I think my problem is that I update my “day-to-day life” blog and neglect my creativity one.  :}

So what have I made this past year? Well, I’ve on a jewelry kick, so I’ve made many ceramic beads for turning into jewelry. This is one of my favorites:
I made skull-and-crossbones soaps again for Halloween:
Also in ceramics, I made more leaf motif dishes because I just love the way they look:
I think I’ll be making more soaps for gifting this holiday season. Haven’t decided yet what I want to make though. Come back and see what I end up creating!

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I have as much fun in ceramics as the kids.   Below are a bead and a plate that I created recently.

seaturtle

Sea Turtle pendant

Red bud dish

small ceramic red bud leaf dish

 

Poke Leaf Platter by Tadpole #1

Poke Leaf Platter by Tadpole #1- 17"x7" (NFS)

The boys and I made ceramic leaf plates and platters which look lovely year-round, and not just for the fall.  Our decorating style tends to be light and airy and has nature’s colors, so we know first hand that these plates really complement a natural, rustic, or woodsy home.  And they are just funky enough that they will do well in pretty much any other more “fun” decor too!

The above is a piece that Tadpole #1 made last year.  This year, we made a red-bud leaf plate, a sycamore leaf plate, hickory 3-leaf platter, and a poke leaf plate.  We glazed them today so they won’t be ready for another week, but I’ll post photos as soon as they’re ready.

The boys and I learned to make “quilted” Wabi-Sabi style plates in ceramics.  Here are some of our creations:

Platter by Tadpole #1

Platter by Tadpole #1- approx 14"x10.5" - $30

Platter by Tadpole #2 - top view

Platter by Tadpole #1 - top view

Plate by Tadpole #2

Plate by Tadpole #2 - approx 8.5"x8.5" - $15

Plate by Tadpole #2 - top view

Plate by Tadpole #2 - top view

Soap Dish

Teresa's Soap Dish - 8"x4.5" - $7

Small plate

Teresa's small plate - 7"x5" - $8

Notecards are wonderful – they let you keep in touch the old-fashion way, but are small enough that they don’t feel daunting like writing a whole page letter would. 

These are  photo notecards featuring my photography of various nature, animal, and still-life scenes:

Photography Notecards

Photography Notecards

I also make notecards made with handmade paper, which in turn are made from junk-mail, and featuring my son’s photography (mostly around the homestead).  The handmade paper can be unscented or lightly scented, and can have wildflower seeds embedded. 

Below features the following papers: Chamomile Blues which is a blue-tinted paper, scented with Chamomile fragrance oil, and is flecked with bits chamomile which we grew and dried; “Romancing the Red” is red-tinted, scented with Romance fragrance oil, and has wildflower seeds embedded; and “There’s a Tomato Leaf in My Garden” is tinted green and scented with Tomato Leaf and Green Garden fragrances.  As well, it has petals from a wildflower from our yard.   Also available, but not pictured are the “Sun and Sand” series, which is a yellow-tinted paper lightly scented with a delightful Seashore fragrance.

Handmade paper notecards

Handmade paper notecards

Similar to the above cards, but on a smaller scale are the mini-notecards below.  They can also be used as attractive gift tags.

Handmade paper mini-notecards

Handmade paper mini-notecards

As seen from above, Sushi Soaps

As seen from above, Sushi Soaps

They’re finally done!  Except for the container and the plastic grass divider, everything else is soap – the sushi, the wasabi, and the pickled ginger slices.  All the soaps have a tantalizing and refreshing Wasabi fragrance.

Showing the size of the soap.

Showing the size of the soap.

Each Sushi Soap is about the size of a Futomaki roll, approximately 2 ounces.

Made enough for 3 boxes of sushi.

Made enough for 3 boxes of sushi.

I ended up making 3 sets of soaps, one of which has been given as a gift.

All ready to ship!

All ready to ship!

This is how I packaged it up to ship, with a piece of tissue paper inside so the wasabi and ginger won’t fly around.  

If you’d like to order a set, it is $15 USD – this includes the whole package you see above: 2 sushi soaps, the wasabi soap, the pickled ginger soap, the container, the chopsticks, and the wrapping – with $5.00 USD shipping cost.

So glad you dropped in.  To see why I started this site, please go to the About “Demeter” page.

I’ll be transferring images from my current website – teresarobeson.com – to here over the next few weeks.  Come back to see what I have to offer!

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