Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
These are finished and ready for the shop.
Army barracks bag
I got an army surplus bag with holes in it and decided to embellish it with stitching.
I really like the old Japanese mended textiles like these at SRI Threads and that's the look I'm going for. This is some of my favorite kind of stitching - very meditative.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Abby and Katie at the Verandah
Katie and Abby came for a visit! It's Abby's birthday so we had a dinner party.
The birthday girl
Cake and ice cream of course.
Dinner party time
Cake and ice cream
Wegman's vanilla cake is delicious!
The next morning we went out for breakfast before heading out for some shopping.
Shopping with the girls
We love shopping here. They have everything! We got lots of fabric for projects.
I wish they didn't have to leave tonight. This visit was too short!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
My work table
I started making some pendants and pins for my first kiln load.
I don't have a wheel yet so I'm hand building. These are porcelain. They are based on my coral reef pin designs.
The pins are flat and will have pinbacks glued on and the pendants are domed and will hang on chains.
I started out thinking coral reef but then they started to look like little moons.
Coral reefs in space?
I opened my ceramic studio today! I've been wanting a ceramic studio for a long time and this summer I was given a kiln (bless you Marcy!) and I finally got it hooked up and going (thanks E & N). It was lovely to spend the day out here making stuff.
Here are pictures of kiln moving day.
Getting it in the garage
Ready to wire
It's incredibly heavy - about 700 lbs. And I have another couple hundred lbs. of shelving and posts. Now I'm working on stuff for her first run.