Since it’s the end of May and not totally freezing (even though it has rained a lot) I decided it was time to make some citronella scented candles. If you don’t know what citronella is, it’s an essential oil extracted from certain types of lemongrass plants, and is used as an insect repellent to keep mosquitoes etc away. Citronella is great in outdoor candles (particularly as it can be quite strong) for when you’re enjoying a summer barbecue or just sitting out in the garden with a book and a Bulmers Bold Black Cherry cider (or maybe that’s just me…). Fingers crossed we have the weather to use them!
I don’t think it’s clear in this photo, but these candles are pale yellow in colour.
I will be taking these and my other candles along to my next craft fair, which is Saturday 31st May at St Mary’s church in Swansea (near the Quadrant). I have craft fairs coming up on the next few Saturdays, so take a look at my craft fairs page for more details.
Speaking of craft fairs, I’ve also been trying to get super organised, so I’ve been finding out information and making bookings for the rest of the year. I know, I know, it seems way too early to be thinking about Christmas, especially since we’re not even half way through the year yet… But having said that, I’ve spoken to people at craft fairs I’ve attended recently and they mentioned that a few Christmas fairs were already booked up, or getting close to fully booked. The bookings are the easy part — I’m now wondering when I need to start making my Christmas stock to give myself enough time to get it all done!
Finally, I’m in the process of getting the Pink Peppermint Crafts Facebook page up and running. More on that when it’s finished!
Well there we are, that’s all my news for now. I’ll be back on the blog soon, but feel free to leave a comment here or send me an email if you want to get in touch.