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The difference between dogs and cats

Molly and Elliot sitting 2 by you.

Molly and Elliot sitting 3 by you.

Molly and Elliot sitting 1 by you.

Cats know how to hold a pose.


Show and Sale Before and After

I know I know, I’ve been such a bad blogger lately.  I’ll use the pottery show and sale as my excuse for not posting lately.  We had a very successful show and now that it’s over, maybe I can focus on some craft projects I’ve been putting off.

And yes, I have some soap dishes set aside to sell online. 

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to see what goes on during the show and sale preparation.  Most of the potters get a shelf like this to display their wares.  This is what mine looked like before.

Before shelf by you.

And here’s what it looks like after 3  hours.  I didn’t have a lot of pieces so my shelf was pretty simple.  Check out the festive greens on top of my shelf.  I got them from a neighbor’s trash!!

Winter 2008 S&S Shelf by you.

Fried turkey from a Chinese restaurant?

Thanksgiving dinner by you.

Did you know you can get a fried turkey from some Chinese restaurants?  Yup, that’s what we had for Thanksgiving.  The dark thing right above the turkey slight to the left is actually a lily pad wrapped duck filled with a sticky rice stuffing.  Now that was yummy!

And what’s Thanksgiving without a little Thanksgiving traffic?  This is a shot of the Tappan Zee Bridge. 

Thanksgiving traffic by you.

Dishes in the sink

dishes by you.

Beet juice dish water … what a pretty color!

My pear-shaped cat

Elliot looking out by you.

Elliot looking back by you.

I have the sock knitting bug

9-5 socks by you.

Here’s a new sock I just started working on.  I’m taking a break from those bright self-striping yarns and playing with texture this time.  I’m using the Nine-to-Five Socks pattern and I’m psyched that I figured out how to do those faux cables…you can already see the twists!

Another pair of socks!

Supersocke 100 by you.

Back to good old ribbed socks.  Just finished these last night.  Now I can get more sock yarn!

Sunsugar tomatoes!

sunsugars by you.

Don’t you just love the color of these little tomatoes?

bad blogger

I haven’t been very productive lately … I can’t believe I haven’t posted on my blog in over a week!  With the long weekend coming up, I’ve decided to start decluttering again.  First thing to go will be this vintage Vitamaster stationary bike.  Someone threw it away and I brought it home because I like the way it looks (check out that big ass seat (literally), you know it’s vintage b/c the seat won’t give you a wedgie).  It actually looks kind of cute in my living room but I could live without it.  I posted this on Craigslist and someone’s interested in it.  If that falls through, I’ll try Freecycle and if that doesn’t work, I’m going to see if I can take it apart and stick it in a recycling bin.  I’m sure the metal can be recycled and that was one of the reasons why I “rescued” it from the curb.  I also have some lumber from various projects that I’ve been “saving” … yeah, those will go on the curb with a FREE LUMBER sign this weekend.  Good thing there are other people like me who like to rescue free crap!

Clay update

Eeek, I have less than 2 weeks to make things for the show and sale.  I’ve been going to the studio on Saturdays and Sundays but I need to start going during week nights now if I want to get anything into the next couple of kilns.  I thought I was doing pretty well on soap dishes but the last time I went to see my family, my mom took 6 soap dishes (she asked me how many she could have and I said a couple – so she took SIX!).  I tried to make some more yesterday but since it takes time to dry and bisque pieces, I think I’m done making pieces.  It’s all about glazing now baby.