what i did on wednesday

I started my pottery course at Northcote Pottery.

And this is how messy I was afterwards.

And this is the sorry state of my wheel after 2.5 hours.  If cleanliness has any bearing on the quality of the end product then I am afraid that I am in trouble.

However, saying this, I had a great time and can now centre clay on the wheel and make a shape that somewhat resembles a pot.  How exciting!  

And … Northcote Pottery (no longer in Northcote but now in Weston Street, East Brunswick) is just across the road from this new ‘cafeteria’, owned by friends Ben (and Larissa) who own Pope Joan. 

Good coffee … And I will go back to eat soon.  I might need to take a friend there with me though … It seemed to be a good sharing place.

And … of course … Northcote Pottery is just a hop skip and jump from The Brotherhood, on Barkly Street …

I like these bar stools.  If only I had an island bench they’d now be mine!

I can already tell that Wednesday (for the next 5 weeks at least) is going to be my favourite day!

green is good

Some quick green inspiration from The Mill Market, Daylesford.

I should have bought the Fowler jug.  It is bigger than the matching one I already own.  But I got mine for less than $10, so $45 seemed a bit much.  

And I was really tempted by the spools.  2 for $5.  And the tapestry – ahh a cute cat! 

And some other nice green things that would fit right in at Mum’s.

I love green. 

note to future holiday house …

 Check this out.  I saw it at Daylesford Bazaar.  I KNOW they are just using it to display suitcases … BUT how great does it look?  

And how ACE would it be in a house, say a holiday house.  

You could use one suitcase for card games, and one for board games, and one for extra blankets, and one for … Well anything really.

So this is a note for me, for my future holiday house.  Good idea.