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Yesterday I kept my little gal home from school since she’s been battling a nasty cold and had a fever the night before.  But, since she wasn’t bedridden we decided to do a little fun project that I’ve been wanting to try since I read this book Lotta Prints by Lotta Anderson.  It’s a really inspiring book about surface printing techniques using just about anything!

So – we decided to make some potato prints yesterday and I think we’re going to use these for some of our holiday gift wrap.  People seem to appreciate the handmade more than storebought anyway, and it was a fun project to do while we were cooped up inside.

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Also, i was able to bring home the last few pieces that I created in my pottery class.  The class is finished now until the winter session.  I’m pretty excited because my instructor asked if I would like to display my tray with the leaf on it in an art show starting Dec. 1st at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

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check out the new Chinese take out prints in my Etsy shop

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pinkgreenfloral2         turqred2

So, I know I’ve mentioned a pottery class that I was taking and I was able to bring home 5 finished pieces last night.  I wasn’t super thrilled about these pieces before they were glazed and fired, but I am really excited and happy about them!  Next week I bring home the rest of my pieces, at least 6 more that are being fired right now.  I still have a LOT to learn about hand-building and using the wheel, but it’s all a work in progress and I really enjoy it!

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Can you tell my favorite color is blue?

 

 

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming in my Etsy shop.  The inventory right now is a bit low because I had a decent summer/early fall in sales.  Somedays I wish I had more time to sew/work, but then I would be missing out on precious time with my kids.  The time will come…

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I just couldn’t resist adding a song for the day… Here is Foals with Balloons.  I really love this song… it reminds me of the alternative 80’s music I used to listen to back in the day.

Last night I had my second pottery class.  We learned to throw on the wheel.  Holy cow!  I have a new found respect for potters that use the wheel.  It’s really tough and something that our instructor says takes a ton of practice.  Just to get the clay “centered” is half the battle.  Mine turned out to look a bit like a chalice.  I think it was supposed to be more of a cylinder, … it was a design decision, yeah, that’s right…   We used to say that in college when designing patterns and clothing and something didn’t go quite as planned after it was sewn together… lots of “design decisions”.

 

A new song for the day Bob Dylan’s “Someday Baby”…enjoy

Well, yesterday I shipped off my very first custom order.  It was for a bride that wanted a Chinese Take-Out box for her flower girl.  She’s going to carry it down the aisle and throw rose petals from it.  How sweet is that?  I’m hoping to get a photo of the flower girl with the take-out box.

 

I am still working on a few new Take-Outs for my Etsy shop with some amazingly fun new prints!  

 

In other news, I have a new favorite song.  I guess I’m not your ‘average’ stay-at-home Mom.  I’ve never lost my desire to rock out to a new song.  My kids love to dance and jam with me too.  Life is too short to act grown-up!   This is the band Kings of Leon and the song is Sex On Fire, enjoy.  

*** side note:  I don’t play this song for my kids.  I’m not quite ready to field questions about what sex is from my 6.5 year old. 🙂  And thankfully she’s never asked.

Not a whole lot of sewing going on here as my kids like to stay up later now that it’s summer!  It’s hard to get motivated to go downstairs in the darkly paneled basement to sew when we have beautiful weather.  Also, sales in the Etsy shop have been slow this month.  Who wants to sit at a computer in the summer to shop anyway????   It’s understandable.

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!  We spent our long weekend in Wisconsin fishing, napping and hanging out with family.  It was great.  My husband and I actually got to go out on a mini-date after we put the kids to bed on the 4th – we needed it.  It’s been too long.  We came home to MN with one sick kid.  She always seems to get sick on our last day visiting family.  Her body just gets worn out from her regular schedule of sleep and healthier eating.  She gets so excited and happily worked up about seeing her Nana & Papa and cousins that it takes everything out of her and by the time we’re ready to say goodbye she usually has a fever and she’s spent!  Thankfully our little guy didn’t catch it. 🙂

yeah, i’ve been bad about keeping up with this blog, taking a little hiatus from sewing/blogging and dealing with a few other things in life right now

 

BUT-  Yesterday, one of my new MN Etsy Street team friends included me in her Treasury West on Etsy!  It was so sweet of her – she said my polka dot Chinese Take-Out box inspired her!  Thanks, Chureen! 

 

on another note here’s a new song for today – I’m going to start including music selections in my blog because it’s always been the one thing that can really turn around a sour mood for me 🙂

This is the Doves and the song is “Snowden”

 

Happy Wednesday!

 

 


 

Just thought I’d include a little tune from my iPod.  This is a great song to run to!  It always makes me feel happy.  Does anyone remember “The Cult”?

 

Despite my lack of craftiness lately – I have managed to get a few more items done for my Etsy shop.

Here is the newest item:

I also have a new Tote, but I was not happy with how the photos turned out – please standby, more to come soon!

 

My son has given up his afternoon nap, so I am desperately trying to keep him busy in the afternoons because nowadays he will fall asleep by 4pm and then he won’t go to bed until 10pm!  My afternoon crafting time is mostly diminishing because of this reason.  It’s a hard transition when kids give up their naps.  I think it’s hardest on the moms!

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