The package of supplies I would need arrived via mail. It was very well organized!
|So neat and prettily packaged|
|Okay, this company really has their stuff together! Labeled, instructions, and just about everything I would need for the class (except my Exacto knife, tissues, and a toaster oven or regular oven).|
|Very similar to her other molds we had done, but I was still glad she was on my cell phone Zoom showing us how to get the clay into all the nooks and crannies!|
|Got all 4 boxes on the first try! And made a few chocolates for them too.|
After lunch we added decorations and details to our boxes:
|Squiggly lines decorate my heart boxes.|
|Yes, my boxes are being decorated while taped to extract bottles. Thanks to my youngest's baking habit I'm loaded with these bottles! LOL|
|Rose on heart box. All made from clay, even the rose and leaves.|
|Hexagon ribbon and bow box and a hexagon ribbon and rose box. All made from clay.|
|We even decorated the sides of these itty bitty boxes!|
|Shells are real, but everything else (even the Coral) is made from either clay or "frosting" (a special compound made by Stewart Dollhouse Creations).|
I tried to make white chocolate boxes but I think a chocolate design would look better than the pink I picked so I'll remake these....
|Needs a dark chocolate design to really pop on the white chocolate|
At 6:30 pm my kids started bugging me about dinner and dying Easter eggs so I had to leave the Zoom class (although I think they were just about done - Ruth had covered everything we were supposed to learn; we were all just concentrating and working on our boxes together, from different parts of the country). So in my haste to clean up I manged to do what I had carefully avoided doing all class long: I sliced my fingers on the razor blade we were using to cut, create, and move our clay creations around. Not only did I do it once, but TWICE, within minutes. Oh well, at least I did it after class was over so the band aids didn't hinder my progress. LOL
Ruth is teaching more online classes and I've signed up for another one in May to keep my motivation going. I still have to inventory and pack up the floorings, wood trims, and electrical tools from the shop so I know my motivation will disappear again as I tackle those boring (to me) categories to get them up on the website this week. But after that, I hope to jump into my own personal projects....problem is, I will probably take out my Cottontail Confectionery shop instead of the mansion or the Irish Cottage (the two personal projects I should be playing with)!