amanda made new pouches

I speak in third person now for my titles, because I'm just cool like that. So friends, I just had a burst of pouches made and it feels so so so good. They're all pretty perfect for autumn, in my opinion. So yeah, here are some of the pictures. My etsy shop link is down and to the right ---> if you want to really check them out.

And my giveaway is still going on down below so if you have yet to enter and want to get something you didn't pay for, then quit procrastinating and go and enter. It ends on August 31st.


turquoise & lace pouch giveaway

It's time for another giveaway. I'd say this one is long overdue but hey, better later than never! I'm clearing out some pouches from my shop, and I can't think of a better thing to do with them than treat my lovely blog readers to a chance to win one!

So the rules are short and simple:
  • The giveaway is running from 8/23-8/31
  • Absolutely anyone can enter
  • To enter leave me a comment with a way to contact you

The end.


[incase you're picky and you want to know what you're trying to win, here's the description that was on etsy....

You are looking at a pretty turquoise lace pouch made with a linen outer fabric, cotton lining, and two rows of beautiful vintage lace. One side is decorated with lace and the other side is the plain linen.

The inner lining has a beautiful flower stitched design. It measures 6 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches. It closes on top with two hook and eye closures.


wish I was here

from my trip to Gills Rock, WI two weeks ago.


latest pottery

I feel semi accomplished. I glazed these pieces about a week ago and finally picked them up today! I actually made these in May and just now completed them, yeah...wow.

I worked my tail off for this cake stand.

In case you're wondering, the following piece was supposed to look lopsided.

Bugs seem to have a thing for my work. First the fly, now this. I didn't put him there, I think he thought he was camouflaging somehow.

And this piece was made for my mom's outdoor plants. I wanted it to look rustic and earthy.

Seeing the results of my work makes me a little sad that I won't be doing ceramics in the fall. I'll be taking my first digital photography class, but I have a feeling I'll make some more pottery eventually. Once you start a craft, it's hard to stop.


new things

Haven't posted for a while but now I have a reason to,
I have some new things.
New things I bought, new things I made.
And honestly, who doesn't love a new thing?

This is my little Audrey phone charm from Evangelione. I have been eyeing all of her lovely creations for quite some time now. And as soon as I saw that she's making little charms, I threw one in my cart and never looked back. The packaging was super cute and she didn't cost as much as the larger dolls which is great for my wallet.

Now I've also been wanting something from cabin+cub and I realized I was putting it off for way too long. So I found some cute things I really liked and bought those too. It helped that the birthday card was on sale and the bookplates are so darn adorable. Hooray!

Finally, here's what I've been up to:
For the second class, we picked a word to print and played around with colors.
I picked Illinois, the other word on each sheet belonged to a partner. Just ignore the fly that completely intruded on my picture...

For the third class we had to set up a couple of lines to print. My words were chosen from Gregory Alan Isakov's "that moon song".

And for my fourth class, we carved an image into linoleum and printed with it.
Clearly the Illinois thing is becoming a pattern. So far this was my favorite project. It was sort of like stamp making and playing with the colors was pretty fun.

Hope you all have been happy making new things too!