The Daily (sort of) thoughts of a Candle Maker and a mum of two.

Friday, 17 October 2008

New Christmas Ball Candles

Well been busy again and have added a new gift set to my Christmas Range of soy wax scented candles in lovely Christmas Ball containers.

You have 2 colour options to choose from. You can either have a set of three soy scented candles in green, yellow or read or another set of three soy scented candles in blue, yellow or pink. They come in a gorgeous Christmas Red organza gift bag - ready to give to the lucky person or good enough to keep a few back for your own use!!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Action Against Poverty

UN International Day for The Eradication of Poverty in Glasgow
Glasgow's annual rally and act of remembrance for all those affected by poverty.
Oct 17, 2008
George Square, Glasgow

Please join us if you can and tell others! - This is for everyone, for:

In 2014, Glasgow will be the proud Host City for the Commonwealth Games. Already, politicians and people are asking "what will be the lasting legacy of these games – especially for the people of the East End?"

Every year since 1992, a group supporting people living in poverty in Glasgow has organised a rally in George Square on 17 October. This year, the event will focus particularly on the legacy of the Games, and on the seven indicators of the poverty that still, shockingly, devastate the lives of so many in our city:

Poverty of Inadequate Income
Poverty of Unemployment
Poverty of Poor Health
Poverty of Poor Education
Poverty of Inadequate Access to Services
Poverty of Poor Housing
Poverty of Fear of Crime

Many of us associate poverty with not having enough money to make ends meet. We will hear real life stories from those who live with or have experienced the effect of grinding poverty that still cripples the lives of our fellow citizens in Glasgow today, and we will remember those in other countries around the globe whose human rights are violated by the scandal of poverty.
This event is supported by:

The Church of Scotland’s Presbytery of Glasgow
The Archdiocese of Glasgow’s Justice & Peace Commission
Faith in Community Scotland
Church Action on Poverty
The Iona Community
The Poverty Alliance
ATD Fourth World

The story of "The Stone"

17 October 1987: Paris Brought together by ATD Fourth World, 100,000 people from around the world gathered at the Plaza of Human Rights and Liberties, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, to inaugurate a Commemorative Stone in honour of the Victims of Extreme Poverty in every part of the globe.

Few monuments are erected in honour of poor people and their courage. Often buried without a headstone, slums erased from maps, stories not recorded in books – the Stone was meant to go some way to filling that void. Every year since then, people have gathered on 17 October to stand in solidarity, and to state unequivocally that “poverty is neither inevitable nor acceptable.”
In 1992, the United Nations declared 17 October the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

17 October 1999: Glasgow, after years of campaigning by Glasgow Braendam Link, a Commemorative Stone, carved in granite and similar to the one in Paris, was unveiled in George Square. It was laid in earth brought from Paris (the Headquarters of ATD Fourth World), Stirling (from the grounds of Braendam Family House), and Glasgow (from the back court of the tenement base of Glasgow Braendam Link).

In George Square, on 17 October every year since, a rally has been held, with music, drama, dancing and always at the heart, people living in poverty standing up and telling their stories.
The Stone stands as a permanent reminder that in Glasgow, as in so many parts of the world, “poverty is neither inevitable nor acceptable”.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Getting Into the Festive Spirit

Well it most certainly feels like summer is over - I had to scrape the car this morning and think it is about time to put on the thermals and quilted coat again - having said that did we have a summer at all this year?
Got lots of festive scented candle goodies in the seasonal page and "yes" the picture above is a 100% paraffin wax candle and "no" you cannot eat it unless you fancy a pretty big dental bill!!!
We have got a huge range of scents including a fairly hefty Christmas Scent selection - Christmas Pudding Scent and Mince Pie Scent are just two of the new range of scents we have received in this month and they are mouthwateringly good.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Tip Top Toppers Things: Arty Girlz - It's Our Birthday Challenge!

Tip Top Toppers Things: Arty Girlz - It's Our Birthday Challenge!

Look at the Card that Ruth from Tip Top Toppers made for my friends up and coming 40th Birthday!!!

I really hope she doesn't read this until after her party!!!!!!

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Spooky Spooky Halloween

Well the year seems to be running away with me lately - where has the time gone and when was I on holiday again???

With Halloween just around the corner decided to make some lovely little cup cake candles with spooky hand painted pumpkins on them. They are really very cute actually and not scary at all would make an ideal gift to take along to any Halloween Party this year.

