Well, it’s almost the end of the second month of the year. Time flies when you’re having fun right? Time flies even when you’re not having fun as well…it’s all relative. February is a good month for us in Australia, it means the hot weather is starting to be less than the temperature of the sun. And, with any luck we are able to venture outside (without melting) and get shit done. Yay!
For the last month we have had rain and sunshine, and everything is strangely green, bright green, hurts your eyes green. And boy oh boy is the grass/weeds growing rapidly. The lawns are being mowed 3 times a week at the moment. I think if I sat on the front steps and watched the grass I would be able to see it grow.
I’ve been a little busy this week making a heap of Wedding Cake Toppers in preparation for wedding season, which apparently is March April and May (keep reading it’s not all about soppy weddings, unless you like soppy weddings, then it totally is about soppy weddings). I’ve made a heap of these last week, as they will be featuring in a Contemporary Cake Book, along with 3 or 4 others that I’ve made. When it is released I will certainly do a post or four about it and my cake toppers.
Very exciting, gunna be in a cook book, do dah, do dah.
These look just beautiful. And there is more to come over the next few weeks. If you have any special requests please contact me via Etsy or my Facebook page and I will certainly try to help you with anything.
Just a special mention about the paper I use if anyone is interested. Recently my supplier stopped supplying the KaiserCraft paper I used everyday. I was royally pissed off to say the least, considering I had invested many hundreds of dollars in keeping up a good stock level of many different colors. I even contacted the suppliers head office (which I usually do not do) to ask what the go was. Anyway, long story short, the KaiserCraft paper was being replaced by AmericanCraft paper. I looked online and thought the paper would be identical as the packaging was. But I was delighted by the new AmericanCraft paper. Just beautiful to work with, and I highly recommend it. And the colors are so so beautiful, I used mostly AmericanCraft paper in the above photos.
Whilst I love my paper, is doesn’t come cheap, and I have found when you want to only sell quality items you can not cut corners. These are a few of the things that go into the pricing of my products…
- This paper I use is not cheap, using a cheap quality paper produces lousy cuts and a poor quality finished product.
- When running paper through my cutting machine, I have the machine set to quite a slow speed and I also do double cuts (cuts twice), this produces a perfect cut everytime.
- When I send my products I like to package them thoughtfully, so that when you recieve your package in the mail it’s exciting and like receiving a little present, even if you did pay for it 🙂
- And then there’s all the other stuff: electricity, glue, scissors, pens, rulers, skewers, tooth picks, books, sheet music, dictionary’s, atlases, upkeep on the machine, bought designs, and about one hundred other things.
So, rest easy my friends when you purchase a product from me, you won’t be purchasing cheap and nasty, you will be purchasing well priced (for you and for me) items that are well made and a product that I love too. Oh and don’t forget you can tell all your friends that you purchased your cake topper from a shop that has cake toppers in an actually real true blue cook book. (Little hint: It’s probably Australia most famous cake cook book company) We all love bragging rights, right?
Anyway it’s almost 1 am so I should go off to sleep.
Have a good day/night!