I made great headway on my quilt today. Â So busy! Â I still have lots to do, i.e. put it all together but at least you can get an idea now of what it will look like. Â I’m excited because it’s just so cute! Â I hope you like it as well!
Quilt #2 is underway! Â Aren’t the colours and fabric just so much fun? Â People keep asking which kid the quilt will be for – and well…if it’s for a kid, that kid is me! Â 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. Â Hopefully I’ll make some good progress today. Â Fingers crossed that it looks as good in reality as it does in my head. Â I’ll keep you all posted!
Oh, and I found a good use for some of my pottery. Â They hold fabric scraps really well! Â 🙂
Over the years, I’ve taken a couple pottery courses here and there. Â One at the Harbourfront, one at the Gardiner and I’ve never had the best results. Â 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. Â I decided to give it one last shot. Â I signed up for another course at the Gardiner Museum. Â This time it had only been a few months between my last class and this one, instead of years. Â I have to tell you, I think I’ve found it! Â My groove that is! Â This class I am actually making pieces that could be usable. Â I made a mug that looks like one I would buy! Â Granted, I’m not getting ahead of myself here. Â 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! Â It has been so fun and just exciting to put together these pieces and now I don’t know where to stop! Â I’ve taken some pictures of a few of my bowls. Â 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. Â We’ll see what I bring home next week.
I find it strange how drawn I am to some colour groups. Â 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. Â But this week, I painted a piece in “Butter Yellow”. Â 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. Â Right now it’s a bit of a mess. Â I would like to update it and make it look “cleaner”. Â Any suggestions on how I should do this? Â 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. Â We’ll see what happens. Â Stay tuned!