This morning as I was working in the workshop labeling and preparing some Campfire Smoke Wood Wick candles for Amazon, I realized that for the first time in what seems like a long time, I have been able to open the back door of my workshop to enjoy the Spring like weather. It could have been the blustery nature of the morning that made me think of it. After all, I was continually reminded that the door was open by the constant fluttering and flying of loose labels and papers trying to make their escape from the confines of the workshop.
In my post last week I unveiled my most recent soy candle creation, the Silhouette Candle. I had a lot of fun trying to implement my idea when I was first testing this candle back in January. There were many failed attempts and general hair pulling during the testing phase, but I finally came up with a method for creating the candle that could be reproduced on a larger scale. My problem is that I'm always coming up with new ideas for how I can potentially improve something, and this generally leads to more tinkering and testing (and hair pulling).
Last year I had a special request from one of our wholesale customers, for a heart shaped candle for Valentines Day. Originally, the thought was to have a heart shaped tin, or glass jar to pour the candle into, but that idea didn't really appeal to me. Drawing from past experiences, I knew there would be problems with inconsistent burning in the odd shaped heart containers, and that's the last thing I wanted... After researching for what seemed like ages, and coming up with nothing appealing, I put the idea to bed for awhile.
I am excited to be back into the swing of things, and I feel that I sort of owe at least a small explanation for where I've been for the past year. Admittedly, in 2015 I was terrible about posting to the Candeo Candle Soy Candle News Blog, and I feel awful about it. It wasn't just the blog of course, a lot of things got put on hold last year, including the Vancouver Farmers Market, which we stopped attending mid season.
We are so excited about the opening weekend at the Vancouver Farmers Market coming up this weekend! I have been busy bringing all of my booth display items out of hibernation, washing tablecloths, dusting and cleaning everything, and of course, making lots of candles and melt cubes in all kinds of yummy scents including a few new ones such as...