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What’s Going on in My Home Studio

Textured Spoon Rests

I continue to use texture found on vintage glassware pieces from my personal glassware collection to imprint my clay art pieces. These are new for 2017 and have been selling well. Three sizes of spoon rests – because all spoons are not the same size either! I just finished another awesome show with Handmade Omaha a couple weekends ago. That is such an awesome show because it is well organized, well publicized and well attended (by customers that truly appreciate handmade and support local artists, too!)

I signed up for three “Night Markets” at Midtown Crossing this coming season. Hours are 6pm-10 pm and I am curious to see what these are all about. The first one will be Friday, May 26th. I love the Midtown Crossing area and although I swore off of outdoor shows last June at Junkstock (due to the woman next to me collapsing in front of my booth from heat stroke)…  I’ve decided I am willing to try a few fun evening shows.

Coming up June 24th at 1141 N 11th St in Omaha is a show called Bench-MADE. I’ve been invited to participate in this one day show and I hear it is awesome! I’m building up inventory with some more new items. That is my studio update. I hope you have a great spring heading into summer. I can’t wait to get to these new shows!!
Deb

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Lavender Sachet Pillows for October Picket Fence Boutique

Sachet Pillows measure 8"x10"

Sachet Pillows measure 8″x10″


I still need to stitch these little cat pillows closed. I will have about a dozen of these ready for Picket Fence Boutique October 6, 7 & 8 in Omaha. They have pillow stuffing, but inside of each one, I have a lavender sachet (rice and essential oil) tucked inside. They smell great. Lavender is known for its calming scent. These would be great on a shelf, near an air vent or even in the car. If it is in a warm spot, the scent will come out nicely. Once the scent fades over time, the handmade pillow is still cute as can be. I hand illustrated each one…giraffes, cats, raccoons, bears and used vintage linen as my canvas. The backs are coordinating upholstery fabric.

Something different — not made of clay!
I may spruce them up with some type of button. What do you think?

Have a great week!

Pair of Dipping Dishes for Grating Garlic and Olive Oil

Olive oil is so good for you! This pair of dishes can be used for grating garlic on the textured bottom, adding olive oil and herbs if so desired. I have them for sale in my Amazon shop right now. They are the perfect size for your table. I also have singles listed in my shop, so take a look! Creative Clay Cafe Handmade at Amazon

PS: The raised textured areas were made by pressing in one of my custom clay stamps that I made from the pattern on the bottom of a vintage drinking glass.

Have a great week! It’s getting closer to spring every day!

Handmade at Amazon Shop


It’s so much fun coming up with seasonal items although I tend to gravitate toward making items you can use all year ’round simply for practical reasons.

I am so excited to have some items listed on my new Handmade at Amazon Shop. CLICK HERE TO VIEW MY SHOP—> NEW HANDMADE at AMAZON The items shown above are currently available for sale.

It has been a challenge getting things listed since the official launch of Handmade at Amazon last week. This is already a very busy time of year for artists getting ready for shows, but
I hope the efforts are worth it. I had a sale within 10 hours of the launch, but not much since. I am very hopeful that things pick up. My plan is to list a few items every day and build up the shop inventory.

Let me know what you think. Enjoy the fall season!! I just found out this week that I have been accepted to be a part of two fall shows that were my best ones last year. They are in late November and one is a week later the first weekend of December. Lots to do – good thing I love it!
Deb

Handmade Clay Home Decor


I’ve been accepted as an artist for Handmade at Amazon. It appears from a recent email that we will be setting up our stores in waves before the official “launch” of the site. These will be part of what I will have for sale. I will have a variety of dishes, toothpick holders, some holiday home decor and probably some jewelry items.
We welcome fall and the anticipation of a great selling season for 2015! Hang on for a great ride!!

Leaf Ornaments Made with Found Sticks and Buttons from My Vintage Collection

Clay Leaf Ornament with Vintage Button and found twig

Clay Leaf Ornament with Vintage Button and found twig


I am ready for fall! My new glazes inspired me to make some leaf ornaments complete with vintage button and some twigs I found on a recent walk. A specialty glaze around the edge and on the leaf veins create a beautiful earthy green color when painted over the dark brown.
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Deb

Dishes With Vintage Glassware and Wood Block Imprints

vintage items to imprint on clay dishes

vintage items to imprint on clay dishes


Not only have I used my own collection of vintage glassware to create reusable stamps to imprint my clay pieces, but I chose an old wood toy block to make a clay stamp…see “bicycle” imprint. I love it! I wish all of the old blocks I have were as fun as the bicycle.