giving it a whirl

I know I’ve been MIA for a little while as my life catches up with me. There’s still so much going on even though all my shows are over, I’m still spinning.

Figuratively and literally.

First off, we’re having a birthday party for my baby this weekend. She officially turns one on December 16, but we’re having the party this weekend to beat the holiday madness. I’ve decided to make the cake myself this year. Crazy, I know, but I wanted to give it whirl even though I never baked a cake that had to look good before.

test cake

test cake in the making

I’m using this recipe. I made a test cake last week. I’ll show you the final product next week after the party!

So add a little more wind to my whirlwind… I’m officially going back to work next week. Oh my! And I’m starting a new job to boot! Oh my, oh my! Do you see me spinning now?

Finally, I took a wheel for a test drive — literally. Last week I attended the One of a Kind Christmas Show with a girlfriend and I tried my hand at pottery throwing. I’ve always wanted to try this and this year they have studio demonstrations, so I decided it would be fun to try. Oh, and it was!

pottery stuido

:: trying on the big, heavy, yellow apron…

pottery studio

:: getting my hands dirty…

pottery studio

:: my sweet, wonderful instructor. She was such a delight!

I may just have to take a pottery class one of these days! It was so much fun!

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7 thoughts on “giving it a whirl

  1. Oh — I’m so sorry you have to head back to work. That first day is going to be so hard. It’s amazing that a whole year has passed. Good luck — especially with a new job. I could see you as a potter! It does look like fun.

  2. Oh happy early birthday to your baby! And im sue the cake will turn out really yummie! Your pottery class looks soooo fun!! I have never try it before perhaps something for next year. Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

  3. Oh…how fun!! I have never tried pottery throwing. Your photos were great to view.

    ONE year old already..(almost)….wow, time flies!! Happy Birthday to your littlest Sweetie pie! Cake baking is always fun! :)

    Congratulations on the new job! I hope it all goes smoothly for you as you head back to work outside the home too.

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