behind the scenes

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 »

Towards launching our new black collection – the testing phase

Black or Charcoal?  What do you think?  I’m currently test burning a few different shades to see how dark we can go while still creating a candle that burns beautifully and showcases our trademark texture. Achieving a true black wax has been such a hard task. So many black or grey dyes age to a… 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 »

For the dreamers and the doers

Where are you in your dream? At the start, gripped by inspiration, energised by possibility? On the way but battling through unexpected hurdles and giving more than you thought was possible? Is your dream now your everyday life? Would you choose another path or is this right for you? My dream is now 18 years… Read more »

A Little Light 2.0 – We’re back!

The 8 months since the electrical fire that destroyed our workshop haven’t been easy; I won’t pretend otherwise.  The times when everything was out of our hands, and we were trapped in months and months of bureaucracy were some of the most frustrating periods.  I think the sense of helplessness was the hardest to bear. … Read more »

Find handmade gifts for all occasions

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of our new Handmade Gifts collection. While our candles are still a couple of months away, I have teamed up with some of our best local makers & designers to recreate our little shop in Westgarth and bring it straight to the convenience of your laptop or smart phone…. Read more »

More prizes to win, just tell us what you love!

A huge thank you to everyone who has pressed the ‘love’ button and shared their favourite products on Facebook.  I have been overwhelmed by the response, and I love hearing your feedback about your favourite colours and sizes, as well as styles. Oops, my mistake!  Unfortunately Facebook has outsmarted me, and due to the privacy… Read more »

Tell us what you love (and win $200!)

I need your help.  As soon as the workshop is rebuilt, I want to get my hands straight back into what I love doing, and that’s making beautiful handmade candles. I won’t be able to make our entire range again straight away, so I need to know what you love, and what you most miss…. Read more »

Find A Little Light

To help you find our candles (that are rapidly disappearing from shelves), we are launching #findalittlelight ‪on Facebook and Instagram. While our online shop is currently unable to take orders, we have some wonderful stockists around Australia that you can visit or order from online.  It’s a good idea to call ahead to check what… Read more »

Moving forward to rebuild my business

After the heartbreaking destruction of our workshop, stock and production equipment in mid February, I am happy to report that the skies are brightening, and change is in the air.  We are working very hard to finalise the insurance process so that we can begin the process of rebuilding.  So far the insurance process hasn’t… Read more »

Electrical fire destroys our workshop

It is with great sadness that I have to report that our workshop, stock and production equipment were completely destroyed in an electrical fire late last week. No one was hurt, and I am so grateful to the fire fighters who worked so hard to protect the surrounding homes and buildings. While the next few… Read more »

The Giant Candle Project

Every so often I’m lucky enough to be part of something really exciting, a project beyond the normal scale of what I do. In 2003 I found myself saying yes to one such project, which lead to the making of the largest candles I have ever attempted. They were to mark the entrance for a… 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 »