Custom pet portraits, hand made cake toppers

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Giraffe cake topper!

I would like to present you this super cute hand made couple of giraffes for a wedding cake topper!

And some pictures of the work in progress...



Giraffe groom has a blue tie, a blue bow and blue shoes, giraffe bride has a white collar, a white bow both with pink crystals, white shoes, a beautiful vaporous skirt, that can be removed, and a veil embellished with flowers.

 I found this vaporous beautiful fabric and I thought it was perfect for my giraffe bride!

Giraffes are 5,31” tall and 1,57” profile.

You can find my GIRAFFE CAKE TOPPER in my ETSY SHOP PerlillaPets

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My elephant cake topper!

his sweet and adorable couple of elephants, so in love!!

They are perfect for your wedding cake topper.
Modeling  these elephant couple was really fun! :D
You can order your couple of elephants with all your preferences in my shop:
They are quite tall, 4,13" (10,5 cm) but they are light, I used a very light clay for them.

Elephant bride is wearing a cute and precious lace skirt with beads, I found this very nace lace and I thought it was perfect for her!

Her head is adorned with pink flowers and white leaves and she has a bridal veil and crystals.
Elephant groom is wearing a tie and bowler hat.
Note that they have tails adorned with bows!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A typycally Italian tradition...Homemade tomato sauce in my courtyard!

I want to tell you a typically Italian tradition that in Emilia Romagna is passed from generation to generation, the HOMEMADE TOMATO SAUCE to use on pasta all year round.
My grandmother in the middle of August begins to stir, to ask if the tomatoes in fields are already mature and to prepare the bottles, new caps, a big  pot and various tools to cook the tomato.
Depending on the season, but usually in late August, a little truck arrived one morning in the courtyard and download some stacks of boxes full of beautiful red tomato!

 Everyone rush to check if the maturation is right, of there are rotten tomatoes and to assess the amount of sauce that it may derive from them.

The morning after my grandmother, my uncles, began to wash the tomatoes in large basin filled with water, careful to discard the rotten tomato.

Once washed, the tomato is boiled in a big pot


Then is placed above long and narrow baskets, is carefully crushed and covered with very clean table cloth and left to lose water for a whole night.

At dawn the next day the whole tomato is transferred in large gas-fired huge pot which cooks for 2 or 3 hours, often mixed.

Then tomato is passed through a mincer to remove the skin, the bottles are filled with sauce and put the cap on them.

The bottles are lined up on the floor and covered with woolen cloth to cool slowly.

In the days when the tomato is prepared the yard and all the apartments are filled with a fantastic aroma of tomatoes, I would like to add a file in my blog for you to try this fantastic fragrance!! :D
I do not know whether future generations will maintain this tradition, a little tiring, but definitely charming and evocative of capabilities, handmade things, good things!
When you open a bottle of homemade tomato sauce come out a perfume that smells of sunshine, joy, warmth, friendship, good things.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Some pics from my trip to Dublin...

I am totally in love with this city! I loved every moment spent in Dublin and now I really miss it…
I met many wonderful people, the Irish are so cute and very kind people always ready to help.
Temple bar with all its typical pubs where you can listen to live music and drink draught Guinness...

The mythical river Liffey...

Its very green parks...

Christ Church Cathedral

Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Was very exciting for me to see all the places of U2 history as the wall with graffiti from fans…

I think this has been written by an Italian... :)

Of course also I have left a mark...

The shop from which Bono took his name

We were also in Malahide, and we visited the castle, populated by five ghosts…

We were in Howth, a beautiful and charming fishing village, near Dublin…

And we visited also Belfast, this is its castle:

To conclude, a picture of U2 in 1982 on Gardiner street, Dublin:


Here Bono sings a bit of the beautiful irish song Molly Malone: