a sneeky peek for all you eaters… almost finished, bit more sanding, polishing and a final tidy. 🙂 nom, nom, nom…
Ohh now I am in organise mode…
I am getting all my bits and pieces ready for an early start on Sunday, planetaye will have a stall at the Contemporary Arts and Crafts Fair at Astley Park, Chorley on the 6th Feb 2011 so here is a wee sneak preview of some new Valentinies that will be available!
If you are around Astley Park – Chorley on Sunday please drop in and have a look.
Now I must get on with my organising… making teeny tiny boxes for teeny tiny cakes.
OK, hit my sale!
Just finished putting my festive decorative danglies into a sale folder on the lil’ folksy shop. They are all down in price by 45%. If you are really organised then start this years festive season off a few months in advance.
Now I can begin this years makes… lots of drawings so far and a one wee celebration cake to make for the end of the month. I sold out of the tiny seasonal cakes just before xmas – that was a nice feeling.
Ready for winter high tea and sitting on a frilled pale blue doily. Full of currants and cherries, a generous layer of golden marzipan iced with a snowdrift of royal icing. I couldn’t resist cutting myself a slice.
Presented on a wooden board, finished with a wee sprig of holly and a few crumbs left for any passing mousie!
See replicakes of planetaye on folksy.
(please note: all handmade from polymer clay)
“replicakes” …a little web presence for little presents
A new showcase for my small model cakes, pastries and other foods.
So head on over to see the detailed photys and find out more.
My first go at a craft fair in nearly 30 years. … never! …surely not! I hear you cry. No, really, but way back then I was knitting like a wee demon and sewing little felt toys. Somewhere there are photys of my stalls at the Grassmarket (Edinburgh), so I’ll have to dig them out and scan.
But back to yesterday and Great Budworth Craft and Gift fair. Held in the village church, with ‘tables’ neatly constructed over 3 pew backs and 40 odd stall holders it attracted a non-stop flow of interested visitors. A good day and raised a lot of money for the Great Budworth committee. So here are some photys of my stall and the goodies thereupon. Many of these will soon be going onto my wee folksy shop – go on, give the photys a click and see the items in detail.
Having missed ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day!‘ I decided to make up for my lack of ha-harring and walking the plank with…
skull ‘n’ crossbones buttons.
They coulda come right off the threadbare waistcoat o’ Jack Sparrow hisel.
big button = 28mm approx.
wee button = 18mm approx.
(the other one is a fridge magnet)
crafted from polymer clay on a metal button dome and shank
My latest tryouts for polymer clay designs have resulted in a few more round things. It must be that way my hands work or something… anyway above is a wee tester wedding cake. It is built on a tinfoil armature and has no finished base as yet but was a reasonable first attempt. Less than 2 inches high/diameter so not as tiny as those you see for dolls houses but I was aiming more for the “keepsake of your special day” kinda thing.
Below you can see a trio of (gold)fishy mirrors… not to scale – ha ha! Shown a wee bit bigger than life size here.
Nearly fiinished and ready for the planetaye shop in a day or two – hooray!
Although I spend a lot of time blundering about webby spaces I very rarely know what’s going on. (“That sounds like you” – the audience) I had no idea what a Folksy Friday was until yesterday …a Thumbthing Thursday?
Well I know now ‘cos one of my little handmade products has been included in a Folksy Friday collection. Many thanks to Anna Hamilton-Gunn.
Nip off to the Lime Garden to have a look – the Folksy Friday lime collection…
But what was featured? ah – my set of tiny swirly buttons – so if you fancy adding a cocktail punch to your usual LBD click off to the planetaye shop.
Caipirinhas all round I think!
Here is a wee glimpse of what I get up to, in those moments in betweeen snooping for a real job and looking at The Daily Squee! Buttons, magnets, mirrors and some odd uncatogorised thingies. Polymer clay is my friend (apart from days when it all ends up as a grey lump – although this is still useful…?) Get thee to the wee shop for some of these and others.