weekend business

this little piggy went to the market
and bought a whole bunch of clothes
she didn't really need.
horray for a shopping filled weekend!


dress success

lame title, i know.
but it's the first dress I've ever made
and somehow I feel like I have the right to be cheesy.
It has a couple of little things
that I need to fix
but still, I love it.
I was trying to make it look similar to
a Liz Claiborne dress I fell in love with:

hmm, maybe next time....

i'm a girl of my word

and so although it takes forever for me to post up photos,
I'm doing it. Out of love.
And also because chances are if I say I'm gonna do something,
I probably will.

The plate matches the bowl I made a while back.

They're all about 6 inches across.

Perfect for dessert or to hold little things on your desk.

What do you think?

lovely package exchange

About a month or so ago oh, hello friend had
a lovely package exchange.
I thought it was the most fantastic idea ever.
So I immediately signed up and was so excited
to get a partner and plan a lovely package for her.
My partner was Kathy and it was so much fun
preparing some lovely things for her.
But I was absolutely thrilled when I received my package!
Here is a glimpse of how lucky I was.
Everything was wrapped SO carefully,
with whimsical paper and
thick, fun ribbons.
I felt so special! -.-

I received a great book on a handmade Christmas. Right up my alley!

A hole puncher for large squares. Perfect for crafts!

And beautiful vintage lacey fabric and crocheted throw.

Thank you so much Kathy!

And thanks oh, hello friend for organizing all this!!!


super busy

I hate not staying on top of blog posting
and I promise I'm not making excuses when I say
I've been SO busy.

School started, been working,& catching up with friends.
I know I should make time for writing on here
and that is why my guilty conscience kicked in tonight.
I could be sleeping right now
but decided I need to keep my blog company for a bit.
Just let it know what's been going on.

So back to ceramics class.
And as usual I love it.
To anyone who kept up with me,
those plates I made turned out awesome.
For my first plates, the form is good
and the glaze on some of them are gorgeous.
I plan to make more and hopefully get them perfect
or as close as I can and do a giveaway with one or two.

I made a lovely pitcher the other day,
but sort of cheated because my teacher helped me
with the handle.
Either way I learned and plan to make another.

I have a handful of pieces waiting to be glazed
but I seem to have run into a problem.
I'm starting to be real picky about my glaze
choices because it can make or break the piece.
As in make it awesome or make it super lame/boring.
So, although I have a vase for a friend that
needs to be glazed, I'm holding off just to
really find the perfect look for it.
Same goes for about 7 other pieces.

On a lighter note,
I made a dress!
It turned out pretty good!
I need to fix a couple little things
but it's not bad at all.
Especially for a first dress.
Luckily I had a very awesome talented friend
guide me through it all.
It took nearly 8 hours but it was very satisfying when it was done.
I'm planning to wear it to my cousin's wedding.

So I've been busy, you see.
I don't even like wasting blog space with so much typing.
I'm not too crazy about reading super long posts.
But an update/excuse was desperately needed, I think.
Tomorrow I plan to post up photos of the dress
and the plates I made.

Basically this was a post to alert you about tomorrow
and let you know that, yes, I'm still alive.
And since writing on here and not adding a couple of photos
would drive me nuts... I'm adding two more that
have nothing to do with anything I just wrote.

This was last summer.
Chillin' with my man on those hot summer days
by the river near his house.
Bringing back film on a good ol' Canon AE-1.
Something I've been wanting to do lately.
Now I just need to do it before this summer is gone.

danger is his middle name.