A blue nuka beaker and ink dip pen. I had glazed a small number of pots with this when I was firing last, but for the most part they didn’t fire well, apart from a select handful. The blue tones only begin to show properly once cone ten is really melting so those placed closest to the burners looked great, whereas those scattered elsewhere throughout the kiln pack remained a rather dull, matte white.
One single beaker and mug fired nicely, there was a lovely inkwell too but I mindlessly packed it touching a smaller bowl meaning they welded together as they fired. Mistakes like that are rare, but it’ll inevitably happen when you’re packing dozens of kiln loads of work each year. Although it’s harder with the soda kiln, each pot is more carefully wadded and placed in position, with care taken to ensure it sits stably on their tripod of waddings. There are a number of ink dip pens that fired wonderfully too, so now I just need to fire their respective extruded rests and they’ll be ready, finally. I’ve also glazed a few more mugs and taller beakers with the blue, at least this time round I’ll know where they have to be placed to get the best out of them—directly next to the burners as to get the necessary dose of heat.
These golden nibs are among my favourite, I’ve been collecting vintage pen nibs for the past few months now and have a large bowl brimming with them. It certainly looks like I wont need any new ones for a while now, but these ones are already in short supply as I’ve decked out many of my newly thrown and fired pens with them. I’ve glazed all my work over the past week, so the next will be spent painstakingly cleaning it all up before finally getting back into the rhythm of firing.
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New pattern! Ever want to make a little crochet 🎁 for someone you really appreciate, but feel lost as to what will suite their size, style and your budget? 🤔 Story of my life. .
I designed these lady's slippers with the idea that the perfect crochet gift would:
1. Be beautiful (duh) 😍
2. Be functional (increases the likelihood the recipient will use and enjoy it) 🛠
3. Be economical to make for all the cool ladies in your life💲
I really think these "Sunday Slippers" fit the bill! They use only basic crochet stitches and whip up quickly so they'd be a perfect Christmas gift to start making a dozen of right now. 💪🏽
Get the free pattern in my @makeanddocrew Bio link or by searching "Sunday Slippers" on MakeAndDoCrew.com. 🙌
Thanks to the ever-creative Sarah from @repeatcrafterme for posting an adorable pair of men's slipper socks recently, which gave me the confidence to figure out this new pattern. 😘
🔸yarn = @lionbrandyarn Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in an AWESOME new color--"Fossil"
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OK you guys I'm so stoked about tomorrow's shop restock! Although it might sound crazy this little set of dishes might be my favorite thing getting listed! It's a tossup between this and the transfer set that I posted earlier today! What pieces are you trying for? 🤔🙌 #checkmystory#watchthelivepreviewinreplay#havequestionsjustask
Happy Sunday everyone! 😍 Got some tracing paper to letter on so I've painted this wild and free* floral scene as a background. Get ready for some lettering videos! *really just means I didn't use a reference so it's all a bit crazy
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Yes! Vacation is finally here! We are taking a little break so shipping will take around 2-3 weeks. Use 'sorryforthewait2017' for free shipping from now until August 8th.
Do you have books you could re-read many times and never get sick of? I've just finished reading 'Julie and Julia' again, I find I often drift towards this book after I've read something intense or sad. It's my pallette cleansing book that makes me happy every time I read it. also I'm a little obsessed with the Julia Child & Paul Child love story..