I never knew much about pottery until I was schooled by Jason Kishell, an amazing local ceramic artist. I still don’t know much, but at least I can appreciate it more! Ceramic art ranges from the functional to the avant garde and everything in between. While I can appreciate all, the pottery really speaks to me. Probably because I’m a foodie and love me some cake stands! Which brings me to Whitney Smith’s awesome shop on Etsy. As you can see for your self, she has brought a ton of whimsy to functional serving pieces. My favorite: the cupcake stands!
Join local artists and crafters this weekend for some holiday shopping!
I love the Houston Museum of Natural Science - the whole place is oozing with awesomeness from the second you walk in. Dinosaurs, butterflies, ancient civilizations - they have everything you want to do on a rainy day! Which brings me to their awesome blog, which was created by the very lovely and talented Erin B. (who you may remember as a guest poster from when i was pretending to be Irish this summer).
Today, one of the posts talks about making easy and cool ornaments using Borax and pipe cleaners (and parental guidance!) check it out!
If you’re anything like me, there are a TON of fabric scraps you have lying around the house just waiting to become something cool or get pitched in the trash. Have a cool idea for using fabric scraps? Make it and send in a picture to info @ sewcraftyhouston.com (make sure to take out the spaces) for you chance to win a $40 Sew Crafty gift certificate! We’ll pick the three coolest ideas and feature them on the blog for our readers to vote on, so take your time, take good pictures and get those fabric scrap masterpieces in by December 15!
Need some ideas to get you started? Check out these cool projects for some inspiration: