Saturday, 17 April 2010

Real life has been getting in the way!

Oh dear....over a month since I've managed to get onto my blog.....I'm just not a good blogger am I? I do have a good excuse though..after all I was on holiday for 10days of that time & then when I got home, it was to find that one of my daughters, her hubby & the 3 grandkids had come to stay for a couple of weeks. They actually got home before I did! Total chaos....nothing like returning from a lovely holiday & immediately having to make up beds & scratch around some VERY empty cupboards to produce a meal!
Needless to say there has been very little action in my mini sweatshop....add to the family being with me, the fact that all of a sudden the grass has started to grow....which means I have to cut it.....& the recent sunshine we have been having has meant that all the jobs in the garden that have been left over the winter just had to be done ! Add to that the fact that my youngest is getting married in August & we are having the reception here in a of course I have to force myself to do all the garden tidying jobs that I've put off for a few years...& you might begin to see that at the moment I need at least 48 hours in every day! :-))
The withdrawal symptoms were really getting to me though & last night I actually managed to produce the first 2 pieces in weeks...actually that's a complete lie! I have also managed to make 2 wedding cakes for a commission!

This was a 3 tiered cakestand that I actually made before heading on holiday & I was really desperate to add the selection of cakes & cookies to it & at last it's done!
To balance the sweetness of the cakes & cookies I put together this little cheese board with some French Brie that I had in my "supply" store so making the bread & the grapes & putting it all together didn't take me too long!

The weather is due to change soon, so hopefully I'll be able to feed my mini making addiction properly before I have to "turn to the bottle" :-))


Debbie said...

Glad to see you back Lin. Wasn't sure whether you'd got caught out in this Volcano, Ash, No Planes flying malarkey. Lovely Cake stand & a yummy Cheese board..

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Oooh yum, on a sunny day like today all those cakes would make for a yummy treat Linda! Fabulous as always! Good luck with real life projects,a summer wedding how exciting! Love Kate xx

Oiseau said...

I am so glad you are back Linda! I like the pastry and cookies on the cake stand! Have a lovely weekend! :)

Betty said...

Glad you are back too Linda! I can understand on how life just sneaks up on you after a nice vacation. I love the cake stand! I wish I can pipe cream like that :)

Ascension said...

Te comprendo perfectamente, esto de las minis crea adiccion jejejejeje
Lo dulce esta para comerselo, me encanta los colores que consigues tan reales!!!
Y lo salado, ñam...ñam, que maravilla!!!
Espero que sigas teniendo tiempo para seguir haciendo las preciosidades que haces.
besitos ascension

Arantxa Fariña said...

I like so much linda.

You have a award in my blog


dora said...

His works are fantastic.
A carmen hug.

Monique said...

I love the cheese plate! The cheese does look so very real and as I am a chees-maniak, it's hard to resist. Warm regards, Monique said...

Da könnte man glatt zugreifen... wunderschön.

Und... ich habe einen Award für Sie, abzuholen auf meiner Blogseite.

Liebe Grüße PuNo / Monika