Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Playing Catchup

I haven't blogged in a while and man do I have a lot to share! This will be my catch-up post.

Two weekends ago I had a bunch of friends over to make Lilly Ollo jewelry. There is a paint your own pottery place near my house - The Pottery Stop - that also does Lilly Ollo silver jewelry. I was interested in trying it - so I called the shop and found out that I could have a party at my house if I got 6 or more people to attend! Yay! So I did.

We had a blast!

The gang

We were able to pick out a design, press our silver clay into the mold, fire it in the kiln, then burnish it and pick out a necklace.

Lilly Ollo Silver Jewelry Mosaic

Here are my two creations... I finished the tree with a black coating and left the bird plain silver. I love how they came out! I definitely want to try that again.

My pendants

Moving on to this past weekend - some of my knitting friends and I have a yearly Handmade Holiday Swap where we each get assigned a person to make a present for and then swap at a tea party.

We all loved our presents! I can't wait to show you the amazing tatted ornaments I got from Jen - I just need to take a picture! I was speechless!

Handmade Holiday Swap

Sarah was down for the weekend too and I gave her her Christmas gift a bit early since she was here in person. I made her an apron!

Sarah's apron

I know Sarah loves to cook and thought she would enjoy an apron to use in the kitchen. She told me today she plans to wear it to spinning to help keep the fiber off of her clothes! What an awesome idea!

Jody and Sarah

Miss you already Sarah!!

Phew - all caught up.... almost.

Stay tuned...tomorrow - a new free pattern!


cici said...

wow... awesome fun!!!... I also have been busy and need to catch up:D

Trillian42 said...

That jewelery is too cool! And I love the apron - a friend of mine uses one for spinning, and I keep thinking it would be a great plan to try.

Coleen said...

I love that picture of you and Sarah!

Stacey said...

that is neat - I never would have thought the necklaces were made out of clay underneath the silver!!

Anonymous said...

miss you too babe!

Julie said...

What a fun party!

Anonymous said...

oh how cool! Those necklaces look really neat!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the smile on Hurley's face in the Pic with Sarah. lol

mrspao said...

You two are so cute! She looks super in that apron! Is that your doggie? He/she is very cute indeed and the jewellery party looked like such fun.

Ruth's Place said...

Also playing catch up! Your jewellery is amazing!!

Going to ask again, is there anything you can't do? vbg

Karyn said...

I just stumbled onto your blog and I love it! May I ask what pattern you used for that apron? I LOVE it!