...dooodooodooooo... aha, I have been listening to some 60's music today and have this song running around my head and it just so happens that I have a hearty offering for you today :O)) A little later than I had planned... simple reason being I had to face the hoards in the town this morning and when I got home I had to have a little Nanna nap on the sofa! Actually, town wasn't as bad as I thought it would be... one of the bonuses of living in a little town is that most peeps go to the bigger towns nearby to get their shopping. And whilst out on our little trip, Grim insisted we went to Iceland! Well, not the real Iceland the place - that would have taken a smidge more than an hour I think lol No, we went to Iceland to get some of those mini Cheesecake Swirls jobbies that we saw advertized ont' telly.
Oh dear... if you get them you won't be disappointed, they are lush indeedily. However, when we got home they were going a bit soft so we decided to defrost them all and have a piggy day. After reading the instructions on the box, Grim was taking the micky, it says "after 5 minutes remove them from the packaging... does that mean after 6 minutes they won't be edible... " Famous last words. Because, after forgetting about them for about 30 mins we returned to take said mini cheesecakes out of their packing and erm... they were all defrosted, therefore floppy, therefore impossible to get out of the little plastic pots they are packed in. "Ah so that is why we needed to take them out after 5mins... because they are still firm and removable" Well, the mini cheesecakes had to be removed with a spoon ...actually, they are delish but just fiddly... so, if you do have mini cheesecakes for your Xmas spread, remember... 5 mins! **not to mention the several tonnage of biscuit crumbs that ended up on the floor lol**
Anyways... todays offering is a Studio 490 Art Part creation that I made for the Melt Shows last Wednesday. The hearts are from Hearts, Love & Stars Art Parts and I gave them a quick covering with Sand coloured paint.... then once that was dry, I peeled apart some fancy napkins and used Beeswax to apply the tissue to the Art Parts. Check out the ickle birdy at the bottom of the smaller heart... isn't he cute!!! He is a Long Tailed Tit, one of my fave garden birds - we have a colony of them that arrive every couple of days to eat up the bugs and stuff on the branches of the trees in the Spinney, they are tiny... and look like little Liquorice Allsorts. I added the LOVE, painted black, and then coated it with Glossy Accents to make it a bit fancier. The sparkly bits at the top of the hearts are Creative Expressions Mica Flakes... I love these, you can add them to beeswax and then heat them and they don't get affected by the heat... cool huh? (or hot!)
I have a confession to make! Oh dear indeedily, I have had to buy some Xmas cards... I know I am just not going to have time now to make 50 odd cards and get them posted out in time... so guess what I am doing this evening.. yep, getting writers' cramp whilst I write them all out. I do feel a smidge guilty for the buying of the cards but... needs must right? Thanks for looking... hope you having a lovely day! TTFN