Did I just fall down another rabbit hole? Maybe. My justification is that Addie will love making candles. We can make one for her teacher and one for her mom for Christmas. And we can make one or two for me!
I don’t want to sound like a commercial since I’ve been frustrated with the youtubes but as a reader commented yesterday, maybe the flosstubers get frustrated with everyone saying “Where did you get that?” or maybe, since they love everything cross stitch, they just want to share. I’ll stop complaining about “commercials” since I feel like I’m sounding like one today.
I do want Addie to learn to love making things and try to expose her to it so I think she’ll enjoy the candle making. She can sign her name on the bottom of the candle and date it.
I ordered a variety of bowls, some small and round, some longer dough bowls, some shorter type dough bowls.
I showed Vince this small one and he said “When I get my lathe set up, I can make those all day!” What he’s really saying is “Don’t buy something I can make” but . . I know if we want to make them for this year, I need to buy them (so I did!). Most any time Vince says he can make something like that, I end up feeling like I’m hounding him because he doesn’t make it and I keep saying “Are you going to make it?” “Can you make it today?” For less than $7 per small bowl, it’s worth it to me to order it. When he does make more, Addie and I can make more candles.
I ordered soy wax – the Etsy shop says its great for beginners or experts. I ordered colored wax chips for coloring candles because I know Addie is going to want to make colored candles. I ordered wicks and fragrance.
Now all I need is for it all to arrive and for Addie to have a weekend between now and Christmas that she can come stay with me and we can make candles.