This year marked the 21st birthday of Winter Magic, and it was pretty special indeed! We were so pleased to be part of the celebrations. The weather was amazing- incredibly mild (for a mid-winters day in Katoomba!), the grand street parade was spectacular and people visited from far and wide in their thousands .... literally... over 40,000 visitors came during the day!
This years theme was 'Phoenix Rising' - symbolic of the rebirth and regeneration, after our devastating bushfires in the local area last year it was a beautiful and positive symbol. I had made some felted soaps in honour of the Phoenix, matching the vibrant colours and stepping away from our usual, more natural tones and shades. They brought a vitality to the stall that was in keeping with the buzzing, energetic day.
We had plenty of shoppers and were kept busy all day right up until closing, and even then I had customers looking at soaps whilst I was trying to pack them away! (not that I minded really...!) Incredibly busy but a wonderful time. We had many lovely comments and feedback from customers throughout the day, which always fills up the soul :-)
Lots more photos of the festival are on our Facebook page The Natural Soap Emporium