good morning

I have been making like crazy over here.  Getting ready for holiday sales- the first one I'm prepping for is herein early October.  I'll have little vases, crosses, and a few small gifty-type things.  Another event on Oct 21, Home Sale (finally!) Nov 2-3, then in Dec two events on the 2nd or 3rd and the 9th.  Plus one or two other things happening here and there.

This little bowl is one I made and decorated with kiku mon stamps that I carved after a friend spotted an old Williams-Sonoma crock at an estate sale and tucked away for me.  I bought the piece, brought it home, admired it, then started playing with the design.  I'm not yet an expert on stamping evenly (this is straight cobalt and water), but I'm pleased with it and will keep trying.  I've got another little stamped project up my sleeves, and am still working with inlay.  Around Oct 1 I'll roll out a little collaborative project my friend Sarah Jackson devised.  Can you guess what it is?  And I have one more product that's coming back as soon as I can get enough of them made to meet demand.   Y'all, finally, finally, I feel like I'm almost back on my game.

It's Saturday morning- blessedly cool and overcast here.  My family had the kick-off cub scout camping night a few blocks away and they're both sacked out in their bedrooms, sleeping it off.  While they were gone I had a nice girly supper with some wine and cut out a blouse in my new Nani Iro fabric.  Today I'd like to work on it a bit more and then finish trimming the pots I made earlier this week.  We're screening in our front porch, so I'll help out with that, too, once it gets going.

Have a nice weekend- I'll see you next week.