Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Omg, Holidaypalooza!

I've been a freakishly busy little unique snowflake making a ton of things that probably won't even sell and will instead be collecting dust in my studio.
Oh well.
My holiday miniatures; let my show you them.
First up: Matzoh ball soup.  Delicious little matzoh nuggets floating in broth and surrounding by carrots and celery and mmmmm I'm so making this for lunch.  Made the bowls myself (please note how the colour blended on the rim.  Thanks, stupid bottle cap).
Someday, I'll find tiny spoons.

 Next up on my Chanukkah table are Latkahs.  OH. EM. GEE.  I wait all year round for these succulent little pancakes to grace my presence.  I made sure there was some sour creme to go with them.  That's the only true way to eat them, unless you're smothering them with apple sauce. Om nom nommmmmm.

So that's about the limit of my Chanukkah creativity right now.  I'll eventually bust out some dreidls, but by the time I was done with these, I'd have enough run ins with my exact knife and I had been burned by the over for the umpteenth time.
So Christmas was, naturally, my next option.

What better way to begin my holiday endeavours than by making more of the things that enraged me so much last week?? That's right.  You can bet your freshly darned socks that I made bigger and better Gingerbread houses. I am totally legit like that.
This time I decided that 1:12 scale was probably a more intelligent choice than 1:24 or 1:48.  I have no idea which one I pulled off last week, and I really don't care enough.  They were too small.  I know that.  So this time I went for a three finger length and it gave me a lot more space to work with.  I made cute little peppermint pinwheels, tiny candy canes, sprinkles, frosting... you name it.

 Awwww..... so precious.
                                                                 The stupid little ones --->
 Oh my, tiny pies!  Pecan!  One of my favourites.  Those little pecans were a pain in the rear to make.
The pumpkin was a lot easier. The shading was the hardest part.
The figgy puddings are super cute.  I love the way that the holly decoration came out.  The earrings came out adorable too but I failed to take any pictures, of course. 
And I lied, I did make another Chanukkah item.  Matzoh bread :3



Saturday, November 19, 2011

Open studio and "holy crap how have I not put my Chanuchristmakus stuff up yet?"

Yes.  You read that right.  As a half Jew/half Catholic hot mess, I have made my OWN damn holiday season.  Chanuchristmakus.  Eat your heart out, Hallmark.
Fun fact: Daniel Radcliffe is screwed the exact. same. way.  He should probably do this holiday with me. Just saying. It's celebrated by reading a bunch of books, drinking butter beer and making a ton of cookies and pie and other stuff.  Presents are optional.

Anyway, my dad and I will be opening our studio to the public during the first weekend of December, which means that I need to get my rear in gear, and make a bunch of stuff, as well as displays.  In order to do this effectively, I need to put my reading list aside and actually write my last two papers and, you know, sculpt and glue things and what not.  Problem is, is that I really want to read the Woman in Black, now that I've finished the Hunger Game trilogy (which was fan-fuggin-tastic). I'm also really distracted in designing my literary half sleeve that I plan on getting after my wedding.

Speaking of:
Got the lollipops.  They are more than I ever could have hoped, oh my goodness, they are soooo delicious. Thank you, Vintage Confections!  Our flavours were Caramel Apple, Candy Corn, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Champagne, and Apple Cinnamon.  There was also Salted Caramel, but I inhaled it. Got to their etsy site at : for some seriously amazing treats! 

Since the gingerbread houses of intense rage, I've been fiddling around with making latkahs and tiny apple sauces.  Hopefully the jars I ordered will come soon so I can finish those up in time for the weekend.  I'm also working on a bunch of christmas tinies, such as figgy puddings, fruit cakes (ew), and other treats.  I had made some really cute gingerbread men, but apparently they really pissed off my velociraptor parrot, because she bit the head off one.
Anyway, hopefully there will be another post either today, or tomorrow with some uploads of all of my pretty new things that I made!

PS: you're not allowed to enter (since I wanna win) but here's Snowfern's giveaway!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas things!!

So I finally stopped whining and just sat down and worked on some holiday stuff.  I'm nowhere near done, and I still have a custom order to fill and ship... but I got 3 out of like...15 things done.  I have 2 days left to meet my goal of finishing everything on time and getting it up in the etsy shop.  I want to hurry so I can maybe get a showcase spot.

5 hours and 20 or so attempted patterns later, I'm totally a holiday beast.  Look at these gingerbread houses.  Look at the size.  Note, that I could serve one on a penny if I wanted to.  Move over Santa, I'm winning and you're losing.

 Some epically amazing pies.  Please note that for the apple pie, I painstakingly created teeny tiny apple slices and then, because I'm a genius, I put the top on.  Amazing craftsmanship right?

This lattice pie work was a beast to perfect let me tell you.

Teensy Vanil Kipferln.  Delicious Austrian christmas cookies.  A personal favourite :)

Get ready for some boss latkas and gumdrops and other epic stuff :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I'm totally stalling on miniatures

because I'm just waaaaay too tired tonight.  Given I did cut up the pieces for a gingerbread house and peppermint sticks, so I guess that's technically winning.  

Wedding wise, the birdhouses are happening and whatnot and I'm super duper excited because I ordered lollipops from etsy's own VintageConfection shop in various flavours.  Been waiting about a month and I'm getting antsy to eat them like the fatty I am.  Hopefully, they're perfect for the candy bar.  I want so badly for them to be delicious.  I mean, come on, it's pumpkin cheesecake flavor.

Anywho, I'll continue working on the christmas and hanukkah deedlybops and post them hopefully tomorrow or monday.  Till then though, eff that I'm sleeping.

Thursday, November 3, 2011