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….. Making pretty things
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Three children (17, 15, 12)*** Two parents *** one dog *** Country loving *** Cottage dwelling in the South-West of the UK. That’s us!

We’ve been blogging since January 2010, about everyday happenings that bring us joy.

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“A moment spent in wonder is worth a lifetime spent in awe.”


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Images from today:

{beeswax in can, ready to melt inside the Aga}
{using the heat of the Aga to keep the wax melted for our first time candle dipping}
{hanging candles to dry – at last I know what to do with those pipes}
{earth candles}
{candle cakes}
{Gwinny with rainbow on her head}

Connecting to history and marking the seasons.  Great Candlemas craft activities.


10 Responses to Saturday

  • Briony says:

    How I admire you doing all these wonderful projects with your children.
    Have never made dipped candles. Mr T did go through a spell of making candles and they lasted so much longer than the bought one’s.
    Another nice post, thankyou

    • Cheryl says:

      I’m on the look out for a candle dipping workshop or demo, but the children are really into it. Even little TF stood up on a chair by the Aga (not allowed to usually – only allowed to use the Aga if you are tall enough, in this house!) and was very business like. Such fun!

  • Julie says:

    I have always wanted an aga – yet another reason! Juliex

  • Beautiful, useful and edible. I never realized how versatile the candle was! Love the rainbow caught so perfectly on a canine head.. and you have an Aga! 🙂

    Blessings, Debbie

    • Cheryl says:

      The canine in question was not so keen. One member of the family spotted it, two others grabbed cameras and the rest all stood around. She was unsure of the sudden attention, but took it in her stride. Probably still wondering! Humans!

  • Val says:

    Brilliant …nice glimpses of a fun day 😀

    We have pj’s, tissue boxes and horrid cold/bugs …fun is on hold 🙄

    • Cheryl says:

      Oh poor you. Not much fun feeling under the weather. I think I prefer our day. Keep warm and I hope you all feel better soon.

  • se7en says:

    Nothing new in this comment… just love your home, love your aga, love your dog… and now I love your candles too!!!

    • Cheryl says:

      The children (and me) loved this activity. I see more beeswax candles in our future. Really nice that they are all old enough to do this with now.

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