Photos from December..

Here are a few photos from my phone all taken in December…
Here is a big wrinkly quilt I made my sister for Christmas, it’s not my finest work, there are a few areas I’d love to requilt…but I hope it will be used and once washed the things that bother me will hopefully be less noticeable.
I spent a lot of time in the ceramic studio. This fancy photo was taken in the studio bathroom, and I probably looked like this most days..messy hair.

I was very pleased to sell a lot in the ceramic studio shop this December. Selling online is great but it does mean photos and then packing up breakable items to ship. Selling in the studio shop is as easy as attaching a tag! The day I was working on the witches we had a bunch of carolers come in and sing. I’m sure they were thinking “what is this weirdo doing making ceramic witches days before Christmas!”
I found this gingerbread doll at an antique shop a few years ago and have never been able to find anything about it online, not even any other photos. I tried searching old cut and sew printed fabrics too because it looks like it might possibly be one, but no luck. This year I drew the gingerbread and printed two sizes with Spoonflower. I made the tiny ones into bean bags but want to turn them into ginger scented sachets before next year. I also found this silly Santa at the thrift shop and brought him home with me.
My husband bought me this rubber chicken coin purse for Christmas but gave it to me early, I use it to hold my meter change and whenever I get it out to feed the meter it makes me smile! I did so much baking in December. I made so many batches of these cinnamon scones, homemade bread followed by my first bread pudding later in the week with some of the leftover bread, and of course cookies galore.
We’ve been having some bitter cold around our area the past few days so I’ve been making lots of soups and stews for meals. Tomorrow I have plans to bake banana bread, throw some mugs, and finish up some plush ice cream cones for a Valentine shop update I’m planning for the end of January. I hope everyone’s year is off to a great start.

Black Phillip Cookies

Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like goat cookies from a movie about witches, am I right? Last week while in Target I stumbled upon this goat cookie cutter. It’s part of their new Hearth & Home line, and because of the color immediately brought to mind Black Phillip from the movie The VVitch.
We have a friend who really loves this movie, and he has a black Christmas tree, so goat cookies from a movie about witches is actually a perfect Christmas gift for him, and maybe someone you know too?

The cookies are simply a dark chocolate cut out cookie. Now you could add sprinkles or dip the tops into chocolate, but I found if you use a high quality chocolate power you won’t need anything on top. I used the recipe found here. Only I used flour to cut them out and the flour wasn’t noticeable after baking.
I created Black Phillip gift toppers which you can print out below:
Black Phillip Tags
Package up some cookies in a clear bag with a topper, tie on a goat cookie cutter and there you go!
**For personal use only. Personal use means non-commercial use of the labels/images including copies and print outs for yourself, your personal crafts/scrapbooking and to give to friends. The labels/images may not be used in any way whatsoever in which you charge money, collect fees, or receive any form of remuneration.***

CyberMonday sale!


My Cyber Monday sale starts Monday 11/27 at 8am EST. I will have all kinds of new ceramics, AND I am offering FREE domestic shipping all day long! Just use the code CYBERMONDAY….AND every order comes with a free gift! My shop has all kinds of goodies from handmade plush, product royalties from other companies I license to, and even some craft supplies. Shop Here!