Beautiful Pottery . . . If Mother Can Say So!

After years of making and designing pottery and sculptures, my daughter has finally taken the plunge and put some of her items up for viewing. Given the amount of cups, pots, and bowls I have at home, I imagine this on-line store will soon be quite impressive!

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Crafts and the Annual Christmas Fair

A friend asked me how I had fared at the fair this year and I have to say that in spite of a slow start, everyone seemed to get adequate business although many of us were buying from each other at times! We are ‘sister’ parishes with another parish as the bishop is looking to combine us, one day, into one, large parish. Sad to say, however, I didn’t see anyone from the ‘other’ parish joining in or checking out the great items for sale this year. And, I’m the only one from the ‘other’ parish who comes over to join in this event.

We had a lot of really interesting and fun vendors this year which made some last-minute Christmas shopping very easy if you were looking for unique or homemade. I even got a special order of the spicy/sweet sugared almonds I was selling!

The slow beginning of the day was a bit of a downer but several people came up with suggestions on how to increase the flow of people next year got everyone renewed and excited about participating next year.

The pictures here are views of my booth at the fair.

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Finishing up Projects . . . Mostly!

Finished the handmade pottery vases, today . . . except for two that I didn’t remember my husband had put away out of sight of curious kittens. Tomorrow, it is time to made the peppermint bark, fudge, and the popcorn treats like “How The Grinch Stole Popcorn” and “Peppermint Snowman Hash”. Also have some hand-crocheted scarves, shawls, tote bags, handmade pincushions, and drawstring bags.

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New craft - handmade luncheon or dinner table napkins.

New craft – handmade luncheon or dinner table napkins.

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How I Spent My Lent in 2015!

P1000537 P1000539 P1000540 P1000541 P1000542 P1000543 P1000544 P1000545 P1000546 P1000547 P1000548 P1000549 P1000550Decided to take a different approach to Lent this year and get an afghan a week done for Comfort Covers Ministry. Actually ended up with thirteen of them completed by Easter Sunday! A side benefit of my effort was that I finally made a substantial dent in my hoard of yarn leftover from other projects. Unfortunately, in order to finish the above, I ended up having to purchase more yarn here and there and still maintain a leftover yarn ‘collection’!

Doll Bedding Project Completed!

P1000515 P1000516 P1000517My doll bedding project is now complete! Yesterday, I finished off with an assortment of decorative pillows for the four beds because what doll family doesn’t appreciate a well-made bed?

Origami at It’s Best!

My daughter enjoys Origami and is getting really good at coming up with beautiful designs and using multiple varieties of designs to form a large one. This is one of her best so far.P1000495