Archive for June, 2008

Summer of Porcelain

I’m taking a class at the studio and I’ve decided to work only with porcelain this summer.  So far I’ve made some porcelain soap dishes and threw some little vases.  Throwing porcelain on the wheel is like throwing white chocolate … it’s so smoooooth and it kind of melts in your hands, yum!


Veggie seedlings

I went to a farmer’s market yesterday and got some veggie seedlings.  I have red swiss chard, Thai basil, and an arugula salad mix.  I also bought some bok choys to eat.  I love how Asian veggies are popping up in farmer’s markets.  I’m going to plant some of these seedlings in containers and I’m sharing the rest with my friends who are starting a garden in their backyard this weekend!

Molly’s new haircut!

I have one hairy dog!

Market Bag #2

I finished another 100% bamboo yarn market bag and this time I used a contrasting yarn for the handles.  For the next bag I’m going to look for a pattern that has a tighter weave.

WWMD – What would MacGyver do?

A few years ago I made a compost bin out of a trash can and drilled holes around it for ventilation.  I composted for a summer (dumping in kitchen scraps, weeds, dried leaves, and dirt) and gave up because I wasn’t sure if my compost bin was working or not.  This weekend, I took a peek inside and found all this “dirt” in it!  I’m still not sure if that’s real compost or if one of my neighbors just dumped some soil in it.  I poked around it with a trowel and found these buried inside…

WTF?!?!?!  Who the hell dumped these MacGyver DVDs in my compost bin and how long have they been in there??  Anyway, MacGyver was my hero when I was a kid and I’m thrilled to have the DVDs (wherever they came from).  He probably could’ve made a kickass compost bin with a tire, wire hanger, and a tube of chapstick but I think I’ll start using my ghetto bin again.  I wonder what else buried in it?!