All the best from Kiln Fired Art Studio

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Today is the last guaranteed posting day so I now have a few days to get ready for the family arriving.

I’d like to wish all my blog readers a Merry Christmas and All the Best for 2015.

Thanks for stopping by and reading

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52 inspirational photos week 51

A bit of serenity
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Last minute Christmas gifts

If like me you are in a mad panic trying to find the time to go out and buy Christmas presents then why not pour yourself a cuppa, sit in the warmth of your home and do your shopping on Etsy. There’s still time for deliveries within the UK, and I know there are lots of makers listing new stock daily, including myself.

Here’s a selection from the Handmade Promo Team and Craft Pimp Team, click on the image to find out more Last minute gifts from Etsy

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Cutting decals for glass fusing with a Silhouette Cameo.

It’s that time of year, time for my Christmas tutorial!

How to cut decals for glass fusing with a Silhouette Cameo.

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52 inspirational photos week 50

The Wharfe in snow. I miss my walks along the river.

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Meeting goals

I seem to have had a week, or few weeks of reaching targets that I’ve set myself. I like to break things down to bite size chunks that are achievable that way I get less stressed and I do get things done, or I feel I do. I am also a list maker, my OH says I have a list of my lists!

Each day over the past few weeks I’ve set targets, I have posted new work on Etsy daily, and I’ve done some social media stuff each day.
#cozycal blanketWhen I started the crochet blanket CAL I set myself a week to do a colour repeat, and I’ve achieved my target, my blanket measures 182 cm and it’s now ready for the edging. It will be finished in time for Christmas giving. If I’d said 5 weeks ago I will crochet a blanket before Christmas it would never have reached completion.

About 6 months ago I set myself the goal of getting my mile time on the treadmill to under 10 minutes, and I got there this week 9 mins 34 sec

I have had so much work on I’ve been neglecting household duties so maybe if I  publicly announce these tasks as next weeks goals I might get them done.

I need to make 3 Roman blinds before Christmas, the fabric arrived yesterday so no more excuses. I need to get on top of the ironing pile, and thirdly I need to clean the kitchen cupboards.

I’ll let you know how  the blinds turn out.

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Busy busy!

It’s been hectic this week, but that’s good, I have made time to list some pieces on Etsy.

Click on the images if you would like more information .

Here’s some of my new listings this week, lots of fused glass coasters, hand painted landscape coasters, iridescent coasters, and my running hare coasters available in both bronze and silver.
fused glass coastersI’ve added several bottle dishes including the snack bottle dish and a crisps and dip bottle dish, as well as tea light candle holder bottle. There are flat bottle cheese boards and spoon rests too.
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There were a few hand painted porcelain vases left over from the gallery display so those are in my shop, it’s not often I get the chance to list these on Etsy. Which one is your favourite, the goldcrest, long tailed tit, boxing hares painted with lustres, or the weald vase?

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I’ve started listing dichroic pendants and other fused glass pendants and lampwork bead jewellery starting with these free form glass pendants. I’ve lots more to add if I get time.
fused glass pendantsAnd my favourite piece this week is this art glass panel with running hare, it was the only one left from the gallery, I will be making more of these next year.

I’ve still got loads of pieces to add to my shop like silver jewellery, art glass pictures, more melted bottles, fibulae pins and the list goes on and on. I could do with one of Santa’s helpers to take over listings while I do commission work, I told you I was busy!

 

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52 inspirational photos week 49

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‘Flood The Streets With Art’ event.

I decided to take part in an art drop event  called ‘Flood the Streets with Art‘ on the 28th November. It was a global event but I think I was the only participant in my small town
This is my piece that I left on a park bench to be taken home by a passer by.
P1170996I left a card with a big arrow pointing at the piece so it couldn’t go ignored, and tied a tag on it explaining about the event.
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Then off I went to do some shopping. After an hour I went to see if it had gone but it was still there.

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Then some people came by, I watched with baited breath, they, looked hesitated then walked on looking back as they went.  I  went on some more errands returning 15 minutes later and my piece had gone. It had found it’s new owner and hopefully it will be enjoyed by them.

 

 

 

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Crochet blanket CAL with Attic 24

I’ve been so busy these past few weeks that I’m grateful for the dark evenings cozying up in front of the fire  with my crochet. I’m doing CAL with Attic24, which stands for crochet along, if like me you didn’t already know.

You can follow along on Attic24 blog if you want to see the process from the beginning. Lucy writes great instructions. Also Lucy has put together a pack of yarns in gorgeous colours that you can buy online.
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I chose my own colours, I wanted earthy neutrals with some brights to liven things up. I never thought I’d get so much done in such a short space of time, CAL certainly helps to keep the momentum going. I need to get it finished as my blanket has already been claimed.

 

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