Monday, 29 October 2007

Meeting up :)

Well...I'm still going with the decorating, so I still don't have time to do much making :P

I am however meeting up with another Etsyan tomorrow. Nicola, Pouch on Etsy, and I are collecting items together to make Christmas Gift bags for the UK Etsy Shop. I find it quite mad that I can actually meet up quite easily with someone else who sells on Etsy :)

I have a few new pendants that I'm listing on Etsy at the moment, but most of my new ones are still at the greenware stage. It's taking me so long to make a kiln load...I've also got a few custom orders I need to get on with!

Friday, 19 October 2007

Finding the time

Ceramics time has been cut quite significantly recently :( We're trying to get the house decorated, which it is sorely in need of :P

I have finally managed the second batch of black and white beads for the BOC bead swap, so I'll get them photoed and bagged up and sent off on Monday...if they don't get caught up in the backlog of the postal strike I may even get them in on time! :D

I have also just completed a porcelain coral crater bowl that I will be offering as a prize in the Deviant Art Artisan Crafts Competition....this one is on the theme of Greek and Roman. I have an idea about what I would like to make for this....I'd like to make something based on the King Midas Myth.

I've also entered the Etsy Halloween costume contest (the renegade one, as I am not in the US it is against the law for me to win any prizes! lol) Oh well...the fangs were fun to make! :D

Monday, 8 October 2007


I have an idea for the Etsy Hallow'een costume contest....I won't be able to sell any though as it will be too late with these blooming postal strikes to send them off anywhere....maybe someone might like them for Christmas fancy dress parties or something?

I'll post a photo when I've finished....I reckon if they work, they'll be really fun :D

I have also entered my spider pendant for the Etsy UK Hallow'een challenge :)

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Decorators :P

I'm not getting much done craft wise at the moment as we have a decorator in at the moment....obviously decorating itself is not that disruptive, but we have so much junk it's hard to move it all round...and of course we are trying to throw stuff away or put it aside for charity shops.

I did however open the kiln today with my lustre firing :D

I fired at a slightly lower temperature this time, as last time I left the bung in from the start (I always fire at night and just leave the kiln to get on with it) and the glass beads melted into the pools of glass made little bulls eye's in the glass, pretty, but not what I wanted.
This time it was too low a temperature as some of the beads hardly melted at all and were easy to pick off....I'll fire them again later.

Even with a few that need firing again, it was a pretty good haul :) There were a few pendants in there from other UK Etsysellers that were created on the retreat in August. Still more to finish though !

Also out were half of the beads that I need for the BOC bead swap on the theme of black and white. I've made little pendants/charms in porcelain with craters filled with clear glass , silver lustre and black glass pearls in the centres :) Hopefully I will get on and make the rest soon...time is running out! Damn decorators!

Monday, 1 October 2007


Thanks to Kelly at The Domino Effect I have to tell all ten of you, or however many are reading this blog, seven facts about me :)

1. I have been with my husband since I was 17, and he was 23...we got married three years ago with three weeks notice when I was seven months pregnant.

2. I've always loved nature...on holiday when I was 14 in Corfu my parents nick named me Gerry (Gerald Durrell) as I was always out looking for mantids and tree frogs.

3. I am a Lost addict!

4. I am vegetarian, but I do wear leather and cook meat for my son and husband.

5. I wear contact lenses...without them I can't see the eye chart at the optitions at all!

6. If I'm reincarnated I want to come back as a cat!

7. I am a's official ;)

I'm not going to link to anyone else, as I've just started and I'm assuming that everyone else I know that's currently blogging has been tagged already!

Now back to business....

The EtsyMud Team just hosted a Teapot Challenge....I didn't really have much time, so I entered a teapot pendant and not an actual teapot. One day I do hope to rise to the challenge of building a teapot...when I have some time lol!

Obviously I did not win....the winner was in fact Ginny, Ginpins with an absolutely fantastic tromp l'oil (no idea how to spell that!) mug of cocoa with a spoon spout and marshmallow lid! Sheer genius!