There have been yet more Christmas projects for me this week. I made some polymer clay tree decorations for Craftseller, using...
I also made some candles for the same magazine! I am a newbie to candle making and I take my hat off to candle makers everywhere. I really don't think I am patient enough to take it up permanently!
I was asked to make some candles using cookie cutters - the obvious problem here being that cookie cutters are designed to cut cookies and not contain melted wax. I did my best to keep the wax in with extra foil scrunched under and around the cutter, and I think it did work - to an extent. The good thing with overflowed wax is that it can easily be recycled by re-melting!
What I really love about being asked to do things a little bit outside my comfort zone is that I get to have a go at things I wouldn't have tried otherwise and I gain a few new skills along the way. I love that aspect of working for magazines!
And here's another rather lovely aspect of working for magazines: my campervan tea cosy made it onto the front cover of Sewing World magazine this month, which is very exciting!
What has your week been like? I'd love to know! I'm hoping I'll have some time for blog visiting this week. I really do miss it when time it short!