Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Getting ready for Easter

Thanks for all your nice comments about my thumb tacks. They're really fun to make, I hope you'll all try them. And I'm sure you'll be seeing more of them. ;-)

I grew up moving around a lot, but when I was little we always went "home" for Easter and Christmas. "Home" was the little town in Utah where my parents grew up. One of my favorite places to be was my aunt's house. She is a wonderful woman -- she has 5 daughters and 2 sons and she was always busy doing something fun. She taught me lots of "crafty" things, but the one that means the most to me is cake decorating. (Sewing, etc. are my favorite activities, but my mom taught me that sort of stuff.) When I was 14, my aunt gave me my own little cake decorating kit for my birthday -- tips, couplers, bags, and a Wilton catalog. I still have them all and they hold wonderful memories for me.

One Easter, she taught me how to make these little ducks.

They're made out of the same molds as the sugar eggs. I've never had good molds for the heads though, so I have to improvise. That's why they're a little wonky. The ducks are a little goofy looking, but I like them anyway. I think maybe we'll use them as placecard holders for our Easter dinner this year.



autum said...

Oh, I don't think they're goofy looking at all! They are very "tweet" and quite impressive. I am always amazed by folks who can make beautiful things from food.

Shropshire Girl said...

How good are they!!! Another wonderful post, I would love a tutorial on them.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the ducks! They're awesome! And the heads are so not wonky.

Sarah :)

Rohanknitter said...

Awww, the ducks are really sweet. (they look tricky to make)
So I had dark brown hair in your imagination? So funny! It's interesting how we get these pictures in our minds that are so often wrong - or at least I do! That's the first time I've put a picture of myself on my blog - and it's not even a very good one. I must have been delierious.

dizzyjadey said...

Your ducks are so cute! Must be hard breaking them up to eat ;-)

weirdbunny said...

How amazing are those ducks !!! Your so talented ....