Monday, November 29, 2010

Kathy Obrenski, aka Wee Little West: Update!

Awhile ago, when I first started my blog, I mentioned IGMA Artisan Kathy Obrenski, whose work I had long admired on ebay.  When I first discovered miniature food, I found Kathy's work on ebay, and I was astounded. She had a very big following and made some of the most luscious desserts I had ever seen, among other things. Later, I started making my own food, and some time after that, she befriended me and was extremely sweet and so supportive. We corresponded for quite some time. Then, she had a shocking, debilitating stroke that threatened to destroy her very being, never mind her immense creative talent. Well, I am pleased to say that she has worked long and hard to come back, and she has made huge strides!! She will be at the Chicago show as a seller, and I will be so happy to see her!! I would be selling along with her next year, because I was invited by Tom Bishop, but I am still trying to wrap my head around making all that stock :-/.  I will try next year, Kathy!!! These are just a few pics, plus links to her brand new blog and Flickr:

Sunday, November 28, 2010

MEAT!!!! Venison chops

Lance gave me a challenge: make Venison. So, I Googled some pics and found one of Venison chops on a pile of veg. This is the result. I tried Venison decades ago, as a child, in Maine, and I remember thinking that it was too gamey....kind of like licking someone's armpit :-/.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Not meat. Well, frog legs.

This little guy is hungry! I stuck a ladybug on the end of his tongue because the thought of making a fly....erm, wasn't happening.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Roasted Pheasant, per Susan's request ;-)

Susan told me that I should make Roasted Pheasant, so I did! These guys are pretty plump (sometimes pheasant can look a wee bit anorexic :-/), so Im jsut going to pretend that they were.....erm, forced fed or something.

More meat!!

I am in meat mode, although my sister keeps bugging me about making Christmas treats!! I am more a savory than a sweet kinda gal, but I promise to make some soon ;-). This is one of my bloody roasts, which I think would look kind of yummy on a holiday table. But then, I love me some raw meat!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Goose for daddy! And apples....

My pops loved nothing more than a roasted goose for Christmas, so I am dedicating this piece to him ;-).

I just added some apples. I was going to put them on the goose platter, but left them off. Instead, I added potato dumplings and beet bundles on the platter, and put the apples in a pewter bowl.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Welcome to blogland, Alison!!!

My buddy Alison Shibata, who just happens to live in Hawaii (woot!) has finally started a blog!!! She hasn't been making miniature food for very long, but you would NEVER guess!! Hello?? Check out her perfectly browned, plump roasted turkey (killer wings on that), sushi, and stunning cake!!! Here's linkage to her blog and her etsy shop. Rock on, Alison!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ham and incense!?

Here's another weird combo: a holiday ham and an incense set :-/. I'm not huge on ham, although I love pork....and bacon, of course! I originally paired the ham platter with a carving set, but didn't like the way it looked so I removed it. As for the incense, well, I buy quite a bit of it and burn it all day and night long (unless I'm out). I made the cone kind, although I'm partial to sticks ;-).

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Turkey, before it's too late!

I made a turkey for Thanksgiving. Mom brought home this flyer/catalog thing from Sam's Club and told me to check out the pics of holiday food, so I zeroed in on the turkey, which was garnished with orange slices and cranberries. I thought: if I'm not going to make all the sides, I'd better dress up this platter pretty heavily! I also made him pretty damned fat!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Squash display and a potion making board

Thanksgiving is coming, and I still haven't made a turkey, but I did make some Squash! Also, shades of Halloween, but here's a potion making board as well.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Susan is batshit crazy and I love it!!

For a long time, I've wanted to do a post on Susan (aka Sans!)....but, I thought, wouldn't it be kind of redundant?? EVERYONE knows Susan and how immensely talented she is!! Hello? But seriously, every time I visit her blog, I'm speechless, which is rather rare for me ;-). Where to begin??? Her Maharaja's Palace is seriously MIND BLOWING, truly a work destined for a museum (not that she'd give it up, hehe)!! It's difficult not to gush, but her dedication and attention to detail are second to NONE. I would pay to see her work in person. And God willing, I will go to Singapore next year!!! So, here's to Susan, wild, talented chick, and truly, a one of a kind!!!

You really must see her blogs to take everything in, because there's  a cacophony of eye candy, but here is just a tiny, tiny taste...