The Blog

My happy place

October 4, 2017

My store is my happy place.  I am so lucky, because I get to go to work and love what I do. I get to see people when they are celebrating and enjoying themselves. I get to be around people who are being creative. I get to see the seed plant and grow from an […]

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My 10 favorite Halloween items

September 10, 2017

Y’all. I love Halloween. It’s so much fun! It can be spooky or silly or scary, and you can decorate for an entire month and no one thinks you are crazy.  Our Halloween items are out and ready to be painted, and I thought I’d share my 10 favorite items. Which one is your favorite?

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Believe Big

September 6, 2017

I have to tell you about something I am really excited about being a part of it. I have to tell you on the blog, first, because when I tell you about it in person I end up with what my son calls “my cry voice” where I try to talk but really I’m crying.  […]

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Fundraising and Auction Projects

August 17, 2017

There are so many ways we have helped schools and nonprofit organizations raise money over the years! While we are no longer able to make donations to everyone who asks, we do offer discounts for any item done for a silent auction.  If your school, group or organization is interested in working with us to […]

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Features Technique: Pottery Glazes

August 9, 2017

This month we’re going to get a little technical on you, and talk about the difference between pottery and ceramics and high fire and low fire. First pottery and ceramics: There is no difference. It’s like asking if something is cow or beef. It’s the exact same thing, just different places call things different names. […]

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Featured technique: Rubber Stamping

July 25, 2017

I have a few stamps. A few hundred. I’m a little obsessed. But they are so awesome for adding to pottery, how can I resist? Here’s my video of how to use rubber stamps on pottery.  ​​​​ Here is the link on YouTube.  Stamps are the best! Come play!

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Featured technique: rubber stamping

July 12, 2017

I say this all the time, but there is a big difference between being artistic and being creative. Being artistic means you can draw a dog. Being creative means you can imagine how to make something that people see and say “wow!” I am not artistic. If I draw a picture of a dog, you […]

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June 22, 2017

When I say “bubble painting” sometimes people go “huh?” Here’s a quick demo of how to do bubble painting! Come see us and make your own awesome bubble project.  ​[wpvideo NELfr0qX]​ Find it on YouTube Here And here’s how that plate looked once all the bubbles popped – you can see there are some big bubbles […]

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Summer of Succulents

June 7, 2017

  Announcing something totally new and awesome for Do It Yourself Crafts – the Summer of Succulents has begun!   We know it’s a thing – we’ve seen in on Insta and all over Pinterest and every where we go, there they are – these beautiful, interesting, cool plants. And, apparently, pretty hardy. Have we […]

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