Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Yesterday, I met heathertea and one of her friends in Northampton to do some pottery painting. I didn't have anything specific in mind, but was thinking that I would like to make a Christmas present for my dad and stepmother. I had considered doing a vase for them before, but I wasn't really happy with the shapes of any of the vases, and didn't know what to do with it, anyway. Looking through their basket of stencils, I found a cool celtic knot dog stencil, and went searching for something big enough to use it on. I ended up choosing a planter, and painting it in earth tones, a base coat of brown, with a sponged on layer of red to give it some depth, and the design done in two shades of brown, dark in the center of the design and fading to a lighter color on both sides. HT did a plate in yellow, with orange flowers, as a present for her parents, and her friend did a cup and saucer, blue with witch design on the saucer and a day/night theme on the cup. They all looked pretty cool, and I can't wait to see what the finished products look like. I can go pick up my project on Thursday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

I also hit the craft store and picked up some yarn so I can start on an afghan for my nephews. It's about time. I made an afghan for my sister about 4 years ago, and the boys have been bugging me about getting their own ever since. One wants shades of blue, and the other wants red and black. I picked up some multi-colored yarn that is red, black and white, but didn't see any good blues. I'll have to hit some other stores later, but at least I can get started on one of the blankets now.