Introducing: Mary Marie Handmade Goods!

At long last, I finally have something to show for my hours and hours AND HOURS of boiling water, gluing wicks, shopping, researching, taking photos, etc. etc. It’s an Etsy shop!

I do hope you’ll visit and check out my main offerings – recycled candles. A lot of people are making candles out of found objects, but few are also using recycled wax. For me, that’s the best part, and the one my thrifty grandmother (that would be Mary Marie) would be most proud of. Very little goes to waste here at chez candle crazy.

I hope to add some additional crafts made with fabric scraps and old buttons (thanks, mom!) very soon.

Here’s a sneak peak at what’s in the store now.

Set of cobalt blue votives.

Cute yellow mug.

I’ll also have items for sale at the Junior League Gift Mart this weekend (look for the Ephemera table) and at Craft Saturday December 6.

Obviously I’m in the mood to sell, sell, sell! now, but I truly believe these items would make great gifts, and in a time when everyone’s worried about money, I can offer you a handmade, eco-friendly present at a very reasonable price.

Loving: desk calendar

That evil is at it again, tempting me with adorable office supplies. The past couple years I’ve just found a printable desk calendar online, printed it out on cheapo paper and put it in an old CD jewel case.

But when I saw this guy, I had to have it. It’s made by Night Owl Paper Goods in “Owlabama”. Ha!

I bought some of their postcards earlier this year at a local bath and body shop, and they were too cute to send so I framed them.