I swear I gained about 6 pounds just on making this little counter. But it was absolutely worth it! It would have been the best to use real wood sheets for the counter, but unfortanely I haven't got any of them. For one it's very expensive and I can order it only from abroad (ridiculously high shipping cost!) and for two so far I couldn't find a carpenter in Hungary who would take on to make me some thin sheets. So I used plywood, and since the sight of the glued layers at the cross-sections was unacceptable for me with this piece I covered the edges with veneer strips. After precise sanding the trick is almost undetectable, I think.
I printed the paper bags onto sketch paper. Sketch paper and my printer don't see eye to eye with each other, so I have to glued the sketch paper onto normal paper on the margins before printing.
You, who know me, already noticed I love to make little scenes. And after I ready with all the little pieces, it's such a premium work arranging the scene. I always putter a lot to find the perfect harmony of the shapes, sizes and colors. Or at least I try... This time the main character is the cherry and its red color dominating the whole board.
My first days of this year were terrible, I was down with some stomach bug. I had energy only to lay and look at the ceiling. I had company, too, my littlest soonly join me into my misery. Of course, she was in far better condition than me and watched cartoons. Her favorite is My Little Pony, and she had my blessing, since I thought the ponies were really cute. But after a very long pony marathon I hated these pastel colored horses. By my entreaty my daughter chose another DVD. Now I hate Winnie-the-Pooh, too.
Love of my life rooted for my fast recovering, since our family were falling apart into tiny pieces without me. (His words, not mine.) Really, he still can't tell apart the kids' clothes, and doesn't know the buttons of the washing machine, and after his cooking the kitchen resembles a war zone.
My dear, on the off chance you would read this post, you know I love you, right?
But now I'm the old me, let's cut to the chase, new miniatures. I always admired the beautifully designed plated desserts. This is the year when I make my own miniature versions of these sweets. My first creation is a pear mousse cake with braised pear. I hope you like it!
These fruit baskets are not new ideas, but they are so good-looking side by side, I think it's a great picture in a new year post.
I made a promise to post more often this year, maybe I will make good on this promise. Maybe...