haldecraft — Works in Progress

WiP Wed (04/01/20)

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How's your week going? I'm feeling very... I don't know if I should say lucky, or privileged. I already worked at home. I live on 15 acres so there's no-body within half a mile of me, let alone six feet, so I can go outside into the sunlight and walk around in nature any time I want. I'm relatively healthy. I did a really smart thing two weeks ago and did a massive grocery store run, made and froze food before the ingredients would go bad, and we're still working on eating it all. I might need to brave a...

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WiP Wed (03/25/20)

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Yeah. So. Right. How’s everyone doing? It is powerfully, heavily difficult to not feel like this is some sort of horrifying social sea change. If the entire world could take a two-week vacation right now, and let all of this blow over? Let the disease die out by not giving it any new carriers? And then go back to normal? But things still need to happen, from electricity staying on to pets being taken in for emergency pet care, so… sigh. And it’s not forever. If we could just… get it together, as a people, and 95% of us stay...

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WiP Wed (03/11/20)

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My focuses this week are trying to focus, writing, dyeing yarn, making ceramics, and trying to focus (ha!). Anyway. Let’s get to it! In ceramics, I have two main things going on this week - playing with shapes and textures, and making a new set of magnets involving the word “be”… be strong, be unique, be whatever, and so on. I thought I was going to make a series of mugs that said those, but the more “be” words I come up with the more I think that would be a hundred thousand mugs so how about maybe some magnets,...

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WiP Wed (02/26/20)

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Last week was so busy I didn’t have time for a blog post, and this week I’m just now getting my feet under me for the week. So…. Where does that leave us?! In ceramics, I’m playing around with piece designs for the upcoming May Limited Collection/HaldeCrate, and I’m playing around with color choices for the revamp of the Honeycomb Collection. I’m also still working on shapes for the Honeycomb Collection, but I’m pretty sure I have it narrowed down. In soap, I have a small update this week, need to get some wrapped for a small update next week,...

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WiP Wed (02/12/20)

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Wednesday! It’s the new Monday! I think it’s hilarious that over the years we had the yarn store open, the only day of the week Hanks was closed was Tuesday, and that lead to many a “who’s closed on a TUESDAY” question from people who would show up mid-week needing help with their yarn emergencies. (Spoiler: People who want to be open on the weekend to be able to cater to the largest number of people who are off on the weekend, and yet still need a day off a week. Those people are closed on Tuesdays.) Then over the...

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