As we enter month 5 of life in a Covid world, I suspect I'm not the only one who feels a bit aimless and frazzled by the stress of it all. To help me feel more settled and in control of my life, I've decided to make a "To Enjoy" bucket list. I mentioned the … Continue reading The Summer “To Enjoy” Bucket List
Yes, I'm publishing a post about masks, as has ever sewing enthusiast in the past month. Why? Here's why... Over the past few weeks, I went through the internal debate of whether to make fabric masks, who to make them for, and how to communicate the importance of good handling if one chooses to wear … Continue reading Mask Making in the Time of Covid-19
This is a simple sewing pattern for a large drawstring bag. This was created to suit the needs of the Scrub Hub project, which aims to provide NHS front line workers with scrubs at a time of need. The bags are approximately 20" x 25" finished size and have a drawstring channel at the top. … Continue reading Scrubs Drawstring Bag for the NHS: A Simple Tutorial
Did you know that most wrapping paper we use at Christmas is non-recyclable? Until a few years ago, I have to admit that I didn't. Shiny, laminated paper, foiled or glitter-coated paper and textured wrapping paper can't be recycled. In fact, most paper and tissue paper is of such poor fibre quality, it can't be … Continue reading Wrapped with Love: Making Your Christmas Gifting More Eco-Friendly
I'm very much a digital person; I organise personal notes online, keep my calendar digitally, and barely remembered how to hold a pencil until I started drawing more regularly a couple of years ago. However, I love having a printed kiln log. It's a very satisfying moment; I switch the kiln on, hear the first few clicks of the relays and grab my little black binder. In it, I jot down the details of the firing that's beginning. There are many reasons to keep a kiln log. I thought I'd share the reasons why I love my kiln log, and include a printable PDF to help you keep your own logs.
There's no getting around it; Shipping ceramics around the world is a tricky affair. Every precious pottery piece needs to be snuggled safely in packaging that can handle the rough and tumble of the postal system. But I want to be planet-friendly, so what do I do? This dilemma has been on my mind ever … Continue reading Shipping Ceramics: The Earth-Friendly Packaging Dilemma
Well, gosh, you're a little early, my lovely! *brushes clay-covered hands down her apron* It's wonderful of you to visit, please don't mind the mess! There'll be much more to look at soon. In the meantime, please do come say hi on Instagram where I'm @thatcanadiangirl. I'll be sharing my latest ceramic makes (and breaks), … Continue reading Fancy seeing you here!
A handful of joyfully-made wibbly wobbly pinch pots mark the beginning of the journey.
I've always associated September with going back to school, starting new notebooks, celebrating birthdays. After my first summer of gardening, it'll also be a month of bittersweetness, picking the last of the fruits and vegetables we've tended to over the past few months.