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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Explosion of packing and posting! part 1

Two familes of Tapirs have gone to loving homes! 

I had busy 10 days just packing and posting. No studio time. Just wrapping, putting them in suitable boxes, wrapping them with craft paper, taping, writing addresses and taking them to post office on foot every day except for Sunday. About 4 hours every day. I call it an explosion of packing! I have posted 24 packets in 10 days. About one third had more than 2 pieces. And packing multiple items is difficult and risky!

Now back to normal. I am posting the-previous day's ordes daily. And I would start making again. I have a few orders for the next firing. Then I will start making larger pieces for exhibition and shows in 2016.

Now I  know how Santa Claus feels!

Here are my out trays, on the 25th, 26th and 29th.

A family of tapirs!

Another fanily of tapirs

Six baby tapirs were packed like little chocolates and they have gone to a lovely lady in the West.  

This white wren is commissioned by another lovely lady in the North.

White wren - sold
And the wren and the Rabbit Girl went to live with a super lady. 

Rabbit Girl - sold

About 25 tapirs have gone to loving homes! : ) There were more, but they will be in next post.



  1. Lots of work indeed, when you don't have elves to help;)
    Anyway, beautiful pieces! I'm sure you're making lots of people happy this Christmas!

    1. I wanted to get a little help, but I was able to manage all by myslef by planning ahead. : ) It's good to get all done now. Thank you! That's what I am hoping! : )

  2. they all look gorgeous... such great packaging too. If only we could just keep making and have little elves to deliver our work for us :)

    1. Thank you, Anna. I used to think like that. But now I see packing is an important part of my job, and I am happy to do it. It is also an opportunity for my brain to face challenges. No accidents so far! Touch wood. : )

  3. Good packing is time consuming, but essential when sending fragile things. It looks like you have figures out the best way to do it. Your elegant critters are matched by your elegant packing!

    1. Thank you, Suzi. I do feel good after finding a suitable packing method for each packet. It is simlar to solving a puzzle. : )