For a while now, beautiful images of doily imprinted pottery have been dancing through my head. I wish I could afford every single piece because they are drop dead gorgeous. (This planter is one of my favorites.) The other day, as I waltzed in and out of the craft store, I caught sight of some white modeling clay and the wheels in my mind began turning.
I must say, my boys are pretty good sports to play along with mama's ideas of clay + doilies. We each picked out a cookie cutter and got to work. This afternoon project was so delightful. And after Job went down for his nap, Graeme continued molding and sculpting away. With the onset of our dark and dreary days here in the pacific northwest, inside afternoon activities are highly sought after in our home. If you've been dreaming, too, about doily infused pottery, give this little project a try. I'm dreaming about trying out something of this magnitude during, ahem, the next decade. Yes, let's give some wiggle room on that one. (wink) One more thing to mention-- I discovered that I bought the wrong clay for this project. I purchased modeling clay, an oil based clay that isn't intended for baking. I should've purchased a water based clay such as polymer. Also, I was perusing pinterest last week and came across this recipe, which I plan to try out next.)
I hope your weekending is off to a wonderful start. And, if you have any favorite indoor afternoon activities, workbooks, audio books, etc, I surely would love to hear your ideas. Thank you, friends.
p.s. A really big thank you to Winter Water Factory for sponsoring this post and for the beautiful items they gifted to us. Graeme picked out their outer space sweatshirt and Job about died of excitement when I pulled out their traffic jam hoodie. Also, I requested this little ditty for Wren and I cannot wait until she grows into it. Every time I see it, it makes me think of that wonderful children's books, Blueberries for Sal. If you have a few minutes, give their brand a look. I know that organic, American-made clothing is a bit more out of our pockets. But I'm learning that less is more in this area, surprise surprise!, and quality is better than quantity any day.