Saturday, 17 November 2012
A nook, some WIP and finally...MY GIVE-A-WAY!!
Hi Y'all! I'm so excited to write this post as I've been anticipating it for a while. A couple of posts ago I mentioned that at 50 followers I would hold a giveaway, and thanks to some magical mini-friends, (like Gill at Make it small and of course each of you) I have reached my goal, plus a few extra. So after I show you what I've been making lately I will show you all the prizes and tell you what you must do to enter. So let's take a look:
A little fresh kitchen nook with settee.
Fruit salad is my favorite breakfast treat..sometimes I even eat it for dessert..but yes brownies are often included then..
Crisp croissants drizzled with dark chocolate and butter...mmmmm want one?
That fruit salad was a b%$ch though. For one, it took me ALL day to cut up these tiny pieces. Then I had to go back, separate and cut some even smaller cause they were to big. Then I wanted some 'canned' ...out came the resin.. but oh the bubbles! Shame. I tried soaking the bottles in warm water..tried blowing warm air..folded instead of stirring..and still bubbles..Oh well, I'll keep trying till I get it right but here it is anyways:
...with a little scale..
I had too much resin made so I thought I'd add to my pantry:
Fresh farmed honey with a honeycomb core (can't get a good shot of it!) and it's own tiny dipper stick! I just love this (bubbles or no bubbles)!
One thing I've learned to do now is to keep a book of my 'Recipes'. I can find it very difficult to re-create certain colors or mixes without reminding myself what worked before. Also who wants to pre-bake and check every time? I started documenting some of these things after 'forgetting' for some time how to get the right mix for my icing and you can see the results in this next pic:
My icing was runny with no shape or texture and it took me awhile to figure out what I was doing wrong..I was so pleased to get the look I wanted with the white icing and now that recipe is in my book of secrets under lock and key..lol..jk. I advise y'all to do the same.
Lastly, before I get to the real reason I'm posting, I wanted to show you what patterns I picked to try my hand at making a dollhouse quilt. So many great ways to do it but I'm going to try and sew it with my machine. I'm definitely an amateur at sewing, but I'm going to try a pink themed one 1:12, and a bold modern one size 1:6. What do you think of my mix? The longer strips show the pattern I will use for the border and back sheet. Wish me luck!
And now: The Giveaway!
To enter my mini contest you only need to do three things:
1) Be a Follower of this blog
2) Mention this giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter, website or the like..
3) Leave me a comment on this post telling me you want to participate and your choice of dessert.
Here are the prizes:
FIRST PRIZE is the choice of either the aqua, or the white side-board pictured below. Each piece will be accompanied by ONE dessert of your choice; one cake, one pie or 6 cupcakes, you choose the flavors.
AQUA side-board. Doors can be opened but they do not swing..perhaps you can improve that. Pie is not included (unless that is the dessert you choose)..
WHITE side-board. PLEASE keep in mind that these were both made from bashed $1 hutches from Michaels. There are many small imperfections. Cupcakes and tray are not included (unless they are your dessert choice).
SECOND PRIZE is this 1:12 Coffee maker, a set of two mugs (similar shown) and your choice of one dessert as mentioned above. I can fill it with coffee/tea or I can leave it empty for you to play:
THIRD PRIZE is this kit of 9 roses (for you to make) and one dessert of your choice: one cake or one pie or 6 cupcakes.
So that's that. I do hope everybody enters..I really tried to make the prizes appealing.. let me know if I've succeeded . I will leave this giveaway open for 1 week and will announce the winner on my blog next Saturday, November 24th.
...Let's look at those sweets up close once more before we go:
Golden sponge with deep rich chocolate icing...
Vanilla cupcakes with fluffy, fragrant coconut and raspberry, cherry or fondant rose toppings...Remember each prize comes with it's own sweet treat of your choosing; cakes, pies and cupcakes are only a few of the things you can choose to have made special just for you. You could also ask for cherry crumble, rice krispie squares or a tin or plate of cookies etc...; if you can think it, I will make it!
Thank you all for dropping in.. Mini hugs, BIG love and Good Luck to y'all! xo