I almost didn't share this crafting mishap out of sheer embarrassment but then I thought you would all get a kick out of this.
Last weekend I picked up some beautiful, sweet smelling beeswax from our local beekeeper at the farmers market. I had many projects in thought for this beeswax but one in particular that I just couldn't wait to do. That was my first mistake, not waiting to think the project out...
I found this cookie mold (at least I think that's what it is) at the thrift store when we first moved here and thought it would make the perfect beeswax impression to hang in our window for the winter. I just could not wait to get my hands on some beeswax to make it. Well, once I got the beeswax I literally ran home and started melting it to pour into the mold. As you may have noticed the mold is ceramic which makes getting the beeswax out tricky, to say the least. So here's brilliant idea number 1: I thought to make the boiling hot beeswax not stick, I'd just put saran wrap over the mold. Yeah, like I said brilliant idea. So of course a soon as one drop of the hot beeswax touched the saran wrap, it melted it. Realizing I did not think that through at all, I took off the saran wrap, paused for a moment to consider waiting until I figured out how to make it not stick, then carelessly proceeded to put the beeswax into the mold. That was my second brilliant idea for the day.
Looks great, doesn't it? I thought so, too. But of course as expected once the beeswax hardened it was stuck like glue. I ended up sticking the mold in the oven and remelting the beeswax to pour it out of the mold. Now, I have a mold with beeswax residue that I can't get off. *sigh* What on earth was I thinking?! All I can do is plea temporary insanity and put my beeswax projects on hold until I regroup. Back to knitting!
C's Lyala Hoodie preparation
Since you are all so amazing with your ideas and help I thought I would throw another dilemma out there for you...
I want to find a desk similar to Amanda Soule's wonderful studio desk (the long thin desk with her sewing machine and computer on it). I honestly don't care what it looks like, just that it is long and thin like that so I can have all my projects on it at once. I was thinking even a folding table might work but I am afraid of that not being sturdy enough. I have tried looking at our local thrift stores and on craigslist but I honestly don't even know how to search for it. Is it a desk or a table?
What do you think?
Lastly, to make up for my 'what was I thinking' moment I did at least finish up a Christmas present. Can't say for who, though ;)