Plush Of The Month (Quarter One 2017)




Plush Of The Month Club boxes for quarter one shipped on March 1st. Since it felt like Spring would be just around the corner I went with a garden theme. The plush radish, a seed pack of organic lettuce seeds, and a realistic gummi worm (supposed to be rootbeer flavor which is an interesting choice for an earthworm) all packaged inside a green cardboard carton like you might see at a farmer’s market.

Upcoming Harry Potter class & Harry Potter Festival

Our town is having a Harry Potter festival this August, and I couldn’t be more excited! Waynesboro PA is South Central, very close to the border of Maryland. We are about 1.5 hours from both Baltimore & DC area. August 18th and 19th Waynesboro’s downtown will become a festival for wizards and muggles alike! You can find all the event details here. Lesley and I will each be teaching a HP themed ceramic class.
If you know me at all you will know I not only love Harry Potter, but also themed parties. For my class we are making Leaky Cauldron mugs (which of course will not leak, but are named for the pub in Diagon Alley. While my mug is a plain cauldron I will also have carving tools and Potter themed stamps incase you would like to customize your mug with text or drawings. I am making butterbeer and treats from honeydukes for my class to enjoy while we handbuild our mugs.
You can sign up for either (or both) classes on our website here.

The guild is also working on all kinds of Harry Potter themed ceramic fan art which will be for sale at our shop all weekend long during the festival.

January Crafternoon



Way back in January we made candles using candle making supplies, and all kinds of cute vintage tea cups, jars, etc. This was actually one of my least favorite crafts that we have made to date and I’m still not entirely sure why. I had to get these photos from Molly because I didn’t even get any of the craft. I think it was a bit on the boring side because one person had to deal with the wax for everyone, so it was less of a make your own sort of crafty project. I am glad to have tried it in a group setting, but I think I would like candle making is best as a solo craft.