Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Shrek and Fiona

Just finished making this pair of characters for John's cousin as her son is getting married next week and they call each other shrek and fiona :o) LOL
Such hard characters to sculpt!

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Cake taking shape

Well so far so good, tiers are stacked and dowelled, and made three long sprays, just waiting on how the bride to be wants them on the cake. Made 22 lilies and 75 leaves in different shades, they soon disappear once made up, but relieved that this is one project nearly completed well ahead of time (the advantage of fruit cake over sponges !)
Back to miniatures tomorrow!

Friday, 11 May 2012

Bouquet progress

22 cala lilies, all in different stages, still need to dust their colour in and make the calyx's to the bottom of the stems but getting there! tomorrow I will be making all their leaves including cala leaves and ivy :) thepetals measure approximately 70mm long

Thursday, 10 May 2012

All wrapped up!

The candles were wrapped in the rose appliqué towels then wrapped with a ribbon bow, cellophane wrap around them all and a rose was placed in the top of the cellophane.
I finished off the little Nan wooden spoon and got that all wrapped up to :) All ready for the travels to Northern Ireland :)
To me personal gifts mean far more :)

More candles!

Two candles just drying off ready for Nan's 80th birthday :) Also decorating some wooden hangers at the moment to go with them, and doing some rose applique on the towels so they all match in :)
Still working away on the cala lily sugar craft cascading bouquet, many many more flowers to make!
Spare room bits are on hold for the moment as I am also making some other special gifts for family members (will show photos when I can) as well as working away on commissioned Miniatures and other bits for my online store!
It was nice to sit down this morning, John picked me up another cross trainer as I had literally worn the last one out! If the burning in my hips and knees is anything to go by I have managed to burn off more than a few calories this week!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Something a little different

this is my first ever attempt at a towel cake and it certainly wont be my last!
Its a gift for my friend Sharon's wedding on the 12th of May.
Money is extremely tight and always loved them but couldnt afford to buy one, so set to making one up myself,
Bought a lovely blue and white towel set , sad I couldnt find them in cream and blue! It was a 6 piece towel bale two bath towels two hand towels and two flannels.
Firstly I bought a cake board. Placed that on a large sheet of cellophane. For the bottom tier I rolled up the flannel, then the two bath sheets and tied them off with some east of india ribbon and placed them as the bottom tier.
Next I added a candle (on the same theme as the other two candles made) and rolled the two hand towels around the bottom and pinned them to the bottom tier, for the top tier I wrapped the flannel around it. Now I have the basic cake which stands nearly two feet tall. I added a bath scrunchie to the very top. Next I added two lovely white dove soaps that had beautiful blue sparkly bits in them to the middle and bottom tier using some double sided foam pads, to the middle of the top tier I added a bottle of scented oil (fresh linen) Then added some champagne bottles of bubbles and lastly some fresh linen scented tea light candles, then decorated them all with tiny butterfly rhinestones, Scooped up the cellophane and tied if off with a 35mm satin blue ribbon. tucked in the excess cellophane, stood back and was very pleased with the results. A gift that is different and holds a very personal surprise inside too. Still working my way through the sugar craft flowers and completing commission dragons and gremlin sculpts for my online store too!
Its definitely a very busy month!

Other side of the room

The bed is started to look more homely :)
With the making of more cushions, plus the cover arrived for the bed, so pretty, all ruffles of cotton in duck egg blue!
Plus delved into my linen cupboard and found this lovely white embroidered linen cover with a crochet edge which was a perfect addition to the bed!
I popped two lanterns on the window sill and plan on making some bird cushions to sit with them when I get the time :) Still waiting on the valance, pillow cases and sheets to arrive, but think I can count them as lost in the post. Along with quite a few other deliveries that disappeared that week. I did also make a V pillowcase  and some more cushions too! All different shapes and sizes will update photos of those later!