Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Candles, blindness and pimps...

I've been pottering with the wax again this weekend.  I got some new scents to try out so made some candles, melts and tarts with Freesia, Clean Cotton and Carribean Coconut ~ yum!  


I have had a few enquiries about the bubblegum scented stuff, due to the fact that I spilled my precious scent all over the kitchen I will have to invest in some more soon, and will pop some more tea lights and bits in the shop.

I found a lovely wild rose tea set last week and I fell for the sugar bowl.
 
I have made myself a candle with this and it's currently in pride of place on my coffee table ~ carribean coconut mmmmm.


I also had a fight with a roman blind this weekend. I bought the fabric last year, started it over Easter, made an arse of it and fixed it this weekend.



Before           and               After 
 
If that wasn't enought stress I had to make another one.  They are not terribly impressive but boy were they a pain to do ~ lots of swearing happened!

Another quick make was this t-shirt mini makeover; I got the idea from Mum of All Trades  last week and shamelessley copied it!




'Mam's pimped her top', Thomas announced :0)

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

18 comments:

Bethany said...

I have several things to say:
Your flower-shaped melts are gorgeous!
Roman shades/blinds look like a pain in the arse.
And that shirt is too freakin' adorable! I have so many plain shirts I now need to pimp. I too shall steal this idea :)

Dinki Dots said...

That pimped top looks brilliant! (Do I recognise some of those buttons?!)

I think I will be shamelessly copying that idea too!! xxx

B............... said...

Love the pimped T, may have to borrow this idea myself ;o)
The caribbean coconut sound delish, may have to try those out and the little sugar bowl is adorable!

B xxx

Scarlett said...

Your melts look fabulous, I need to get my candle making stuff out and make so more as I nearly used all my tea cup candles up. Scarlett x

Vintage Vixen said...

I love the pimped up top on you (and may I say what fabulous booboids you have?). That blind is fab and the sound of Caribbean coconut has me longing for sun and cocktails. xxx

nicsnotebook.com said...

Wow that top is great - fab idea! Mmmmm coconut scents are delicious :) x

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

I have NO shame and will be stealing this idea in the very near future x

Catherine said...

Your title made me giggle (bad mind and all that!!). Love all the craftiness...buttons are always a hit with me!! Cx

Bee happy said...

Love the blind, it looks fab in your kitchen :) I have used this fabric on cushion covers in the living room. Great idea on the t-shirt, it's always great to copy, eerr, get inspiration from others!!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

carrad said...

I just love those candley things you've made, especially the tea cup and saucer. Another fab idea for t-shirt pimping is ribbon or lace round the neckline. You could also add buttons to that. xxx

Lucy said...

Your blind looks brilliant, it's something I'd like to have a go at one of these days. It may have been a chew on but it feels good to finish something off like that doesn't it? Loving buttons as embellishments - looks brill! x

LaaLaa said...

Oooh, lovely! The new melts are too, too sweet. How embarrassed am I for sending you those boring silcon mould now! I love the sugar bowl too. I've got some stuff to send you. I'll try and get it in the post tomorrow. xxxx

Ali said...

Ooh love your new melts. Super T shirt too - it looks very Bodenesque!!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Loving the t-shirt honey and those blinds are super, I have a passion for polka dots!

Isn't the rosey china perfect for your lovely candles, love the lidded pot!

WoodbankCrafts said...

Love the pimped up T-shirt, may have to try this :) x

dosierosie said...

I also love the t-shirt.
Gillx

Alex said...

Ooh, freesia! Let me know how that scent turns out - it sounds gorgeous.

hart44 said...

I love fresh cotton smell, your melts look great :)
I would not even attempt a blind as it would end up in the garden lol well done for persevering with yours it looks great at your window :)
Sue x