Friday, December 19, 2014

Cherished Memories

When my children were young, they were so anxious and willing to help with holiday preparations.  Maybe it was a last effort on their part to ensure they were on Santa's good list!  We parents were usually busy with endless tasks so any help was welcomed from anybody.  Thus, it was usually the duty for the youngest at the time to prepare Santa's cookies and milk until, of course, they no longer believed that Santa broke into our house (no chimney!) to leave gifts.  Being typical youngsters, they were easily distracted...

Maurice Sendak's "Nutshell Library" and house of cards by Grace Griffin/TreeFeathers Miniatures.
Glass vase by Kiva Ford.   Basket by Al Chandronnait; I stained it a darker brown.
Cookies, milk and painted Christmas tree plate by me.

I remember being slightly annoyed as their "help" actually meant more cleanup to be done.  But annoyances were short-lived as the spirit of the holiday season kept everything merry.  And the kids themselves were truly magical - full of innocence, hope and good intentions.  I miss those days.  The kids are grown now and no longer that magical, haha.  But I am looking forward to when we can celebrate with magical grandchildren :^D


p.s.  To all who read my last post, I have redeemed myself and am officially "off" of Santa's naughty list - no lump of coal in my stocking, woot!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Patisserie on overdrive!

Pastries seem to be on many minds - I've finished three orders and have made a fourth piece to list on my website.

Espresso machine and flatware by Yukio Kawai/TYA Miniatures.  Snakewood bowl by Jeff Spera.  Basket by Al Chandronnait - I stained it a darker brown shade.  Food and flowers by me :^)

Ho, ho, ho, are you on Santa's naughty list or nice list?  I fear I may be on the naughty one, evidenced by my backlogged order book, though the delays were not intentional.  But I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and there is hope that I'll be caught up by Christmas in order to avoid a lump of coal in my stocking.  Which list are you on?