Monthly Archives: March 2013

Quilting!

Quilting!

Quilt #2 is underway!  Aren’t the colours and fabric just so much fun?  People keep asking which kid the quilt will be for – and well…if it’s for a kid, that kid is me!  I can’t wait to start sewing and that’s not something I ever thought I’d hear myself say!

Technically the first quilt I made hasn’t been finished yet but I couldn’t wait any longer to start working on this one.  Hopefully I’ll make some good progress today.  Fingers crossed that it looks as good in reality as it does in my head.  I’ll keep you all posted!

Oh, and I found a good use for some of my pottery.  They hold fabric scraps really well!  🙂

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Pottery

Pottery

Over the years, I’ve taken a couple pottery courses here and there.  One at the Harbourfront, one at the Gardiner and I’ve never had the best results.  I would come home with a dozen or so pieces that would go into a box and stay there until enough time has passed, the emotional attachment has dissipated and I could throw them out.  I decided to give it one last shot.  I signed up for another course at the Gardiner Museum.  This time it had only been a few months between my last class and this one, instead of years.  I have to tell you, I think I’ve found it!  My groove that is!  This class I am actually making pieces that could be usable.  I made a mug that looks like one I would buy!  Granted, I’m not getting ahead of myself here.  There are still people in the class who haven’t recently taken another course who are much better than I am and have that natural knack for it but I will take what I can get!  It has been so fun and just exciting to put together these pieces and now I don’t know where to stop!  I’ve taken some pictures of a few of my bowls.  There are still a lot more floating around (for example, the plates I made are upstairs and I’m too lazy to get them) and some of the bigger and brighter pieces still in the classroom waiting to be fired.  We’ll see what I bring home next week.

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I find it strange how drawn I am to some colour groups.  It got to the point where I had to force myself to use different colour glazes because everything I was bringing home looked the same.  But this week, I painted a piece in “Butter Yellow”.  It sounds so cheery and I can’t wait to see it!

On a completely different note, I am looking at doing a bit of an overhaul to this site, specifically the inventory section.  Right now it’s a bit of a mess.  I would like to update it and make it look “cleaner”.  Any suggestions on how I should do this?  I still want the categories because I think those would be useful to people but the big long list seems like a bit too much.  We’ll see what happens.  Stay tuned!