Sunday, 9 June 2013
TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG?
I intended to blog today, but Blogger didn't intend me too! I had problems accessing the 'new post' section
I took a few days out last week, following my back problems it was very welcome. I spent some time with my sister and we did some shopping, relaxing, walking, chatting and eating out - all very nice and the weather was very kind to us.
I bought some lovely crafty things including some more embossing folders. I can't show them to you this week as they are part of my workshop demonstrations, so don't want to give the game away for my crafters. We still have spaces available on our card-making workshop, so if you would like to join us please get in touch on email@example.com.
I made two items in pottery this week: a shallow dish which will be burnished, biscuit-fired and then fired in saw dust - a new experiment for me. My second piece was a large candle-holder made up of individually decorated sections. No pics yet, but next week. Due to no power at the centre during half-term, we have a rather large back-log of work waiting for various temperature firings to take place. Now I know why I got started early on those Christmas pieces!
My fellow workshop crafter, Lauren, is running a great give-away on her blog - lots of great Stampin' Up goodies. Nip over, follow the instructions in her post and you will be in with a chance to win.
The Surrey Artists Open Studios event opened this week and my pottery tutor, Jean Tolkovsky, held a special viewing today to which she invited her pottery group. It was great fun, lovely nibbles, Pimms and of course really great pottery. You must have a look at her work - such a diverse range of creations. Last year at Jean's studio I bought a mum guinea fowl and two chicks. I saw some lovely pieces today - one big head-shaped pot caught my eye - sadly not my bank balance though. However, there were other pieces that come within my price range, so I will be going back.
Off now to make more cards for the workshop. A crafter's work is never done. Don't forget to visit Handmade Monday - it's number 120! Where does the time go? If you would like to be a guest blogger here, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope you have a good week - I will be back next Sunday and Milly (who missed last week - just can't get the staff) will be back on Wednesday.