Monday 3 March 2014

keeping it simple

Now two fabrics I can cope with...

Or using one designer's fabrics - like Tilda (although I can't show you more as it's a secret project)

These are decisions that are easy to make - but is it cheating?

Maybe, but I'm still pleased with the results: a bag for my boss (late Christmas present with a pair of mittens), a matching one for myself, a pouch for daisy's new camera, and a selection of presents for a friend's birthday.

We've also been trying out new crafts.

This is what you end up with when four Lockets get to play with clay and a potter's wheel (here).

I wasn't very good at it!

And Daisy thought Fred would like to wear clay on his face.  Actually, she thought we all should ;o)

We will be going back in a couple of weeks to glaze our pots. The children thought it was the best thing they'd done in ages and daisy and Fred have both asked if they can go again instead of having birthday parties. (This was Dot's belated 16th birthday treat). So it was a very successful day out.

And other good news is that I finally posted out my extremely late mini quilts to Jo in Tas and Stephanie.  That made me happy - I hope they make them happy too.


Quinn said...

What FUN! Gosh, I am impressed with the array of items in front of each potter's station in that lovely studio. Looking forward to seeing the next step :)
Confession: I was apprenticed to a potter when I was about 17. Spent days whacking the air out of slabs of heavy clay for the real potter, while waiting for my lessons and picturing myself all zennish and creative. But when I finally had my turn and spent part of every day at the wheel, could I ever get that lovely lump of clay to NOT go off-kilter and wobbly? I most emphatically Could Not! To this day, it seems quite magical to me that anyone can make clay rise up and become something symmetrical. So hats off to you and your crew! ;)

Leanne said...

That looks like so much fun I have only tried pottery once and I wasn't very good. Love the fabric in the second bag.

driftwood said...

that looks oh so much fun!

driftwood said...

that looks oh so much fun!

Thimbleanna said...

You're so cute -- you look like one of the kids, mired in clay! Looks like you all had a wonderful time and it's wonderful that the kids want to go back and do it again!