It sounds like a lovely autumn day. The kids and I gathered outside in the cold air around a campfire. I did a little knitting until my fingers were too cold. It was windy and brisk with just a few flurries of light snow. Not unlike, say, October. Or perhaps November.
After a while we headed inside to warm up and make a few candles. Lupine and I made beeswax pillars, votives, and container candles and Sage made some bright orange candles with a bag of soy wax he found in my stash.
When they were cool he unmolded his candles and lined them up down the center of our dinner table. While I finished dinner he lit each one. They glowed festively over there in the dining room. Hmmm… the black table. The orange candles. So autumnal. So cozy. It makes me want to rake leaves and carve pumpkins.
But, um, it's May. May! And while in May I normally prefer sandals to mittens, we're making the best of these 40 degree days. We're making warmth every way we can.How 'bout you? Keeping warm? Wearing sandals? Tell me what it's like outside in your neighborhood.
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In other news, there is an interview with me over on Petite Purls. Take a peek! While you're there do look through their free knitting patterns. I'm seeing this dress in Lupine's future.
18 thoughts on “A Campfire and Some Candlemaking.”
We’re still very cold here in Alberta, Canada too. In fact, we were supposed to get snow last night- But, we made it through the night, and the sun is out! Stay warm- not much longer until it’s really summer! 🙂
Yup, it’s cold here, too. And we live in Kentucky! It’s only in the 40s today, which is very depressing to this sick, warm weather girl. But, it will be warm again soon. The sun will shine again.
Yes, it’s another brisk day here in Madison as well! I have been gazing lovingly at my sandals…soon my darlings…soon. 😉
Yes…chilly here too…I just can’t wait to get back out in the garden. Lovely candles…where do you find the molds?
Down here in Tucson we are heating up. We took our morning walk a little late today and it was almost to hot. Today’s high is 95 and should feel like 100. We’re definitely wearing sandals down here. We’re even getting zucchini and eggplants in the garden. What a different world from snow and candle making!
How clever to use the clothespins! I’ll have to do this next time.
Oh, that dress, loved it, they have great patterns.
I will read the interview.
Here is warm, it should be raining already, but this year is a little late, we enjoy it, because we can spend the afternoon outside, because when the raining starts it’s every day from noon to night until December.
I’m So glad today was warmer. We spent all afternoon outside today – in short sleeves instead of winter coats.
I love the orange candles all lined up. That’s a beautiful image.
Definitely a warm day in suburban Phoenix… I drove by a temperature sign that said 91 degrees at 11:00am. We’ll be moving in about a month, before the real summer heat of 110-115 degrees sets in – thank goodness! But thinking of you guys in 40 degree weather… in MAY… well, it makes me miss the desert winters already.
Luckily it hasn’t been too cold around here. I’m kind of a wimp, and if it IS too chilly for me, I’d rather be inside! Sometimes if I’m busy in the house I’ll send the kids outside, but when it’s warm enough, we’re all outdoors playing/working in the yard, at the playground near the library, or going to the zoo.
Rain every day… I can simply not imagine it.
Some came from a thrift store and others I picked them up at a local candle supply shop (Candle Cocoon out of Madison WI.) Love em!
Can. Not. Compute.
The less purchased specialized tools the better. Just dont reuse them in the sun after they get waxy!
Push yourself to get out there with them! I sometimes dont want to either but every time I do (EVERY SINGLE TIME!) I have a blast and am so grateful that I did.
I dont even really know what 115 feels like. I think it feels like burning.
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Welcome, Carrie! Bring all your friends. 🙂