Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pixie tales

I wondered what a pixie would write a note on if she was sending some iced cupcakes over to a little girl's birthday party.
I thought perhaps she'd pluck a leaf and write on it with freshly squeezed berry juice sitting by a river side surrounded by bluebells and fairy dust.

I used Lokta paper to make this leaf and painted on it with watercolours.

It was a rather speedy job, so forgive the not so perfect look. The different coloured stains on it are meant to represent berry juice.

The note accompanied some cupcakes, iced for the first time with buttercream icing, inspired by my friend Kamini's recently begun initiative, 22 Baker Street. Only one is shown here for obvious reasons - the rest were not up to scratch at least in photographs, although they were enjoyed by all present there. 

Accompanying craft - I took along butterfly templates and strips of paper. The girls made little umbrella like flowers on which the butterflies perched.

All in all, I think my rhyme was better than my cupcakes, and that's saying a lot.

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