Friday, July 29, 2011

Duckling with a hat

I was surfing the web the other day researching vintage uses of crepe paper and came across (on ebay) an adorable little duck wearing a green crepe paper hat with flowers. It was so cute and fluffy and so realistic looking. Up until that point I had only looked at the photo so after reading the description, I no longer found the duckling looked real because it was real. Ewwww. Taxidermy is a fascinating science but I'd prefer to view its subjects in a museum, not in my home wearing an Easter bonnet.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Art Doll ~ Alicia (Custom Doll)

Alicia is a custom doll created for her namesake. She wears a white t-shirt under a teal summer sweater with mother of pearl buttons. Her long black skinny jeans gather at the ankle and she wears leopard print shoes. Her hair is parted on the side and tucked behind one ear showing a diamond earing. She comes with a special bag holding a loose leaf binder and a pencil. Alicia stands about 12" tall. As always, most everything is made of paper.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cupcake Topper Party Favors and Kits

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the counter at Tinsel Trading Company to chat and watch me create my Cupcake Toppers. I had such fun and I can't wait to introduce other demos with different instructors in the future.

I had a couple of pictures of my demo but I am more than angry because they disappeared from my camera. Somehow, after recharging the battery, half of my memory card ended up empty. This has never happened before so I am super confused (and super pissed) that it happened now; of all times!! The presentation was really nice and the cupcakes from Crumbs (which I used for props) made my Toppers look great. At the end of the demo I was glad to share the props with the fantastic staff at TTC.

You can now purchase the kits and some finished Toppers on my Etsy page at

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Demo at Tinsel Trading Company

If you are in the area, please stop by Tinsel Trading Company and say hi while I demonstrate how to make my Cupcake/Nut Cup Topper Party Favor Girls. The party favors will be made using products from the store including their Dresden trim and flowers. Completed projects will be available for sale.

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2011

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Tinsel Trading Company

1 West 37th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

See you there!