Domestic Disaster

Today I wanted to make a cake before Trent came home.
I wanted to surprise him with a beautiful cake with yummy cheesecake frosting.
I wanted to be a domestic goddess.
My daughter requested pink be the main color.
Everything went great....

till I tried to frost it.
All my hard work.
MY beautiful cake!!!!! :( :( :(
All my dreams of becoming a domestic goddess crumble to the floor.
Well not really because when my daughter saw it sitting on the counter in all its falling -apart-ness she said in the sweetest most sincere voice "MOM its sooooooo beautiful!"
I'm almost ok now and this post is part of the "get over it, its just a cake" healing process for me.
I have to be able to laugh at these things.

New painting and happy package

Lucky Lucky you!!

You get to see my newest painting-

"Sophi the blacksmiths daughter"


And guess what came in the MAIL!!!!

Thats right its the so so pretty ornament hand painted by the talented Jenn of Noodle and Lou

I love it so much! If you can belive it, it looks even more beautiful in real life! I am so pleased! THANKS JENN!!

D-I-Y craft "tutorial"

Here is what I'm making- Christmas ice-skating figurine out of paper mache`.

items needed:
bailing wire,
tin foil,
news paper,
mix of flour and water in a bowl,
screw and screwdriver,
wooden block.

I bent the wire using pliers into the shape of my desired position for the "skeleton"

I shaped the foot that touches the ground into a circle just big enough to fit the screw.

and I drilled the "skeleton" to the wood block via the circle in the foot.

I then put a ball of foil onto the head and body to get the mass I wanted and i went crazy with the paper mache`

I also reinforced the scarf with wire to get the effect of it blowing behind her.

added some pretty colors and voila`!

she is still needing touch ups but this gives you the general idea of how she will turn out. Sorry about the shortage of informative photos. I'll remember to take more during the actual sculpting and pasting of paper mache` next time. Hope you enjoyed it!

Moving my Etsy Shop!

HI there everyone I'm moving my shop to a new place for name consistency reasons.

PLEASE heart me at this shop.

I will not post any new items on the other shop. I plan to eventually clearance all the left over items in the old shop.

So check out the new shop because my newest dolly is up!