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TWiP: So much sanding

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

I love the super smooooooth finish that my polymer clay pieces have, but the work it takes to get them there? Not my favorite. I spent a whole lot of time sanding my work this week. So. much. sanding.

On the plus side, I may have sanded my fingerprints off, and therefore can begin my life of crime whenever I am ready to do so 😜

I’m at the local library today and tomorrow, participating in my first craft fair in 6 years. (Hence all of the frantic sanding.) If you’re local, you’re invited. Please come say hi!

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2016), plus some snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.

πŸ“· = taken with my Canon DSLR
πŸ“± = taken with my Samsung phone

Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…

Saturday

365 πŸ“±: 2016 303/366 – Eamonn and I drove around town for a while this afternoon, and stopped at the farm to see the chickens and all of the pretty Fall stuff. [Taken at Lombardo Farms in Gillette, NJ.]

Sunday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 304/366 – I think I’ve spent almost my entire Sunday (which I tend to consider my day off) sanding, buffing, and assembling clay jewelry! Maybe I’ll take Monday off ☺

Monday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 305/366 – So, rather than take Monday off as I thought I might, I doubled-down and crossed even more stuff off of my to-do list, including designing, ordering, and picking up a banner to be used at my craft show this weekend. Nothing like waiting until the last minute to figure out my display, eh?

Tuesday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 306/366 – Another batch of freshly-cured goodies awaiting their sanding, buffing and assembly!

Wednesday

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Shop update! 😊#pdc

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365 πŸ“·: 2016 307/366 – I’m playing around with display ideas for this coming weekend’s craft show. I’m pretty sure my table will be bigger than this, which is good, because this is somewhat crowded.

Thursday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 308/366 – I’m finally getting to use one of the badge reels I made ☺ I’ve got a name tag and a new Polka Dot Cottage shirt to wear for my craft show.

Friday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 309/366 – One of the last things to turn in our yard is this shrub at the top of the driveway. I have no idea what it is, but I just love how it looks at this time of year.

Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on FlickrΒ and/or Instagram.

I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!

SAME WEEK PREVIOUS YEARS (2009, 2010, 2014, 2015)

Week in Review 2009Β A Month of Gratitude week oneΒ This Week in Pictures at Polka Dot CottageΒ This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

6 thoughts on “TWiP: So much sanding

  1. Have a great time at the craft fair at the library!! Looks really nice.

    1. Thanks, Chloe! I was very satisfied with how the show went 😊

  2. Your photos make me so happy! The colors just say fall is coming…finally. Hope your show went well!

    1. Thank you, Sierra, the show went really well! And I just love fall around here. Even though the peak color has definitely passed, it’s still quite pretty.

  3. LOL! I was just at Trader Joes this afternoon…saw that tea and thought of you!
    Love my earrings and crochet hook…they are for Christmas gifts, but are so cute, I may just keep them. πŸ™‚
    Wish we lived a bit closer, I would have definitely have come to the show.

    1. Ooh! They have it back in stock? I’m going to be in the TJ area tomorrow – definitely stopping in now 😊 So glad you like your hook and such! Thanks for ordering them!

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