and the winner is...

Congratulations to Kate8085!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered.
I am so grateful for all the wonderful
people who take the time to peek in on
what I love to do.
I plan to have more giveaways
in September so don't forget to check back
for another chance to win something!
You guys are the best!



yes, ladies and gents.
it's that time again.
and after hoping my plates would be out of the kiln by now
for a giveaway, i've given up on that idea.
darn that slow ceramics studio.
so i decided to take matters into my own hands,
which is my job,
since it is my blog.
i made a buncha pouches and i made one especially for one lucky winner.
could it be you?
i sure hope so!!
here is the pouch:

It's about 5.5 x 8 inches, made with a linen/cotton blend I purchased off etsy, decorated with crocheted trim all around the top(front and back), and is lined with some creamy cotton fabric. It closes with a hook-and-eye. It was the first pouch I attempted to make with a flat bottom and so I learned from it. Didn't turn out too bad, I think. :)

Here is how to enter:

follow me or already follow me= 1 entry

comment on here and tell me which pouch is your fav from my tiny shop= 1 entry

refer a friend or post/link about this giveaway on your blog= 1 entry

^^have your friend tell me you referred them.

send me a link to your blog if you post about the giveaway.^^

The giveaway ends saturday, august 29th...10pm central time.

I will pick a person randomly announce the winner sunday the 30th.

Good luck! And don't forget to let me know where to contact you at!

p.s. check out the post before this one! it's also a new one.

sisters are good for

There is something special about a sister.
I have a handful of them and I know that a relationship with a sister
is better than one with a friend...if you're lucky.
You see, in front of a sister you are YOU.
You aren't influenced as much by the way they act
because, well, you put up with it since you've been born.
Or since they've been born.
You can be goofy, dumb, embarassing...all with out being embarassed.
You can make up weird movies together and film them on
a video camera as old as you.
(we've done that one. the movie is called crackers.
it could be a blockbuster hit someday. we're still dreaming.)
You can jump and wrestle on a trampoline with your sisters
and laugh so hard you don't have the strength to
tackle each other anymore.
Or you can just have a photo shoot with your sister.
Which is what I did today.
It started off as me asking her to model a vintage skirt I spruced up.
But she didn't shave her legs.
Me either.
But I ended up putting the skirt on.
And asked her to just take a couple of shots by our boat that is now
just a lawn ornament.
Well, it become more than just a couple of shots when she said
"work it baby."
We started goofing off, circling our beautiful backyard
and loading my camera with "model" shots.
I'm no model. She's no photographer.
But it sure was fun.
And in the end, we felt like pros.
And we started to remember how lucky we are
to have such a gorgeous backyard.
We grew up here, playing outdoor make believe games.
This time, we were making believing that we were on America's Next Top Model.
And boy was it great.


more pouches

I got around to making four more pouches
and I'm very happy with the way they turned out.
So as I write this I am adding them to

I plan to have another giveaway soon.
I made about seven plates in the ceramics studio
and am waiting for them to come out of the kiln.
If they turn out nicely, I'll possibly do one
of those as a giveaway. Or another piece I made.
So stay tuned my friends.


photo corner frames

I recently got a new bed and rearranged all
the posters on my wall,
leaving a very bare and boring wall right above my bed.
I didn't want another large poster
and I have tons of photos I ordered off etsy
that I never got around to getting frames for.

So after a productive day of shopping,
I came home with three beautiful hanging votive jars
that were on sale for $2.95 at Anthropologie
and I decided it was time to add some color
and eye candy to the empty space.
The photographs are from Alice B. Gardens
and since I didn't have frames
I used self-adhesive photo corners
I had from the craft store
to hold the photos up.
Now I'm just waiting for a dark stormy night
to light up those tea candles and snuggle up with
a good book.


shop is open!

Yes, you read it right.
I finally opened my etsy shop!
So far I have the three pouches I made in there
but I ordered a fresh batch of materials
off etsy and will be making more
as soon as I get the supplies.
I'm trying to decide which ceramic pieces
I want to sell in there.
It's hard to part from some of them
and at the same time
I want to sell the good pieces that
are etsy worthy.
But still I'm excited to finally be selling
the things I love to make.
Check it out at my shop!


lazy bones

I'm sure you all have those moments when you
keep putting off what you should be doing.
Well my "moment" was this whole week.
So sorry sorry sorry
for not posting.
But I have a reason that I sort of stated
in my last post.
I'm eager to put up the pouches I made in my
(if you're going to click it^^ be aware that it's still empty)
But I'm waiting for my moo mini's to come in
so I can put them to good use.
And they'll be here any day now
So I'll probably put them up tomorrow.
And that will call for a nice LOUD, ANNOUNCING
kind of post.
But today it's rainy out and there's not much to say
except for I'm taking too long reading
My Sister's Keeper
and I forgot how much I love to read.
But here's a photo to leave you all with.
Just a little distraction.

enjoy. come back tomorrow.



last summer I got into playing around with film and had a lot of fun messing around with a holga and putting 35mm film in it. I have a bunch of cool shots but I figured I'll save them for days where just a photo will suffice as a blog post. a.k.a. me having a slow day. :)
oh and about putting those pouches I made in my etsy shop...
I'm holding off on that for a little because I decided to order some moo mini cards and want to be able to send them
off with any purchases. Once those are in, the shop will officially open. yippee! -.-