Happy Monday dear friends! I am happy today for several reasons and have lots to talk about, but mostly I finally feel back amongst the living after enduring this nasty flu bug or whatever that I picked up in my air travels a couple of weeks back. Generally I am not the type to lay around and do nothing, but that's just what the ol' body needed apparently, and now I hope to be back at it full force ahead this week.
NEWS....I have known about this piece for some time, as writer and photographer, but just have seen it in print today....so now I can tell you about it:-). I have an article published in the new September issue of Romantic Homes Magazine...and I am pleased as punch with how it came out! It's a tutorial for you on how to make my Millinery Cupcakes, which I call Posh Petal Cakes. The article is entitled Sweet Tooth Faux Confections as one of the "We Love/Make It" pieces. I was slightly hesitant about presenting it, but since I have seen my ideas directly copied I don't do this one as much anymore...so why not. Anyhoo....enjoy, they are fun to make and maybe I will be spurred on to do some more for the website. By the way....the magazine is GORGEOUS~the entire issue!
Speaking of copying ideas, a lovely blogger~Andrea of the well known Velvet Strawberries blog had addressed this sensitive topic with true elegance and grace last week. I encourage you read it if you haven't seen it yet. As an internet pioneer myself (almost 10 yrs now), I have unfortunately fallen victim to a few imitators/idea takers as of late....I have gotten some emails, so I think that many of you know who they are. It's one thing to copy for your own use, another to do it for profit. Not great business or personal ethics, I will leave it at that~read Andrea's piece when you can.
I have been back in the studio a bit and have some new creations on the way, and orders from market are starting to arrive. Today I will be photographing and editing, and hopefully have at least the items on the front of the website that you see on the site by the afternoon. Here is a little sneak peek......more to come soon.
On family....older daughter Fufu is now finishing up college~yippee for her! She just moved to a darling cottage a couple of weeks ago with her guy, but is coming home today to spend a week with us before looking for a full time job. Man it's hard to believe how these years are flying by!
Talk to you soon~I hope that you are enjoying the wilting and fleeting summer!