I was leafing through Tasha Tudor’s Heirloom Crafts and stopped to sigh over the candle making. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and seems like the perfect project for a crisp autumn day. And when you’re done, you have dozens of sweet smelling little tapers to give you a beautiful glow through months of dark winter evenings.
I made homemade candles once as kid. It was at Campfire Girls Camp. Sort of like Girl Scouts. We’d romp through the woods during the day and once we put on a play (I was an owl) and we did campy crafts— like candle making, before we went home for the night.
I remember mine were pink and terribly lumpy. They looked nothing like Tasha’s, that’s for sure. But I was so proud of them and gave them to my mom.
I always think I’d like to do things like candle making, but they never come to be. I think its because it’s something that takes such planning. You have to gather your supplies. You have to build your fire, prepare your wicks. It’s so different a mindset, these old fashioned crafts, than what we’re used to today. We’re so used to ‘do it now, this moment’ and instant gratification.
Tasha was the queen of taking it slow and enjoying the moment, wasn’t she? I’m going to have to remember this. Perhaps next fall I’ll get to do some candle making. I’ll have to make a plan!
Wishing you a happy Tasha Tuesday….
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