Thursday, November 13, 2008

Shop Handmade!

Hello everyone! I'm so sorry I've been so absent. I think I'm finally starting to come out of my beginning pregnancy fatigue and illness! *doing a dance* Maybe this means I will have the drive and energy moving forward to post more! Today I wanted to tell you about a cute new shop. My cousin's amazing and talented wife Andrea makes amazing candles that happen to look like any sort of baked treat you can imagine. Pies, cakes, cookies, muffins, loafs, coffees, birthday cupcakes...the list goes on and on. And they each smell like the thing they look like. YUM! She's been very successful hosting and visiting "candle parties" and she has now opened her own brick and mortar store in Scituate, Rhode Island (right on the main drag across from the Post Office there.) I'm telling you folks! Her prices are VERY competitive (I would say LOW) especially compared to that famous scented candle-maker who only makes plain jar candles (I can't name names). Andrea's cute shop is called Maple Creek Primitives Candle Bakery and Gift Shop. Be sure to check out her website and online store if you aren't in the area. Here you can find all of her handmade confections in the forms of candles and "tarts" you can melt in a tart warmer (basically a little holder that holds a scented piece of wax (which Andrea can make look like cookies!) that sits over a flame and melts down and fills the room with wonderful smells.) The other great thing about her shop is that she allows local craft vendors to sell their HAND-MADE wares that fit her "primitives" it's a one-stop shop for all handmade quality gift items. Nothing is mass-produced. Everything is completely customizable and can be made just for you. Have a particular favorite confection? You can just ask her and she can make your item just for you and ship it out. She can even do customized candles as wedding favors. Your imagination is the limit. She has been kind enough to ask me to design a few cards to sell in her store, so it was quite a fun process coming up with new material. The designs are very customized to the "primitives" theme and have a "country" feel that my work doesn't normally have. But, I still managed to make the designs feel like they were done by me and still have that Megan twist. I will feature the designs in my next post. If you are in the New England area and particularly Rhode Island, consider stopping by Maple Creek Primitives to pick up a few gifts or stocking stuffers for the holidays. A pie candle might be a great housewarming gift at Thanksgiving. Be well everyone!
Maple Creek Primtives: 174 Danielson Pike, North Scituate, RI
Phone: 401-764-5880 Wed-Fri: 10-3, Sat-Sun: 10-5
email: (email Andrea with any requests or questions...she's great!)


good thoughts said...

I was totally thinking how good all those treats looked while I was scrolling down through the pictures! You can't tell they are candles! So cute! I'm going to go have a cookie now :)

Anonymous said...

Megan..I have come to your website/blog from time to time over the last year to check out your beautiful cards/stationary and I am very excited to hear about your pregnancy and that it's going well. I posted a comment on your blog back in February as I have also gone through 3 miscarriages and infertility. I just delievered a healthy baby girl back in June so I know just how excited you are about this pregnancy. Congrats!! I wish you all the best and I'll be checking in from time to time on your other blog.