Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Getting Ready for a Wedding

Isn't this a lovely ring? It's a vintage piece, a family treasure, that was modified by those two artistic young people. The wedding band will compliment it asymmetrically.  We're having a bridal shower this weekend (and a school fair, 2 birthday parties with friends, and Girl Scouts, too) There's a lot going on here, and with it comes soooo much excitement. Time to put away the pottery and dress things up a bit; we'll have out of town visitors! It's no wonder I have trouble staying focused! Ahhh, but it will be a lovely wedding in New Orleans, I'll have another daughter, and we'll all have some fun sightseeing with the guests, like tourists.  Can't wait! 

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Making list; Checking it twice

No, I'm not Santa!  But my list is getting longer, and it's got all these great ideas from various Etsy sellers.  I've always preferred handmade to storebought. Usually giving things I've made, but not always. This year more than one person will be able to say, "It doesn't feel like pottery.... Hmmm I wonder what it is."  This necklace is just one of the truly different and personal ways to make someone feel special.

Necklace Handmade Irish Crochet Icord Hotoke by Nothingbutstring

Necklace Handmade Irish Crochet Icord Hotoke by Nothingbutstring

Facebook Goal

I'm hoping to get a Facebook page under our business name. If you're interested in helping, please visit our Facebook page and click on become a Fan.  If you write a message with your site, I'll visit you, too, and return the favor.  Thanks for helping out! Have a great day!  (Weather report: no rain right now, but it is hot and oh so humid, just like a sauna :P  )

A Gift from a Long Time Friend

A friend recently gave me this poem. After learning that we had started our own pottery business, she found this poem and prepared it in the most lovely way.  It's printed in gold on a piece of vellum paper laid over 2 coordinating sheets of card stock, a gold print and a solid gold. All three pages are trimmed with scalloped edges. Then she tied them together with a bow of 2 coordinating ribbons. It's beautiful. I think the best part is her hand written note of encouragement on the back, though.  It was a very thoughtful, personalized gift; it means even more because she's been going through some tough times, personally and financially. Such a giver!  I've suggested that she open a shop on Etsy, and maybe she will, soon. but in the meantime, if you have something you'd like made up, a personal touch for a special occasion, or you just  want to touch someone's heart as she did mine, here's how to contact her: