Friday, August 26, 2011

Irene vs. Mom

"I am hoping Irene will have left by the time I get there...two strong females in the same area is more than the East Coast can handle!"

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I'd like to spend my days just reading, sipping Lamplighter chai, throwing pots, and exploring the town. It sure would beat dealing with some of the unnecessary shenanigans of late. 

It really didn't help that I woke up this morning thinking it was Saturday instead of Tuesday, either.

Monday, August 22, 2011


A friend of mine works at a little farm about 40 minutes from where we live and kindly took a group of us on a tour of the greenhouses and fields. We tried tiny microgreens that packed as much flavor as a fully grown veggie, spicy peppers, and fragrant herbs. After we had seen everything in season, we set our blankets out under a shady apple tree and picnicked on goat cheese, Billy bread, homemade jam, and more. It was a top notch Saturday.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I feel a little bad that the only posts you get to read these days are about my ceramic pots, but those seem to be the only things I end up taking pictures of anyway (and you want to see pictures, right?). This little sake sized cup was my latest favorite with a spectacular combo of light blue and green glaze. I carefully packed it in my work bag for my usual morning tea but, after rinsing it out, it slipped from my fingers and fell to pieces on the floor. Fortunately a little Elmer's glue, tape, and patience made it (almost) new again. It's now one of the nine (!) small cups transformed into homes for my farmer's market succulents.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Just Hired

My new office mate -- tiny succulent in ceramic pot.

They're Growing!

Non-miniature mug, teacup and votive holder.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Local Eats

1. Asparagus and tomato on a toasted garlic bagel from Lamplighter
2. Mediterranean turkey burger with polenta fries from Ellwood's Cafe.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


I'm churning out these little ceramic pots like there's no tomorrow, so I've been thinking about how to display them all in a purposeful way. I'm hoping to add some air plants to our apartment as a way to spruce things up and add a little greenery. (Someday I'd love to have a plant corner like this...)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cream and Sugar

Remember what I said about progress? My mom sent me this picture as she was going through some old boxes -- she thinks I made it sometime between third and fifth grade. I'm a little smitten with how tiny and darling it is.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Throwing Pots

Instructor: Do you take pictures of everything you make?
Me: Yeah. Because I want to document my progress on my blog. My dad is my most faithful reader, you know.