Friday, 25 June 2010

Progress at last :-)

Happy friday afternoon to all :-)
Sorry i have been a bit quite lately as i have been busy making my 3rd wedding cake topper. This one is to be a much smaller version for a 9.5cm width top tiar cake. This has been just a much of a challenge as the larger toppers as working so small can be very fiddly. The bride to be also wished for facial detials something i have never attempted before. Again being a a bit crackers i thought id see what i could come up with. I crafted a tester head and was amazed that i could actually do it not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. But for a first attempt i felt quite pleased though i did make the head far to big I have decided not to wate this tester head but turn it into a African Babywearing mother and baby ornarment for myself :-) As you can see from a few of my pictures i carry my son. The carrier in my profile picure is called an Asian carrier called a Mei tai . It is not only stunning but very comfortable and incredible well made. My son is 2 years old and i can still carry him with ease!
Anyway back on topic
I have now made and baked the brides head and will be adding the hair hopfully tonight. Sorry no pictures of yet i promised to show the Bride first :-)

Other news a few weeks ago i went into a local craft shop on the hunt for some clay cutters. The owner of the shop was very helpful and we ended up chatting about my toppers. The lady displays and sells a few local handmade sugarcraft cake toppers, mass produced clay toppers, but no handmade clay toppers. ( I say this with some excitment) as she invited me to bring along photos of the toppers i have made so far to see if i could also display and sell in her shop. I am not at the stage to become an offical business but a good bit of impromptu marketing done there. Knowing i may have a found a niche in the market right here at home :-0)

Another update i have been commisioned by yet another friend ( i love my mates) to create a Anniversery ornament of her her husband and 2 children. The lady i made my very first topper for will soon be having a baby shower to celebrate her second pregnancy. As my gift to her im going to craft a cake topper of her with bump .
Now i just need someone needing me to craft a birthday cake topper
All this experiance im building up will, fingers crossed, lead me to craft proffesionaly.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Sounds like everything is taking off!! Well done. xx