1. Patience is a virtue. I thought about this a lot while individually rolling out hundreds of tiny baked beans, but it didn't make it pass any faster.
|No you can't have a second helping of beans!|
3. Read the instructions. If someone went to the trouble of writing them, it's because they're probably important. Don't just assume you know best simply because you've been at something a while, you're in a hurry, or you're just plain lazy. Who knew that different brands of polymer clay baked at different temperatures. Not me! I do now.
4. Just because it looks a mess, doesn't mean it isn't all part of a very complex, delicate and structured masterplan. I promise you I know where everything in my miniature making area is (well except anything that's been claimed by the carpet, see point 2). Please don't make me tidy up.
|Not even that messy really!|
6. Never work with animals or children. Or other adults. Or anyone. Multi-tasking is not my strength at the best of times, but when I'm icing tiny cupcakes which would much rather stick to my pin/fingers/each other than just sit nicely where I put them, I can't even remember who I am, let alone hold a sensible conversation. So please leave me alone. I'll let you know when you can come back in. And close the door on your way out.
|They look innocent enough now...|
8. Practice makes perfect. It really, really does. Just check out some of my earliest pieces in my Etsy shop! And I'm still practising in hopes of improvement, you'll have to check back to see how I'm going with that.
|and a later attempt at a fruit tart.|