Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Still Waiting.........



No pasta machine yet I ordered it a week ago and I have been told its on its way. Yesterday I tried to roll some clay with a jam jar. I just gave up I don't know how I ever managed without my pasta machine. I haven't made anything for over a week. But I managed to put the above together out of pieces I had already made.
To top it all I have a throat infection so I am going to wrap up warm and watch Tv until my wonderful new pasta machine arrives.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

What a Week!





My pasta machine has just ground to a halt. After I tried to fix it, remember the knocking noise well it was back. So I dismantled it and oiled it and after an hour of trapping my fingers, fiddling with tiny nuts and the odd expletive it was back together again. This time it would no longer turn. I have just ordered one from Ebay. But being me I didn't check the postage details. Apparently they guarantee shipping within 10 working days doh!

Then to add to my woes my little cat has a skin infection and I have to bathe her paw twice a day and apply cream. Lets just say shes not keen. Although after the 3rd time I think she has resigned herself to the precedure. She doesn't growl and hiss so much now.

On a more positive note I finally finished my Alice in Wonderland themed cakes and here they are.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Kensington Dollshouse Festival Class


On Thursday I attended a class at the Kensington Dollhouse Festival "To Sculpt a Fairy" with Daniela Kiefhaber. I had an amazing time, Daniela is a wonderful and talented artisan and teacher. Here is a picture of the little baby fairy I managed to create. I very much doubt I will be able to create another without her expertise.


Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Easily Distracted


I should be working on my miniature creations but, my big fat cat is snoring on the couch and I just could not resist wrapping her in my scarf and hat. As you can see she was not amused. Not only did I wake her but then sat and laughed. Well as I said I am easily distracted. Funnily enough the cat has departed, I can't imagine why!

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Eggs, Eggs and Their Boxes



I have been working on these papier mache egg boxes.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Obviously Had Too Much Time On My Hands




My pasta machine has been making a funny noise now for awhile but, otherwise working OK. So the other day I decided to take it apart and "fix" it. Well after about an hour and a few expletives later it was back together. Well not completely I couldn't work out where two pieces went. But I thought it would be OK. It was not! Another 1/2 hour of huffing and puffing and finally it was back together again. I was filthy, cross and feed up and it still made that funny noise. I seriously wish I had left well alone.
Once it was back together I was able to continue with making the above.

Monday, 3 May 2010