Friday, December 18, 2009

Making Things

Yesterday, it was foggy and cold and dark. I enjoyed it so much. I made things all day until it was time to start dinner. This was one of the things I made yesterday. Ron had been making boxes for the boys and this was one of his first that he didn't like, so I asked if I could have it. I stained it and glued the star to it and sanded it and I got this great box. When one of my sons asked where I got it because it looked so old, I was thrilled.
I have to go to a Christmas party today, and I wanted a hostess gift to take. Earlier in the week I had escaped for a hour and visited my favorite antique store and found these cups.

This one,

This one too.

So I made candles out of them and they turned out very nice. I used glue that I use on jewelery and the saucers are glued on tight. I used soy wax to make the candle and cinnamon essential oil so they smell really nice. I really like working with soy wax vs paraffin. Soy wax melts so much faster and you don't have to heat it to such a high temperature.
I made some wooden stocking Christmas ornaments for our grandchildren too.

It was so nice to get to play all day. I think that is why I like working with other mediums rather than just sewing. I like to get lots accomplished in one day. Now I have to run off and get ready for a Christmas party today. December is busy, but it is also very fun.

1 comment:

Kessie said...

Wow, those are all so cute! I wondered how that soy wax would turn out. I'm glad you like it so much. When we next come over, I'll have to see all your crafty things!