Thursday, November 22, 2007

I'm Famous!

My dad always said, "don't do anything you wouldn't want on the front page of the White Bear Press." Well Dad, that time has arrived. Here is a little article that is on the front page of the White Bear Press, and it features...ME! OK, it actually features the Century College craft show, but there I am, in print, so proud to be mentioned by name.

Here are some of the things you can find at the Auntie B's Wax booth at Century College:

Of course I have beeswax, my favorite of all waxes. This little guy will make you smile:

And this beeswax pillar has the appearance of a rolled beeswax candle, but it is actually solid, giving it a much longer burning life:

Palm wax is a wonderful, all-natural wax that creates a unique surface design during the cooling process. They come in a variety of colors and scents.

The classic paraffin pillar. I use many techniques in order to offer a wide variety of colors, textures, and scents. This one has the spicy aroma of clove:

I offer a variety of magnets featuring the art of vintage paperback novels. You're sure to find one to fit your personality or lifestyle, or those of someone you love.

I have a multitude of bottle cap art pieces. Here are some Christmas magnets. They are also available as pins:

And here are some fun bottle cap magnets with vintage pictures. They, too, are available as pins:

Also included in the bottle cap art is a variety of very clever drink charm sets. They'll have you reminiscing and laughing, and will make your cocktail gathering a hit.
This is just a sampling of the things you'll find at the craft show. So come on down to Century College on November 29th (details on the side bar). We're open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hob-nob with Auntie B, who finally made it to the front page of the White Bear Press.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Kicking Off The Holiday Season

The days are flying by. I can't believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving, the holiday season kick-off.

I can't help but wonder how many of my little trinkets and treasures are bought as gifts for other people. At the shows and fairs people huddle around the magnets laughing at the silliness of them. They pick up candle after candle, sniffing each one, trying to find the perfect combination of color and fragrance. It's shopping season, and it is more than plausible that the purchases made are intended to be Christmas gifts for friends and family.

When I'm in my studio creating and producing between Halloween and New Year's Day I can't help but think that I am creating gifts. Christmas gifts. And every time I'm in my studio creating and producing those Christmas gifts I have one song looping endlessly through my mind. It's a happy little song, one of which I never tire. We Are Santa's Elves, from the holiday TV show Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. Because during this time of year, I am indeed one of Santa's elves.

Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho -- We are Santa's elves!

We are Santa's elves
Filling sacks and shelves
With a toy for each girl and boy
Oh, We are Santa's elves!

We work hard all day
But our work is play
Dolls we try out
See if they cry out
We are Santa's elves!

We've a special job each year
We don't like to brag
Christmas Eve we always fill Santa's bag
Santa knows who's good
Do the things you should
And we'll be you, he won't forget you
We are Santa's elves!

Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho--We are Santa's elves!Ho HO!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Candy Cane

This has got to be one of my favorite candles. I scent the white paraffin candle with an invigorating peppermint fragrance and wrap it with strips of red beeswax. While it burns it will fill your whole room with the sweet and spicy aroma of a peppermint stick. Treat yourself to this holiday delight. It makes a great gift too!

Dimensions: 3" diameter X 6" height $11.00


Palm Wax

Palm wax is an all-natural, renewable resource that is obtained from the oil palm in Southeast Asia. The oil palm produces fruit in bunches which are harvested and sent to palm oil mills where the oils are extracted, sterilized, clarified, and purified into palm oil. The oil is then sent to refineries where it is processed further into palm wax.

Palm wax is a superb material for making excellent burning candles. It resists softening in hot summer months and emits fragrance well. It also produces an infinite array of surface patterns which happens spontaneously as the candle cools during production. Palm wax is environmentally friendly as it comes from a sustainable and renewable source and burns cleanly.

This is an example of a palm wax candle.
The surface designs are a natural occurance.

I offer palm wax candles in three different sizes:
3" diameter X 3" height
3" diameter X 6" height
3" diameter X 9" height
If you would like to know more about palm wax candles, or would like a list of color and fragrance offerings mailed to you, send a request to me at

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Autumn Hype

My craft show season is in full swing. The boutique in Maple Grove, MN just closed its doors, and I extend a big thanks to the ladies over there who did a wonderful job displaying and selling so many things. The Chickadee Boutique is booming and Jacci, I promise to get some more candles over there - if I can. Last weekend was my first show, and it was more successful than I could have hoped. The candles were big show-offs, throwing out their fragrances to the passers-by - they are their own sales pitch. The bottle cap products were a smash! Magnets, drink charms, and pins galore. They were flying off the tables! Thank you all, you marvy little customers out there. Your delight in my craft and the fact that you will part with your hard-earned money to actually purchase something I've made makes me very, very happy. It's really cool to know something I made makes someone else smile.

This coming weekend I'm off to Wisconsin for a little sale which, after ten years in attendance, has become my best show yet. Come over and see me at the Bell Tower Residence all you central-Wisconsinites. Charlotte will be there with me showing her fabulous jewelry and I will continue on with the trend of candles and bottle caps, note cards and magnetic note pads.

In the meantime, I'm working on getting sales going through this blog. Maybe someday I'll become the perfect digital photographer and the perfect computer techie and put it all together right here for your convenience.

Thanks again for all of your support, and remember, Buy Hand-Made!
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