Making new soy candles and decorating candle holders this week.
Welcome to this weeks Handmade Monday blog post. Sorry if I didn’t get around to commenting on all your blogs last week. I had a bit of a tummy bug at the start of last week so I spent a few days getting over that. The rest of the week was spent making more items for my box at Rosewill Cottage and for a craft fair the Saturday just gone, which didn’t leave me with much time for commenting.
The fabric cookies from last week now have thin ribbon threaded through them so they can be hung up as ornaments. My photos of those did not turn out that well so I’ll leave the image of those up to your imagination. The new designs that have been made this week have been some candles filled with multicoloured soy wax chunks, made inside jars and tins. I’ve also painted some new designs onto some tealight candle holders. These ones have a diamond design and have rhinestones incorporated into the designs.
I’ve got a few ideas of what new things I want to create this week, however I feel I’ll have to spend a lot of time working out new postage prices, since I just found out on Friday that Royal Mail are changing their prices again. Signed For delivery is going up by 15p to £1.10, (which had already gone up from 77p almost a year ago), there will be no more standard parcel service and they are introducing a more expensive medium parcel service for parcels over 2kg or which are over a certain size.
Since my crafts tend to be heavy and bulky, especially since glass needs quite a bit of padding for protection, I’m dreading finding out what changes I’ll have to make. If you are interesting in looking at the price changes for yourself, you can find the price list here. At least we can look forward to the start of spring.