Monday, November 24, 2008
Amy has done something wonderful for her fellow Mud Team members! A while back she asked us to send her our favorite recipes along with photographs of the dishes on our own pots. She has taken all our recipes and photographs and put together The Etsy Mud Team Recipe Book! Take a look and try some of these great recipes. My own family recipe for Tabboule Salad is included!
And Amy has many other talents, check out her blog !
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
I have been using these glazes for a while now, but I'm getting brand new results lately. Why? Well, I got the kiln tuned up (thanks Mike the Kiln Doctor!) and that made a great difference. I've also switched to white stoneware and I'm liking the change a lot! Finally, I've started to combine my glazes in ways I hadn't done in the past. For some reason I had not tried combining shiny and matte glazes... (what took me so long!).
Tonight I'm a lot more optimistic about the holiday shopping season... I'm doing my part! I'll have lots of new work at fair prices (in fact, I've just reduced my prices in my etsy shop). As you can see from peeking inside the kiln, I've been making ornaments and also some really nice teapots. I've also made more of the round trinket boxes because they've become very popular. I'm ready shoppers!
Mark your calendars for Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7 from 10am to 5pm for the 16th Annual Holiday Craft Show hosted by the City of Falls Church at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street, Falls Church, Virginia. I'll be in booth #50.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
DSG currently carries furniture, holiday decor and gifts, home accessories, pillows and quilts, pottery and glass, and wall art.
Glynt Pottery is currently represented in Design Style Guide with two items: a vase and a lamp. I expect to post additional items to DSG in the future. Please visit Design Style Guide!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I thought this day would never come!
I went prepared. I had reading material, a cup of tea and a banana... But the lines weren't long (particularly if your last name is toward the end of the alphabet!).
Our precinct was well organized with both electronic and optical scan paper ballots and lots of poll workers. I chose to use a paper ballot and watched as it went into the optical scan machine and it was tabulated. Once my ballot went in and the poll worker said it had been counted I felt like jumping up and down! But everyone was very restrained so I waited until I got home to yell "Woooo Hoooo!" I was going to return my sample ballot but decided instead to keep it as a memento to show my grandchildren.
The only strange thing I saw was that the optical scanner rejected the ballot of the lady in front of me apparently because she had voted for too many people... Was she still undecided??? We'll never know!
This is the beginning of a new era of hope when we, as "the greatest nation in the world," take responsibility for helping make this planet a better place: taking positive steps to save the Earth, end poverty here and abroad, and make peace. I fervently hope we will all help to make it so!