Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Beeswax and More Bunnies


We have been busy finishing up the winter activities such as dipping our beeswax candles. We always light a candle for our supper meal and we use our own hand dipped candles. They are made from organic beeswax that Mike barters from the apiary just one mile down the road. He helps out with maintaining the hives and processing the honey. Our plan is to buy a hive of our own now that he feels comfortable with the process.
In order to dip multiple candle pairs at once, I needed a place to hang them as I alternated dipping them. I came up with this very simple stand using two logs and a scrap piece of wood on top. I am also busy sewing wool felt bunnies both for our children’s Easter baskets and for sale in our shop. The pattern for these cuties came from the spring 2009 issue of Living Crafts.
Warm wishes, Tonya

15 comments:

  1. Very nice crafts, your so lucky to have a local source for beeswax. I look forward to seeing your new hive.

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  2. Oh gosh they are too cute! I see that you are featured in there! Congrats. How can one find that pattern? We made some beeswax candle from your tutorial. Man does it take some skill to get them nice looking and not all bumpy lumpy! Lots of practice I suppose.

    :)Lisa

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  3. We're on the same wavelength Tonya, I am still making those bunnies...LOL! They are really darling.

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  4. I love that little tree. Looks like you have a great head start on Easter. I'm only just buying my supplies today.

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  5. Those are SO cute! I started on your bunny pattern from ROTH last night and almost finished my first one before bed. It's very sweet. Thanks again for the pattern. :)

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  6. Your candles look great! What is your trick to getting them so straight and smooth?

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  7. Cute bunnies. I also looked at your knit ones. My knitting skills aren't there yet, but perhaps someday.

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  8. I need to get going on some bunnies...too cute and Easter is just around the corner.

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  9. Oh my heck!! Those bunnies are darling!! I wish we had a place to buy beeswax around here. I look forward to reading all about your hive when you get one =)

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  10. I just love those bunnies, they are adorable:)

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  11. very cute! raising bees would be such a worthwhile endeavor. they seem to need a lot of help these days....sadly.

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  12. beautiful candles!
    nicola
    http://whichname.blogspot.com

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  13. Very sweet! I want to make the candles, but couldn't figure out how to hang them easily (do you know how hard it is to get a husband to do something He Doesn't Want To Do? LOL)

    So sweet and inspiring for Easter!

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  14. oh that tree!! i'm so drawn to trees and that is such a sweet one.

    i made those bunnies from LCM too...i like how they look in blue :)

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