Monday, September 28, 2009

Halloween Part 2 Pin Toppers

I have been so excited about debuting these pins because I love Halloween so much! So here they are! A cupcake topped with a witch's hat, a duo of candy corns and a spooky little Jack-o-Lantern!
Please note if you would like to purchase them and you live outside of the US the last day to order is October 5th. If you live within the US the last day to order is October 12th. Stop on by my Etsy shop Pinks & Needles - OPEN on Mondays only : )
Have a lovely day everyone!
PS I hope everyone's thinking about what they are dressing up like this year. I keep going back and forth between a vampire (because I'm obsessed with the Twilight Saga) or a dark character you might see at a masquerade ball.....hmmm.......

Monday, September 21, 2009

Cupcake Plaques

I never seem to have extra time to work on "other" projects lately but yesterday I made time to play around with my cupcake ornaments. I decided to cut them in half and mount them on mini wooden plaques! The possibilities are endless! I had to stop at these 3 but I have many more ideas swimming in my noodle : )
classic cupcake plaque
mushroom cupcake plaque
aqua posie cupcake plaque

Ladies Who Lunch

I always loved it when my mom had her bridge group over to play cards. That meant a lot of yummy food and the table decorated perfectly! My mom had a heck of a knack for "setting up"!
So in keeping with the spirit I thought of my mom whilst I sculpted and played with clay the other day. This was my first attempt at making a vase of flowers ~ why didn't I do tat sooner!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009


I am such a sucker for all things cherries! I love them! I gave one of my old designs (the cherries jubilee teapot) a little make over by fine tuning the cherries themselves. Not the stems are much thinner and leaf has a bit more detail. I've been wanting to make a couple of other pins to go with the teapot so here they are! A nice big fat bowl of freshly picked cherries and a teacup and saucer to match : )

Monday, September 7, 2009

French Macaron Pin Toppers

I have only been to Paris once and it was a very interesting experience for me ~ both good and bad. Unfortunately I visited at the end my long backpacking trip through Europe so needless to say I was exhausted by the time I arrived : ( But I have to say I enjoyed every minute of eating at the various patisseries!!! My favorite dessert was the macaroon. I love their shiny perfect appearance and the filling was always a surprise to my taste buds!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Gnome Sweet Gnome

I don't know why Gnomes are so cute! I can't figure it out! Is it their rosey cheeks? Or their famous red pointy hats? Whatever it is I am smitten! If I could be anything other than human I would choose to be a Gnome. Tiny and small but full of life! Living amongst the mushrooms and the blossoms ~ that's where I'd like to be.