Saturday, 31 July 2010

birdie pendants

I like clay. I'm not very good at using it, but I like it!

I've tried porcelain with not alot of luck (very tricky stuff and wasn't so sure about the firing. How do they get it so white?). I've tried earthenware clay. Now i'm playing with Paper Clay (which is just like earthenware but has some paper pulp mixed through it)

I've also discovered oxides! My favourite is magnesium oxide. You paint it on, wipe it off leaving it in the lines etc, fire it and voila - instant loveliness!

These are some bird pendants I made. I'm really happy with how they turned out. Think I might list them on etsy. Or maybe madeit? I'm thinking $15 each...

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Holiday activity...

I finally finished my crochet-ed blanket! I have been looking at this incomplete blanket for YEARS and on account of it being freezing in Sydney this winter, I decided it was high time I finished it.

Okay, okay - so its not very big but I genuinely ran out of wool and I can't find it in Spotlight anymore. Thank God really! I couldn't bear to do anymore.

But I think it looks quite good, and its actually quite warm. Here it is on my wicker chair, on the moss covered patio.

I have also been playing with the fancy school DSLR and took this pretty picture of some camelia's from the front garden in the kitchen when - shock horror - the sun was shining in through the windows

We have also been to the Paddington Reservoir. Have you been there? It is amazing. It is like a hanging garden hidden in Sydney on Oxford St. Bliss! Go there with a picnic - how nice!

(me at the Reservoir)

(see! Beautiful!)