In the midst of all the packing, sorting, moving and unpacking I've managed to find a little bit of time to do some Christmas craft. I love giving and receiving hand made gifts. They have such a beautiful energy to them.
These little beeswax candles in a jar were inspired by some I saw in a shop. I was wondering how I could manage to buy one when I had an a-ha moment. Hmmm, I've already got candle wick in the cupboard. And in the kitchen there's a box filled with the candle ends I couldn't bear to throw out. I know - I can make them myself!
I was pretty chuffed with myself for figuring out how to get the wax to stay in place without an aluminium tab (I didn't have any and don't really like the idea of them). I used a thin strip of beeswax, made it soft and warm in my hand, attached it to the bottom of the jar and then poked the wick into it. Voila! I can't wait to give them to my friends.
The wonderful ting about being a craft hoarder is you have exactly what you need when you feel like making something. When I was sorting through my box of beeswax and wick, I discovered these cute little beehive silicon moulds. I had bought them ages ago and forgotten all about them.
My twelve year old daughter, Airlie, had a wonderful time melting the wax from her grandfather's beehives to pour into a beehive mould. She's going to give him the candle for Christmas so he can use it for his beekeeping.
I'm going to be taking a little break over Christmas to settle into my new place and enjoy cups of tea out on my new deck. I'm looking forward to unpacking all the books and getting our home library organised. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday, however you celebrate and I'll see you back here in the new year with more adventures in making, writing and dreaming.