Fall 2015 - 2016 Soy Candle Fragrance List

Here is a list of doe Studio soy candle and tart fragrances currently available, based on inventory. This list may change at any time, and will be updated as new fragrances are added!  This year I have focused on my best sellers and client favorites.  If you would like to re-order a past fragrance that you don't see on the list below, please message me to re-order!    Soy Candles are currently available for purchase through my personal 
VarageSale page for local clients or on my doe Studio FB FanPage.  
Simply leave a comment with your PayPal address or send me message!

 Fragrance Descriptions:

A delicious, spicy mix. Top notes of almond, allspice, anise, cinnamon and nutmeg. Powder and vanilla at the base.  *Limited quantity available.

Banana Caramel Cake:
Strong notes of banana and fluffy cake drizzled with gooey caramel.

Butter Rum:
A butterscotch liquor type fragrance with top notes of butter cream and rum, middle notes of cinnamon and clove, with sugary vanilla base notes. 

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

Energize the body and mind with this brisk herbal blend that offers sparkling citrus, fresh peppermint, eucalyptus and delicate jasmine petals scent.

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

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.  *Limited Quantity Available.

Holiday Bliss:
A festive scent opening with notes of mulled citrus, followed by a spicy heart of cinnamon, cloves and a touch of star anise, and finishing with vanilla musk and woody notes.

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.

Manchurian Dragon:
A scent of fruity delights with crisp top notes of pineapple and peach infused with a blend of citrusy orange. Find traces of rose, wood violet and carnation in mid-notes adding zest that settles into luscious vanilla cream blended with oakmoss and sweet musk. Reminds me of “Dewberry” from the Body Shop.

Mistletoe Whisper:
Pine scent with a top note of sweet berries and green apples.

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.

Oak Barrel Apple Cider:
An abundance of fruits and spices add pizazz to this fragrance. Top notes of tart apples and strawberries blends well with a swirl of cinnamon and allspice at the heart. This fragrance is completed with violet, powder and vanilla base notes.

Orange Sorbet:
A scent of freshly peeled juicy orange and pineapples as top notes with sugary base notes reminiscent of summer’s mouth-watering orange popsicle delight.

Pumpkin Pie:
Smells just like the real thing. Tempting, warm delicious pumpkin mixed with spice. True fall fragrance!
A forest of ferns and greenery drenched in cleansing waters. Smells like spring!

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.

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.

Spiced Coffee Cake:
A rich, buttery coffee cake with fragrant spices. Buttery top notes with nuances of jasmine. Sweet, juicy, floral mid notes with cinnamon. The fragrance comes to a well-rounded finish with nutty, powder and vanilla notes at the base.

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.

Toffee Crunch: 

Creamy vanilla and hints of spice having notes of a sweet cherry-pit and toffee, leading to a pronounced heart of syrup, caramel and birch, and finishing with creamy vanilla and spicy hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.

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.

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

Victorian Pines:
A spicy, holiday pine fragrance, opening with fruity top-notes of mulled citrus followed by a soft middle note of cinnamon leaf, and finishing in musky, fir needle, cypress, and oak-moss base notes.

 Something smells goooooooood!!!


~Whitewash your Brick Fireplace ~

I am a Pinterest Junkie. I openly admit it. No shame.
Late one winter evening while lounging in front of the red brick fireplace, I had an epiphany!  
Ok, so it's not THAT bad, but so ready for a change!
While at one time I loved my brick fireplace, I was coming to the realization that I no longer loved it. I actually didn't really like it that much any more.
It was that moment that I searched "White Wash Brick". 
Pin. Pin. Pin. Pin. Pin.

{before} Red brick detail
 I was unstoppable.  I am also very impatient and really love immediate results.  
I wanted to begin right then and there; without delay. 
 I had realized that I had everything I needed to make this happen....NOW!!
   Ummmm, really Dawn? Give your head a shake; it's midnight!! Wait 'till tomorrow.
And so I did.

Just GOING FOR IT!!!  ( Hah haa! See how impatient I am? No drop cloths, only a couple of plastic garbage bags!)          P.S. I highly recommend drop cloths or other protection of surrounding surfaces to save from scrubbing walls, floors...etc.
 While I am no interior design expert or professional painter, I do have a lot of personal experience. And I'm not afraid to jump in and try new things.  
Be Brave!

