Archive for faux food

Semi-Fresh Work

Posted in Art, constructions, cute, design, etsy, finds, handmade, plush critters with tags , , , , on November 11, 2010 by darcyarts

Eleven donuts done and shipped. Whoo hoo!

They were a gas to see stacked on my work tables.

Shortly after I finished them off I had a request to go small.

Could I make a Kawaii-style pink donut about 18 cms?

Certainly. It’s going to be a new listing at DarcyArts as soon as I get the last stitches in.

She looks big in the close up but she’s a mini.

Each eye is dotted with a tiny rhinestone.

There is also a bit of silver glitter on the round black eye.

I’ll be playing with this design a bit. the facial elements are simple but I am going to tweak them to suit my vision.

How about rainbow eyes?

Increase the color level please!

I think I like it.

One of my goals this year was to refine existing designs.

Now, I must say, that the word refine is a bit cold and hints at perfecting a thing so maybe I’ll use the word amplify. I’m increasing the vibrational level of the mini donut eyes, moving the color level knob closer to 11.

Oh, my, yes. Better. The rainbow rings give the mini donut a kind of psychedelic owl effect.

I’m tweaking the eyes on my black octosquid, too. One simple element — a remnant of fleece with a rainbow circle pattern set off the experimenting. Serendipity.

Bag Em and Tag Em

Posted in Art, constructions, cute, handmade with tags , , , , on November 7, 2010 by darcyarts

Big donuts have taken over my art table! They look great all wrapped up and protected from fuzz and crud.

Pristine creations for a wonderful mom in Florida, these babies go out Monday, 11 in all by then, to attend a birthday party.

I have to pack them tight and haul the boxes to the post office. It’s a good feeling to finish a big order, get them all tagged and bagged and on their way. I imagine the happy recipient at the other end and that is definitely the best part.

These stacks of cutie-pie faux food represent hours of careful stitching. It’s a good meditation — slow, mindful, peaceful. There is love for the work and the buyer in every inch.

There is something about the roundness, the softness, the donutiness that comforts me.

Dang! I am envisioning a smaller, but equally cute little stacked cake soft sculpture. Yikes. Will I pull it off?

Donuts for Days

Posted in cute, design, etsy, food, handmade, Mind Power with tags , , , on October 27, 2010 by darcyarts

Ad sheets for Bed, Bath and Beyond feature a baking container that allows one to create Giant Donuts!

I bet they sell a few of these. There are also containers that make Giant Oreo-style cakes and giant cupcakes.

Here is one of my first donut with chocolate icing and sprinkles.

This weekend I made a custom plain double chocolate donut.

I used a double layer of the darker brown fleece to give the “icing” some height.

I sure came out nice and smooth looking.

I have the big double chocolate donut up at DarcyArts now.

I have to go mail the original custom order to Etsian Jessica82. It’s off to Toronto, a wonderful place to have a DarcyArts donut.

I will try to remind myself that big inedible donuts are good little edible donuts are bad, no matter how delicious and chocolatey they are. I will not believe the voices in my head that tell me that a chocolate croissant is a less dangerous substitute.

I will stay away from all bakeries. I will. I will.