Finding hope after the bushfires

I wasn’t prepared for 2020. I wasn’t prepared for the heartbreak, for the overwhelming loss, and for the shifting world we find ourselves living in. Like so many, I have felt speechless, powerless and hopeless. But now, I’m ready. I’m ready to stand up, to have the courage to face these days, and to shoulder… Read more »

A Little Light is a finalist in the 2019 Ausmumpreneur Awards!

Drumroll please….. I am thrilled to announce that I’ve been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Ausmumpreneur Awards for Handmade Businesses! It’s not easy or natural for me to ‘sell’ myself or what I do, but looking back over the past 18 years of A Little Light, I felt I had a story to share,… Read more »

My small business journey towards sustainability

I  recently braved my fear of public speaking and joined about a hundred other local individuals and businesses to share my journey towards sustainability.  This community event, Sustainability Matters, was hosted by the Darebin Council, and was all about sharing our ideas, our successes, and our growing commitment towards sustainability.   Growing a small business… Read more »

Candlemaking Behind The Scenes – Our new workshop

Welcome to A Little Light.  I thought you might like a little behind the scenes glimpse of my workshop. This is where the mess and magic happen.  This is where wax, wicks and dyes transform into something more. This is where good conversation reins while our hands are busy making. This is where you’ll find… Read more »

Growing an Australia-wide business

From humble beginnings in Mum’s kitchen, A Little Light (like many home based businesses) gradually grew to take over the shed, the spare bedroom, the hallway, and eventually the lounge and dining rooms. By 2008 it was time to give Mum and Dad back their house, and find a bigger space for what was rapidly… Read more »

The Inspiration Behind A Little Light

In 2006, I was incredibly lucky to be featured alongside eighty Melbourne artists and designers in the first edition of the book Handmade in Melbourne. In this beautifully written and presented coffee table book, co-author Janet De Silva’s talent for creating images with words tells the story of the early days of my business far… Read more »

What type of wax do we use and why?

The candle making industry, like the health food industry, is dominated by rumours and pseudo-science, which are often only half understood, and then passed around as fact. Throughout the past 12 years I have made it my priority to understand the science behind the wax industry, and to sift through all the rumours to find… Read more »

Inside a candle making workshop

In February 2008 I signed the lease that gave my business a home for the next seven years.  I was rapidly growing out of my little shed at home, and boxes of candles filled the lounge room, dining room and hallways.  It was time to expand! This new location gave me a wonderful opportunity to… Read more »