The family have just left tonight & I have 2 days to get myself sorted out for a glorious 2 whole weeks (well...nearly 3!) of NO cooking, NO vacuuming..but alas, no mini making either...other than weaving the odd basket while I lounge in the sun in the UAE! Today has been a "killer"...thank goodness the sun was shining...I managed to wash, dry & iron the bedding from 5 beds & even remake them & the last batch of towels are drying now. I'm definitely ready for bed!
Before I disappear for a while I leave you with some sweet nibbles to have with your morning coffee or afternoon tea...just don't sue me if you break your teeth on them! :-))
You can see that I'm STILL undecided over black or white background
I'm still in "sweet" mode at the minute & decided that it was time to replicate the original cupcake...good old British butterfly cakes. I have wonderful childhood memories of baking day in our house with the delicious smell of cakes baking in the Aga filling the kitchen....it was always a treat to help cut the wings to put on the top of the buttercream & jam filling & no self respecting children's party would be held without these little cakes.
So here we are.....a miniature touch of nostalgia!
I've been in a really "sweet" mood recently & am still up to my neck in half finished eclairs, religieuses, viennese fingers & enough icing to keep going for weeks...if not months! I think I'm nearing the end of this particular mood....but who knows!
I am honoured to have been made a Fellow member of IGMA, November 2009 & my miniature creations totally absorb me..it's wonderful to see the minute detail that an artist can produce in something so small! I am constantly challenging myself to create more & more realistic & detailed pieces, often finding I've lost a whole day while working on one piece!