Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Girls Day Out...Rachel's Platter

The boys were going to be gone the entire day. Hmmmm. What to do. A girl and her mama all alone in an empty house. We never get to be alone really. We wanted to do something special that would take us out of the house. We've been cooped up inside for so long! We thought being creative was just what we needed and so headed out to a great little "make your own pottery" place.

We thoroughly enjoyed lingering over our projects and spent three hours painting together. Three whole hours! We loved every single minute of our time together. It was simply wonderful!

After all that hard work, we went out for a late lunch and then headed home to watch a chick-flick, The Young Victoria. What a great movie! We sipped our hot cocoa and snuggled on the couch until the boys finally arrived back home later that evening.

Here's a look at Rachel's project, from beginning to end...

Starting with a blank "piece of paper" which will become a platter to be used for homemade cookies.

Rachel sponged on a baby pink background and then added big sponged dots which later become beautiful flowers.

The platter is really starting to take shape as the flowers bloom right before our eyes.

Three hours later, the finished platter is gorgeous even before being fired in the kiln.

Isn't it just stunning! I think we both squealed with delight when we arrived seven days later to pick-up the finished platters (I made one too). We both agreed this is something we want to do together again in the very near future.

This little note on the back of the platter will help us remember when we had our fun afternoon together!

A beautiful girl with her beautiful creation!

Tomorrow I hope to post photos of my platter...stay tuned for more creativity!

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Ah, Rachel, it's amazing! So cute! and somehow it completely fits your personality.... sunny and pretty and sweet. :)

    Love you both!

  2. We just love you, Dani! Thank you for the big smile you placed upon Rachel's face!

    Much love XX OO
    Michelle and Little Missy