Monday, 12 January 2009

Well l was being a thrifty Mrs this afternoon by melting down all my scented candles as l hate throwing them away,l had some very thin taper candles and cut them down to use as the wicks l think they turned out very well l added some essential oils to refresh them and they smell wonderful, and the best bit is l get to reuse my lovely little pots some have lily of the valley flowers on them and one is a little garden pot with my name and its meaning ,my son and his partner bought me this one last year it was an hours work but very worthwhile . My husband rang me while l was doing my candles to tell me there were some more redundancies today 40 so far and by this time next week it will be more like 70 we do not know where we stand in all this but at the moment l do not see any sense in worrying ,what will .be will be. Over the weekend l finnished a little top for Joshua l will post it to him tommorow. l have taken a few pictures of some very sweet boxes l brought just after xmas l do not know yet what to put in them but l do not think they will be empty for long. Well will say by for now.

16 comments:

Carolyn said...

That is a good idea to reuse the candles.We enjoyed a trip to England last spring.Thank you for visiting me and leaving a comment.
Take care,
Carolyn

Little Knitter Gem said...

Those candles look great! Yes, Waltons fabrics I think it's called. Ha ha he was on about extending the shop when I used to go there ten years ago! Glad to hear it's still open. I might have to drive over there one day with the Moomin in tow and make a serious dent in my bank balance!!

Fingers crossed on the whole job front. It's terrible the effect this crunch is having on the lives of everyone. We have to keep going though, don't we.

Gemma x x

Rubyred said...

Love the candle idea and what a sweet little jacket!I'm just finishing a little jumper for my baby niece.Fingers crossed about the job situation.
Rachel x

The White Bench said...

Hello! Happy you're back to Blogland!!
The candle idea is sooo clever! Thanks for sharing.
And your boxes are stunning!
Monica.

Little Knitter Gem said...

P.S I've added you to my list of blogs I read :) x x

Little Knitter Gem said...

Wow thank you so much for adding me to your list of blogs! That is so sweet! :) Keep your eyes peeled - I'll be having a giveaway (my very first) in the next few days. :)

Gemma x x

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Pat,

Thanks so much for stopping in and leaving such sweet words! your post is so cute too! I love that little sweater, how sweet! I wish I could knit or crochet, but it's not in the cards for me :) and what a good idea about old candles! Thanks for sharing!

Stop in anytimes! Hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs, Cynthia

. said...

I'm in love with those boxes. Amazing beauty.

Alfazema

Cottage45 said...

Thanks for stopping in to my blog to say hi. The candles are a great idea-may have to try that.

LittleGem said...

Hi Pat, thanks for visiting my blog. I am not married but what a lovely idea for the notebook - I will keep it in mind as it needs to be something special in it. I will visit your blog again xxGem

Vintage Amethyst said...

Great idea about the candles, I use to make candles and left over candles were always thrown in the mix too.
Sorry to hear about the job situation but glad to hear you are staying positive and not letting it get to you.
Wishing for the best outcome.
love
Alison
x

Sharon said...

What a lovely blog you have, Pat! Hope you don't mind but I have added you to my blog list!
Sharon

XUE said...

Good idea about those candles. I hope too that things will work out positively for your husband.

Little Knitter Gem said...

Just a quick note to invite you over to take a peek at the giveaway I'm having at my blog (my first ever!!). You could win some shabby chic and handmade lovelies. :)

Gemma x x

Willow said...

You've been busy! I hope all is well with your family.

I discovered recently that I have an ancestor who was from North Yorkshire. I hope someday to go visit his birthplace.

Alisa said...

I've thought of doing this as well, but for some crazy reason I'm terrified I might burn the house down in the process so I won't do it! lol

Thanks for stopping by my blog.