To do a post you actually have to post it!
I've done a late addition or edit down at the foot of the post.
I've been working on these woven fruit bowls lately. Originally I built it on the outside of a bowl. As soon as it was slightly firm I inverted it into a larger bowl and started adding the rim. I use a thin jersey fabric to separate the bowl from the form. Unlike paper it is easily used as a sling when I want to shift or move the piece.
Here I have turned the bowl upside down again.
It's not strong enough to support itself while I start the feet so I have put a much smaller bowl inside. This one is wrapped in tissue paper. I've also begun to work on the rim.
I did all this last night so I should be able to do more work on it this morning. We've had many humid to rainy days so things are drying slooooooowly, which is good for handbuilding, but......
We've been talking about making tools lately. In the foreground you can see the little tool I made from a popsicle stick to get into the nooks and crannies. I find popsicle sticks so handy for making small tools. They are easily cut with a strong utility knife and sanded to and edge and point with fine sandpaper. Plus they're smooth so no worry for splinters.
No, I do not eat an inordinate amount of popsicles; I buy them by the box full at A.C. Moore.
There's a warm, sunny and busy day ahead of me. I'm off to New Hampshire tomorrow to see my brothers and to visit League of N.H. Craftsmens Fair. I'l stop in to see Michele and Jeff in Tent 5, Booth 518 and many others. This show is always a treat.
Late addition @ 12:19 PM.
I went out this morning and found this day lily has started to bloom. I bought it from Larry the Pond Guy before he closed last fall. I had forgotten how pretty this one is......ruffled and doubled in a peachy, apricot color. This one is a late bloomer so it will extend our season by a few more weeks. Again I wish Larry had not closed; he had such wonderful plants and was always willing to give advice. I suppose even the best want to retire at some point. He is still missed by a number of customers.
If I had remembered to post this last night I would have this up on Mud Colony. Go take a look anyway. Good things are going on there.
Enjoy the day, and, as always.......thanks for stopping by.........*s*