Friday, March 20, 2009

Building Stuff la la lala....

So during my extensive "Laycation" I have been keeping myself busy by crafting. I have been building many many things. My hobbies include crochet, candle making, hemp jewelry, soap making, bath salts and scrubs and the list goes on and on! Here are some of the things that have been going on in my Tiny Kitchen!
This is a candle made with Mottled wax. All of those little spots are what we wanted for the outcome. It took us about six tries to get the desired effect! It turns out that all we had to do was give up on trying to get it and we got it! This candle is a lovely Lavender scent. We also have votives that match...without the spots as the smaller the mold the harder it is to get them!
This is a sample of the chunk candles that I have been making. The chunks are Lilac hearts, with just a plain white wax poured over it. I really like the effect this candle has as not all of the hearts are visible like these two are. Some are close to the surface so you end up with a white heart shape showing through the white wax. They look pretty neat.

Finally, for those who love to crochet...this is one of two baby blankets that I am working on. Just a Granny square pattern in multiple colours. A total of 80 squares for one blanket of 8x10. I am using Bernat Softee Baby 50z balls with a 4mm/G hook. I am getting 17 squares a ball. When these are finished I will be selling them for about $55.

Well, that's what has been keeping me busy these past months. I am also working on some shawls for my sisters wedding. I will post those soon!


  1. Gorgeous stuff! I love the candles, and the baby blanket is going to be fantastic! Great job!

  2. Hi Willow
    Love your candles, very professional! Great crocheting! very talented you are!
    Enjoyed reading your Sat and Sun blog , bummer is right on the job yes they want you no they don't............

  3. thanks guys! Crafting is such a great outlet for me, if I didn't have it I would be crazy!

    speaking of crazy, my work is nuts for not having work for me! I am starting to feel neglected! LOL must be time to crochet!