Monday, 8 September 2008

Back in the Swing of Things

Well it has been a while but after our fantastic holiday in South Africa I had a months worth of orders waiting for me when I got home - so it has been nose to the grind stone for me.

You can see more of our holiday pics here.

What a fantastic time we all had. The Kruger National Park is out of this world. It is roughly the size of Scotland and all the animals are free to wander about as nature intended. It is the humans who need to be caged in at night. We stayed in a fantastic lodge and it is unbelievable how bright the stars are when there is absolutely no street lighting for hundreds of miles around!!!

We ate and drank far too much of course (it wouldn't have been a holiday if we didn't!!) hubby even tried snails but I'm not brave enough to try that I'm afraid.

Anyway back to reality. Thoughts are now turning to the winter months and we will be getting in a batch of new winter scents soon - will post and let you know when they have all been tested. I am developing a new range of personalised wedding favours at the moment and hopefully will have these on soon.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Yet More New Scents

I just can't resist the lure of lovely new scents and here is the latest addition to my family. I now have well over 100 scents to choose from.

Clover Fields - This is a gorgeous fresh Clover Field aroma

Coffee Cake & Spice - Yum Yum

Lemongrass - Gorgeous true lemongrass scent

Sage & Citrus - Wonderful aroma of top notes of mandarin, tangerine, ruby red grapefruit, and lemon rinds, with base notes of fresh sage leaves

Stargazer Lily - The wonderful aroma of stargazer lillies.

Now that I have tested this lot I am now looking forward to the next batch of scents to order. Keep checking the website for updates.

Friday, 16 May 2008

The Fresh Smell of Roses

Another new addition to my ever expanding candle range.

These are lovely you get two and they are roughly 3 inches wide and 1.5 inches high. Inspiration from the garden has obviously been taken when making these. They would make lovely gifts but would also be ideal as wedding favors for that summer wedding.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

New Scents

I have at last tested all the new scents that I ordered and have loaded them onto the website - again I have ordered a whole shed load of new ones so once they have been tested I will add another list.

We have

Black Raspberry Vanilla
Cherry Clove Chutney
Forbidden Apple
Gingerbread - Yum Yum
Honey I Washed the Kids Lush "Type"
Issey Miyake "Type"
Juniper Breeze,
Lemon Verbena
Mi Mi's Kitchen
Passion Fruit Deluxe

and last but not least


They are all absolutely gorgeous and smell delicious.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

New Range of Soy Candles

I have added another to my ever increasing range of scented candles. This is one of my new Soy Wax range.

You get 2 100% natural Soy Wax scented candles in hexagonal jars which come in a gorgeous natural Jute bag. These are ideal for those wishing to use more environmentally friendly products.

Monday, 12 May 2008

What Lovely Weather

Well dare we actually believe that summer is here to stay? The lovely weather has been the inspiration for my Knickerboker Glory scented candles.
They really do look good enough to eat and smell absolutely gorgeous. You have a top layer of lucious vanilla scented ice cream, the middle layer is scrummy strawberry scented ice cream and the bottom layer is gorgeous chocolate scented ice cream.
My knickerbokers burn for 100 hours and are absolutely guaranteed calorie free.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Hurricane Candles

It has been a very busy month this month. The most popular candles that I have been asked for have been my personalised hurricane candles. Really what hurricane candles are is a wax shell with a tealight popped into the bottom of the shell. This means that the actual hurricane never burns but is lit up with a lovely glow from the inside.

These candles are personalised with any image wanted. The picutre is actually set within the wax shell itself (not just stuck onto the front) and are excellent keepsakes.

The hurricane above was made for one of the lady's on the forum to give to both grans and I think the photo I was given is absolutely gorgeous.

Monday, 21 April 2008

And their Back!!!

Back to School at last - 2 whole weeks has seemed like 2 years trying to keep the kids amused. Did eventually get to see the Spiderwick Chronicles and it was surprisingly good - my 15 year old son even liked it - and for all of us who have teenagers you know how difficult it is to get a teenager to like something.

Anyhoo - I can actually use the computer again instead of having to fight my way in!!!

I have another load of scents due to arrive soon so as soon as I have tested them will put them onto the site - I have some absolutely fantastic fragrances that I will add to my ever increasing list of scents - I think I am sitting at around 100 scents.

Another week commences - back on with work!!!

Monday, 7 April 2008

Easter Holidays

Well that's it the schools in Scotland have finally finished for the 2 week Easter holiday's. Now comes the age old dilema - what do you do to keep the kids amused.

