Infinity Scarf Winner Announcement!


Well, here it is Folks.........








= LAURA YOUNDER











It won't be long until Laura is enjoying her winnings, and keeping warm this winter! If you didn't win, but would still like to have one of these infinity scarves for your own, click HERE to see some of my other creations!! You just might find your perfect match!  
Thank you to all who entered the giveaway and stay tuned to my Facebook Fan Page for a NEW giveaway coming up in the new year!  Hmmmm, I wonder what it will be!?!

Infinity Scarf {giveaway}

This handmade Infinity Scarf could be yours!
Tag to Win!!! Click over to my doe Studio Facebook Fan page 
for details! It's incredibly easy. But HURRY, contest ends December 9th, 2012 at 9pm EST.  
Check here for the winner announcement after the 9th!!
 
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Good Luck to everyone!!

doe Studio Soy Candle Scent Descriptions


Soy Candle and Soy Melt Scent List

I will be updating and adding new scents as they arrive in stock in my shop!
You can buy my candles and tarts in my Etsy shop or 
leave a comment with your paypal address on my Facebook fan page!

Bamboo and Teak:
A rich and luxurious aroma with hints of sandalwood, cedar wood, musk, floral and sweet fruit.

Bergamot Mint:
Bergamot lends it fresh and sweet notes to that of wintergreen, peppermint, and spearmint to make a very fresh and uplifting fragrance.

Butter Pecan:
A yummy blend of rich vanilla cream loaded with sugar and butter notes and the rich aroma of fresh pecans

Butterscotch Brulee:
The delicious scent of sweet, creamy butterscotch with a touch of dark vanilla. Scrumptious!

Carrot Cake:Warm, lightly spiced carrot cake topped with a delicious cream cheese icing. Smells divine!
 

Clean Cotton:
This scent reminisces of a summer breeze blowing through freshly laundered clothes. Notes of floral, lilac and jasmine mellow into an amber and musk base.

Coconut Cream:
A delicious, sweet, creamy coconut. Buttery top notes with nuances of sweet burnt sugar, cinnamon and peach at the heart of the fragrance. Base notes of coconut, vanilla and powder.

Comfort and Joy:
White floral essences, invigorating citrus, a hint of gingerbread, and a familiar, spicy woods fragrance make this winter blend purely spectacular and memorable.

Creamy Cinnamon Chai:
Layer after layer of enticement, starting with savory nutmeg and Indian Chai unfolding into a heart of true cinnamon stick, finishing with a rich creamy vanilla base.

Evergreen:
Our Evergreen Fragrance Oil is artfully layered with top notes of blue spruce and musk, a heart of precious woods, and a well supported base of amber and vetiver. Great to burn around the holidays, smells like a Christmas Tree!!

Firelight:
A scent of warmed spice is entwined with notes of chestnut and cedarwood, enveloping on the warmth of a wood fire.


French Toast:
Enjoy the aroma of sweet, warm maple sugar and butter. This scent is extremely rich, complex, and long lasting. Actually smells like you are making French Toast when burned!

Grandma’s Kitchen:
Grandma's Kitchen Fragrance Oil is savory combination of clove, cinnamon, and vanilla with a hint of caramel and apple, followed by earthy base notes.

Harvest Spice:
A spicy blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, pumpkin and other spices. Very warm and delicious, smells like a country kitchen in the autumn!

Jack Frost:
Crisp, clean peppermint softened beautifully with hints of vanilla bean.

Lavender (English):
This fragrance has a soft lavender fragrance, almost like your favorite lavender guest soaps!

Lavender (French):
This fragrance has a great lavender scent, like walking through the French Lavender fields.

Lemongrass Verbena:
This fragrance has a fresh lemony scent capped off with lingering herbaceous undertones.

Moroccan Market:
This is a luxurious and very warm fragrance. It is a unique spicy-sweet, musky blend with hints of deep sandalwood, reminiscent of the exotic bazaars of Morocco.

Mulberry:
Our Mulberry Fragrance Oil is a strong, sweet mulberry scent with nuances of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry and blackberry.

