We had a lot of fun at our meeting Tuesday. The making of pies is not as simple as it seems, but there was a lot of laughter and members helping each other. Marg had a pasta machine so we didn't have to roll out our pie crust and she had things really well organized, The hard part was deciding what kind of pie to make. Surprisingly the pies turned out really well with a good variety.
Well, a month has gone by fast. I went to the Brampton Bazaar last Saturday and had a great day. A giant indoor miniature garage sale! There was all kinds of items including dollhouses and room boxes as well as a large variety of miniatures. I spent my whole miniature allowance ( I must set limits or my husband will divorce me, lol).
There was a table devoted to June Simpson's items, lovely room boxes, tools, items to create with, and items she has created.June was one of the first in our area to become IGMA ( International Guild of Miniature Artisans, promoting miniatures as an art form).
There will be a table of June's items at our Annual May Show & Sale.
At our Club meeting May 21, Marg will be showing us how to make clay pies. Our "County Fair" display. . will have a table to judge the pies. If mine turn out like my real pies, I won't be a winner, but since I will go home with a cute pie, I'm not a loser either:)
My latest lesson involves resin. Did you know when you work with paper and resin, you must first seal the paper, I did not.
I mixed my resin, put it in my little cup and watched it leak all over the place. Good thing I had it on a plastic lid. Next I thought oh well, this will slow down in a few minutes, nope not a few minutes nor a lot of minutes. The leaking went on till it was empty a couple of hours later. Well my cup got a sealer coat. just not the way it should have been done. After letting the cup dry a bit I put a second filling of resin in. It turned out okay, just took a lot longer then I expected.
Lesson learned, seal all seams and the interior of paper cups before putting resin in them.
My little cups now look great in my concession stand which I am making as part of our Club display for our May Show.