Thursday, September 11, 2008

Paint your own pottery

Hi everyone! Last week I went with my niece and her daughter to a "you paint it, they fire it" pottery place called Firehouse Pottery here in Springfield, MO. What a fun place!!! You pick out your bisque piece to paint and they supply the glazes, brushes, etc. Hand them your masterpiece and in a week return to pick it up!! They have stamps and stencils and the place was crawling with kids. We were the first ones there and we stayed for two hours. Here's my niece Angie and her daughter Zoie.
And here's Zoie and Aunt Sheri...
She got to do two pieces because it took me so long to paint my plate! I took the Sept/Oct. '07 edition of Rug Hooking Magazine with me for a pattern. This is an original rug hooked and designed by Jenny Rupp. I love it!!! Maybe someday I'll buy the pattern and hook it. It's pretty big. Anyway... I painted it on a plate. The background color wasn't as dark as I thought it would be but I still like it.

I am trying to make some Halloween hooked dolls~ornies. My creativity has dried up. I have the heads hooked and the bodies made, but there they lay. Still not put together.

I have oficially sold TWO , count 'em two things on ebay that I have hooked. Whoopie!!! I wanted to apply and sell some things on the ebay group PRHG....However I got this message...."This group is not accepting new members at this time. Please try again later"!! I have received their daily emails and newsletters for almost a year and have purchased many things from there. I was quite surprised that they closed the group!?!?! Looks like they would want as many members as possible to spread the news of their store ~~ emails, blogs, links, etc. I guess not.... I'll find another group to join and sell my primitive rugs and things, but I was disappointed and kind of put out!!

Peace, remember those who died on 9/11 and their families.



Brenis said...

Sherry your plate turned out adorable! Aren't those painting pottery places fun!? :) I love them!! And .. awww... don't be put out by the on hold message you got from prhg! They'll be accepting new members soon! I'm pretty sure there was a good reason they closed to new applicants for the time being, and it's not a personal rejection!!
wooly hugs,

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Sheri ~ Your plate is cute! We take our grandkids to a place up here at the lake and it is so fun ~ we want our friends to get together and do this some evening ~ with wine!! Don't you think that sounds good?? I was going to find out how to get in the Prhg group, too ~ only 39 listings today ~ you would think they would want new members!!

Tara Ross Studios said...

I just checked out your "Henry" on Ebay, so cute!

Trudy said...


I love your plate, it really turned out beautifully:)

Good luck with getting into PRHG. I would keep trying if I were you. I am sure that they have only 'closed' the membership applications because it is a busy time of year for everyone. Your work is so nice that I am sure they will want you:)