Thursday, September 2, 2010

Gearing Up...

At the end of this month, I will be setting up a table at a Fall Festival that my sister's in-laws host at their meat market. This will be the 7th year!!

In previous years, my mom and I have set up a table with our pottery. The past couple of festivals, though, we haven't had the time to be in the studio (especially me since I live 50 mins away now!). I am a little disappointed. I so much enjoy making pottery and seeing the uniqueness of each piece as it is pulled from the kiln after firing. I enjoy seeing the reactions of the people who see our pottery and appreciate it for it's handmade goodness. Just knowing that someone chooses a mug or bowl to display or use in their own home gives me such satisfaction!

But alas, this year will once again not have our pottery for sale.


So... in the mean time, I have been trying to work on other projects. Unfortunately, I have a short attention span (unless I'm reading a really good book!) and I have a bit of a mish mash of items. That doesn't make for a very appealing table... but I'm doing my best!

Most recently, my days have been filled with envelope making. There is just something about sending or receiving a note or letter in a funky envelope! It makes me happy!

Now... if only other people think the way I do.... (I guess I'll find out at the fest!)

We are Steeler People around these parts... so I thought I'd try to appeal to some people with these Steeler Envelopes made from a book that chronicled the year they won "One for the Thumb!"--woot!

I also started packaging some of my envelopes and putting labels on them (using my vintage typewriter--I must admit, it's been fun!).

Is it weird that I like to package the envelopes more than I like making them? Maybe it's just the satisfaction of having a finished product! haha!

Last year's festival was cold and rainy. We're hoping this year we will be beautiful and full of sunshine!!


  1. Ohmygosh I want some of those Steelers envelopes! Seriously, I will buy some if you can send them to me.

  2. Your packaging looks so neat! I hope it's a fun time and you sell sell sell. :D

  3. they look sooo great!! and look how big your little baby is getting over on your sidebar!!


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