Hope everyone had a fab holiday! I am finally back to the pottery wheel, soap making and body butter creation! Here are the first samples of the new season, my color splash collection. They have a bit of personality as you can see:-) New soap will be ready to ship soon. It is curing now. Smells great! Just made some new body butter for this wintery cold season. You can check it out here.
Just cut my new soap, a delightful lemon scrub soap. Looks great- will be ready in a few weeks as it needs to sit around and cure for a bit. Have been playing around with clay and trying out some shaped flowers. Not sure if they will make it in the kiln, it is hard enough to keep them in one piece as they dry now:-)
Worked on some new soap packaging for the holidays.
Our chickens have free range of the place and they make use of it. They are out all day exploring. They tend to jog whenever crossing a clearing, trying to avoid being picked off from above. It is pretty funny to watch. Earlier this week it was quite chilly, perfect weather for cheesy mash potatoes. So I went out to the garden and dug up some:-)
Sometimes we all need a nap, some of us just do it better than the rest of us! Too cute for words- Lily is a perfect little ball of cuteness! Here are some earrings that I just added to my Etsy jewelry shop, jackgeorgestyle. Now back to nap time:-) Just kidding!!
Once the mosquitoes hit I sort of abandoned the garden, luckily that paid off. The peppers finally kicked in by September, we had loads of pumpkins and the sunflowers were taller than ever. Tomatoes did well too, although I planted too many of the small red ones. I prefer the bigger ones- not that I am lazy:-)- but they are easier to chop up:-) Our broccoli exploded as you can see. I thought it would make a perfect wedding bouquet for those who love their greens:-) This one I gave to our neighbour who is a master gardener. I thought that she would appreciate it the most. Well,I hope that your gardens worked out too. Don’t forget to dig up those potatoes- I just thought about it this morning. If you have any good tips for getting them out without cutting them in half with the shovel – please share. Soon it will be time to clean them all out and start again. Perhaps we can extend into an Indian summer this fall and not say goodbye to the warmth just yet.
Introducing ceramics by Bale and Twine. A new adventure into the land of handmade! These are some pieces now available on my Etsy shop.
Introducing my new soap for summer- I call it Summer Breeze. A smooth bar containing shea butter and cocoa butter with a lovely soft blend of essential oils featuring lavender and grapefruit.
Here are some of my new pottery pieces- so much fun to see them in use! Hoping to add some pottery works to my shop eventually:-) The lettuce is from our garden- love how vibrant it is. Can’t wait for tomato season! Below are some super saturated pics from the garden. It may be cold for a good half of the year here but when summer comes- it is an emerald city:-)
Spring arrives. A walk in the woods revealed some red trillium flowers- never knew they could be red. Also found some tourists by the pond:-) One anther note, to celebrate the arrival of the warm weather, I have opened a new etsy shop for my jewelry creations! Stop by to check it out! Happy Spring!
The latest fabric design contest at Spoonflower is close to my heart! Science Fair! We always have so much fun at our house prepping for the school science fair. My design represents a cartoon version of what we go through:-) You can vote here: http://www.spoonflower.com/contests/238 click on the right side of the screen to enter the voting area. Here is a sample of my entry. You can click here to see the fabric page.