August Update

Hi everyone! I’ll keep this post short and sweet but I wanted to give you an update on where things are at the moment.

Firstly, you may have noticed I’m not posting on the Pink Peppermint Crafts Facebook page very often at the moment, and that’s because it’s become really difficult to get any of my posts seen. I’m not going to go into a massive moan here — it’s annoying, but not that big a problem for me — but I wanted to let you know that I do still check the messages that are sent to the page. If you want to contact me, you can do so through the page or over here.

That’s part of the reason that I’ve decided to start up the blog again. I won’t be posting all the time, but any important updates will get a post on the blog. You can also sign up for email updates by entering your name and email address into the little box in the sidebar to the right there –>

Keep an eye on the events page for the craft fairs and shows I’ll be attending. I’ll be keeping that up to date and as the end of the year approaches I’ll be attending more and more so you can all get your Christmas pressies in 😉

Also — if you want a custom order, drop me an email and I’ll see how I can help. As you know, I upcycle containers so I can’t guarantee the exact design of the glass or bowl that the candle is in, but I’m happy to take photos of what I have so you can pick and choose :-)

It’s almost time for me to start thinking about my Christmas plans (I know, I know, August hasn’t even finished yet…) but I need to get organised so there’s not *such* a mad rush this year.

Ahem. We’ll see how that goes…

We’re Now On Facebook!

I know, it has certainly taken me long enough, but Pink Peppermint Crafts now has its very own Facebook page. Since I’m a bit of a perfectionist, I wanted to make sure it was as ready as I could make it before it went live to the world, but I’m finally happy!

Why not pop over to the Pink Peppermint Crafts Facebook page now and give us a like? I’m working on a new product at the moment, so look out for more information both here on the blog and on Facebook…

Citronella Candles, Craft Fairs, Looking Ahead & Facebook

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 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.