Here is the finished pottery from yesterday’s firing. Mom’s stuff turned out really nice.
I had a couple good pieces…
And then there was my coffee cup…so I turned it for boring to busy with ceramic paints.
Our latest glaze firing is running as I type. I have two kilns firing right now…one on Cone –6 (low-fire) and one that is supposed to be Cone 5 (high-fire). Well, I goofed and set up my high-fire load with low-fire cones…oops! Now I’ll need to calculate the timing for the firing…hope I get it right because my favorite coffee cup is in there for a re-glazing and this is the first group of mom’s pottery!!!
We all gathered for Thanksgiving dinner and decided to have an impromptu Craft Day. We used a deck of card layouts and each chose a random layout and made a card. Here are the results:
Every year we give pumpkin pies to the neighbors. These are the tags we are attaching to the pies this year.
I also made another Christmas card using some plastic from a container that I ran thru the Cuttlebug with the Snowflakes folder. I really liked how the raised areas turned white, so I stamped a snowman from Hero Arts in Black Stazon on a green card base, colored it in with Prismacolor watercolor pencils and attached the embossed piece over top. The sentiment and bottom border are rub-ons.
I also made this pin for my mother for Christmas. It is a large domino stamped with Cranberry and Gold Adirondack Alcohol inks. The sentiment is a gold sticker and the gems were colored with Pesto AI. I covered the sides with some vintage ribbon I bought at a flea market.
Mom sent me a really nice fiber art piece for my birthday last month, so I decided to try to make one of my own. I used scraps of fabric that I already had, some buttons (including a ceramic button I made) and a wooden dowel. Here is the finished piece:
I had to take the picture from the side to cut the glare off the picture. This is my great grandmother, Laura Emily Stout.
Mom, Jill and I had a little impromptu craft day on Friday while the guys were tiling Bo’s workshop. I made some more bookmarks, Jill made a Christmas card, and mom made some beeswax bookmarks. Then later mom made a Christmas tag and an animal themed bookmark.
I created these bookmarks using the Gem Stone Birds set by Inkadinkado and a set with peace quotes. I inked the feather and sentiment with Big and Juicy Vibrant Primaries Rainbow ink pad and embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I blended the background with Faded Jeans, Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks. Added some ribbon and voila!
These are some fused glass pendants I’m working on as Christmas gifts. I did a border on two of them with lead-free solder…the other I’m leaving as is.
I took both these pictures with my iTouch…probably not going to do that again…it doesn’t do well with close-ups.