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    Took a break from the quilting of the Queen Sized Quilt and made these candles. The blue are Lavender and the reddish one is Raspberry. They are very lightly scented candles cause I cant take a lot of smells. :)
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    How pretty! Good Job Henry!

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    Are they Christmas gifts? They look very festive in the glasses

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    very nice Henry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    How pretty! Good Job Henry!
    thanks :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PamH
    Are they Christmas gifts? They look very festive in the glasses
    Yes Pam they are Christmas gifts. The tall candle holder is one of 6. I am going to make the other 5 today. They are going to go to my brother and his wife for Christmas along with some dish towels and hand towels. The candle in the heart cup is going to a friend at work along with a basket of other goodies. The two short blue candles are going into another basket for another co worker and the raspberry one I am keeping. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    very nice Henry
    thanks Ellie

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    How cool..... I always wanted to learn to make them...... Do ya need my address?> LOL :lol: kidding..... They are awesome kiddo

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    I haven't made candles in years. It's fun!

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    Those are beautiful! :) What did you use to give them such wonderfully intense color?

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    Henry: There is no limit to your talents is there? What a neat gift idea ...candles to tuck in with a nice, cuddly quilt. Good job.

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    You are very creative!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paganquilter
    Those are beautiful! :) What did you use to give them such wonderfully intense color?
    Just some red dye and blue dye. :)

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    Thanks feathers and Mpls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevanger
    How cool..... I always wanted to learn to make them...... Do ya need my address?> LOL :lol: kidding..... They are awesome kiddo
    It was really easy to do. :)

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    I'm with you, I can't take most scents either.

    These sure are pretty and your gift baskets and such sound really nice! I love making gift baskets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    I'm with you, I can't take most scents either.

    These sure are pretty and your gift baskets and such sound really nice! I love making gift baskets.
    So DO I. And this year they are going to be healthy gift baskets to keep me going on my new Healthy eating plan(im not calling it a diet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryparrish76
    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    I'm with you, I can't take most scents either.

    These sure are pretty and your gift baskets and such sound really nice! I love making gift baskets.
    So DO I. And this year they are going to be healthy gift baskets to keep me going on my new Healthy eating plan(im not calling it a diet)
    Good for you !! A DIET is whatever you eat. It may be a good diet or it may be a poor diet. But a plan is when you plan what you eat. I am currently trying very hard to stick to the WW plan, but sometimes I just weaken to our cultural eating habits.

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    I remember when I use to make candles. It was fun. Great job.

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    I love the stemmed glass candle! great drink choice also, keeps me in a job :) hopefully

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    Quote Originally Posted by babeegirl
    I love the stemmed glass candle! great drink choice also, keeps me in a job :) hopefully
    :) thanks
    and my fave pepsi product is wild cherry pepsi. but the store was all out. so those pepsi's are for guests.

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    Oh i havent been on the forum in a few days, not like me at all, so im just trying to catch up and read a few posts. Those are gorgeous Henry! I used to make candles sometimes, they're fun to do. Years ago i used to melt the parafin wax, and add crayons for colour, and then i'd fill up a mile carton with a wick and some ice, and then fill with wax, the ice cubes melt, and you're left with little holes in the candle. Now i like making beeswax candles. I go to a craft store, and just buy a sheet of honeycomb looking wax, and you just lay down your wick, and roll into a candle. I love the slight honey scent. I love the coffee candle you showed once Henry, would love to know how you made that one :)

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    Henry-I love your candles and I really like the different containers you made them in!! I made candles years ago--it is so much fun, isn't it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb M
    Oh i havent been on the forum in a few days, not like me at all, so im just trying to catch up and read a few posts. Those are gorgeous Henry! I used to make candles sometimes, they're fun to do. Years ago i used to melt the parafin wax, and add crayons for colour, and then i'd fill up a mile carton with a wick and some ice, and then fill with wax, the ice cubes melt, and you're left with little holes in the candle. Now i like making beeswax candles. I go to a craft store, and just buy a sheet of honeycomb looking wax, and you just lay down your wick, and roll into a candle. I love the slight honey scent. I love the coffee candle you showed once Henry, would love to know how you made that one :)
    Thanks:)
    That candle was bought by me not made by me. I am not sure how they made that one to have the coffee beans wrapped around the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia
    Henry-I love your candles and I really like the different containers you made them in!! I made candles years ago--it is so much fun, isn't it??
    It is fun. I got a soap making kit that I am going to try next.

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