Sunday, December 25, 2011

Twelve Days Of Corgsmas

I'm just going to post them from twelve down, just because I'm lazy.
On the twelfth  day of Corgsmas, my true love gave to me
12 little drummies,

11 happy frappings,  

10 pups a peeping,
 9 puppies prancing,  

8 bags of milk bones,

7 corg's a swimming,

6 corg's a bay'in,

5 fetching rings!

Four gnawing burrs,

3 mail men,

2 cuddle pups,

and a cardi in a pine tree!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

~Angela

P.S.
Feel free to color if you're bored, just tell me about it when you're done.  I'd love to see it!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Appa Costume

Remember that Appa Costume I made eons ago?  IT FIT!

Isn't it cute?!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

End of October begin Nov. update


There is a corgi project at the bottom, I promise.

Guess what is back?  (Well, aside from me.  I need to update more often.)

Thant's right, cake decorating!
  We started level 3 cake decorating this past Thursday, so I get to work with fondant/gumpaste.  Is it sad that I want to sculpt something and bring it to next class?  Also, before class even started up again, I baked a cake for my mother. (Tripple chunk chocolate with bananas and raspberries.)



The color is not so grey.  It's closer to the 1st image that kinda looks wet.

     All last  month I had busy with the Halloween party committee up at the Moose Lodge.  I did celophane casts of my mother, hubby, and I for ghosts, a large wall mural on cloth, and two door size zombie paintings.
My Cast

Hubby's Cast

My mother's cast is coming out of the speaker in this shot.  This shot is also useful for showing just how big the mural is.  Yay sheets.



Click to enlarge for a better view.

This door zombie is based on my father.

This one is based on me.  I tried to make them zombies, but without being extremely gruesome because small children do frequent the lodge.

This year I went as a gothic fairy.


The greatest part was that my wings fluttered while I walked.  There were supposed to be black lights so I also put on reactive makeup that glowed in the dark and reacted to black lights.  Sadly no one really got to see the extra detail work.  The fun part was when I went to sleep that night, my glowing nose kept me up for a while.

My father went as Robin Hood and my mother went as a really cool pirate.  Sadly, I don't have any pictures of it.

I set up an artist booth where if I sold 20 commissions I would donate 20% of all profits to Moose Charities. Sadly, I only got 2.


These two are images before I photo edited them.







I also have other commissions (busy busy busy) and an interview for some seasonal help.  Here's hoping!

There's more than this, but this is all I have photos of right now.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Dog Hair


A drawing I did a while back that I just finally got around to coloring.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Cake Cake Cake

Sorry I haven't posted all that much in a while.  These past two months I have been taking cake decorating classes and I have a bunch of stuff that I'm doing at the Muskego Moose Lodge.  I'll have to show you pics of what I'm putting together for their Halloween party, but that will be when I'm done.

Until then, enjoy pictures of cakes I've done.
Course 1's First Cake:





 Cake I did for my brother's birthday.  It's him in front of his Ford Probe. It was his senior pic that I worked from.

 Course 1's final.  I can't do a proper ribbon rose to save my life, but I can do excellent realism roses.  We could put whatever we wanted to on it, but had to write something.  Most wrote Happy Thursday.  I liked A Very Happy Unbirthday better.


 It was my brother's wedding anniversary at this point.  Mom decided to take cake decorating too, so I got her caught up on class (since she took the course back in '94 and'95).  We made identical cakes for my brother and his wife for their anniversary presents.  Mine is brown squiggles with white K's on top (our last names start with the letter K), hers were interlocking K's.

Mine:

 One of my K's came unrolled.



Mom's:


My course 2 cake final:

Luckily for me my instructor took pictures with her smart phone before I headed off.  On the way home I nearly got into a car accident because of someone deciding last minute not to turn.  All the basket weave got shaken off  the sides from me slamming on the breaks and slumped to the bottom.

Oh well.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Blarg

Sorry I haven't been updating all that often.  Life is hecktick, what else is new?

I'm still looking for a new job, my husband just lost his job (two unemployed adults again FTW! *sigh*), and I'm swiching from UnlimitedGlassWorks.etsy.com to http://www.zibbet.com/FunSizedInc .  Etsy has a bad habit of taking large chunks out of your profit, and zibbet is free.  So off I go!

Recent Commissions:



Here's hoping for some improvement soon!

~Lumie

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Busy Busy Busy


Things have been a bit hectic and a whole lot of fun as of late.  I got to go to the Wisconsin State Fair twice! I went the first time for opening day for $2 for donating canned goods.  I went that day because it was really the only non weekend day that my hubby could go before he started his new job (which was this Monday.)  While I was there I saw 2 booths that sold exclusively dog stuff, and one had corgi things in almost everything they sold! In the end I got to get a corgi hand towel and a corgi flag.   They were soooo cute!
I ended up having to go again to the State Fair because it was dog day on Monday, the day he started work. So my mother decided to go with me. :)  There were no corgis there, sadly, but there were some basenjis, many cute malmutes, a Great Pyrnees, and some hillarious greyhounds in swimsuits. There were also TONS of German Shepherds there. They had coursing, dog dock diving, and a doggy wedding.  They actually had multiple dog weddings, but I really couldn't handle both the Elvis impersonator and  the bad microphone at the same time.

(The dog State Fair images were taken with my father's camera. It's an excellent cam corder, however, it seems to have issues in metering light.  Oh well, didn't have to carry my bulky one in the heat this way.)



  There were some impressive jumps, and some funny, why would I jump if there's a ramp right there? :)
  There was a street fair on Friday I got to go to, and it seems like everyone and their dog were out (happy happy joy joy!)

 I also got to eat at a Friday's at Miller Park Saturday and got to go to the Bristol Renaissance festival on Sunday.  Sadly the Bristol Ren Faire doesn't allow dogs like the MN one does, but I digress, it was a blast even if it was very hot.  I got the last item to complete my garb.
I'm the elf.  I got a Felix bodice after pining over bodices made by that shop for 7 years.  I've been told that I now look like Dark (evil) Zelda.  Somehow, that just makes me giddy.  Either way, even with the rain it was tons of fun and I get to go back Labor Day weekend!

Finally, now with hubby working again, I've got my ambition back to do projects.  I remade his Aperture Laboratories mug after it got thoroughly shattered after the latest set of moves.



It's not perfect, but considering it's not done by a machine I'd say it's not half bad. The last image is the original one that I tried to Gorilla glue back together that shifted during the bonding process.
And then I turned Nyan corgis into an apron.  I'm debating on selling it.  I probably will, but that would be after I set up the new site. I'm thinking of moving from Etsy to a different site that doesn't charge listing fees.  Either that, or I will pop that and a few other items into a friend's actual brick and mortar shop. I have to make more items before I decide.

Pocket Puppy Closeup
Thank you for reading through this long winded post. :)

~Lumie