Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Finally a full days work...

Hi Y' is everyone today? I'm feeling good as we all do with the completion of a project, a good start on something due or the delight of a piece turning out exactly as planned. Today I finished a number of small pieces and made some headway on the three projects I would like to finish by September (have had all year to do it, yet here I am to-do list in hand)...Well lets look at some pics and I'll show you what I mean:

Been trying really, really hard to make yummy, realistic clay cakes. This is my best effort to date, yet of course I only see what is wrong. I'll spare you my critique. :) I had also wanted to do a white and cream with red accents scene..This cake was the first piece:

I have been making bakery items (think red velvet cake and key lime pie..) for the cart I'm making for the Sept. show. I made the cart from scratch using JoAnne Swansons' pattern. The first mini I ever crafted like that for sure. So I will cover this in white and distress it, add a soft green with white polka dot cover, some bunting and all my goodies. For now you will have to imagine; I just wanted to document the 'before' :

..and wheels,yah.

The other piece I hope to finish is a Smoothie Cart entitled "YUM YUM SMOOTHIES and juice bar". This will be shingled and covered with blenders, a scale, wheat grass and an abundance of fruit and veggies in big wooden bowls...That's gonna be a little tuff since I'll have to sculpt so many different items for the first time...Oh well, I'm ambitious when it comes to this stuff!

I made the picnic table from Popsicle sticks during our Edmonton mini group. I decided to finally fill it today or it would never get done. There are alot of things I would have liked to of added but you can only put so much! The apple pie is Kim Saulters and the macaroni and roses are ideas by Cynthia Sperin:

Do you like the Yum Yum drink? Even made it a label!

So that's what I spent all this rainy, melancholy doing. I also am making a Fortune Teller/Psychic tent and I've got all my pieces and plans ready but all the furniture is yet to arrive and I must check the floor plan and that all will fit before I go ahead and attach the walls..Pray for me..she is the only stall that counts..It's going to be amazing but I wish I had better skills to try more advance techniques..unfortunately I have no more time for experimenting. I have to learn to not be so fussy and hard on myself!! I'll for sure post lots of the Tent when it's finished...Probably a few peeks so come back and check it out. Now it's time for candy bars, a good movie and some snuggling.."Nighty Nite...


  1. Hi Natasha, I think you do an awesome job, love your cakes!! You ask how to make strawberries and hydrangea. I would say that there is some great tutorials on youtube. But I also found these links that I hope will be helpfull to you!!

    Have fun! hugs, Jannet

    1. JANNET!!! Omg! Thank you do berry much! ;) I have seen many flower tutorials but I have never seen these! Both tutorials create the flowers in a new, beautifully detailed way that make the most spectacular pieces in a form I've yet to see elsewhere. These versions are the most realistic and appealing ever! You definately found the best tutorials..I can't thank you enough for taking the time to share them with me!!!! Your the sweetest!! I HAVE to go try them even though I have tons of real work to do! Gotta go with your muse when she visits! Have a wonderful day, you've made mine!! Minihugs and love!

  2. Hello Natasha,
    your mini work is beautiful, and the cakes looks so so yummy :)
    Mini greetings, Ina :)

  3. Tasha your stuff is awesome! As artists, we are perfectionists and we see the flaws. The people who see the work just see amazing little cakes. You are so talented and you definitely have what it takes to sell your stuff on Etsey.
    Mini Hugs,

  4. I thought I was still full from lunch at Joanne's but looking at all your wonderful food, I'm hungry!!! LOL

  5. Thank you so much girls! Big love to each of you! xo

  6. Natasha, these are great. I like your style. You create beautiful arrangements.