Sunday, November 22, 2015

uh uh...

I didn't really mean to disappear like that.

This time of year is... crazy around here. Three kids birthdays, Halloween, St. Nikolaus Day, Christmas with all the family coming... There is a lot going on, and it's been really hard to keep up with everything, you know?

By now we have two of the three kids birthdays behind us, and Halloween is obviously also done, so I can refocus a bit on getting the remaining birthday and the Christmas festivities organised. 

I'm not complaining, really - it's all been great fun, and I'm also very much looking forward to the remaining family parties, but it can be difficult to find time for anything else this time of year. Every week I am determined to at least post a weekly update but well... it's been a while, hasn't it?

That said, I have been working on things. I'm currently in the process of getting Christmas presents on their way, so a lot of my knitting and crafting has been quite focussed on that. Perhaps I'll manage to snap a few shots of the Christmas knitting tomorrow, but for now, just so I can report on something, here is a little snippet of recent pottery projects:

Little ceramic houses for incense cones or tea lights (although probably best with electric ones, because they can get quite hot). Some of those will be presents, others might end up in the Folksy Shop. There are more of them, but this is a selection anyway. :)

Large platter. I glazed this twice - once with Iron Oxide, and then with a top glaze that was called 'Honey'. I really like the depth of the colours this has created.

Vase, lime green on the inside, glossy white on the outside:

That's enough for today, I have to get on with designing photo calendars as stocking fillers for the family...

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  1. Love your projects! I guess it is absolutely necessary to take a break from blogging when days get crazy. This way you come back to it energized and full of inspiration!

  2. I am so impressed with those beautiful houses, stunning.

  3. I don't think you're alone! Thank goodness they don't kick you out for missing weeks on end or I'd e long gone myself! LOL! Love your pottery and that glaze reminds me of that prehistoric sap they find with bugs encased in it..
    I forget the name but I love it. My favorite are the little houses! So sweet! I'd love to have a whole village of them!

  4. I love seeing your ceramic projects, Iris. I'm really curious to see the full platter now. I love when you post and seeing something a little different in your YOPs endeavors.

  5. Love the pottery shots and I'm really curious about that platter, I love the colour and can't wait to see the whole item. I am also a fan of the pop of lime green on the inside of that vase, so cool.

  6. Hooray, you're back. Glad you're OK, and i know what you mean about a busy time of year! Good luck with all the Christmas making and the pottery is looking amazing.

  7. The houses are brilliant - are you watching the pottery throw down? I love it, but it might appeal as I don't pot! Hope you get some time to slow down soon!

  8. Your Christmas houses are terrific.