I have made many handmade ceramic pet dishes over the years. The back porch has a half dozen handmade pet dishes filled to the brim with cool fresh water. Just for her. Instead, she prefers, what used to be our son’s now grandson’s, Tonka dump truck. So, I keep it filled with cool fresh water. . . Just for her. Continue reading You Can Lead a Cat to Water
What!? I haven’t posted since October 22nd?! 😱 Well, happy December! We flew through Halloween! Then Thanksgiving happened in the blink of an eye. Now, December is upon us as well snow . . . . . .and baking season. Cookies, breads … Continue reading Merry & Bright
Over the past few months the need for a shallow cat dish became apparent. Miss Kitty,17 years young, refused to eat out of her regular cat bowl. I thought it was her food but learned it was her food dish. … Continue reading Necessity is the Mother of Invention
Miss Kitty and I are enjoying today’s heat wave of 65 degrees! While Miss Kitty roams around the back yard, I set to work on my new molds. Last winter I had one mold to produce unique organic shaped shallow … Continue reading A Respite from Winter
Well, this is a first! Apparently one of our cats took refuge in my drying box . . .on a bowl! LOL Continue reading New! Cat Bowl?
Bumped up because, well, it’s that time of year again! Ooh, that smell. Can’t you smell that smell? Ooh that smell. The smell of death surrounds you, yeah. ~Lynyrd Skynyrd When we lived in an old farm house, every spring we would smell the stench from some poor critter that died somewhere in the walls of the old house. Now that we’ve moved we are experiencing the same carrion smell. We thought the lovely carrion scent was emanating from under the deck. We have predators of the feline species among us and, upon occasion, they drag their pray under … Continue reading Ooh, that smell!
Curtains shredded. Upholstered furniture threadbare. Carpet tattered. Spring? Still waiting. Continue reading Still Winter
Day ‘whatever’ inside with the humans due to the abominable cold white stuff all over the place outside.I grow tired and bored with the human toys – the curtains, upholstered furniture, carpet , throw rugs and house plants. Sigh…And so, I nap. Continue reading Long Winter’s Nap
I unloaded the kiln this morning. There are a few minor disappointments but over all I’m pleased with the results. I was disappointed in how several paw prints turned out, rather they didn’t. Not sure what happened because I used the same technique as all the others. Looks like our cats may get a few new dishes. It’s not that they use them . . . Continue reading Fresh out of the Kiln
I woke up to a nice surprise this morning unlike other mornings that require removing an odd assortment carcasses and entrails from the house or back porch. Eeew! As I logged onto Etsy I found a delightful message in my inbox from Suzy, a fellow Etsyian, who wanted to let me know she was featuring one of my turquoise and brown mugs on her blog: Suzy’s Sitcom Monday Etsy Madness – Turquoise and Brown! Monday Etsy Madness is a regular feature on her blog where she showcases lovely and unique handmade treasures of fellow Etsyians. She is an avid … Continue reading A Monday Morning Surprise
My daughter’s cat, has been close to me all week; literally. She never paid me any attention until now. She’s even keeping me company on my back porch studio – bringing me all sorts of “treats” like birds and mice to try to cheer me up! UPDATE: 7/25 Did a bisque firing today. She did very well today as the new kiln sitter. Continue reading Onward