Sunday, 26 June 2011

More Colourful Candies...

I've just got back from exhibiting at my third fair this month, Kelham Hall, Newark, so it has been a very busy month for me, but I am not exhibiting again until August so hopefully I can catch up on commissions & a few other bits & bobs I have got on the go. Normally when I make new minis for the fairs I forget to take photos & pack them up, but this time I remembered. I made more of the candy stands & cupcake stands to take with me as they were very popular at York & proved just as popular today...

...and more 'Choccywoccydoodah' inspired 'Mad Hatter Tea Party Cakes' (very popular).

As we got there earlier than usual (we are normally rushing to get set up by opening time) I had a walk around to look at what other exhibitors had to offer & found this gorgeous hat & stand on KattyKorners' table!! I just had to buy it as it will look perfect in the master bedroom of 'Casa De Groaza' & I also have my eye on a black & red corset & bedroom furniture display that they have, but that will have to wait for another time.

I hope you have all had a fantastic weekend, hugs, Kerry.x.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Real Life, Facebook & Colourful Candies.

As many of you know, my son had a minor accident the other week & broke his wrist. On our first visit afterwards to see the consultant we were told that the break was more complicated than first thought & that he would have to go into theatre where they would manipulate the bone into place & re-plaster it. After a ten hour stay at the hospital he now has a cast from his fingers to his shoulder, this is so that there is not any movement at all which could hinder recovery. Sadly, one of his main interests, kickboxing, is now on hold for a couple of months & he will miss a grading, but his instructor has informed us that he can arrange it for a later date. Thankfully his other interest, drumming, can continue as his drum tutor has told him that he will teach him to drum one-handed as it is a useful technique to know. Now, I don't know about anyone else but I struggle to make minis if someone else is in the house as they always want to distract me and as my son has been off school for a couple of weeks & the week before that my fiance was off work for a weeks holiday, I don't seem to have made as many minis as I would have liked, much to my frustration. Although, one of the benefits of my son been here has been that he has sat with me in my workroom watching films of his choice, namely the 'Harry Potter' series along with 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory', 'The Santa Clause' trilogy, 'The Grinch' & various Disney films, which all helped to inspire me to make this...
A 'Cakes, Cookies & Candy' Table. Whimsical & colourful, but still with a little bit of work needed on it. Whenever I make a new piece I always face the dilemma of where to place it for sale, shall I put it on eBay, Etsy or take it to a fair?, so while I am still 'titivating' this I will ponder for a little bit longer over what to do with it. I am also in the process of creating a 'Pink Princess Party Table' and this... going to be the centrepiece. A Rapunzel/Disney's Tangled inspired novelty cake. Once everything is finished & in place I will show more photos.


I have now deleted my old Facebook account (too many game requests that I wasn't interested in & people adding me to groups that I really don't have time to keep up with) & set up a new 'fan' page. The link is to the right under 'interesting links', I hope to see you all there.

Have a super fab & fun weekend, hugs, Kerry.x.

Monday, 6 June 2011

This Weeks' Minis & A Door 'Hand'le...

Yesterday I exhibited at York Miniatures Fair (my favourite) & had a very enjoyable day, coming home with a list of commissions that will keep me busy for a long, long time :o) I was hoping to find a few bits & pieces for my own project (Casa De Groaza), but I was too busy all day & only managed to leave my stall about 15 minutes before the fair closed so all I managed to grab was some clay.
Normally I am all packed up & ready for a fair a couple of days beforehand but this time I wasn't. I still had a few minis to finish off & pack up by Friday evening but told myself that I could finish them Saturday, unfortunately Fate had different plans for me. Halfway through trying to finish the minis I received a phone call from my Mum saying that my son had had a little accident & she would pick me up on the way to the hospital. Apparently, being the accident-prone that he is he decided to show-off in front of his cousins while playing on the swings & jump off while it was high, he did manage to land on his feet but then fell forward, needless to say he has now broken his wrist :o( I still don't think he will have learnt his lesson, but that's kids for you.
Anyway, here are the few minis that I have made for eBay this week...

Chocolate Gateaux
Strawberry Charlotte

Pink Patchwork Cake

...and here's a few new minis that I have made for 'Casa De Groaza', a skull & bones windchime with dripping candles...

...and a door 'hand'le. If you 'google images' door hand lots of fantastic pictures come up including a door hand knocker, which I think I will make next as it looks really effective. Neither of these are fixed on permanently (just a bit of blu-tack) as I still have the windows & door to finish painting, but you get the general idea.

Hope you all have a fantastic week, hugs, Kerry.x.