Saturday, September 27, 2014

Time out from building

 Fantastic excuse for some time off building,
our friends suggested we go for a flight.
This is the first time MS and I are flying together
We meet for the launch at day break, 
in our front paddock.
The sheep are still in their night yard
(straight ahead and to the left)
and are a little unsure of what we are doing.
It was so fast, up and away I didn't get any shots of our yard
from the balloon.
Maybe next time.
Thanks Joe and Karen for the fantastic flight.
And for all the help with the studio.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Spring sprung while I was building
Just a few weeks ago it was all under control
Then we had a sprinkle of rain then a few warm days

This Salvia is called Tequila
stunning but a bit wild with it's growing habit.
This circle is a bit out of control with stinging nettles.
Even though they can be used as food, the public isn't that hungry
It reminds me of the Waif's line...
"when you water the garden you also water the weeds".
There are Ranunculi bulbs under there...planted late...flower late
if I keep them a little clear.
It is such a colourful time of year but 
I am really busy with a deadline.
Mum's home is up for auction in 1 1/2 weeks
Pottery has to be relocated
I have to be ready for class in 2 weeks today....
This is the entrance from the driveway.
A bit of work still to do here.
Back door view.

Bamboo pattern on the glass door/dual purpose window.

Today I insulated and lined these walls
Thanks  to Corey and Karen who helped me
it looks like I just might make the deadline.
14 days to go.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Holy cow!

It all started with a chicken serviette holder I made,
during a kids class.
We were discussing the potential for Christmas serviette holders
when one of the children said
"Make a holy cow"

We all fell about laughing at the idea
and I could not resist.

The ears aren't right but you get the idea.

I have orders for the chicken, 
and that might turn into a barn yard table setting.

My Christmas ones could have family members names on them.
They could also have coloured baubles to jazz them up.

This is just the beginning.
The elephant was on his way to being a cow but the
clay had other ideas.
I really must look at the Herefords markings.
They are just out in the paddock it shouldn't be hard
In other news...
The new studio has to be complete within 3 weeks
as my mother is selling her house and the Pottery club
would again be homeless. 
We have been most grateful for the generous sharing of her garage. 
Photos of the progress will be posted soon.