Friday, September 9, 2011

Candles and such

TGIF! Although wow, it felt like a short week anyway. A holiday week and then school started midweek. The kids are adjusting well to a new school year...making new friends, reconnecting with old ones, etc. And they both like their teachers. Mason's is actually the same one he had for first grade, they did some staff-shuffling this year. She's great so we're happy about that.
Do you love candles? If so you're going to love these, I think.
The scents are Vanilla Pumpkin and Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. I ordered them from one of the many few e-tailers for wax tarts and candles that I've found...Broken Wheel Primitives. Aren't they cute? That's whipped wax on top of the regular wax, with wax doo-dads embedded in it. I also went to Bath and Body Works today and got a few candles...Marshmallow Fireside, Cinnamon Sugared Donut and Creamy Pumpkin. I think I'm set for the fall!
Speaking of candles, here's a candle mat I made last month...bigger than a potholder, but smaller than a placemat.
I had gotten a fat quarter assortment of harvest-colored plaids from Pumpkin Patch Primitives last fall...this seemed like a perfect project for them! The center fabric is from the Harvest Town line by Jacqueline Paton for Red Rooster Fabrics.
Annabelle had been asking me to make her a cat plushie, so I drew up a pattern and made one for her, and one for Mason.
See the little square dudes on the right? Annabelle sewed the one in front! She was hanging out with me when I was sewing one day, and she was checking out my machine. She was curious how it worked, so I got two charm squares for her and helped her sew them together. She turned it inside out, stuffed it, and picked out the buttons. Maybe I'll have a little sewing friend after all?? Then Mason wanted one too of course...he picked out the squares and buttons, but he left the sewing to me. I made the owl that's on the left last year.
I hope you are having a great day...see you tomorrow!

♥ Jen


  1. Those kitties are adorable. Annabelle did a great job...good for her! I love those candles. Oh, you've gotten my crafting juices flowing! LOL

  2. I love candles and those are so cute! Your house will be smelling good. Your candle mat is just the cutest.
    Annabelle's kitty is cute ... she is going to be like her mother.

  3. It's good to hear from you again, Jen. I copied your cp recipe, Teriyaki Chicken, and was hoping to hear how yours turned out.

    That candle mat is so cute!
    I'm glad the kids enjoy school this year. Glad you like Mason's teacher! lol My daughter had the same teacher for 1st and 3rd grades too, due to shuffling.

    Carol (NJ)

  4. Cute candles! That marshmallow one sounds awesome. I think need to go buy one for myself even though I don't burn candles.


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