Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Candle Making

I am in my kitchen today feeling gloriously creative when it dawned on me you might like a little look at what I am doing!

I thought you might enjoy seeing some candles I am in the process of making today.

They are of course organic soya wax, as always.

They are scented with various natural scents; rose, lavender, tea, etc.

As you can see my vintage containers are very different from the mass produced plain glass jar style.

I like to think my beautiful vintage containers all have their own unique personality.

I am having such a lovely day, the sun is shining in my garden, I have the doors wide open with the radio on in the background.



  1. What a glorious day you are having, how I wish I could just craft and create all day long.
    Your candles are such a fun project, I haven't tried to make candles but would like too.
    Enjoy your beautiful day,

  2. I just love the polka dot cups. Great job!

  3. These are really lovely - what a great way to do your crafting too, with the sunshine and such wonderful materials!

    Thanks very much for your helpful advice about setting up a blog shop. I'm not at all sure about how to go about it, but the comments are giving me a clearer idea how it might be done.

  4. Great post and project! I'm so happy to have found your blog. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following, as well!

  5. How lovely I'd really like to give this candle making a go..any helpful hints?

  6. Hi Wendy,
    just found your lovely blog, the candles are wonderful I have been thinking about having a go at doing some myself. I can't believe you are in Bridge Allan, my sister and my family moved up to Alloa some years ago when her husband got a lecturing post at Stirling University. I have visited many times and my favourite place nearby is Bridge of Allan ! I remember a lovely little shop with white linen and lace lavender bags and I bought quite a few.I also have avery good friend who lives in Stirling, I met her and her family some years ago when I was on holiday in Spain and since then came up for her wedding. You certainly live in a lovely place.
    Ann x

  7. Wendy, your candles are absolutely adorable. They look gorgeous in tea cups. Have a wonderful week!

    Best wishes,
    Yoli Kalkofen

  8. Hi Wendy love the look of your blog and thank you for stopping by mine. I am quite new to blogging and still getting the hang of it, as you can probably tell! Scotland is a fave holiday spot, we spent a week in Moray Firth and it is beautiful fantastic dolphin spotting! My hubbies family are from a little town called Parga in Greece if you like Cyprus you would love it there. Elissa x

  9. Hi Wendy,
    I just stumbled in to your blog today, and I'm so happy that I did, it's just lovely here :o)
    I love all the pretty vintage ladies and the teacups, too darn cute!
    I'll be back often,

    p.s. Any luck with "smell-o-vision"? I wish I could smell your candles from way out here in California, they look wonderful!

  10. I LOVE those Polka dot cups!! They are just gorgeous!! Bet they fly of the 'shelves'!!
    Fantastic hun x
    Annie x

  11. Love the candles! I've made them in teacups with small silk buds and leaves glued around the saucer (as gifts).
    Thanks for following and I'll be back!

  12. Hello, so many lovely candles you have made. I have been to Scotland three times traveling around so it was fun to find your blog.
    Have a nice Weekend!

  13. I love the cups you've used. What a great idea - something I always mean to get around to and never quite manage !

  14. What a wonderful idea. A person finds so many beautiful containers. Your idea of making candles is perfect -- I love to "repurpose". Thank you for stopping by my boardwalk. It allowed me to find yours.

  15. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.