Thursday, July 28, 2011

Holidays

It's that time of the year again and you know what I just can't be bothered with the usual gut the house scenario. I'd like to spend my holidays not catching up on all the stuff that doesn't get done while I'm at work. I'd like to sit around drinking tea, doing crafting and relaxing. But as no one else will take the initiative and do things, then tomorrow I'm just going to have to bite the bullet and get stuck in.

Within the next two weeks I want to get rid of the excess furniture I seem to have. Move the kitchen sink and get a new waste system installed. Sort out the 3 bedrooms so they are livable in and finally sort out the two downstairs rooms so that I can have a small pottery area.

Not much to ask, but when all the drive has to come from me, it's actually quite a big ask.

Anyway, so as not to focus on the depressing state of my house I've been doing some crochet (as I've mentioned) and look how my blankie is progressing....




I'm loving it and I have enough circles ready to do two more rows. Which I will be concentrating on today.

I've also just bottled 5 jars of wild raspberry jam and P. is confident that we'll get the kiln on this weekend :o) happy, happy, happy.

Now if anyone has any ideas on driving up enthusiasm for DIY, please send it my way.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pots from my last class

Just had a quick gander at my blog and noticed that I haven't posted any of my finished items from the last class. OOps
So here are a plethora of finished pieces. Not sure I've found my niche. I'm still growing as an artist.

Arum, Sid and lil'yella


Skull Salt Pig





Wine Goblets - pretty, but not food safe as glaze powdery due to Kiln fault



Bumble Coffee Pot.



That'll do for now and I'm on hexagon 23 of my blanket. :O) Recon 115 or 138 hexagons for a finished lapghan.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hexagons

Broke my promise to myself to blog more often. It's my new phones fault. I've got an android phone which I just love. It has a blogger ap, which I used to write a sad blog. It then failed completely and won't allow me to open, upload or copy that blog post. I'm a bit upset about it and it stopped me from blogging trying to fix the blinking think.
Well it's been a month and it's still stuck in limbo, so I better get back to it.
I'll eventually write about the unhappy events of June, but not yet.
Anyway having a slight hiatus from pottery as P is on holiday and the kiln is loaded awaiting an extractor fan being installed. Which should happen by the end of this month.

I have been inspired to do some crochet though. A hexagon blanket to use up loads of yarn From Annie's Attic I have one hexagon already made. More to follow.