Saturday, 11 December 2010

Catch up!

Ok, I know I've been AWOL for a bit, not that it matters I guess cos I'm not sure if anyone actually reads my ramblings!?

So when I've not been uber busy with the full time job and battling the snow & ice, I've been concentrating on my folksy shop which has provided me with a few candle sales and excellent feedback!

I've also done a couple of craft fairs at the Metro Centre and the Mushroom Works.
I wanted to share with you 2 great shops that I found.

First up we have
Amy has a cardboard clock kit, complete with high quality clock mechanism, and the idea is that you build & design it yourself! Only 15 quid for the carriage clock- bargain! Ace pressie idea :)

Then we have This store makes me wanna go into product design! Something for everyone, and the furniture is divine!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Up and running...

coco_boho candles are alive and kicking on Folksy! :)

Sunday, 17 October 2010

coco_boho candles

now on my website :)

I've really got into my candle making of late. I LOVE scented candles, but found that shop bought and mass produced candles didn't smell that much, so I'm very generous with the fragrance oil I add. I walk into my room and I can smell my candles when they're not burning! I love sourcing and recycling interesting vessels for the soy wax container candles, mostly from charity shops which means that if you purchase a candle you're being charitable and environmentally friendly- everyone's a winner!

I only use soy wax. It is a natural, plant based wax processed from natural soya bean oil. It produces a clean flame that has less soot & co2 emissions than other waxes, making it an eco friendly choice for you home. Soy wax has a low melting point which is safer and also aids scent throw when burning. Soy wax is easily cleaned with warm soapy water.

Have I sold you on them yet?! I'm currently taking orders for christmas presents at the moment but hope to have a Folksy shop up and running soon :)

Thursday, 7 October 2010

I'm still standing...

...or that should read: painting!

Current work in progress.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Work in progress...

Skulls. Ok, maybe a little dark... but there's various reasons behind this exploration- mortality, avoidance, truth, spiritual contemplation, finality, wisdom.

I like skulls, colourful ones. I don't have a plan for this one- 8 sketched skulls, to be decorated as and when the notion takes me... it'll probably turn into a collage/mixed media piece knowing me :)