Oh, how this feels like a long time coming!
If you've been a reader of Snug for a while now, you'll know that just under two years ago I put together this post about making candles for Christmas. You know, living in London and wanting to do something crafty in the winter months, it made sense! I salvaged every empty jam jar going and used a million and one different graphics ideas on Pic Monkey for my labels. It was like a Blue Peter mad house in the cabin, I can tell you. I melted and mixed any number of oil combinations to recreate scents I remembered from my childhood; that feeling of quiet contemplation before bed; the heady scent of a summer garden; throwing freshly washed sheets on the bed.
It was a stab in the dark, but I loved doing it. Even when a bottle of essential oil slipped out of my hands onto the electric hob - whoosh! Up it went in flames. Thank god for those 'anti-fire' ads in the late 90s. Our little wooden cabin was saved with a wet tea towel and I escaped with singed hair and a pump of adrenaline!
I always come back to making candles. I've adapted and changed them in various forms for many a month now and in the past few weeks, it's all come together. Over summer myself and Muma Snug worked on stock in the kitchen, branding was sorted and a concept decided upon. Ladies and gentleman - Snug Candles is open on Etsy!