Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Celebrate! Giveaway!

I am a self-confessed non-techno babe.  I haven't a clue when it comes to modern technology and am much happier with paper and pens than a key board.  But the time has come to join in a little social networking and to that end I have just joined Facebook.  Oh golly, I do feel a bit sick about it, but it's too late now, the deed is done.

In truth, I only really did it for my business, Windy Island Handmade.  I'd much rather look a person in the eyes when I speak with them, or on the telephone, if I have to.  I like to see how the person I'm with reacts, how they smile and to hear the sound of their voice.  You can't do that on a computer.  But it has it's place in the world and connects us with people who we would never, or may never, meet.  I am after all, writing this post to people who I have no connection with, whatsoever, but still I do it.  Odd, isn't it?  I am completely grateful to you and overwhelmed by the amount of you who, either accidentally or on purpose, find my blog and read it.

So, as I am now one of the millions of people world-wide who are on Facebook, I feel I must mark the occasion in some small way.  The whole point of this for me is to send my creations out into the world.  I have been designing and making some gorgeous candles in my kitchen for the last month and now the time has come to send them into the unknown, all by themselves, to see if they can bring a smile to people's faces and make someone say 'Oooh, I love it!'.  I do hope so.

Sooo, I was wondering if you would like to try one?  For free?  You can choose from this one, which is Fruit Salad.  It is a soft, feminine green in colour and smells fresh and warmly fruity.

Or maybe you would prefer a taste of summer with a Strawberry Shortcake candle?  This reminds me of warm jam being made on a summer afternoon, after picking a basket full of sun-ripened berries, or biscuits baking in the oven to be smothered in cream and fresh strawberries and devoured by hungry mouths, sticky with juice.

My third offering is Mother and Baby.  You don't have to be a mother or a baby to have one of these!  The scent is soft lavender and baby powder.  I hoped it may help a new mother and her baby to relax and cuddle up together and enjoy those first heady days of getting to know each other.  For the rest of us, the soothing fragrance will filter into our tired bodies and help us to wind down.

Do you remember my crocheted doily making frenzy?  Well, this is the reason for it all.  Each candle comes with it's own little doily to sit on and keep it's feet warm (and to keep wax off your furniture!) and they are all wrapped in a paper band and ribbon or lace.  They will be wrapped in spotty cellophane and have a little tag with the candle's name and some info about Windy Island Handmade.

So all you have to do to get your paws on one of the above, is to leave a comment telling me which candle you would like to win and why.  The children and I will pick the most imaginative and let you know via this blog.  You have one week to get thinking and write your comments!  I really hope you like what you see enough to have a go.

In the meantime, I am trying to copy a link to my Facebook page through this blog.  Give me a day or two, I'm not that good with technology!

As always, thank you for reading and have a good day. xxx


  1. I ADORE your mother and baby idea, never seen anything like it, lavender (which i used in the bath after havin C to sooth certain sores! Say no more!) and baby powder,how enchanting. Come on fellow readers,dont miss this great opportunity to own a beautiful hand crafted candle. Lots of love Row x x p.s this isnt a bid as I am already a proud owner of a strawberry shortcake, and I want other people to share the joy.diolch x x

  2. I too love the idea of lavender and baby powder - a real nostalgic one for me as two out of my three babies have grown up and flown the nest, and the third is following close behind! Those baby days seem so very far away now, more's the pity.

    Pomona x