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candles

  • make your own: fire starters.

    Years ago I wrote a post about making fire starters in an old egg carton, and carefully filling each nest with wax and cedar shavings and other combustible and fragrant wintry bits. This is…

    December 22, 2020 6 Comments
  • beeswax tapers FAQ.

    As it is with all things sourdough, our humble homemade beeswax taper operation is entirely James’s domain. I’ve long been the wax scrap hoarder and re-melter and tea light pourer and I’ve rolled more…

    December 16, 2020 32 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this sweater. {for being my favorite springtime sweater three springs running.} 2. this pot of flowers. {thanks to my mom who knew just what i needed.} 3. this extremely good-smelling candle. {thanks to…

    May 15, 2020 3 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this sprouted onion. {because sometimes neglect turns into something very lovely, don’t you think?} 2. this basket. {for making a little traveling zone for future diaper changes.} 3. these tiny rolled up candles.…

    January 31, 2020 1 Comments
  • giving: a braided belt.

    Just about one year ago, Rose Pearlman and I began collaborating on simple, useful craft projects that could be easily made from inexpensive hardware store materials and that can serve a practical purpose in your home.…

    December 13, 2019 1 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this crate. {that i finally retrieved from my old office, and carried home with a few helpful things for the next five months.} 2. this pile of silks. {for coming through for the…

    October 18, 2019 17 Comments
  • make-believe: a witchy gathering.

    It’s the time of year for gathering friends, lighting candles, piling bowls high with something decadent and filling, and hatching plans to dismantle the patriarchy once and for all. In reality, I made these…

    October 16, 2019 16 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this shell necklace. {even if after stringing it, and restringing it, and restringing it once more, it was ultimately left behind.} 2. this sprout. {for sprouting.} 3. this candle. {sent from a favorite…

    April 26, 2019 7 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these mended pants. {because now they’re ready to start again.} 2. this scarf start. {for slowly getting longer.} 3. these candles. {because all i wanted for…

    January 5, 2018 25 Comments
  • make your own: ice lanterns.

    Growing up, I’d light luminaria with my Uncle Ralph on Christmas Eve. He’d have filled the bottoms of white paper bags with beach sand and lined them up along the edge of his street.…

    December 21, 2017 16 Comments