Wednesday, January 23, 2008

January- a time for renewal and thought

December was a huge month at the shop (Soyphisticated Candles) in Mason City, IA. This necessitated a 10 day break for sanity purposes. All is fairly well now, after a trying couple of weeks with an 8 year old son with a double ear infection and an elderly cat with an illness that could not be contained. Sadly, our kitty had to be put to sleep yesterday, at the ripe old age of 16 1/2. She was our first baby and we will miss her forever. Rest in peace, Matisse.

After-Christmas orders were delayed, but we're caught up now and mulling over exciting changes such as: new fragrances for the candle line, fun new soaps and shapes for the Farmer's Market, and several other new things. I'm tempted to drag out all of my fine silver and gold foil to make some new Keum-Boo pieces, as well as sheets of titanium for anodizing...I'm sure my significant other will be excited about more mess. That stuff tends to be contained in my little 7x9 'studio' at home.