List of materials needed:
  • White paint (I used left over White ceiling paint)
  • Water
  • Bucket
  • Brushes (I used 2" ones from the Dollar Store for this)
  • Rags for cleaning any sploshes and splashes
  • Drop Cloths (also available at the Dollar Store) 
  • Time (yes, despite being impatient....this will take time!!)
First coat!
  • Clear area of your "stuff", remove any items from the mantle and surrounding area to give yourself plenty of work room.
  • Cover any furnishings/carpeting that cannot be moved out of the area & tape off any walls/floors that will need protection.
  • ShopVac or use regular vacuum with brush wand attachment to get any gritty bits off of the existing brick.
  • Once you are all ready to go, mix white paint with water. The Ratio of Water to Paint will depend on how transparent you want the end result. For this project the Ratio was approx          2 parts water: 1 part paint.  Adjust according to your desired outcome (more water for transparent results, more paint for more opaque results). You will need quite a bit of this glorious white milky liquid to complete the project so remember the ratio you use originally to remain consistent if you need to mix any additional paint!  I also highly recommend painting a few inconspicuous bricks to do a test run!
  • Starting at the top and working your way down, begin to brush liquid onto the bricks, working it into the crevices and grout in between.  You'll probably find your "rhythm" after a few rows and get into your painting GROOVE and find the brush strokes that work for your brick!!      My project took two coats to achieve a slightly more opaque color that I was after.  Since the bricks were red, the white wash did make it seem slightly pink in spots, I simply went over the really pink parts with extra paint. Blend, blend. blend!!!  It's honestly pretty hard to mess it up.
    All done!! Feels like a completely new room!
  • Be extra vigilant of mopping up any paint splatters and use those rags to get them up before the paint dries. 
  • Congrats! Your bravery has paid off! Grab a glass of wine (or a rum and coke, if you're like me!) and bask in the glory of your new fireplace!
I now have a beautiful huge fern inside the fireplace, SO bright and lovely!

While this project can seem daunting, it's actually a lot of fun!  It was so worth it.  Our living room seems so much bigger and the fireplace is more of an accent now instead of an eye sore!

Can't wait to replace the "builders concrete" mantel with a lovely wooden one!  
That will be another blog post!!

~free pattern~ Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket

If you know me, you know how much I love crocheting.
I completely fell in love with this pattern from Southern Daisy. 
So simple and easy. 

This pattern from Southern Daisy provides simple and straightforward instructions to create your own beautiful blanket.  C'mon, you know you want to try one!  
And for those who have trouble reading the written instructions, she has included a detailed pattern diagram to follow.  
I am certainly a "visual learner", and found this really helped when I needed it!!

I've made two blankets so far, with some requests for a couple more. When changing up the colours used, anything is possible!

This could be a stunning and thoughtful baby shower gift, especially when custom made to match any nursery theme! 

So Click on over to the Southern Daisy to find the

Hope you enjoy as much as I have!

sneak peek - baby blanket

 A quick preview of my latest project. I will upload photos and a link to the free pattern when it's all finished! Oh my gosh, so excited to finish this one off! I love it!

{little rascal}

Enjoy this preview of a surprise gift for a little cutie I know! I think she just might like it!!

fresh {off the hook}

Long light grey scarf - super soft!  $25 plus shipping ... message me at dawnemmett@yahoo.ca 

I love how this one turned out! Really long, really soft and squishy. Currently listed for sale on our local Varage Sale site.  Can be custom made for you! If you are interested in a different color, just ask!!

Coming soon...Hunger Games Inspired Cowls

Email me @dawnemmett@yahoo.ca to place your order!  $40 plus shipping (Canada and US only)

                   I have finally gotten through most of my holiday orders (yes...still have some to finish and it's January!!) and am hoping to take orders for my Hunger Games Inspired "Katniss" Cowls by the beginning of February.  Don't like the grey version? I can do one up for you in cream, white or black. 

Message me at dawnemmett@yahoo.ca to pre-order or for more information.

Stay tuned for further updates to come in the next couple of weeks!