Recent ceramics fun

November 13, 2010

Tadpole2’s Funky Vase:

Tadpole1’s Sweetgum plate:

Me, I’m on a jewelry kick – 2 plant-imprint pendants:



October 3, 2009

The idea seemed good, but in practice, it wasn’t as much so.  So, we won’t be on Artfire or Etsy afterall.  I’ll continue to post our creations here.  It’s good for our homeschool records, if nothing else. 🙂

Good enough to sell

June 28, 2009
a "quilted" style plate

a "quilted" style plate

The beautiful plate above (almost big enough to be called a platter) is made by Tadpole #1.  It’s made in a “quilting” manner and definitely has a unique, wabi-sabi look.

Tadpole #2 made this funky tea-light holder. I really like the colors he chose for it.

Fire on fire - a red-hot tealight holder

Fire on fire - a red-hot tea-light holder

Yes, we make pottery!

November 12, 2008

"Quilted" plate by Tadpole #2

Come take a peek at Demeter’s Dance!

Kids at work

November 10, 2008

I thought I’d show a photo of Tadpole #1 working on soap making. 

Cutting up soap base

Cutting up soap base

And lest you think the other Tadpole wasn’t helping, he was…just not with soap.  He was “shelling” our homegrown popcorn:

"Shelling" popcorn

"Shelling" popcorn

 To show the size of one of the little LEGO soaps (there are 3 of them in each package), here’s a photo of the “real thing” and the soap together.  The one on the left is, obviously, the real brick, and the one on the right is the soap. 

LEGO soap compared with LEGO brick

LEGO soap compared with LEGO brick

Christmas soaps

November 3, 2008

Here are some of the soaps that Tadpole #1 and Momma Frog made for the holidays:

A symbol of the peace for the season

Dove Soap - Hollyberry scent

Puzzle soaps - 3 in bag

Puzzle soaps - Litsea Cubeba scent

Another view of puzzle pieces soaps

Another view of puzzle pieces soaps


“]large LEGO brick, approx 5.5oz, for $5.50]

3-pc LEGO soaps - Litsea Cubeba scent

ABCD alphabet soaps

ABCD alphabet soaps - Hollyberry scent

Cat soap

Cat soap - Hollyberry scent

Monkey Soap - $3.00 (approx 2.15oz), Hollyberry scent

Monkey Soap - Hollyberry scent

“]A Patriotic Christmas Red-White-Blue Stars set - $2.50 (approx 1.15oz) - Litsea Cubeba scent [Also available in 2 stars red-green sets for $1.25]

A Patriotic Christmas Red-White-Blue Stars set - Litsea Cubeba scent

“]Frog soap (with LEGO soaps, not included, in background) - $3.00 (approx 2.5 oz) - Litsea Cubeba scent [a 2 small-frogs set is also available for $2.00]

Frog soap (with LEGO soaps in background) - Litsea Cubeba scent

Litsea Cubeba is a related to the laurel, rosewood and cinnamon trees.  This essential oil has a pleasing citrus scent and is said to be great for skin care, particularly oily skin.  There is currently research being done on its calming effects. 

Artful Notecards…

October 11, 2008
Handmade paper notecards

Handmade paper notecards

…are here!  Featuring photography by Tadpole #1, and handmade paper from junk mail made by his mom, these notecards are not only environmentally friendly, but also pretty and smell nice.  🙂   Read more about it at Demeter’s Dance!