Yesterday was one of those days when you really didn't want to be out of doors - a grey, drizzly one giving me the perfect excuse not to leave the house but stay indoors and begin/finish a number of projects that have been on the back burner since Christmas.
I am going through a scented candle phase - their lovely warm glow and soothing scents can be found all around our house at the moment. Candle-making is not a craft I have ever indulged in until this weekend but I have had an idea for scented candles which I shall share at a later date. This weekend was all about practising.
So having bought my supplies online last week, yesterday I had a go at making my first ever container candles.
They were so easy to make. I went for a traditional "English Rose" fragrance and I still have lots to learn in terms of getting the fragrance right - mine turned out to have more of a subtle scent than I'd have liked, but I loved finishing them off with burlap and vintage ribbon - perfect as small gifts for loved ones.
I shall definitely be re-visiting candle making in the next few weeks and look forward to sharing the results.
My second completed project was this handsome fellow.
I started making this fox after Christmas - he has been lying around in pieces for a couple of weeks now so I was really pleased to see him finally take shape yesterday. He is made from a "Fluff and Fuzz" Pattern. I love these quirky designs from Amanda Berry and they are so easy to follow. I would highly recommend them.
Over the past year I have completely fallen in love with knitting all over again. Sewing will always be my first love but knitting is a fantastic evening activity especially during the Winter whilst watching TV. It's in my blood. My Mum is an amazing knitter. Here's a bed-runner that she has recently made using samplers of different knitting stitches and techniques. I adore it and think I may have to have a go at making one myself with a little help from Mum!