I woke up this morning to discover that I have somehow acquired 200 followers.... This actually stuns and amazes me but it is a milestone and I will have a giveaway in the foreseeable future.
Watch for the announcement!
At the moment, I am busily constructing costumes for the local HS production of Thorton Wilder's "Our Town". Unlike last Spring, there is a huge cast and I have 30 actors to clothe, including shoes. Because the tech crew will be seen onstage throughout the performance, they must also be dressed for the period. 1901-1910. This has been, and will be for a while, taking up much of my creative time and energy. Performance is the w/e prior to Thanksgiving and I am taking the entire following week "off"..just for me.
Spring musical is Godspell....I think I am going to just open the doors to the Costume Shop and tell them all to just choose whatever they want to wear.....
So this morning I decided (Lord knows why...) to try to make some miniature cherry turnovers. I went to the bakery and purchased a lovely turnover to use as a model.
Things went fairly well until I dropped the box of pastels whilst looking for the ochre. Spent over an hour cleaning up, sorting and re-packing pastels. Apparently AlphaColors' idea of magenta is a far cry from mine...
But back to the bakery.....
I managed to produce 6 tiny turnovers with which I am fairly happy.
I would like for them to be puffier so I guess I'll have to spend a little more time "fluffing" the next batch. I also discovered that I can use the red Gallery Glass for the filling before appling and baking the icing. It "cooks" quickly to the shiny red color and then I can tuck the filling under the icing a little easier. Next time I'll do that first.
I still have to figure out what to use to make the pastry itself shiny like the real thing. My pastry is a little dull. I could paint on some of the Fimo gloss but then I'd have to be really careful not to get it on the icing. I am going to see if using the gloss first, letting it dry, then icing and baking will have any adverse effects on the gloss. It is such a low temperature that I don't think so but we'll have to see.
This was kind of fun but more futzy than I like to work, though perhaps I'd get faster with time. This easily took me the better part of the day.....not counting the pastel problem.
And yes....when I finished with the photograph, Matt and I shared the pastry. Delish!
Have a look. All the previous questions and information are there, too!
Plan to start with new question late Sunday evening (EDT).
Soooo.....anyone have a question??? I have a few I've garnered from previous comments. No pressure :-)
Just needed to add that, while I moderate this new blog, it is in no way MINE. It is for everyone to participate in by way of the comment section....which is the only way folks can post, unfortunately.
A few weeks ago, I asked the remarkable Kristy from Mini Menagerie if she would consider making a girl vampire bat. Clearly she was up to the task because Miss Bella arrived today and is absolutely fabulous!
Don't you just love her little pink bow? Reminds me of Dolores Umbridge.
I have introduced her to Mud Grumpus, the Forest Troll (anyone remember him??) and they are getting along quite famously. As of fact, they seem quite taken with each other. Mud has invited Bella to go trick or treating with him this Halloween. He already has his "treat" bucket at hand.
...sigh...I think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship....
Tabitha Corsica, aka the Ice Queen...my alter ego. The sublime miniaturist...not the one who cooks, cleans, does laundry and runs the taxi service. I have a husband and a teenage son and 2 lively Havanese dogs (need I say more?). All of which has a strange way of taking over much of my time. But making, collecting and just plain looking at miniatures is what I do best and what I crave to do the most....outside of reading a really good book.