Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Cupcake for Spring

Here's my newest little cupcake. I'm ready for Spring!
I used several pieces of vintage china from several different china patterns in all the fresh Spring colors. Then I painted the little egg and put it on top and added the wings that are made from a vintage book. To finish it off, I made the little nest around the egg. I'll be making several of these, so if you're interested, they can be purchased here. Of course, they will all be a little different, as I'm using several pieces of vintage china.
Take care!!

More Cupcakes!!!

More Cupcakes!!!!
This colorful and fun cupcake is going to Miss Amanda in Nebraska!
I can tell from Amanda's email that she is one Great Mama!!
She wanted her cupcake to read
"More Cake" as it is what her little boy said one day in a low little growl that made everyone laugh. She also lovingly refers to him as little monkey, hence the name on the back of the cupcake. I designed the cupcake from one of Amanda's personal art pieces that she has posted on her blog. She is a wonderful artist!! Enjoy your cupcake Miss Amanda!

This lovely cupcake is going all the way to Massachusetts!! Carol says that the letters in the cupcakes remind her of the baby bracelets that hospitals used to give to newborn babies.
What a lovely memory!!!
Carol is also a very talented artist!! Check out herwebsite!! Enjoy your cupcake Miss Carol!!!

I have been soooooo busy this last couple of days finishing up my mosaic dog piece for Red Dog Art Gallery. I have to turn it in tomorrow. It's about complete (you know me....last minute) and I'll share pictures in a couple of days.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Amber's Cupcake

This sweet little cupcake is going to Miss Amber in sunny California! Her colors are pink and aqua so I think this cupcake will look fabulous in her house. I like how the cherry looks like it's been dusted with pink sugar. YUM!
A sweet cupcake for a very sweet person!! Enjoy Amber!!!
More cupcakes are coming up soon!
p.s. The hubby is doing great!!! :-)

Friday, February 23, 2007

I'll post a picture tomorrow

Hello People~

I will not be posting a picture today, but I will post one tomorrow. My hubby had surgery at Mayo Hospital yesterday. He is doing fine and I think I get to bring him home today. I was there all day yesterday, from early (and I mean early) morning to later in the evening. Then it took me 2 hours to drive home because of traffic.......oops.....hold on.......the phone just rang and it was the hubby saying that he can come home. So, back on the road! Hopefully it doesn't take me 2 hours to get there, but it might since it's 7:00 a.m. and that means rush hour traffic. (ugh)
Talk to you tomorrow! Oh, and I have more cupcakes to share! :-)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Queen of Cute!

Queen of Cute Cupcake!! This little cupcake is on its way to St. Louis, MO. Yay!!
Well, back to work!
p.s. I found the article in the Tribune from February's Artwalk. It posted on 2/12/07. They posted a statement from me, but they didn't include a picture. (bummer)

Friday, February 16, 2007

Cool Gifts & Cupcakes

I'm so happy, so so happy!!! I'm doing the Happy Dance!! Look at what I got from my so cool friend Jenny! Jenny's Hostess Cupcakes! So YUMMY!!!!! Jenny and Aaron create the coolest bakery signs ever! Go & check out their blog at Everyday is a Holiday and click on their Ebay store! I think I'm going to redecorate my kitchen with bakery items now, so I'll be visiting their site for some more cool stuff! :-)
In yesterday's post, I said that my husband was hiding a black sack in his camper. Well, this is what was in the black sack! Isn't it sooooooooo sweet! Lots of silver and gold hearts. I'm not much of a jewelry person, but I LOVE this! I LOVE that man!!!!!!!!
Here is a cupcake that was ordered by Marion from Sincredible Pastries. Check her out! She makes the most lovely cakes and other stuff too!!! I wish I could taste them through the computer! :-) Enjoy your cupcake Marion!!!!!
And finally, this sweet little cupcake is going to Lorraine. She says her whole house is decorated in pink and aqua, so this cupcake will be very fitting!!! I bet your house is Beautiful Lorraine!!
Well, that's all for now. More cupcakes and cakes to make and I'm working on a mosaic dog for an art show......this should be interesting! :-)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

I think I've done every craft imaginable. Here is a paper-mache doll I made a couple of years ago. Queen of Hearts I call her. Making her was quite time consuming, but very fulfilling. I made a witch around the same time and when I find a niche of time, I think I'll get out my supplies and make something else. I think I'd like to make something for every month of the year. A rabbit for Easter would be fun.
Miss Queen of Heart's little purse and the "Q's" and little hearts on her chest were made with polymer clay. As were the little hearts on
her crown. So Fun.
Today will be a very busy day, as I am putting the finishing touches on a couple of mosaic cupcakes for a couple of nice gals and I promised my family I would make a red velvet cake for this Valentine holiday. I also need to go to the store and find something yummy for dinner. I refuse to pay the prices that these restaurants charge for Valentine dinners! $200!!! Come on! Do you know how many craft supplies a girl can buy with that much cash?!!
Anyway...... I haven't gotten my husband a Valentine card yet! (I'm such a Bad Girl!) So, I must run out and find something nice and hope that everything isn't totally picked over. I guess I could always pull out some supplies and make his something nice....hmmmmm.
Especially since I found this.......................