They have only been on holiday for 1 day and already all I am hearing is "mum I'm bored, there's nothing to do!!" I think I will take them to the cinema to see the Spiderwick Chronicles - so there's one day down - 13 left to go!!

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Clip Clop Horseshoes

Janice from Clip Clop Horseshoes makes absolutely gorgeous wedding gifts out of real life horse shoes they are absolutely gorgeous (I should know I bought one).

These are real horse shoes and come in a range of sizes from teeny tiny to great big Clydesdale Horse Shoes. Janice treats them, then paints them and decorates them with ribbon/tartan and decoration of your choice.

I can really recommend them - great gifts and not just for weddings either.

Monday, 31 March 2008

Forever Candles Family

I have added another selection to the popular Forever Candles range. I have made three forever candles in small, medium and large and used a candle plate with some lovely pebbles to set it all off. This set looks fantastic and will last forever (as the name suggests). Just pop a tea light into the handy dandy tea light holders in the top of the candle and change these whenever they are finished. You get three scented tea lights with every set in colours to match your candle to start you off.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

New Range of Scents

I have added yet more new scents to my range. I continually buy new scents so keep checking the website for the new scents and their descriptions.

The most recent to my collection are:

Pink Sugar - and this is devine!!
Be Delicious DKNY "Type" - very similar very gorgeous
Honeysuckle - a delicious fresh Honeysuckle smell
Orange Dreamsicle - this is good enough to eat orange with a note of lovely vanilla.
Caribbean Coconut - ow take me to Barbados!!!!

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Easter Egg Candles

I have had this little mould for absolutely ages and I have made and sold quite a few but this is the first time I have put them onto my web pages. They are really cute, slightly bigger than a hens eggs but would still sit snuggley into an egg cup.
They are made from Paraffin Wax and can be scented with any scent from my range. I currently have a few chocolate ones - the good old favourite chocholate chip cookie, chocolate orange and after dinner mint - good enough to eat.

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Tip Top Toppers

Ruth from Tip Top Toppers has done it again!! It's my mums 70th birthday on 13th March and Ruth has pulled out all the stoppers again and came up with 2 excellent cards again. One is from myself and the other is from my children. She will love them - Ruth personalises all cards so why not check out her site at
Many thanks again Ruth.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Updated My Site at Last

At long last I have managed to get my new range of candles onto my website. I damaged my back and have been unable to sit at the PC for long so I hope you like them. You can find all the new candles in

The picture above is of a new soy container candle and it is scented with Sweet Juicy Cherry and is absolutely gorgeous - even if I say so myself!

Friday, 22 February 2008

Lots of Lovely New Candles

Well I have been a busy little candle maker and I have a whole load of new candles that I will shortly be adding to my website. I have a new range of multi wick candles that I will be adding to my current list along with some lovely new Soy Wax container candles, some novelty candles and some beautiful personalised Wedding Candles and Wedding Candle centre pieces. My photography skills leave a lot to be desired however I am learning.

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Lovely New Scents

I have upped my range of scents again - I just can't help it, it is some kind of compulsion to keep buying more and more gorgeous scents.

I will shortly be adding the following to my ever increasing list of scents available:

Farenheit for Men Type
Lilac Blossom
Satin Sheets
Sea Glass

I have opted for more fresh scents to herald in "hopefully" the iminent start of Spring.

You can order through. or

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

When Am I Ever Going To Get Warm Again?

I am so cold, it was a nightmare up at 6.30am to scrape the car!! Never mind wont be long until my hands are nice a toasty when I get cracking on making some candles - loads of ideas buzzing around my head - never enough time in the day to get them done.

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Launch of New Website

Sorry I haven't posted for a couple of weeks however I have been working night and day revamping my website. Don't worry still the same excellent quality and service as before just a fresh face.

As an introduction I am offering 10% off all orders over £50 and 5% off all orders over £10 for the month of February so go along have a sneaky peak and treat yourself.

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Wedding Blog

This is an absolutely excellent blog for all those up and coming and would be brides. Excellent information on the history behind the tradition of a modern day wedding. There are some fantastic retailers on there covering every aspect of a wedding day.

Monday, 14 January 2008


An absolutely excellent site. The home of all things cute and adorable.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

New Soy Candles

Well as promised I have made a new range of Soy Wax candles. I have container candles, wax melts and votives. I am in the process of testing a range of Soy Wax pillar candles and as soon as I am happy with them I will add them too.

Soy Wax is lovely and the best bit of all is as it is a totally natural product if you spill some hot wax you don't need to panic as it can be washed off with soap and water.