Friday, April 18, 2014

Candle making

I made my first batch of hand dipped candles last night. It went surprisingly well. 
I started by cutting 12 lengths of braided cotton wick material and melting 5 pounds of was in a double boiler. After the wax melted I started dipping. 
The finished candles were dipped about 50 times and hung up to dry over night. 
I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. The whole process took about 3 hours (most of which was spent waiting on the wax to melt and get to the right temperature. 
I can't wait to try some different colors and scents. My boyfriend is helping me set up a little online shop and making some packaging so we can earn a little extra cash. I'll post a link once everything is set up. 

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

we are the cursed

it is both a blessing

and a curse

to feel everything

so very deeply.



*these are some leftovers from yesterday's set. i really liked the lighting and didn't want to discard them. i'm working on making some candles tonight and should have pictures of them tomorrow. i'm also starting work on a summer dress and if it turns out, i'll have pictures of it up soon.

*listen to what i'm listening to here

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

the power to destroy

for each person there is a sentence--

--a series of words--

--which has the power to destroy them.

--philip k. dick



*i found this quote on tumblr the other day and thought it was lovely.

*it's been a long time since i've posted anything. i finally felt like picking up the camera again last night for some quick shots, but i was having trouble keeping myself focused (hence the out of focus nature of these pictures). i should have a few more shots up tomorrow and have a few ideas for things i want to do. since the weather is finally warm enough again, i'm planning some outdoor photos at my boyfriend's house.

*in other news, i'm planning on trying my hand at candle making. i'm doing my first round of dipped candles on thursday and will probably have pictures of what will potentially be an epic disasters.

*listen to what i'm listening to here

Monday, April 7, 2014

It's not your fault, I'm just sad sometimes. 


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Lost momentum

I kind of lost my momentum and inspiration for new pictures, but I'm hoping that changes soon. If it doesn't, I have a few other ideas for posts (not super exciting posts, but oh well). 
In other news, I think I'm finally getting over my cold, which has lasted forever. Also, the weather is warming up and I'm excited to enjoy my patio again. 
I hope I have some new stuff up soon!


Friday, March 21, 2014

update: online garage sale

all items that were listed on my little online garage sale are gone. just thought i'd let everyone know.



diary of the constantly unwell

i hate being sick more than anything. i can't seem to shake my current cold and now have developed a kidney infection from taking cold medication.

i feel like i'm starting to fall behind on doing the things i enjoy as well as falling behind on my daily routine. my house in a state of total disarray right now, which is starting to get to me.

i'm hoping this weekend to get all rested up so that i can start working on the projects i have half finished. i should be back to normal next week....fingers crossed.



*in other news, there's a new post on the cassette club page. check it out here