Wednesday, 28 August 2013

I'm not a good blogger!

I can't believe it's been so very long since I made a blog entry...one of the perils of having a relatively good summer.....too much good weather to waste as we don't get enough of the sun in this part of the UK!
As a result of the good weather, the garden is looking good but mini making has all but ground to a halt....too many commissions have built up & I'm desperately trying to catch up by working until the small hours in my workshop. I even find myself praying for a day of rain so that I can stay in the workshop without feeling guilty about not being outside!
In all these weeks of summer, between gardening & having family to stay I've managed to work on several commissioned pieces.
There was the squirrel nutcracker & walnuts for a lady who is recreating a scene out of "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
and then as I was making nuts for hours I put together this little bowl of walnuts & hazelnuts!
Then there was the challenging & unusual birthday cake.......
A cake to mark the birth of HRH Prince George of Cambridge..........
not forgetting some fun Royal baby cupcakes........

So I have managed to get some mini making done! Despite being so far behind, I just don't want the summer to end!




9 comments:

Catherine said...

I am so glad to hear you had a nice summer. It may be the first time in several years from what I have understood from friends in the UK.

Beautiful work as always Lin. I LOVE the cup cakes with faces on them. I cannot imagine making those nuts. They are so tiny and perfect.

linsminis said...

Thank you Catherine! Yes, you are right, it seems years since we have had some decent weather here in the summer...long may it last! :-)

Isabelle said...

Glad to hear that you have had great weather. Sunshine and warmth really lighten your spirit.
I agree with Catherine, those nuts are amazing! I really enjoy looking at all of your cakes too.

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Lin! I love your bowl of nuts and I can not imagine how you have made them so perfectly, but you have!
Here on the west coast of Canada we have an extraordinary summer and it is still underway, albeit a tad cooler. It has been lovely,; Just like your assortment of designer cakes and cupcakes. A Beautiful tribute to your new Little Prince!

elizabeth

PILAR6373 said...

Que maravillas!!! Pero esas nueces son tan reales que hasta las oigo abrirse!!!!
Besos.

12Create said...

All wonderful. I especially like the effect of the basketwork and roses on Prince cake.

Yolanda Morán said...

Gran realismo el de las nueces. Fabuloso trabajo.
Un abrazo.
yolanda

Eloisa (Heloise) said...

Es todo absolutamente impresionante.

After Dark Miniatures said...

Fantastic work!! Love the nuts, so great :D

Oh well your not as bad blogging as me so dont worry, its my first post since before valentines day ekk!

Good to see your wonderful work x