Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's easy being green!

In honor of Spring and Earth Day I will be offering one of my handmade wash cloths as a free gift for every order in my etsy shop. These are made from 100% cotton and are fantastic for cleaning handmade pottery. They are very scrubby and tough on stuck on food yet gentle on the surface of your pottery. These last much longer than regular kitchen sponges and you can just throw them in the washer when they get dirty. So in honor of's easy being green, just head on over to the shop and pick out a new lovely for yourself!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Goat Cheese

One of my favorite things! It's a little tangy, a little creamy and can do so many things! Tonight I mixed up a goat cheese dressing by mixing it with some milk, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Sometimes I use a similar mixture over pasta as a cream sauce. It also yummy just crumbled over salad greens with cranberries and walnuts. I have made stuffed pork with goat cheese and's one of my staple grocery store buys because I know I can make something elegant and easy with it. Anyone have a favorite dish that includes goat cheese?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Necklace Design-first attempt.

I have recently been trying to come up with some jewelry designs. I don't really like making jewelry but I know of a show coming up that I would like to be a part of. I only want to participate if I can come up with something awesome so I'm trying to challenge myself to come up with some new ideas. I'm interested in the play between refined and rustic and have been experimenting with it in my pots as well as in the jewelry ideas. Here are some photos I took of the first one to come out. I made it more as a sketch, just with some beads and stuff I had laying around the house. The ceramic beads are made by me and finished with a metallic glaze just on the inside and around the edge. Hopefully they will get better but, boy, I am NOT a jeweler! I do have the utmost respect for them though:)

A sweet surprise.

What a nice surprise that my little garden mug made it to the front page yesterday for my birthday! I only just listed it Sunday:) Thanks etsy!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Birthday to me:)

Today is my birthday, yay! I have realized that Monday is not the best day to have a birthday as all the best restaurants are closed. I am having trouble finding a place to go tonight. I'm sure we will find a place and we did celebrate over the weekend so I can't be too upset. I did receive some beautiful gifts from my friends and Michael that I will have to share as soon as I get some pictures taken. Where ever we wind up tonight I am definitely having some form of dessert!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Change in the S&P

I found a better font for the little salt and pepper pots. It's easier to read and a little bigger.