Handmade, 1:12 scale miniature food and oddities from IGMA Fellow, Kiva Atkinson
No, don't stop!...they are all too beautiful!Regards, Linda
i et them up.omnomnomnom.kiss my puckered lips ;P
yea i'm feeling a little loony today too. frosted way too many donuts and cupcakes.i think my snot is ochre coloured.
Ok, I won't Linda!! Thank you!!! I didn't make any fruit today....heck I didn't make anything! I will be burning the midnight oil ;-).Cindy, you too? I think it's tryptophan overdose. I took a loooong nap late afternoon, after stuffing myself silly. Your latest offerings are delectible!! I am making a plump turkey right now. Or rather, trying to. What I really want to do is go to bed with a good book :-/. But ewww....ochre snot!! At least it's one of my favorite clay colors!p.s. apricots are not that yummy. I like the dried ones, though. But I'm running out of fruit to make (the common ones, not the exotic)! I have a customer who keeps asking for more fuit! If you can think of any other ones, let me know.
Plus, I gotta tell ya. RANT!! I broke open a new pack of Fimo Classic Champagne....HATE IT!! I may as well be using Fimo Soft. I don't know what they were thinking. Seriously, I might have to stick exclusively with Kato, unless I can find a comparably firm clay with a wider range of colors :-/. This BLOWS!!
I celebrate you don't stop making fruits. They always look so fresh and delicious..!!Hugs,Paloma
Yep...just because it says "classic" doesn't mean it is. I have some truly classic Fimo (possibly as old as my teenager :-]) and it "works" entirely different from the newly labeled classic stuff. Anyway, keep making the fruit..I love seeing it. And I don't mind the fern baskets either!Tabs
Todo ,todo,es maravilloso...mis felicitaciones.
Kiva, you are just too funny! :)I'm waiting to see what the critique says as well...
Thank you so much :-D!! It really has been awhile since I last made apricots (lots of nectarines and peaches, mostly).Tabitha, I know!! There have been a couple times when I've been stumbled upon some REAL classic fimo! I thought, wow...is this vintage stock from the 70s?? Totally different packaging and hard as a rock, lol!! I felt the hardness and got excited!! Wait...that sounded weird. But I did flip out, seriously- I bought them all up :-D! I would rather have enormous blisters from kneading hard clay than use chewing gum! But my old stock is dwindling. I almost went into mourning when the last of my Rosewood was gone.Dale, I am waiting too! Where the hell is it???
Kiva, do I need to rough them up for you? lol ;)
Yes, please do, Dale ;-)! Let them know that I have been dying to have my stuff ripped to shreds!! What's the hold up???
OMG I love your apricots! Apricots are good in jams and cobblers, but I don't know about just eating them. They really taste better jellied.I am surprised that you don't try premo, although I have to admit the premo got softer too. Dang formula changes! I just leech mine until it is the consistency that I like (halfway between old fimo and a bit of soft chewy taffy feeling, kind of like jolly ranchers chewies before you eat them.) How is kato anyway? I never tired it but everyone said it is really good for caning.
Thanks Betty!! I have a few bars of Premo, but I don't use it unless I'm desperate, lol!! I wish I liked it more, because they have a nice selection of colors, don't they? Alas, it is still too soft for me...aaaargh!! But ALOT of makers love it- it's just a matter of preference. For me, the firmer the clay, the more definition I can get with it. Maybe I should switch to working with stone, lol!! Betty, you of all people would love Kato, you caning demon! It is EXCELLENT for that.
Apricots are good dried, but, I won't say what they look like. ;)Kiva, I'm in Jersey, lemme get my bat! lol ;)What?! It's not going to be filled with praise? ;)(are they reading this blog?)runs and hides....
Apricots, apricots, nope, I don't think I have ever tasted fresh apricots. Do they taste like peaches? Because they sure look similar.
Oh Dale, are you mafioso? LOL!!! The critique- trust, there WILL be something(s)I can look at them and see things I might have done differently (or better), no doubt. Isn't that always the case, though? I cringe when I see certain things I've made only a few months ago :-/.Susan, they are more orangey, and smaller. But Betty is right- they are better used in making other things, not really "straight up". I do like dried apricots, though...and I'm not even a fan of dried fruit, really.
Oh no Kiva, there is no one who stopp you...lol... Your fruits are sooooo perfect and realistic, wonderful!!!Hugs,Karin
You are such a sweetie!!! Thanks, Karin!!