When we first got engaged I was going to hand make everything. Then I came to my senses. Even Primrose was clearly unimpressed with my original idea. It was seriously going to cut into her play time. Not. Happening.
So when it came to the cake I was going to buy the topper. I really was, promise. Thanks to Mr. A’s awesome-super-spectacular sister and brother-in-law over at Mason Street, we are receiving a particularly delicious home made simple carrot and chocolate cake. After perusing Etsy for the perfect cake topper, and a multitude of other sites, I re-evaluated and decided I had to make my own. Not only were the unique ones I loved incredibly expensive but my heart and head kept saying “but I can maaakkee that”.
When both your head and heart and everything in you agrees – listen to it.
I started sketching ideas out. For whatever reason I kept being drawn to birds. Simple, sweet & little humorous birds. We live in a relatively country area and since we love hearing them in the spring it just seemed to fit. Okay, let’s keep it real. Birds are way easier to make than people and dogs and all that jazz, but if anyone asks it’s totally because we live in the country and love birds. Ahem.
With the plethora of reclaimed wood we have, paints, a simple scroll saw Mr. A got me for Christmas that I luh-hove, I knew this would work. I chose my sketch, transfered it freehand onto the wood and went to work. In about 5 minutes I had them cut out. Next I painted them. Finally, we were going to dowel them, but decided to rest them right on the cake instead. As our cake is going to be so perfectly basic, I didn’t even paint wings on this pair – I wanted to keep them super super whimsical and simple.
Check out these little cuties.
Poor Winnie, she was bred to be a hunting dog, and this is what she gets. I owe her one, big time.
Happy Trying Not To Craft,