Piece of cake!

Well I finally made it... my challenge is complete and I loved every minute!
here is the cake finished... 

Front of cake
I am really please at how it turned out.. and full of wonderful ideas for a new doll. 
The bride was very surprised (well is was a surprise shower LOL) and she loved the cake...

so far so good

Well I have the most of the cake done...so far I LOVE IT! I am so happy with the results..

front view bust section
View of skirt back

it still isn't finished... Just have to add the bust section, place the side swag sections and appliques and we are done!!
come back later to see the finished product...
what do you think??

all is quiet on the home front...

All is quiet on the home front but hectic in the kitchen LOL. I have been very busy with organizing the cakes I told you about earlier.
I set myself a massive challenge for this venture and so far so good... It is such a satisfying thing when an idea just seems to pull together.
I know it isn't cloth related but it still pertains to dolls (that's my story and I am sticking to it)...   
 I am so excited I just wanted to share the progress pics...

I took a paper mache mannequin and did a foil overlay which I taped up and cut away. I then taped this closed and stuffed til firm enough to hold its shape.

from this
to this....
Then I covered in sugar paste and let dry, finally I dusted with some luster dusts to give a lovely glow

This next picture is a test run to make sure the mannequin top will fit and to check sizing of cakes
can you see where I am going with this?

I have made these awesome scrolls with a flexible icing and these will be like appliques on the final dress, cant wait!!!
final layout for dress..
I finally finished all the roses for the cake... and then some.... Made a few extra for the likely event someone accidentally eats one LOL... wasnt me haahaaaa
Finished  chocolate roses and leaves for wedding cake...YUM!
I will be doing the fondant today and final touches tomorrow ready for the bridal shower tomorrow night... more pics later

  let me know what you think so far...

happy me... Exclusive Offer EXTENDED

Exclusive Offer to all of my blog followers
as I told you earlier its my birthday this month and to celebrate I am offering you the presents,

This Offer has been EXTENDED for another 2 days... 
Last chance
until 11.59:59pm the 25th October you get an exclusive
15% discount off mixed media magazines, paper patterns, tools and supplies

in the Magazine section; you will find back issues of Belle Armoire and Altered Couture,
in the Patterns section; designs by Michelle Harrold, Rhonda McGinnity, Delys Brady, 
Linda Misa and Suzette Rugolo
in the tools and supplies section; lambskins, mohair, eyes, fabrics and so much more... there is just too much to list.

all you need to do to get this discount is put some stash in your shopping cart and use the code HAPPYME15 in the redeem coupon section on the check out page.
You need to use the code as is, uppercase and numbers for the code to work.

So if you are wanting to add to your stash here is your chance... the code can be used more than once but only in separate orders and will expire at midnight on the 23rd 25th October 2010. Feel free to tell your friends. Stock is limited so get in quick.

Terms; Sale is limited only to items in stock and not to back orders, once these are gone that's it. Sorry this cannot be applied to e-patterns, online classes, gift certificates or orders already in system nor can it be applied after if you forget to use it and does not affect the shipping cost.

so whatcha doin?...

boy have I been busy since my last post.. I have a friend whose son is getting married next month and she wanted me to make some flowers for their cake.... so I get to play with my most favourite thing in the world
she wanted something elegant so I have been making white chocolate clay roses... 
it is a very soothing end to my day...
I can sit in my chair and create and try not to nibble LOL...

Chocolate Clay Roses

Just wait til you see what I am doing for her bridal shower...

I am working on a doll but it is not made with cloth... hehehe will let you in on the secret soon..

October Give away... is it your turn?

October Giveaway.. 

Gorgeous SILKS... 
this goody pack contains several different pieces of Silk Hand Dyed by me in a most delicious colourway... and 3 solid dupioni all in complimentary colours  to make the colour pack "Wild Heather"

included in pack are:-
hand dyed crinkle silk tissue approx 25cms x 25cms
hand dyed silk organza 30cms x 40cms
hand dyed tissue silk approx 15cms x 95cms
plus 2 meters of hand dyed silk cord
1 piece blue/mauve dupioni iridescent silk approx 15cms x 55cms
1 piece mauve/blue iridescent dupioni silk approx 15cms x 55cms
1 piece iridescent golden/orange dupioni silk 10cms x 50cms
Total value is $45.00

This is fabulous value and these pieces can be used on quilts for doll costuming or whatever your heart desires...

"Wild Heather" Silk Pack give away
All you have to do to win this luscious prize is one or all of the following
  • Refer a friend or several (tell them to leave a comment telling them who referred them = you get one entry for each friend referred and your friends get one entry)
  • if they become a follower = you receive 1 entry.
  • Leave a comment anywhere on the blog =1 entry
  • If you create a link to your blog or website = gives you 2 entries (write a comment and add your blog addy so I know you have linked with me and I can tally your votes)
     Remember the more you do the more entries you receive and the better your chances are...

    Best of luck
    person with most entries will be announced the 1st November 2010

    Now Available

    WOW what a month! and it hasnt even started yet... LOL
    I hope you are all well and have had the chance to create something wonderful.

    I have some great news Caroline Erbsalnd and Stephanie Novatski's designs are now ready for download.

    We have Crystal the beautiful Mermaid,
    Caroline the Showgirl Diva,
    Cinderella, a gorgeously gowned princess,
    and Corina the Enchanting Gypsy, this design comes with Bonus instructions for creating her display... 

    "Corina" the Enchanting Gypsy
    Caroline's attention to detail in her embellishing is awesome and makes you wanna get your hands dirty so to speak... fabulous instructions and beautiful colour photos will guide you through all of these designs.
    I also have Year of the Witch available by Stephanie Novatski.
    This pattern includes designs and embellishing ideas for 5 cute lil witches which you can easily customize to suit your needs. This pattern is full of colour photos and great ideas.

    The great thing about e-Patterns is that you can save a copy to your hard drive or burn a copy to CD (personal use only mind) and only Print out the sheets you need (ie templates etc)  and as these patterns are so large some with over 150 photos this is a bonus. Another things is the attention to detail these designs offer, having the photos to guide you step by step makes these an asset to the beginning doll maker.

    I am working hard to add more e-patterns soon from other fabulous designers.

    We have our winner

    Welcome to October the month of my birthday woohooo! now onto the important stuff LOL

    We have our WINNER!!! for this months giveaway...

    Congratulations to Shazza007


    Thank you to everyone who became a follower of my blog. Your support is appreciated and I hope to be having a giveaway at least once a month. So if you feel you missed out this time dont give up there will be another chance for you later. I am already thinking of ideas for my next giveaway.

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