Hi, my name is Golda Peterson. I am a child of God, a wife, mother of two, work part time, love to read and am an avid crafter. I have cut back on all my diverse crafts and limited myself to card making and candle making.
Card making started when I was about 7 or 8. Back then, it was all about the words with a clip art image put on that went along with what I had to say. Through the years I have gravitated to making a card fit a person, then after all that work, not knowing what to say. Making cards fun and interesting began with a trip to a craft fair and seeing Lasting Impressions templates being used. It took 3 days of going back and just watching before I made my first purchase, but I’ve never looked back. In the past couple of years I have been introduced to many different techniques and tools. I sure have fun making cards! I’m hoping that by sharing some of my cards and the techniques I use you will develop a love for the craft, too.
Candle making started when my husband and I were first married and didn’t have much money for Christmas gifts. What I had was a coupon for a craft store, so I went and searched for something I could make several presents with and not spend much money. I came home with a candle making kit. That first experience was painful and messy, but I fell in love with the craft. I have definitely progressed from simple paraffin candles that can’t really be burned. I have made beeswax, soy, paraffin and palm wax candles. The past couple of years I have concentrated on palm wax candles and really love them. Unfortunately, my supplier found that their supplier was not being truthful about their harvesting practices, so I won’t be making palm candles much longer until a safe supplier is found. That means I’m moving back into soy and beeswax. I get burned frequently, cut my hands on the molds, sweat unbelievably, but am so thrilled when the candles turn out, that I go back and do it all again and again. As I love burning candles, but want clean burning ones that are the color and scent that I want, even if that doesn’t match, I make my own. I’ve sold a few and given many away as gifts and everyone seems to love them. So, I thought I would share some of my wax adventures with you.
As God is the purpose as well as the author, creator and sustainer of my life, you are going to get words of encouragement from Him. I’ll probably share some of the ways He blesses me, too. Whether or not you want to hear about God, I can’t help sharing the hope I have and the reason for it. That’s who I am.
Hopefully I’ve gotten you a little curious and you are willing to join me on this new adventure. Welcome along for the ride!