Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Happy Holidays

i hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving

and i hope your december will be full of love, family and great food

 it's a busy month here at candle making central

new molds - new designs - new website.....which is allllllmooooost done


the website, etsy and ebay will be closing on the 17th of dec.

merry christmas

and I hope you all have a lovely new year too.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

silicone store

at the end of october my daughter and i took a drive over to tempe

to visit reynolds plastics 


i love this place

so many fun things 


all the amazing creations


the people there are so helpful and were very gracious in letting me take a few pictures





didn't notice the wrenches on the wall back there when i took the picture

reminds me of dark cloud 2

bonus points if you know what i'm talking about


too bad you can't eat these!


my daughter called me over to take a picture of the teenage turtle thing,,,,,

but the dog butt is just too funny


we had a great time and even more fun making new molds

which i'll post about some other time

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in the between time

here's a pic of  my little mokopup on halloween


Friday, November 13, 2015

The last hippo



There he is, the last hippo being dipped in glaze.

I can't express how much I'm going to miss this little guy, but it's time for something new.


Thursday, November 5, 2015

throw back thursday



turkey candle edition

yeah, i use to make those

bad lighting and terrible photography aside i loved making those little turkey candles

circa 2008

happy november folks




Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween



hope you are having a wonderfully frightful day 

want a sneak peak at next years candles



floating skeleton hand candles...ooooo spooky

not sure which way to finish them

extra dark or more on the lighter side


whatcha think?

yes, they float.  i like how they look out of water too



black skulls

i'm loving that deep black color



look at these cute little floating candles

that little bat is my favorite


ok, so these next ones aren't new

but i love burning these cauldron candles throughout october

figured i'd take another picture


happy halloween to you






Friday, October 23, 2015

October is a sneaky month



one day I'm in the pool, enjoying my summer

and BAM

it's time to get out the Halloween decorations

costumes are added to the shopping list

planning of the annual Halloween bash commences


candles are brought out in full force

it's finally cooling down enough to light a few

fragrances that have been closeted up for a year are being enjoyed again



bath and body works sales are luring me in

and guess what!  a white barn opened in the mall


finding storage solutions for holiday and decor candles isn't my strong suit

limited closet space is to blame

but....

i'm happy to report that i didn't package any of last years candles in the attic

i was not greeted with a glob of unrecognizable waxy mess this year





Wednesday, October 7, 2015

free wood

Around November you'll start seeing the lights being stung and the tents go up

The empty lots turn in to forests

Branches trimmed, trunks sawed

Now's your chance to score some wonderful decorations.  

Most lots will let you pick through the trimmings and pieces of wood.

FOR FREE

I'm usually covered in sap by the time I'm done

firs, spruces, cypress, and pines

Fragrant trimmings for wreaths and vases

Fresh cut trunks for candle holders


I use them all year round.

A touch of rustic woodland at my fingertips when ever I need them.

candle plates, coasters, or just sitting pretty.


They'll leak a bit of sap for a few days

It's recommended to glue a few dots of felt or rubber bumpers to the bottoms

you don't want to ruin your furniture. 


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

It's national coffee day!

Oh my goodness!  

So sit back and sip on that pumpkin spice latte, you deserve it!

Enjoy your day!


I'm on cup 4 



Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Owl candles



only a month to go before summer is over

my wish for you is cooler weather and more outdoor activities

i hope someone is wishing that for me too

it's hot, and i'm getting restless

i miss long bike rides


i'll get these on the site once it's finished

oh...did i not mention that before

yeah, there's a new one coming

hopefully before November

or December

maybe closer to the new year.

it's very difficult to pour wax and write code at the same time



Thursday, July 23, 2015

did my monthly rounds at the craft stores today

I try to stay on top of trends I really really do but I'll fully admit,  it's all lost on me. 

I walked in to Hobby Lobby this afternoon and was greeted by a display of 4 foot tall stemmed giant faux daisy's in a florescent purple color.   In the center was giant rhinestone.   The petals where a thick velvety material.

My 8 year old Lisa Frank loving self was enamored, but my 30 something grown woman brain said. WTF.


picked up the usual supplies

brushes, paints, stamps, burlap

burlap??


here's some sunflowers to brighten your day or head over to the craft store and pick up some mutant daisy flowers, I'd love to see what they are used for. 


Thursday, June 18, 2015

It's just to early...

When you're in retail the holidays come up faster than you're ready for.  

Take Fall for instance:  it's June.  And while I'm waiting for the wax to melt I'm in the pool sipping on a gin cocktail and planning fall candles.

It's hard to get those creative juices flowing when it's a 114 degrees outside.






I don't want to think about fall colors or maple leaves or pumpkins

I want to plan a BBQ or go on a road trip. 


Enjoy your summer folks, it goes by too fast.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

seafoam is that one word or two?

seafoam  :  sea foam

hmmm..


Who cares how it's spelled its a lovely color. 

One of several new additions to the color chart this year and a new shape too.



This is the spa color, 

Who comes up with these names?



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

begonia

it's a very bright pink color



Brides are loving it and I really love it too, how could one not, look at that bright happy pink.
 
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