Hi guys! So December is finally here and with Christmas soon upon us, I have a special giveaway for you today. For this giveaway I'm working with Lorie, the owner of the Etsy store Scentsational Memory.
Enter today's giveaway to win a set of Christmas themed soy candles! Below you'll find the giveaway, followed by my interview with Lorie.
Please also note that this month I'm also hosting a Christmas Giveaway Hop. If you want to participate, you can click here to sign up in the hop :)
The winner will get two Christmas candles including:
Christmas Cookies Scented (Santa's Favorite) 4 ounce Soy Candle
Christmas Cookies Scented Santa's Favorite Soy Candle has the aroma of freshly baked, buttery Christmas cookies with frosting. A delicious favorite of Santa's and many others as well!
Christmas Cabin Scented (Christmas Memories) 4 ounce Soy Candle
Christmas Memories Christmas Cabin Scented Soy Candle has a wonderful aroma that is a combination of bayberries, cranberries, cinnamon, and a hint of orange zest. It's a delightful holiday fragrance that helps bring back lovely memories of the holidays past and thoughts of holidays to come.
This giveaway is open to the US only and will end on the 20th of December. The winner will be email within the next 48 hours.
Interview with Lorie
Tell us a little about you.
My name is Lorie Feingold, I am 38 years old and live in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.
Tell us about your craft.
I make hand-poured scented soy wax candles.
How did you start?
I taught myself how to make candles. I wanted to learn a craft that might enable me to work from home while I stay at home with my children. I started making candles about 2-3 years ago and learned by doing a lot of online research and experimenting.
What was the first thing you ever crafted? How was the experience like?
When I was a child I used to do latch hook rugs and make potholders with those looms with the rubber band like pieces. I always enjoyed making crafts and my mother is extremely crafty.
What is the favorite craft you’ve ever made? Can it still be found in your store?
My favorite craft is my Grandma's Yum Yum Jelly Wild Elderberry scented candle and it can be found in my Etsy shop. My Grandmother used to make the most wonderful homemade elderberry jelly which my Grandfather nicknamed "Yum Yum Jelly" and this candle brings back sweet memories.
What is your next project? Are you working on something in particular at the moment?
I am considering adding wax melts and/or tealight sample packs to my Etsy shop within the next year.
Do you have other interests apart from crafting?
I have a fascination with the paranormal and I really enjoy baking.
What would you say to an aspiring artist or crafter who wishes to commercialize his or her creations?
I would advise taking time to really learn about the business side of things such as keeping records and taxes.