February 17, 2010

Valentine Sweets - Beautiful, Edible, Love - able!



Happy (late) Valentine's Day to everyone in blogland!



I was pleasantly surprised when I received some flowers from my parents! Some miniature roses and whitish-yellow lilies (they hadn't bloomed yet in the photograph.



A few days before Valentine's Day, I attempted to make some 'lacy chocolate hearts' to 'place daintily on little cupcakes.' In the Martha Stewart Living magazine, there was this really fantastic looking cupcake with a little chocolate heart on top. It looked relatively simple, so I decided to try it.



They worked relatively well, except that they began to melt after they were taken out of the fridge. There was a lot left over, so a made a ginormous chocolate heart!

This year for Valentine cards, I took some photographs of little plastic animals.



For my monkey/chimpanzee/gorilla loving little brother.



For my mom.



For my actually 'lego loving' brother, but he likes polar bears too.



For my 'used to want to be a herpetologist' brother.



For my dad.



Hope everyone had a day filled with Valentine Sweets!

February 11, 2010

Valentine Cards



For Valentine's Day (in 4 days, by the way,) I have edited a few photographs in photoshop elements.



Hopefully I'll have time to make some hand-made ones too!

February 7, 2010

Experimenting

Today I was experimenting with clay animation. If you read any of my early posts, you will see that I made a little man and a little dog. Now for a little mouse...

video

If you didn't notice, he winked at you near the end.

Originally, I wanted to have him talk and have more body movements, but that was a little ambitious. Hopefully I will get better, though.

February 5, 2010

Scotties and Beagles and Rushing, Oh My!



Hello to all those in blogland! After my measly 2 posts in January, I am going to try to better this month. So far in craft world I have been making some clay puppies.





These little guys were supposed to look like Scottish Terriers, but ended up looking more like black mutts. As you probably can tell from the hearts, I made these for Valentine's Day. I had intended to set up an Etsy shop, but with only 9 days till, I doubt that will happen. All the dogs are completed, but I haven't made the boxes, or figured out what to send them in. Correction. I have started making the boxes, but I don't think any one would like to receive one, considering they are lopsided and would probably collapse on the trip.

I have also been making some beagles (a mischievous little dog)...







You can see it in their eyes. The good thing about these is that if I do ever get a system set up to sell them, they don't have to be for a certain holiday.