Grrrrr.

Today is not my day. Well, at least not my Sculpey day. My super cute idea for cupcake pins has been repeatedly thwarted. First, after baking them, I added real sprinkles to make them extra cute. And they were. Oh. So. Cute. Then I tried to seal them with Mod Podge and then with Sculpey sealer. Neither worked...they all ended up a nasty brown mess. Boo. I have tried at least five different ways of adding the sprinkles and none of them are working. So, tonight I will make more cupcake pins. And try again. Then I discovered that there are other cupcake pins on Etsy. Who knew?!? Boo again. When making new things, I try to avoid Etsy, as to avoid any known copying or creative influence on my behalf...then I will go search for what I just made...just to see. And there they were. So I am thinking that since they would only be a side item in my shop and I didn't copy them from her...that I will still sell them. What do you think? Is the line too fuzzy there? I don't want to be that girl. So, seriously, tell me what you think.

I didn't find houses like the cute one in the photo above however...though I have to find another way to make them cute because as previously mentioned...the sprinkles don't cut it. Here are my brown gooey messes. They have been banished from my sight.
So do you think it is weird that before I even put this little pint container, with blueberries, into my shopping cart that I already knew that I would do this? That is normal right?
And this is what it has come to in my house. One of Moses' newly learned skills is opening the doors. He especially likes to do this when the person that he has to talk to RIGHT NOW is in the bathroom. He was not pleased at me putting this on the handles of the doors that he loves to bypass...where else can a boy toilet fish?

On a cute note...Moses has been learning to say please and thank you. We try to remember to make him use it as often as possible so that it's ingrained in him...please is sticking. If he asks for something I will say..."and what do we say?" to which he replies "psssss mama". :) Makes a mama proud.
This is what I did for you today. Right after Doug left for work, I realized that my Nikon was in the glove compartment of his car. So I forced myself into the car and trekked to Target to retrieve it...because I promised you new cards and goodies in the shop today. :)

And because I don't have the giveaway ready. :) I hope to have it ready to post tomorrow morning...and I know what it will be now...so be sure to check back in the AM.

Kristi-I will reserve that card for you in the shop.
Bethany-If you let me know which one you wanted I will do the same for you.

And someone asked about the shelf life of a cupcake in a jar....I would estimate 5-7 days. Longer if you put in the fridge or freeze it. :)

Happy day to you!!!
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10 comments:

Sara Mincy said...

I love that little house with the sprinkles....you never know about candy. I remember putting modpodge on gummy bears once and it worked.

Simply Me... said...

I think everything you do is cute.
Hope your day goes alittle bit better...


Lanny:)

Kristi said...

Sorry the sprinkles haven't worked, I hope you can find a way! Thanks for reserving that card for me when it gets in the shop. Hope your day turns around. :-) I think you should see if you can put the cupcakes on top of pencils, or do you have to put the pencils in to bake with the clay? If so, maybe not such a great idea.

Tori said...

I want some of those blueberries...and try clear coat for your sprinkles..it should just seal it with out making it "wet" and brown.

Bethany said...

Chin up! You will figure it all out I am SURE of it!! Just keep trying!!

Anyway, if it isn't taken, I would love you to reserve the card with the two girls and the blue polka dots...the friend card!!

Thank ya ma'am!!

Bunny B said...

Sorry to hear about that. I'm sure you'll find a way soon - practice makes perfect :) You can do it!

Julie said...

Sprinkles even tend to get bleedy and creepy on real cupcakes. I thinks yours are just perfect in their simpleness.

Holly said...

I know you'll find the perfect solution. Maybe even discover a new project in the process. Everything happens for a reason. =-)

Cuteness all around. My vote is to sell your sweet pins. You know you didn't seek to copy and there is a HUGE difference. =-)

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Kristi said...

I didn't want to comment on your giveaway post because someone else deserves the goodies more then me (I am terrible at keeping up with papercrafts). Have you seen this Blackapple print? I was looking at her etsy store and this reminded me of you and some of your recent work...
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12102055

Tracy said...

hi there- i came across your post about the sprinke issue that you're having and I wanted to recommend Plaid brand craft sealer - it's an aerosol that I used to seal & protect a bunch of candy hearts I wanted to clearcoat around valentine's day...it sealed them without smudging the 'ink' that they're printed with and protected them from water, etc. Good luck, your shop is adorable!

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