A Handmade Christmas Gift – Bayberry Candles

In colonial times, it was quite a find to discover that boiling bayberry berries produced a beautiful wax that was fragrant and burned cleanly. The only problem was that it took many, many berries, as much as 15 pounds to produce one pound of wax. This is why we don’t see many today but you… [Read More]

Handmade Holiday Gifts

This is the time of year when I start thinking about what I can make to give out to just about everyone during the holidays. Family, friends, co-workers, hair dressers, house cleaners, mailmen and so on. Last year I made simmering potpourri bags which were very pretty and not difficult to make. I’ve posted the… [Read More]