Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Making Hot Cross Buns


Yesterday did not bode well when the first thing I managed to do was stick my finger to a cocktail stick with superglue. I do not know why but every tube of super glue I have ever had clogs up and forces me to put holes in it.

Oh well the day got better I received two Sunshine Awards: one from NJD Miniatures and the other from Mags-nificent Miniatures, thank you very much. However all the blogs I follow have already received a Sunshine Award so I am not sure whether to give them another award or not!

Saturday, 20 February 2010

I Thought Yoga was Meant To Be Easy







I started doing Yoga classes at my local gym and now I can hardly move let alone sculpt. I thought yeah I'll try this it looks easy and theres not much running about. How wrong could I be?

First some of the poses were so difficult to get into and maintain I did't think I would be able to get out of the them, secondly my body isn't as supple as it was 20 years ago (but of course I had no ideal) and thirdly I was so exhausted afterwards it was all I could do to walk home. Ah yeah, I was only doing Everyday Yoga "a class especially good for those experiencing Yoga for the first time".All that said I am enjoying the torment and will be attending weekly classes LOL.
Before the pain set in I was able to put together the above.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Back To The Grindstone







With Valentine's Day well and truly over it is time to get started on my St Patrick's Day creations. Myself and the Leprechauns have been very busy. Heres just a taster of what we have been upto. Its not easy working with the little people firstly, they are convinced I want to steal their gold and secondly they keep disappearing.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Fright Of My Life




Last week I turned the oven on and there was a loud bang and a flash of light. My immediate thought was oh no how will I bake my minis? Not oh dear how will I cook the evening meal. I spent the next 20 mins changing fuses and checking plugs to no avail. Then I realized the clock was not working and checked the central fuse box. One of the fuses had shut down when the light bulb in the oven had blown. I was so.......... relieved back to business.




Here are a couple of things I put together. The first is called "Box of Winter Veg" it contains parsnips, turnips, carrots, a cauliflower and potatoes.
The second is a selection of cakes on a hand painted plate.


Wednesday, 3 February 2010

The February Issue of A.I.M. Magazine Is Out

The February issue of A.I.M is out http://www.artisansinminiature.com/issue10.html a virtual magazine put together by artisans for collectors and artisans alike. Its really worth a read with great projects and articles.

Take a look and see if you can spot some of my miniatures.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Cat Burglar on the Prowl




After chatting to my neighbour the mystery of how my lazy cat is getting so fat has been solved. The sneaky devil has been going through my neighbours catflap and eating all my neighbours cat's food as wellas eating her own dinner. I felt so embarrassed. I hoping that soon she will be too heavy to get over the fence. Here's a picture of the beast.


Today I made a Tower of Truffles the only chocolates I am allowed after I managed to gain 1kg this month while, trying to lose the weight I put on over Christmas. It would seem that both owner and cat could be described as greedy LOL.