Then I had an idea. I could re-use them, but not as candles. If I turned them into drawer and cupboard scenters, they would never be burned and at the same time I would be recycling a product that would usually become land-fill fodder. A good compromise I feel.
I realise now that the fruity ones don't have a very strong scent, which you would need if you want to make your knicker drawer smell nice, so I will give these away and start again.
They will all be available on my all-new Misi shop before the weekend. Did I tell you about that? No? Oh, well then..About a week ago my sis-in-law text me to tell me about an on-line market place for British crafters and artisans to sell their makes. As you know I already have and Etsy shop, but to say that it has been a little quiet is an under-statement. I feel it is too big for me. I am lost amongst the thousands of other people all selling similar things. It is a super market and I would feel happier selling in a corner shop. Misi is the corner shop. I listed a few of my candles and had about 40 hits in moments. Yesterday I listed a few more and had 49 hits on one candle in less that 5 minutes! Wow! I didn't achieve that on Etsy in 3 months. Most encouraging. I will be closing my Etsy shop next month and concentrating on Misi and possibly Folksy too.
I will try to get a link on this blog soon, so you can hop over there easily and quickly. I will be adding my soaps to my shop as they become ready and any other little thing I rustle up in my cosy kitchen over the weeks and months to come.
Have a lovely day, where ever you are and what ever you do and thank you for reading. xxx