Friday, January 5, 2018

HELLO 2018

Good morning candle friends.  I hope everyone had a lovely New Year!  Thought I'd pop in to share something that I've been obsessed with the past few months or so. 

Creating color palettes!

Its a great way to catch a glimpse of the overall look that I want to achieve and it all starts with the tiniest single drop of dye in soy wax.  While I love every color color schemes I've created for Valentines Day I must say that my favorites are the ever traditional reds and pinks.

I've been in a happy valentine's day mood all morning, pouring hearts and roses and fragrances that make my home smell like a perfumery.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Christmas rush, candle making ombre christmas trees and Valentines?

Hello candle friends.  I hope you're having a wonderful December. 

Our lights are finally up outside and the tree is trimmed.  Christmas shopping is nearly done, it just wouldn't be the holidays with out last minute gift buying, right?  Although to be fair I did most of the shopping from the couch with a lot of help from amazon.

The Christmas season is a sneaky one at times, isn't it?  Once Halloween is over I find myself sitting down to a turkey dinner, I no more than clear the dishes away from that and we're wading through a sea of wrapping paper and ribbons.

All my fun christmas candle project lists lay buried and forgotten under layers of invoices, which are vastly more important.  I did get at a few sets of green ombre christmas trees made before the rush came in swinging, but only to give out as gifts. Perhaps next year I'll have them available on the sites.

In the all too strange world of retail, all the holiday candle molds are neatly stored away till next year and my pour tables are being consumed by hearts and cupids and pinks. Pink EVERYWHERE! Because if it doesn't get made now there won't be time for Valentine's Day shipping.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.

ps.  did I mention that I have finally got my instagram account back.  It had been lost to the internet gods for a few years but it's back and I'm attempting to use it more.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Woodland mushroom candles

I love Fridays..not that I have anything against the other days of the week but when Friday morning commences my rejuvenation begins too.

Fridays are filled long coffee breaks while I mull over what to work on for the next week. Its also the day where I do a bit of tidying up, need to make room for new messes!

Sometimes ideas form while I'm cleaning up the weeks clutter.  Like these woodland mushroom candles. I've had the mold for a while and I originally only poured them in beeswax but they never seemed all that interesting, until a bit of scrap wax accidentally blended in to some soy wax I was working with.  I love when oops turn out to be pretty surprises.