Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me

Celebrated my birthday on Thursday night. Got some lovely presents including a box set of all the Harry Potter movies on Blu Ray. Super excited to watch these.
We were also celebrating having my son home from sea. He was away for Christmas, but back for New Year. Here's our glorious starter for the celebration meal. Looks as good as it tasted, pâté, chorizo, Parma ham, cream cheese stuffed smoked salmon, salad, herbs, melon and blue berries.

Here are some of my fabby presents;

Yes those silicon cupcake cases do have feet...ain't they cool. Looking forward to having a classic horror movie night. It's in the coolest Metal box. my Auntie made me the jam Rhubarb with ginger and Kiwi. Yummy!

I also got a beautiful tray and one of those eaty on things or lap trays.

now to get back to the knitting. Still a bootie to get finished.

More Christmas Hats

Seem to have a knitting phase going on at the moment. I've knitted several hats for various people, an almost done tea Cosy and I'm working on the cutest pair of slipper booties. I've already blogged the Zebra Hat. Here's the rest.

Owl 1

Owl 2 - It's a Hedwig hat.

Tiger hat

Snowflake hat

Tea Cosy - Not finished yet. the teapot is at work and I' m not going back until the 5th.

The slipper booties are called "Moon Socks". They're by Garn Studio. Linky

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas -22

Yeah, my favourite time of the year is almost here. I've done all my Christmas shopping and now I'm working on making some Christmas hats.
This is the first one:

P. has been busy and did another Bisque firing and for a change we've got some photos of the pre-glazed items.

I'm really excited about the frog jar. Here's hoping the yellow iron oxide comes out a nice maroon brown. Also the elephant bowl is looking really good. The inside should end up being the same colour as my mug in last blog.

The olive oil bottle is covered in a mix of oxides in slip that will hopefully end up being black - fingers crossed.
The goblet is inspired by Wassily Kandinsky Squares with Concentric Circles. Here's more of his work (my inspiration is towards the end).Love his stuff