Orange Ginger:
Boost your energy with the refreshing scent of orange and ginger. Top notes of sweet orange, ozone and melon blends well with heart notes of hyacinth, rose and peach. A light musk at the base completes the fragrance.

Pinecone Pomander:
Very spicy notes of cinnamon, clove, ginger, and nutmeg rounded out with woody notes of cedar and spruce.


Sleigh Ride:
A combination of warm citrus-y notes with peppermint and cloves, the Sleigh Ride scent is fresh, minty, and warm all at the same time - just like a real sleigh ride through the crisp white snow under a big cozy blanket.

Smudge:
Custom blended in small batches. A fresh combination of Sweetgrass, Cedarwood and White Sage essential oils. Burn these candles to disperse negative energy and to cleanse your environment.

Sugared Pralines:
Sweet buttery blend of sugar and pralines, lightly spiced.

Sweetgrass:
A sacred herb often used by Native Americans in smudge ceremonies and to purify. This sweet and hypnotic fragrance oil captures the scent perfectly giving feelings of a fall meadow at your nose.

Temple (Nag Champa):
Like the popular incense fragrance, Nag Champa offers the calming scent of warm woods and resins, plus exotic floral notes. Takes you to a sacred temple in India.

Tree Trimming:
A wonderfully unique holiday blend, this fragrance has an evergreen base with notes of fresh apple, cranberry, citrus, and a light musk.

Walk in the Woods:
 A fresh, warm woody fragrance. Ozone floral top notes with citrus and balsam. Heart notes of spice, cedarwood and eucalyptus. Musk and moss at the base.

White Clove Maple:
Delicious combination of cloves and creamy maple.

Vanilla Bean:
Our Vanilla Bean fragrance captures the natural, rich, warm, and intoxicating scent of fresh vanilla beans.

Victorian Christmas:
A Christmas blend of cinnamon bark and leaves with fir needles and pine enhanced by clove buds.



~Victorian Christmas~

Soy Candles and Tarts curing

Tonight I used the last of one of my favorite scents, Victorian Christmas...Warm Cinnamon with a hint of Pine.  It's delish!!  I suppose I'll need to put in another order for more of this fragrance (not that I mind fragrance shopping!!!).
Lately I have been making my candles without dye, but a custom request had me dying this batch. I had forgotten how much I love the rich colors! This photo does NOT do this deep red berry color any justice (iPhones are not the best for capturing true color!!).
Stay tuned for more selection (dyed and undyed) in my shop, of both tarts and recycled container candles!
Check out my doe Studio Facebook Fan Page for spot sales as well!


Photo Editing

 I have so much fun using simple programs to edit my photos. Two of my favorite are Picasa (a Google based free editing program for your pc) and Instagram (an app for my iPhone).

 My latest experiments have been in the newest version of Picasa, where you can apply many different finishes to your selected photos. Here is a before and after of one of my photos.


Original Version


Pencil Sketch Version

I am excited to say that this edited pencil sketch print is soon to be processed on canvas and hung with pride in my guest room (soon to be renovated and updated!). My new room is to be a nice cream color and I thought that a sepia color finish would look great in the new room. 

Now the only decision to make is.... HOW BIG should I get it?

Do you have a favorite photo you'd like to edit and play around with? 

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to know more about Picasa.




~ Sneek Peek ~

Summer has kept me very busy!! Between working, playing, crocheting and creating, I have been spending lots of time with my amazing family and re-connecting with some very special friends.
I am also currently in the middle of going from my full time job to part time (yaay!!) and starting another online side business. This new change will allow me more time to blog, Etsy and ramp up my new business as well. VERY exciting times!
As busy as I may be, I will NEVER EVER EVER be too busy to crochet.
Here's a little peek at what is going up on the shop very shortly. New baby blankets are on the way...here's one of them!


And in true artistic fashion, this is just one of about 5 things on the go at the moment.  Others include 2 more baby blankets, a yoga mat bag, a grounding meditation/prayer shawl and an afghan for my hubby! 
Hmmm, and I think I'll make some candles next week!

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