Monday, August 30, 2010

Let them not eat cake!

The handmade wedding won't have a cake.  I love cake.  Believing that all weddings need a cake I created a faux cake for the dessert bar.  I hope Sara and Matt don't try to eat it on their first anniversary.  It might be a bit dry and crunchy.
I hand sculpted each Fimo clay flower and pea patches at the bottom of the arbor (site of the proposal). The pea patch that is, not the arbor.  Additional custom items include the bride's dress and the groom's suit, all sculpted of Fimo.  This was all done seriptiously via the bride.  She knows I'm making something but doesn't know what.  I hope she's happy and surprised.

Friday, August 13, 2010

What I did on my summer vacation

Given enough time and enough clay I will complete any project I ever start.  Well, sometimes the start of a project does turn into a blob of ugly gray/brown.  It's a color that only exists in polymer clay.  In a previous post I shared pictures of what I thought would be a quick weekend project.  It seems I should have thought a little harder.  Knowing how many individual pieces are used to make only the castle and formal garden (appr.100 pieces) and knowing how many pieces are in each flower I have estimated a total of almost 10,000 individual pieces of clay. Most people who have seen this cake topper like the dragon the best.  What is your favorite part?  Please share your thoughts and I'll post the results.  I just like that it's finally finished! Rather than trying to determine a reasonable price for 80+ hours of fun but tedious work I'm leaving the "Someday My Prince Will Come" cake topper to my descendents.  Let them wonder about the sanity of their ancestor.  The 3rd Birthday cake topper is a gift for my "Poppy" inspiration.  So Disney, don't worry about copyright and licensing,  it's a gift and not for sale.  I do have grand plans of selling other cake toppers in my Etsy shop  The shop is not yet open but I have wonderful ideas!  Stay tuned!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A gift for the bride-to-be and future husband

We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. ~Author Unknown

I don't know who asked or who offered but I was fortunate to be the one who created what the bride and her mother consider to be beautiful wedding invitations.  I love everything about my design(Thanks to The Paper Source for inspiration) but even now as I look at the photo  I imagine all the things I could have improved.  I love the idea of a handmade wedding and Sara this is for you!