Monday, 19 July 2010

A spin on the new wheel

So, I finally got the potters wheel out this weekend after receiving it as a fab surprise 30th birthday pressie last month! I had a great couple of hours getting completely covered in splattered clay in 'my studio' (aka, the garage!).

I have perfected my wedging technique but still need plenty of practice on the wheel itself! See below for the three piece's worthy of a photograph ... not perfect, not even round ... but a lot of fun!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

The July Jesters

The July Jester's are almost half way through the month so I thought I'd stop by today (I did promise I would at the end of the June Loons) and find a few favourites for my blog . So here they are, some ravishing reds.

Pipistrelle Carols Crafts
dottie designs diomo glass
lemonade and lamingtons poppyfields design

All of these items are handmade and are available from
Click on the pictures to be taken directly to the individual Folksy Shops.

The sales tally is looking amazing everyone, you are doing so well - all the best for the second half of the month!

Monday, 12 July 2010

A Busy Weekend!

I have had an enjoyable but busy weekend! It started on Friday with a trip out to Rufford park for a picnic, walk, football game and wander around the craft shops with my son.

I then had to drop off all my cards for a charity coffee morning event locally, ready for Saturday! Unfortunately I couldn't attend the event as I was already booked onto a morning course to glaze the pots I had thrown on the wheel a few weeks ago! A great couple of hours followed experimenting with different glazes and effects - no idea what the final pieces will be like once fired though!

Then Sunday was onto the Tempo Promotes craft fair in Lincoln. A lovely but very hot venue and my arms are still aching now from carrying my card boxes to and from the car - must get a trolley organised!

So I'm quite pleased it is Monday morning and I can just sit comfortably with a coffee and update my blog!

Friday, 9 July 2010

Folksy Friday July 9th

I embarked on a pottery throwing day's tuition a month or so ago and tomorrow it is time to return to glaze the 'bowls' I created. So my Folksy Friday theme this week is lovely ceramics.

dotterypottery little brick house
prince design uk CaractacusPots
Unfortunately mine will look nothing like any of these - I'll just have to stick to the day job! :)
Click on the images to be taken straight to the fabulous Folksy Shops.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Not On The High Street

My shop has gone live today and I'm sooo very excited. I'm pretty pleased with how it's looking so far too, after much re-photographing and re-jigging of descriptions both they and I are now happy.

Please wander over for a look around and let me know what you think.

Arts and Crafts for Summer - Lincoln

Come and see the Spotty N Stripy stand at Arts and Crafts for Summer Sunday 11th July, 10:30am to 4:30pm In The County Assembly Rooms, Lincoln, LN1 3AR. Over 40 of the very best artists and designer-makers from the East Midlands region, all under one elegant roof! A great opportunity for treating yourself or a friend to a high quality, unique gift or treat. Free admission, mouth-watering refreshments available.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Folksy Friday July 2nd - What's in a name?

This week's Folksy Friday is all about spots and stripes!

chain of button daises Jo Bloodworth
corrina smith Junky Chicken
kooky*boutique Elliots House

All of these items are handmade and are available from
Click on the pictures to be taken directly to the individual Folksy Shops.