Thursday, October 30, 2008

WIPS

Today I made marshmallow fondant to cover the cake I baked yesterday. I love the recipe and the texture. the whole thing is a success so far. Tonight I'm frosting it and we're taking it for a test run. I already think I will add more honey to my next cake though. The spices are good but I think with the frosting it might not shine as much. I may tweak them, but not much.
I also expect to finish the cake topper tonight. They only need arms and some clothes. The clothing will be mostly hand stitched so they won't be breakable like clay.
I am going to add 2 more things to my thank you package. I'm not sure what yet but something small. I made 2 things already. The book I finished making last night ended up taking the longest of any swap project I've ever done!
My angel package is coming along okay. I'm going to make a couple of more things. I made a cool cuff today that totally rocks though! D talked me into using the vulcan sign for my project and it's great! Pics later.
I still haven't worked any on my mom's blanket though. Bleh. I also haven't done anything new with my poor doll house either. Oh well.
D and I got married on this day 4 years ago and are celebrating in the peace of doing nothing at all. It's great and I'm crafting away. *happy sigh*

Monday, October 27, 2008

Tonight tonight toniiight......

Woah oh! Okay, enough Phil Collins. Tonight I'm baking my test cake and soaking it. Tomorrow it will be filled, iced and covered. Want to know what kind of cake I'm making?

carrot spice cake soaked in honey butter with pumkin cream cheese filling, marshmallow fondant and white chocolate orange truffles.

Yum?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Thank you card

I made this for a friend to thank her for an awesome halloween party. I found a die cut bat that I filled with sequins, stamped some paper and cut the trim off of another card. I didn't even need to resize anything because the card stock, paper and trim all ended up being the same width. Bonus!


I'm feeling overwhelmed lately. I think most of my pressure has been alleviated, but my mind is still reeling. I am going to make a list of the things I need to do and just start checking them off. I adore lists and I love crossing things off! :)
Here's what I'm working on:

Blanket: I'm never going to finish! I don't know what made me chain so many in the first place! It's going to be wonderful if I ever finish. I'll work for hours and only get 3 or 4 rows done.

Angel Package: I've started stalking but I don't know anything about Deep Space 9.

Thank You Package: One item done, a few to go.

Wedding Cake Topper: I finished all but Shrek's arms and Fiona is well on her way. I'm making them look like shrek and fiona, but also they look like Lauren and Coby. I'm hung over today so I will resume progress tomorrow.

Cake Recipe: I'm going to test out my cake recipes for the wedding cake. Wish me luck!

Craft Fair: The 8-9. Wish me luck because the last couple have been shitty. I need to boost my stock though because some regular customers are looking for new stuff. Sure, let me just get on that. :P

It seems like there should be more, and I'm probably forgetting something, but everything except the blanket needs to be done by the 15th. Oy.

Friday, October 24, 2008

the $10,000 trash can

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=275242.0

Here's the link because typing it all out is too much effort. Forget copy and paste, so link it is. :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

So, no progress...

I haven't made any progress on my doll house other than the floor. I've decided to tile the floor with some polymer clay faux stones. I'm excited about that, but first I need to get a handle on my Christmas presents and a wedding cake. Oy!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pasties!






I made some pasties for a swap, then some for a friend, then I just kept going! I love them all.


Saturday, October 11, 2008

the Visitor

I just watched the Visitor. It's a movie about an aimless man who finds squatters in the apartment he never uses. He lets them stay and they give him direction. Of course. That being said, here's where I'm getting...
If you've seen Stranger Than Fiction you'll know where this is going in a minute. If you haven't stop reading this, go rent it and watch it. Oh, and rent the Visitor too, but watch it second. There's a scene where Harold is told that the book needs to be finished the way it was written. That's because it was a writer's masterpeice. She doesn't end up finishing the book like she would have and the masterpeice disappeared. I think this movie left the same feeling that reading her story untouched would have left.
I feel like crying, laughing... everything. It was amazing and terrible, beautiful and ugly.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Yeah, whip it for me...

Buzzed and eating frozen thin mints is a good thing. Yummo!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Popsicle Stick House

Way back in the day of knights and shining armor and Nintendo wasn't invented.... (okay, I only know like 3 people who are going to get that joke. Plus I don't think they read my blog anyway) So yeah, Nintendo was invented,but the 64 was still way in the distant future. The point is, that digital cameras didn't exist either.

Anyway, I had a project in the 5th grade. We all had to build a log cabin. It could be built of anything, we could have our parents' help, but we couldn't use a kit. Of course me being the overacheiver that I am (was?) had to make it all decked out. My parents both love a good school project so the fam was off and running. It took the 4 of us I think a week of evenings to make the be all end all of popsicle stick cabins. We used a couple of boxes of sticks, a few bottles of glue and a box of toothpicks. The door had a handle and canvas hinges. The structure was built more soundly than our own apartment and there was furniture. We had a cabinet with shelves and dishes, there was a table and chairs plus a rug. My mom made an awesome tiny rocking chair out of toothpicks. She soaked the toothpicks in water all day then let them dry under a fire extinguisher to curve the toothpicks so it really rocked.

All my class mates were so angry and jealous because they thought we made it from a kit, but we used supplies we already had. It was so good in fact, this is really the actual truth, that the other 5th grade classes all came in to see it. Unfortunately we glued the roof on without thinking that maybe it could be functional. It had windows and a door though, so it wasn't very hard to see the insinde anyway.

One day, a few years later, it died. We were moving and the vacuum cleaner fell out of the truck right onto the cabin. It broke into a million pieces and I mourned it for a long time. I've been wanting to make another one since. I finally got off my lazy ass and sat down on my lazy ass to make it last night! I made some floor braces and am about to start laying the foundation. Yay!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Well that sucked

So yeah, the craft fair was shitty. We were in a bad location, nobody was buying, it was lame.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Craft Show

My first craft show of the season is tomorrow. I hope I kick ass. I think I will.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Nightmare!

I had the worst nightmare last night. I was at a mod meet up and we were all there. Every one of us got a bad sunburn and for some reason two of us were walking through a huge locker room full of naked soapy girls with huge boobs. I was so burned and sun stroked that I said: "Look, I don't even want to have sex with any of these girls". Then I woke up screaming.