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These photo’s are a bit old now but I thought I’d upload them anyway. These were from my first attempt with cold porcelain. I’d never made it before so it didn’t come out great but for a first try I thought I did ok. As you can tell from the table I made a lot of mess.

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Cold porcelain is a type of handmade modelling clay a bit like polymer clay accept it air drys instead of needing to be heated. It can be made out of household products and is really simple and easy to make. If you would like a tutorial please leave a comment.

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Oh dear…this is what happened after my little brother found them. The poor octopus lost his hat.  Later he completely destroyed them but at least I still have photo’s haha.

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Here is the piggy I made just for him. Luckily he hasn’t destroyed this one. I’m thinking of selling some cold porcelain figurines in my etsy shop

http://www.etsy.com/shop/EtherealWorkshop?ref=seller_info

If I do I am going to sell them for 95p as they are quite small. I am willing to take requests from people so if there is anything you’d like made for you then please leave me a message. As long as it’s not to big otherwise it may be a little more than just 95p.

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With my Etsy shop up and running I’ve been very happy 🙂 …but nervous at the same time :S I have never put anything up for sale before and the whole idea of it is quite daunting. Even the thought of someone buying something is quite scary as I worry they won’t like it, but it’s exciting at the same time.

I am currently visiting a friend in Cambridge who if it wasn’t for I would probably not have had the courage to set up the shop, so I am very grateful to that person. Before making the long coach journey (3 hours 20 minutes) from Oxford to Cambridge to see them, I decided to pop into a new resturaunt/takeaway joint that has opened up infront of the coach stop. Unfortunately I can’t remember the name of it but will definitely be blogging about it again.

I was captivated by the brightness and newness of the shop (as most of the other shops look like they have been there for quite some time) and the fact that it serves asian food.

I am still yet to find a good asian resturaunt in Oxford (besides Wagamama’s) and to find a replacment for the Thai noodle van in Luton that I love so much. I thought this place would be worth a try.

Inside it was very clean and brightly lit with not much seating due to the small size of the place. The menu was not cheap but considering they gave me a pot full of sweet thai chili sauce with my thai spring rolls that I ordered I wasn’t going to complain. They were brought to me in a cute little takeaway carton in good timing and with a smile (can’t beat good service). Another thing I liked was that they had all the nutritional information for each dish on a leaflet you could pick up on entering or leaving.

Sitting on the coach, I could not wait to try the spring rolls and they did not dissapoint. They were nice and crispy on the outside, and well filled on the inside. The chili sauce pot they gave me was also a nice addition.

Although they tasted amazing, spring rolls never quite do a food joint full justice as it dosen’t display the quality of the rest of the dishes available. Wether it is better than the noodle van in Luton, I am yet to find out but it definitely made the journey to Cambridge a lot more enjoyable and will definitely be going back there on my return to Oxford.

I would give the place a 4/5 stars. It’s definitely worth a check out.

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Yay finally the Etsy shop is up and running! There is only one item up at the moment but I hope to put more up tonight. So far I only have crochet hair clips but I will also be putting up scarves. I would be very grateful if you could check it out 🙂

http://www.etsy.com/shop/EtherealWorkshop

Hello!

Well here it is finally, my first blog 😀 although I have to say the last hour I spent making it was not easy. Who knew making a blog would be so difficult “wipes sweat from brow” but here it is, late (considering my new years resolution was to have it up by the 1/1/2013) but a month late is better than not at all.

I’ll start my blog by saying a little about myself. I’m a student in my first year at university doing a course that makes people say wow, yet in all honesty doesn’t have many job prospects. With a few knock downs, highs and life changing events I’ve been asking myself what I really want to do with my life. It’s a question I haven’t answered yet, but has opened my mind up to some of the things I really love doing but was to scared to pursue. In the next year (and beyond) I hope that I can overcome these fears and at the end be able to say that it was a truly great year.

Thank you for reading!