Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bumps in the mini road...

There are several projects in different stages of completion scattered in my work area and I'm technically stuck in all of them.  So instead of continuing to bang my head against the wall, I moved on to stuff that I could work on while sorting out the obstacles.

The peony/maple leaf ikebana floral arrangement and wagashi (Japanese confections) assortment are for the tatami room.  Thomas Saunders turned the beautiful Italian soapstone hollow vessel and maple platter.  I made the rest :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Strawberries and Roses

This strawberry whipped cream cake is my favorite in full scale :)  The pink soapstone platter is by Thomas Saunders and Jeff Spera turned the alabaster hollow vessel.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dinner and Dessert

Never say never.  I said that I didn't think I would ever make "uncooked" whole fish but here it is by request.  Inspiration came from one of my favorite food blogs, Cannelle et Vanille.  Thai basil and cherry tomatoes are from my garden.  The baguette boards and knife were fun to make :)  Hopefully my next knife will have a metal blade and all my fingers will be bandage-free after I'm done!

Coconut cake is my mom's favorite dessert.  I "baked" it for her since the tatami room I had planned to give her for Mother's Day is no where near completion.  The beautiful red and gold truestone pedestal platter was turned by Thomas Saunders.  Silver cake server by Don Henry.  I was playing with resin and made the gold plate.

Have a great week!