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.