Monday, 23 September 2013

I can't believe...

...that it's already pumpkin season!  

But, then again, I suppose any season can be pumpkin season in the 1:12 scale world.  

I've just added the cute pumpkin bread display to my Available Items page.

And I've updated my prices to show the postage charges.  There is now a single charge worldwide of £3.50 GBP per parcel, regardless of the number of items.  AND of course I've reduced the prices of my available items to reflect this! 

Different kind of pumpkin pie - now sold!

Monday, 16 September 2013

Pass the Jam...

... and cream cheese, that's how I like my croissants!

I've just added this arrangement of croissants to my Available Items page.  Please follow the links to see more photos and pricing.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Comparisons, Now and Then!

I'm constantly trying to improve my work and this year I'm trying even harder than ever, I really want to push myself to create the best miniatures that I can.  I'm probably far too harsh on myself (isn't that the curse of an artist; self doubt and being overly critical of one's own work?) and even though I try not to look or draw comparisons, there are so many fantastic artisans out there, it's now impossible for me to sit back and say "oh, that will do" about my own work.

So, with all that in mind, this morning I've been working on my mini croissants.  My thinking was... that I have a photo of the type of croissant that I made a while back and I'll take a photo this morning of one of my new versions and then I can compare the photos side by side.  THEN, I thought... might as well do this comparison live on my blog, me being a glutton for self punishment and all that ;)  Sooooo, here we go...

The first time I saw these photos side by side was just a few seconds ago when I was saving them as one.  My first impressions, I think I've definitely improved on the colouring and the shape is not as flat but I'm not sure if I like the actual curve of the older croissant than the more straight new one.  What do you think?