Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor…

As a composer, Tchaikovsky did all sorts of good things. He added cannons to his music in the 1812 Overture, and he wrote the scores for The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.

It seems a little cruel after such great work to melt his head off.

While trolling through handmade marketplace Felt recently, I came across these great Tchaikovsky candles by Dunedin maker Tinker. The detail in them is fantastic – you can see the hairs on his head and his little nose is perfect.

I pinned one to Pinterest; Tinker-er Claire found it, and emailed me saying she wanted to send me a present. Lo, I opened the mailbox the other day and the Tchaikovsky candle was in it!

He’s now sitting in the board room. I’m torn – I want to light him up but it seems a bit cruel. Perhaps I’ll save him and give him a burn off to his own music while I drink mulled wine. Seems like a good winter-evening activity.

In the meantime, you can get your own Tchaikovsky candle.  Tinker also does a great Virgin Mary candle and cool gift tags. And she has a blog.

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2 Responses to Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor…

  1. tracy says:

    he might look good with just a bit of the wick burned down. So that he looks sort of in the midst of things and thoughts.

    He’s a gorgeous colour.

  2. helen says:

    That candle rocks! & how fab to get a spontaneous gift in the mail. Craft community can be terrific.

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