Friday, September 27, 2013

The dreaded "S crack"

Ah! Its the dreaded "s crack"!  Run for your lives.  Nah, its not that bad but it does suck.  This bowl can still be used to plant something in or as a general container.  You just shouldn't eat from it.  Maybe I should keep it around as a reminder...compress, compress, compress.

Project 27/50
For sale or trade

Monday, September 23, 2013

Putting up organic tomatoes

I was fortunate to find a vendor at the farmers market that sold me organic tomatoes in bulk for $1.75/lb.  I have 16 jars put up which is great, but I'll have to ration them if they're going to last till next summer.  Find my tutorial for canning tomatoes here.

Photos by David Wesley

Project 26/50

Friday, September 20, 2013

Wax resist leaf bowl

On this bowl I experimented with wax resist, so the brown is the natural color of the clay.  I used "snail" glaze but I can't remember if I topped it with clear.  I should really start taking notes.

For sale or trade  Claimed

Project 25/50 Half way there!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Stamped tea towels

I got together with my friend from Minneapolis recently, and we tried a pinterest project; stamped tea towels.  It's simply acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium, applied with rubber stamps.  I made A northwoods design and I think they look like crib blankets. We posed with her towels because they turned out better, at least more mature.

Project 24/50

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Shades of Green Ruffle Scarf

I've been intrigued by the "ruffle yarn" since it came out.  My aunt had just shown me the scarf she had made with it, and later that day we went to the thrift store where I found 2 skeins of it!  It's a bit of a hassle find the little holes to put the needle through, but when you get the hang of it, it knits up pretty quick.

Project 22/50

Friday, September 13, 2013

Foodie Friday - Strawberry Jam

We made it out for "pick your own" strawberries this year.  Good times.  My little Visitor, Jay the Flash, came along and helped me make preserves. Mmmm.  One batch I made, I soaked the berries in Merlot.  I'm calling that my Merlotberry jam.

Project 23/50

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Throwback Thursday - Paper wreath

This is a super easy craft for the kiddos.  You cut the center out of a paper plate, then press a coffee filter in it's center and squeeze it around your finger. then glue it to the plate.  Repeat about 30 times, add a bow and a string to hang it, and voila.   I added a little bit of gold glitter spray.  You can also make smaller versions with cupcake papers and get fun colors.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mama dish & baby dish

The larger dish is about 8 inches across and the little one is perfect for getting your spices ready before you start cooking.

Project 20 & 21