Category: Cherrie Zell Made

  • A hopeful baking disaster

    A hopeful baking disaster

    Heatwave conditions today; it’s baking outside. Morning tea at work tomorrow, so I’m baking inside. After my recent foray into my Gran’s cook book and the production of an unexpectedly successful pavlova, I’m feeling emboldened. Today, I reach for my own recipe folder. It’s been a long time. I remember a savoury cake last made…

  • Bifurcated bedding – a weekend project

    Bifurcated bedding – a weekend project

    Right now, I’m supposed to be clearing the table so that I can cut a doona in half. It’s too big to fit in my washing machine, and I’m sick of washing it in the bathtub. Too much effort. The plan is to then sew on some buttons or ties (or safety pins, if it…

  • The old green shirt

    The old green shirt

    It’s time has come. Today’s the day I stop putting off this decision. For some of us, getting rid of an object becomes exponentially harder with each passing year. Pretending it’s younger doesn’t help. It’s embedded in the psyche. It is Identity. This Bisley shirt was once a dark green corduroy. It started as a…

  • Constructing motivation

    Constructing motivation

    Life will throw up tangents that insist on diverting us from routines and habits. We can let each new path take us where it may. That can be fun. But what if we want to go back to some of those seemingly lost things? How do we make our way back? For example, more and…

  • Disconnections

    Disconnections

    It’s been a long time between jigsaws. Well, only a couple of years, but it feels like a long time. Something was definitely missing. I could feel it. I would randomly search for a spot where I could permanently set up a board, and fail time and time again. There were too many other things…

  • The artifice of random

    The artifice of random

    I had this strange idea that simply splashing a bit of glaze around would create beautiful and intricate designs on my pottery pieces. My early attempts at glazing were very encouraging. I made a few small vases, thought about how different glazes might combine … what might happen if I rubbed back here … and scrapped…