Thursday, 3 December 2009

A candle table for the Abbey and Christmas cushions

Its not a great photo, I know, but I thought I would quickly show off the candle table Hywel made for the Olde Abbey. It fits perfectly in the corner and has been aged well to look old and a bit worn. I made the candles by melting a normal candle into a straw... watch those fingers.. it gets hot!! When it had cooled, I then cut the straw into the sizes I wanted and peeled off the straw to reveal my little church candles.

I have just popped these two christmas cushions on Etsy. I didn't enjoy stitching these, the dark green of the canvas gave me eyestrain and I think the red edging braid doesn't sit quite right. I know, I am too fussy and critical of my work. Anyway, they are on Etsy, at a reduced price if anyone is interested. They are listed at $7.49 for the two, which is approx £4.50

Off to get the washing in now, before it gets damp. It has been a cold, crisp day here in my part of Wales today, so hopefully it has dried :0)

Julia xxx


  1. Julia what a clever idea to make the Church candles. I make mine from Fimo. Hywel did a lovely job with the table. xxx

  2. The candles are great Julia..fab idea! For bigger candles I've used birthday cake ones, although I do age them and make them look used, etc. I love the way you have made the glass in the window look old too! ;o)

    I'm amazed you have found time for mini making! :o) I'm up to my eyeballs in wrapping paper and trimmings and frantically looking for presents I put away for safe keeping and now I can't find them! lol
    Michelle xx

  3. Thats a great idea Michele, to use birthday candles, I will have a go.

    I also put presents away, only to forget where I hid them. I am not organised this year, so I will be dashing around tomorrow and the end of next week, when I have some time off!

    Julia xx

  4. Julia and Hywel I've passed you the Eight Ball over on my blog if you'd like to play along..xx


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