Sunday, December 14, 2014

Thank you Etsy!

Today was all about packing peanuts, bubble wrap, tape, boxes and invoices.

I am so grateful to all my customers new and old!

And to Etsy.  So nice to have a platform I don't have to create myself.

I also made fudge for the workers at my favorite little post office.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Tile Order.

I loved making these.  AND they all came out flat!  If you are a clay artist you know how special that is.  Wonder if the person who ordered a "variety of tiles" will take all of them?  If not they will end up on Etsy!  

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Taking a Break!

We leave for home tomorrow.  I will fill the kiln on Thursday and glaze fire on Saturday.  That means more pots in Etsy by Tuesday and Wednesday!

There WILL be mugs!

See you then!

Friday, November 21, 2014

It's That Time of Year!

My body (and my head) can't seem to work 8+ hour days anymore.  But that gets thrown out the window this time of year!

I had to be careful how I took pictures...there are lots of commissioned Christmas surprises on these shelves!

My goal is to have all the pots made, slipped and decorated by Tuesday of next week.  (And I just threw another assorted board of pots today.)  I need to pack and cook on Wednesday.  Thursday is Thanksgiving at my brother's and Friday we leave for a long needed break...We haven't actually vacationed in over 15 years.  We are heading to the beach for 5 days!!  But don't worry everyone, the alarm system will be on and my eagle eye neighbors will be on duty!  (For all of you that worry when it is announced on the internet that someone is going out of town...)

On our return the pots will be dry and waiting for firing the following day.  

Now if I can just find time to start loading my Etsy shop....Maybe tomorrow???

Monday, November 17, 2014

Where did October go?

Don't blink because November is right behind it!

Busy, busy.

We finally laid Dad to rest at Arlington.

Followed by my Mom's detached retina....

She had to spend two hours in this position (you can't see the kindle on the floor, she is watching Doc Hollywood...) and three days on her left side as much as possible.  (I hope you don't mind the picture Mom.  I know I wasn't allowed to post the OTHER ONE.)  I am happy to report that her vision is slowly improving.

Now I am finally back decorating pots!  I know I have a few anxious clients waiting to hear from me.  I'll be emailing you in the next day or two!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Fiber Festival Weekend!

This weekend is show number 2 for me.  Fall Fiber Festival near Montpelier (James Madison's home) outside Orange, VA.

Dog Trials!
Organic Donuts!
Shearing Demos!
Lots of woolly goodness,

And my pots of course.

I'll be in tent II  (4-II when you look at the map below) space #8.  The same tent as usual but I have moved across to the other side to make way for a vendor that wanted a double space.

The weather has actually begun to look promising.  Cooler temperatures and some clouds but no rain!

See you there!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Shenandoah Fiber Festival 2014

All set up and ready to go!

The weekend could not have been prettier.  Since my booth is in an outdoor pavilion, I have lots of good light, a nice level concrete floor and the ability to tarp off the outer edges (I am set up on a corner) if necessary.

This guy (I didn't get his name) was shopping with a friend at the booth next door when I saw his awesome shirt.  Get it?

And despite how crazy busy I was I managed to do a little shopping.  This is polwarth/tussah silk from Hobbledehoy Yarn and Fiber out of Pennsylvania.  Yummy!  I can't wait to spin it up.

As I was packing up to leave I met a woman who, along with her own homegrown yarns, was selling a few pots for her son.  He married a young Italian woman and moved to Italy where he makes pots.  I fell in love with this mug.  It was rather pricey but I couldn't leave with out it.  (Very reminiscent of the frechen, beardman or Bartmann jugs.)

Yesterday (Monday) I did all the necessary accounting and went to the bank.  More cash sales then usual this year I think, but credit is still where it is at.  Thank goodness for Square!  Then I relaxed the rest of the day.  I am still bushed!

The week is calling for dreary weather here.  I have my fingers crossed that this coming weekend and Fall Fiber Festival will be graced with weather similar to last weekend!

I love these festivals.  They are a ton of work and I am always exhausted afterwards, but it is worth it. Not only are they very successful shows for me, I also enjoy seeing old friends and customers and  meeting so many wonderful people.  Fiber lovers are awesome.