I found this fellow yesterday when I was thinking about what I wanted to make for Christmas sales. I made this many years ago when my dear friend NCS was teaching me how to make whistles. I think I may have used him as part of my gravitar here one year. He's formed around a dowel and really quite easy to make which as we all know is important when it comes to pricing.
Some years I am totally on the ball and do a yearly Christmas ornament. I have been doing Santas lately. Many years ago I did a series of bells, which looked sweet, but.....I only really like clay bells when they are big and ring with a mellow tone.
I usually make terra cotta Santas in addition to the white earth ones. Some customers had some surprisingly nasty comments to make about the brown Santas; they can go pooh in a pot. The terra cotta Santas completely sold out! So there!
In the OH FER DUMB! department:
I managed to use salt instead of sugar in the whipped cream I was making to go on the Banofee Pie I was attempting last week end. Let me tell you, two tablespoons of salt is totally overpowering in a dish which should have that amount of sugar! It's annoying because I use a heavy cream that is not ultra pasteurized. It's wonderful stuff that practically whips itself, but also costs a lot more than most cream. Ah well! Any ideas for salty whipped cream dishes?
We are enjoying Indian Summer...days in the seventies, nights in the forties. Although many would say that this isn't true Indian Summer because we have not had any frost. I'm not complaining, mind you. I hope it continues for many days to come!
Enjoy the day, and, as always, thanks for stopping by............*s*