Hallo to all. After an absence of three weeks I feel like I should actually be introducing myself to all of you. You are here to see what is on my workdesk and I am afraid there is not much going on in the creative department over here, I have been incredibly busy with the election process of the new leaders at our school. Today was the official induction of the new group and a very, very sad farewell to the old group. After working so closely with this group of very special girls, I feel like I had to say good bye to my own children. The Mosaic cross you see in the photo was made for me by one of these girls. Bronwyn made it herself and being a crafter, I know just how very special it is to give somebody something that you have spent time making and poured a little of your soul into. I am so very blessed to recieve this and very humbled that she thinks I am worthy.
I have decided to show you what was on my diningroom table last week. Yes, I made them! Shocker to see me making things that go on top of cupcakes, I know. My poor daughter had so many orders that she had to hire a helper to help her finish all the cake orders and when I phoned to ask how she was getting on, she promptly burst into tears and told me that the helper burnt 6 dozen cupcakes and that she had to throw away all the teddies this lady had made, because they were so badly made. Now don't get me wrong, I know my limitations when it comes to cakes, butr this was my child and I am creative (well, sort of) so I told her to bring some fondant and show me, I was willing to give it a try. I am quite proud of myself I must add, they were not too bad, at least she could use them.
This is the birthday cake she made for her sister, my youngest. She is besotted with Marilyn Monroe and asked for a black and white cake. I love it. The next cake was for one of my dear friends at school. She is the art teacher and turns 70 on Saturday! She is the youngest, hippest, 70 year old I know, so she could not have a cake fit for an old lady! This cake was a collaboration between two of my daughters. Ankie, the youngest, painted the 'canvas' and Karin the cake artist did the rest. Hazel absolutely loved it.
This was a fairy cake for a 4 year old little girl. When the cake was delivered at the little girl's nursery school, one of the little boys came to my daughter and grabbed her leg, asking if the fairies were real. She says that is the best part of her job.
And just in case you were wondering about the title of my post, here is the proof! It is snowing over here in sunny South Africa!!!! Initially it was so exciting, as you can see from Ankie's face, but now, its just damn cold! I do not know how you guys in the rest of the world survive winters like this every year, I am in awe of your bravery!
Thats quite enough from me, stay warm wherever you are and remember to visit Julia and the rest of the WOYWWers.