edit some photos. I never expected to fall in love with something like soapmaking!
I just love how exciting it is to come up with your own recipes and try out new ingredients. I’ve gone from the daily grind to experiencing something new and interesting every single day.
Angela’s husband here, as well as her personal IT support guy. When I’m not on the golf course, you can be sure that I’m behind the scenes here on savvyhomemade, making sure everything is ticking over properly.
Being able to support my family on this web project gives me so much satisfaction. It’s really a dream come true.
Now enough about us, here’s the best place to start.