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Making at Home | Hand-Dipped Beeswax Taper Candles

local milk thimble and cloth hand dipped beeswax candle

Hello, Local Milk readers! I’m Lindy, I share about home and using our hands for meaningful work through my online shop Thimble & Cloth and Instagram. As a PNW native, I’ve learned to consciously incorporate ways to thoroughly enjoy these dreary winters rather than just enduring them and wishing for sunnier days. They almost invite you to stay in, take a bath in the middle of the day, knit at 2 pm, or sit on the floor doing puzzles with your kids. Candlelight only aids in this slowing down. A maker through and through, candlelight becomes even more enjoyable when dipping the tapered candles myself. Making hand-dipped beeswax taper candles is a relatively simple, cost-effective, and worthy way to spend a winter day at home. It’s also a great project with toddler age helpers, (just so long as they understand that the wax is hot!) 


Reflections on Motherhood & Working From Home as an Artist

The Ups & Downs of Working From My Danish Home Studio by Silke Bonde, Guest poster on Local Milk Blog by Beth Kirby

Hello everyone! I’m thrilled to be a part of this wonderful Local Milk journey with all you creative people. My name is Silke Bonde, and I’m a Danish artist & designer living a little north from Copenhagen with my husband and our 1.5 years old son Norr. I run my own business selling my art pieces, and I also collaborate on various projects with other artists. I’m an educated brand designer, and I love the way of creating a visual universe on platforms like Instagram. Today I’m sharing my thoughts on motherhood & working from home as an artist. I hope you can take my experience and use it to create a more fulfilling home studio life yourself. 


Rose Colored Glasses Cocktail Recipe

Rose Colored Glasses Cocktail Recipe with Beth Kirby of Local Milk Blog and Hangar 1 Vodka

This is my favorite recipe for gatherings, and a reminder that just because the holidays are over, it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the everyday. This cocktail is fancy enough for any celebration without being complicated or precious. I like to serve it as people arrive along with a few simple bites, like a well-curated cheese plate or a little amuse bouche. It’s basically my happy hour favorite all dressed up for company: Hangar 1 Vodka, champagne, guava kombucha, a bit of citrus, and rosewater. It doesn’t get easier or more delicious. Mix a pitcher, chill, serve. Click through for the Rose Colored Glasses recipe!  (more…)

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