#MarchMeetTheMaker Day 25: Packaging.  So USPS did some serious damage to a pie plate the other week but the customer commented on how crazy she thought it was that it even was damaged because of how well I'd packaged it. Ceramics go in tissue paper then surrounded by bubble wrap which is then safely placed in a much bigger box than necessary in order to surround all of that in a cocoon of packing peanuts. If it's a hollow piece like a mug or a bowl I will also fill the empty areas with…

#MarchMeetTheMaker Day 25: Packaging. So USPS did some serious damage to a pie plate the other week but the customer commented on how crazy she thought it was that it even was damaged because of how well I'd packaged it. Ceramics go in tissue paper then surrounded by bubble wrap which is then safely placed in a much bigger box than necessary in order to surround all of that in a cocoon of packing peanuts. If it's a hollow piece like a mug or a bowl I will also fill the empty areas with…

I did some experimenting over the weekend; how to do an insert. I figured I might as well use this bowl I had some problems with as a sacrifice -- I mean as a sample piece. Here's stage 4 ... "insert achieved". I'll toss this baby (er not literally TOSS) in the kiln next time I bisque fire and we'll see how it does. If it doesn't explode I'll glaze it!

I did some experimenting over the weekend; how to do an insert. I figured I might as well use this bowl I had some problems with as a sacrifice -- I mean as a sample piece. Here's stage 4 ... "insert achieved". I'll toss this baby (er not literally TOSS) in the kiln next time I bisque fire and we'll see how it does. If it doesn't explode I'll glaze it!

I haven't shown these off yet... I fell down pretty hard in the @shopsewflo booth at Big Bang Bazaar the other week... the largest one right now is holding a cat bed I'm working on for my "employees". I know they'll hate it the ingrates. But at least I get to look at a way cool bag while I'm knitting it!

I haven't shown these off yet... I fell down pretty hard in the @shopsewflo booth at Big Bang Bazaar the other week... the largest one right now is holding a cat bed I'm working on for my "employees". I know they'll hate it the ingrates. But at least I get to look at a way cool bag while I'm knitting it!

I love how these doily-themed magnets turned out although the pink and the red glazes is awfully similar. I think I might change one out for blue next time I make them... which do you think should go? Pink? or red?

I love how these doily-themed magnets turned out although the pink and the red glazes is awfully similar. I think I might change one out for blue next time I make them... which do you think should go? Pink? or red?

I had a little help (well "help") in the studio the other week when I was stamping some bags in preparation for Fall craft shows... Bowie just had to put his er stamp of approval on the work. (He also found some of the boxes that I use for shipping so I'm apologizing now if you get a HaldeCraft shipment with teeth marks.... sigh....)

I had a little help (well "help") in the studio the other week when I was stamping some bags in preparation for Fall craft shows... Bowie just had to put his er stamp of approval on the work. (He also found some of the boxes that I use for shipping so I'm apologizing now if you get a HaldeCraft shipment with teeth marks.... sigh....)

#MarchMeetTheMaker Day 28 Organized. How funny is it that I skipped yesterday Routine because I just couldn't get myself together? HAHAHAHAH! I was going to write out what I did and paste the text into an image but by the time I did that the typeface was far too small to read. Maybe one day I'll do an entire blog post just on routine.  ANYWAY. Let's talk organization! I am both scattered to the winds and the most organized person I know. Welcome to the dichotomy of me! I have to be…

#MarchMeetTheMaker Day 28 Organized. How funny is it that I skipped yesterday Routine because I just couldn't get myself together? HAHAHAHAH! I was going to write out what I did and paste the text into an image but by the time I did that the typeface was far too small to read. Maybe one day I'll do an entire blog post just on routine. ANYWAY. Let's talk organization! I am both scattered to the winds and the most organized person I know. Welcome to the dichotomy of me! I have to be…

"Imma help you! You need Kitty in the picture! Imma Kitty! Imma help you! Pictures need more Kitty!"

"Imma help you! You need Kitty in the picture! Imma Kitty! Imma help you! Pictures need more Kitty!"

marchmeetthemaker Day 3 - Workspace - when my son moved out to practice adulting I quickly took over his room.  Nice morning light my Janome Memory Craft and new Babylock Alliance embroidery machine plus a cutting table with my laptop and mailing supplies a serger on the floor and ironing board and piles piles piles of fabric (not shown). On the walls framed pattern envelopes from my childhood.   by lindasotherlife

marchmeetthemaker Day 3 - Workspace - when my son moved out to practice adulting I quickly took over his room. Nice morning light my Janome Memory Craft and new Babylock Alliance embroidery machine plus a cutting table with my laptop and mailing supplies a serger on the floor and ironing board and piles piles piles of fabric (not shown). On the walls framed pattern envelopes from my childhood. by lindasotherlife

Butter dish with a base that I'm much happier with than the first one I made. On to the kiln!

Butter dish with a base that I'm much happier with than the first one I made. On to the kiln!

Remember all that soap I made the other week? I'm still trying to find time to wrap it all! Here's an in-progress shot... I'm really hoping to have this done by the end of the weekend (but I also need to work on ceramics for GLAM next weekend; the kiln has to be fired at least three times between now and December 5th... I think I'm going to have a busy few days!).

Remember all that soap I made the other week? I'm still trying to find time to wrap it all! Here's an in-progress shot... I'm really hoping to have this done by the end of the weekend (but I also need to work on ceramics for GLAM next weekend; the kiln has to be fired at least three times between now and December 5th... I think I'm going to have a busy few days!).

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