Saturday, October 17, 2009

Recent Listing on Ebay SOLD

Found Fairy and Doll Fixin's !

I have an idea about what to do with these acorn caps,they are perfect specimans!

So enjoyable to be out along this walk with such beauty everywhere...

I did get lucky on treasure hunts today,found some nice vintage laces and cute ceramic toadstool ! Yay!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Coconut Almond Custard French Toast *Wicked Good*

•one loaf french bread cut into 1-inch slices or challah bread cut into 1-inch slices •1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
•4 whole eggs
•1/2 cup sugar
•3 cups heavy cream
•1 Tablespoon vanilla
•1 Tablespoon almond extract
•1/4 Teaspoon anise extract
•1 cup dried Coconut
•1/2 cup sliced candied almonds (no salted almonds)
Preheat oven to 350.
1. Brush both sides of bread with melted butter with pastry brush
2. Arrange bread in a 9" x 12" or larger, baking pan.
3. Next, beat the eggs, then add the remaining ingredients (except for the coconut and sliced almonds) and mix.
4. Pour this mixture over the bread, then sprinkle with the coconut and almonds.
5. Now place this pan with the bread/mixture into a second larger pan and pour hot water into that larger pan to come about halfway up the sides of the pan. This will ensure even making. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned and puffy. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

My attempts at some tiny realistic dolls...

Looking ahead, new dolls and ideas...

Been busy working on some new items to present to Ashton Drake...Whoopee! Have a doll listed in the upcoming Holiday Gallery pages of Martha Puff, in Miniature Dollhouse magazine US version. I am having a difficult time deciding which way to go with my sculpting these days, I am receiving alot of positive feedback on my dollhouse work, but the fairies were my first love... so I will see where I end up with that. I really love the realistic work of artists like Laura Scattolini, Heloise, Julie Fischer, and my all time fav Jamie Williamson. I have often thought wow what if I could create that type of doll with a realistic and charming quality to them in Miniature they would be so sweet! So I will continue to work hard on my detailing and costuming and hope they are well loved.