These kits are not inexpensive ($40.00 each). Honestly, at this late date, I have no idea of what I was expecting, but surely something more than what showed up. I lost my job soon after and I had to 'retire' from the club, which was something else. I will say this, however. This pretty much cured me of ever signing up for one of these ever again. I was under the assumption that when one signed up for a 'shop exclusive' it was exactly that. Exclusive to the shop. Not 'exclusive for six months and then it gets released to the general public'. I do not need a $40.00 'kit' once every other month for 12 months for all of that! I will just wait. While I understand designers have the right to do with their own designs as they see fit (as well they should!), quite honestly, shops need to stop advertising these as 'exclusives' when it simply is not true.
So, it came to pass that this kit languished in Kit Mountain until this week. I was putting something away and I came across it again. I could not bear to look at it, as it brought up some unpleasant memories every time I looked at it. I am not too entirely sure as to why I decided that I was sufficiently annoyed to just get it out and deal with it, but this is how it came to pass. I began this piece on Wednesday, May 11, and finished it up just a bit ago. I left off some things and changed the colors around, but it's finished regardless. I have no idea of how it will be finished as I do not plan on ever needing and/or wanting a candle pocket.