Happy new year

Today is the 1st January 2015 the stet of a fresh new year. I love the first day of the year time to make plans and changes for the better.

I am spinning some beautiful fibre from hilltopcloud at the moment with my drop spindle from spin city UK. It’s very relaxing and a dream to work with. I am determined this year to do more spinning so watch this space.

Loving my candles at the moment especially this one that my sister bought me for xmas. It’s actually a tea light holder and the buttons really shine through. She knows me very well.

A lot of things for me are changing this year for the better. I am finishing my professional life course and counselling course as I believe I can help others some how with this skill.

What will be changing for you all this year?

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Not just a glass jar

Over Christmas we have had a lot of glass jars emptied. I use them for a number of things which I would like to share with you all.

Of course you can use them to store things in or for crafts such as painting. But here are a few other imaginative ideas

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With dark nights still here popping a candle inside a glass jar is a lovely idea and you can always decorate it too

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Another great idea is to grow herbs in on your kitchen window sill. This idea we are doing this year for sureĀ 

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Pop a little poise of flowers into a glass jar. Looks delightful especially if the flowers were picked from your garden or in the wild.

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Having a party? Why not serve your drinks in glass jars with a funky straw. Great for all ages

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Then top it off with individual birthday trifles. So easy to make and could be made the night before the party 

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Hope you have enjoyed these ideas for glass jars. Let me know your favourites or anything you do 

One Stop Pamper Shop Candle

I have ordered candles from One Stop Pamper Shop in the past for my niece and she was very pleased with them. When I wanted a lovely xmas scent for my house I decided to order a small kilner cracker candle in the smell of xmas fruitcake. It smells delicious!

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It isn’t an over bearing smell at all which some candles can be and it is lasting for ages. You get a delicate crackle and hint of smoke like a real fireplace.

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I never knew photographing a lit candle would be so hard! Hope you like the pics, tried my best.

I will be ordering a lot more candle from this shop in the new year and I think you should all head over to etsy and favourite her shop ready for the new year to begin.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Onestoppampershop

Note:- this is not a sponsored post

Candles & Knitting

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I have been making lots of candle recently. It started off being a project for my youngest son to take part in but I really enjoyed experimenting with them too. Above you can see a jam jar one with coloured wax and a pretty gingham bow tied around it. This is lasting for ages.

I have also made some cupcake style ones that don’t burn for so long but are super cute. If you would like to see a tutorial on how to make the candles please comment below.

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On the needles this week has been mainly orders. I have made a few chunky knit scarves and slippers, a tie and a pretty pair of pink socks for a lovely lady. Also a pair of sweet little mittens for a xmas decoration

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I have to try and finish my son’s rainbow crochet blanket this week amongst casting on some other goodies for xmas presents which I will share with you all.

Thanks for reading the blog comments are welcome