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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. 


9 Mindful Ideas to Transition Your Home For the New Year

9 Mindful Ideas to Transition your Home into the New Year from Elise Joseph on Local Milk Blog

Hello! I’m Elise Joseph, and I’m really excited to share some ideas for transitioning your home from the holidays to a fresh, new year. As a shop owner and consultant in Nashville, I strive to create and surround myself with beauty (any other Enneagram 4s out there?), and have spent a lot of time honing and fostering an intentional, welcoming space for my family and friends.

If you’re like me, the short, dark winter days can often feel challenging and melancholy. Our bodies (and our minds!) need some extra love and care during the colder months, and I think it’s important to find joy, comfort and warmth in the spaces that we call home. Here are a few thoughts on high impact, minimal investment updates that support our homes this season.


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