What a sweetie that husband of mine is! I awoke to find this waiting for me in the kitchen. I also know that he hid something that is in a black sack in his camper.Ooooooooh I can hardly wait! I'm not much of a jewelry fan unless it's something funky or something vintage. Whatever it is, I'll be totally grateful!!! I mean he took the time to care. What more could one want!
Happy Valentine's Day to you all and daughter #2, if you're reading this, I LOVE you!!!! (please take care)
Michelle (Mom)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Garden on the mind

The newspaper says it's time to plant flower seeds, so yesterday I picked up the above flower seed packets at Home Depot. Now, the trick is making the time to get outside and plant them. I believe I have an idea of where I want each of these beauties to be planted, but I know that it is going to take a few hours to get it done and I'm looking at my schedule and wondering how am I going to fit this in. It rained yesterday and I kept saying to my husband *I wish I had those seeds planted already* The rain does wonders for our plants here in the desert. Yesterday, I spent some time in Phoenix talking to some local artists (I love doing that) and then I went and bought a new camera, since I've had mine for a few years and the mega pixels on it are only 3.1. Of course, the new camera is still in the box and the above picture was taken with the old camera.....another item on my to-do list. I did watch the Grammys last night, but while making plaster cupcakes for mosaic adornment today. Another item on my to-do list............
is to mail this lovely mosaic cake to Amber in California. Congratulations Amber! I hope you'll Love it as much as I do!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Sweet Cake!

Here is one of my newest cakes. Her name is Sweet Cake and sweet she is! I'm enjoying making cakes in my studio instead of in the kitchen! These cakes don't taste as good as the real thing, but they do have less calories! (Ha!) If you want to see more details and more cakes, go here! Well, I must get back to the studio, as I have cupcake orders! (Yay!)

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Chandler Artwalk Tonight

Tonight is the first night of Chandler Artwalk. The Artwalk will take place every 1st Wednesday of the month. Looks like we're going to have some nice weather! This should be fun! If you are a local, come and visit from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Chandler.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Girlfriend Valentine Party!!! (part 1)

These two pictures are of the girlfriends that came to my Valentine Party/Craft Party/Birthday Party. There's Kat(purple), Shelly, Donna, Ann, Lisa and DeAnn(birthday girl).............
Then there's Mary(red), Me and Regina. Melissa(not shown) had to leave early. As you can see, we are hard at work making a Valentine Craft Project. We crafted, ate and drank for hours!! We had the best time!!!!!!!!! I LOVE having girlfriends!!!!!!!!!!! Check out more pictures below.

Girlfriend Valentine Party!!! (part 2)

Check out all of those goodies!!!! We actually ended up ordering pizza too. I think we're getting old, as we needed the pizza to balance out all of the sugar. Okay, and maybe the wine and the champagne.
Here is a close-up picture of the treat that my friend Lisa made. Aren't they the most adorable treats that you've ever seen?! She calls them brownie bricks. FABULOUS!!!!
Here is my finished Valentine craft project. The pattern came from the February issue of Country Home. I changed it up a bit, as I wanted my hearts to be bigger and of course, I'm a fan of the softer colors.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Fascination with Pink

I have a fascination with Pink and with Angels and with birds and with nests....oh and the number 5......and the color green. Okay, I probably could go on and on, but today I'm sharing with you 4 out of the many, fascinations I have. This picture was actually taken in my downstairs bathroom. Notice the pink shower curtain matches the cute little pink bird, that is sitting on her pale blue glass eggs in a vintage glass dish (nest). When I was purchasing the fabric for this shower curtain, the lady cutting my fabric, asked me what I was going to make with this bright pink with silver sparkles sheer fabric. When I told her a shower curtain, she looked at me like I had lost my mind. But this fabric was just what I was looking for and the price was great too ($2 yd). You see, my home decor is anything but typical or standard. It is usually over-the-top and very whimsical. When someone walks into my home, I don't want to hear, did you by that at _____? I want there to be lots of eye candy. Lots of little treasures tucked into every little corner. My friends often say that they never see everything while they're here and that's just the way I want it.
Another one of my fascinations is, like I said, Angels. I made this little Angel a couple of years ago. I adore her. I'll share more of this bathroom, sometime soon, but for now I must go prepare for my Girlfriend Valentine Party that I'm having tomorrow.