Demi-tasse cups, a Denby Greenwheat mustard pot
and some posh yogurt jars,
wick cotton, sustainers, glue dots to anchor
the sustainer to the bottom of the pot,
pliers to squeeze the sustainer closed over the wick,
something to centre the wick in the pot,
eco soya wax flakes, a bain marie,
essential oils, (sweet orange and clove mostly),
two pourings of the melted wax to eliminate a dip by the wick -
it's a fiddly business,
but completely addictive.
I can't pass a charity shop now
without eyeing up the china shelf for likely containers
and kind friends bring me things they find on their travels.
Some of the pretty vintage ones
have even gone into a local shop for Christmas
but they won't make my fortune
as I barely cover my costs.
It's just a bit of fun.