It was so good to hear Kathy (motherbee) is back home from the hospital! She's very tired and needing lots of rest but that's to be expected. She's one tough lady for sure, I'd still be whining! Kathy we all wish you a very speedy recovery and sending lots of prayers your way with some big warm hugs!
Here is my latest project I've been working on, Faux Prim Hanging Tapers. We were talking about the long skinny black beeswax colonial tapers and was wondering if there was another option beside wax. I love playing with wax but there's some of the girls that don't do wax, some don't sew, and some don't care too much for the dough. Loving to experiment as I do I sat down and went to work with those things in mind. My end result, I created these no wax, no sew, no dough, handmade faux grungy tapers. These can be left grunged in spices or painted in your favorite colors. They're quick and easy to make and anyone can make them. I'm still playing with more techniques for these but as soon as I'm finished I'll make a complete tut with all the variations. I didn't have gold paint so had to suffice with the yellow. I'll also be making these in black, dk blue, and burgundy (that's barn red shown). These look adorable hanging but I don't yet have a taper hanger. That is definitely my next wood project!
I got that beautiful doily you see from my friend Rebecca of Rebecca's Creations. A very talented girl and I love her work! After making these faux tapers I got the hankering to play in wax and make some real ones, LOL! And here's some I finished this evening. The larger ones are 13" long and hand rolled, the smallest ones are 7" long and wick dipped multiple times. And since I was playing I scented them in my favorite scent, Cinnamon Spice!
(Over look that old plastic hanger on the counter as I told you I haven't made a taper hanger yet, LOL!) These were lots of fun to make, the wick dipped ones are time consuming but fun. I'll get into colors on these too. Till next time, have fun crafting!
When You Have Leftover Easter Ham... - It's time to make Ham Fried Rice. Take care, *~Natalie*
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