This is a gift I made for Christmas giving. It's a butter dish for my daughter-in-law's sister. She is just like a DIL to me although she's not married to a son of mine. I'll still keep her. She has the same dish set that I got for Christmas last year. I know the set didn't come with butter dishes and other pieces so I decided to make one for her. There is a ceramic shop in one of the malls where you can pick a piece of greenware, paint it and then they fire it in the kiln. I've done a few pieces there and really have enjoyed it.
Here's my little custard dish alongside the butter dish. I was trying to match this pattern and color.Here's her completed dish. I think it turned out nicely and she seemed to love it. (Don't pay any attention to the 1970's burnt orange counter tops)
It's been a busy time at work for me. Year end is always hard since I oversee payroll and accounts payable. There is a lot to get finalized, closed out and put away. I come home each day just feeling exhausted. I haven't been around much, but will try to get around to all my friends in a week or so. Although EOY is right around the corner, next Ill be dealing with the 13th month, the last chance to finish up all the 2011 financials.