Awesomecon







Katie and I took the boys to Awesomecon at the end of June. Katie drove and I kept thinking it was outside DC (something like BrickFair) but nope it was at the Walter E Washington convention center near the national mall. We decided to go on Friday since we thought it might be a little less crowded. It was fun to see how many people dressed up, the costumes were my favorite part! We did some shopping, people watching, and checked out the little Stan Lee Museum they had set up. There was even free cold brew coffee as you came into the event. The boys seemed to have an awesome time, and it really wasn’t an overwhelming crowd on Friday compared to some photos I’ve seen from Saturday.

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.

Apple Picking




We kicked off October with some apple picking at one of our favorite places, Baughers in Westminster MD. We brought along one of B’s friends because now that his brother is away at college living the adult life B is suddenly an only child. It’s still kind of strange! Baughers is where we normally go strawberry picking in the Summer but we missed it this year. In the past we’ve even come for pick your own peaches, strawberries, and pumpkins. Just something so enjoyable about “picking your own”. The day was very warm and sunny which made it perfect for their amazing apple cider slushies. I’m not a huge fan of apple juice or cider generally, but in a slushy form I love it, go figure. Now if we could add a few more weekends to the month of October…I want to do ALL the Fall things!!