Thursday, August 6, 2009

Just Listed! Choco Donut Earrings

Just listed in my Etsy shop; tasty chocolate-frosted donut earrings! Makes me SO want the real thing! I decided to make these because I just really wanted a pair of earrings with minature donuts. I really like how they bob and move really freely--wonder if thats because of the O-shape...Anyhow, I'll also be making and offering more kinds of donut earrings-a plain one (w no frosting, as my salute to Krispy Kreme--RIP Krispy Kreme around here), one with just the chocolate ring, and some "creme-filled" ones. I'm no stranger to donut-making; I made a huge body pillow for me in the shape of a creme-filled donut. My cat also has laid claim to it, see below.. He won't let it go either!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Just Listed; TV Dinner Earrings

New listing in my Etsy shop!

I was really excited to list these; well, not that I'm not excited to list my other stuff, but these were somehow different. I'm just learning how to work with polymer clay and thought, "what don't I see that I would like to see in the world of fake food", and I thought of TV dinners. I've always liked how they come all compartmentalized in that little tray and how they always seem to taste like plastic. Plus, I have this really cool TV dinner notepad at work that I write some of my memos on. I sat down with a scrap of paper and a pen and sketched out how the earrings were going to look. I molded the clay from there, punched a hole for attaching and baked em. I was kind of surprised at how easy it was to cook compared to flour/salt dough that I've used before. I also learned one thing from making the originals (everything in my shop is made new upon ordering) that Sculpey III sucks! Way too brittle...I had to remake these a couple times because of that. Still fun though!

A Bit Disappointed...

I've been feeling shaky and dizzy when I do certain things lately like driving and even exercising, so I told my family about it and they're all like "You're probably pregnant". I had a hard time believing at first, but then I started to notice some of the symptoms and think that maybe they had a point.

Not to mention that I'm really excited to get pregnant at this point and time, and got off my birth control about a month and a half ago so I could do that. So yesterday I finally gave in and bought a test; just a dollar store test--I did have something that looked like a period so I didn't want to spend $8 just for a negative result. I took the test this morning and it came out negative. I'm disappointed, but I probably really shouldn't be seeing as how I only got off BC a short time ago AND had a period a week ago. Stupid, stupid, stupid me to think I was pregnant. Well, back to the drawing board and trying to drown out that baby-wantin' feeling with some crafting...