~* The Latest of the Greatest Creations and a New Segment for the Garden Lovers *~

Aloha and welcome back, friends! I kindly thank you for tuning in, and, please please, don’t mind the gap between the last post date and this one >.>  It’s been quite a past year (year?), but I am officially back. Now, let’s party.

In the Name of the Moon, I shall… Either compose a letter or pretty up my face! :p

We all know I’m a weirdo, right? Right. Well my weird self loves goofy hair things too, and while I am not brave enough to dye it anymore (shouts out to all you peeps with cool hair), I am resourceful enough to still make it quirky, and what better than incorporating Sailor Moon into the mix?

Now see, I have this habit of sticking a pen in my hair, and one day the light bulb went off… Moonstick Pen. After multiple attempts wrestling with clay and a hollow pen, and much hair pulling, I finally perfected the Moonstick Pen.

Moonstick Pen

Ta Da! Love it. Not much else to say here.

A few days ago, I got a message on Etsy asking about a custom order for a Moonstick make up brush. When this order came in, I was floored because it was such an ingenious idea, and is why I have to give a shout out and thanks to my new friend Catherine. She’s got really cool taste in make up and kawaii accessories, check her out on Instagram. I bet we will be seeing some more collaborations in the near future. 🙂

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The stars on the make up brush are a lot larger because I wanted them to be flamboyant, other than that it’s basically the same structure as the pen, with a little tricky toaster oven baking work going on.

And now for a side journey.

Let’s back up to the past a bit. After I had made enough Moonstick pens that I didn’t want to touch them for a while, I came up with another idea for a pen. This one, though, is not suited for sticking in hair buns. Iiiiiit would snag a little.

I wanted to make a pen that looked like a whimsical celestial piece of art. I believe I accomplished that feat, now, taking pictures of dark objects with only light backgrounds, not exactly my forte’, so don’t mind the contrast here -_-;; Still learning how to use my camera, folks.;

Wand Pen

The color is actually a very deep purple-ish blue. Swirling around betwixt the moons and stars are gemstone beads, and on top a terminated quartz.

Wand Pen TopClose

Here’s a view more suited for my friends in Australia.

Purse Charms!

These are just a couple of fun charms for a purse or backpack, incorporating my favorite things and just enough bling. Do people still say that..bling?

Chunky Charm

Sweets galore here! I kinda got hungry putting this one together, hehe.

Charm Moonstick simpleish

It’s like, a miniature version of the one above, but better with a mini Moonstick. I believe this would be best suited for Chibiusa’s taste. :p

These purse charms are so much fun to make, I hope they can find a good home soon. They, will everything else above, will be in the Etsy shop within a few days.

Moving on to our new segment, How’s that Garden Lookin’ Lately?

And this is How the Garden is Lookin’ Lately.

Thank you for keeping with me for this whole post, it’s been fun leading up to this moment.

Not only do I love to create with crafts, I also love making places beautiful with nature, growing plants, watching seeds sprout before your very eyes. It’s a magical thing to behold, the evolution of plants and the area which they inhabit. I would like to share with the readers, friends, families, and newbies, the best place to sit back, enjoy time with friends, and sip on a nice cold beverage, DecoJenn’s Garden.

It’s got a few different little “areas”, per say. Today’s tour will feature the most grandiose and exquisite of them. But first, here is the view from my “living room chair”.

Garden View I

Okay Okay I still stink at this whole taking pictures thing and I know you’re like Holy Some Kind of Exposure, Batman! This is gonna have to do for now. Though, I do promise the reset of the pictures are better ^_^

Cactus Garden

This is the Cactus Garden, variety, Prickly Pair, as the little sign on the top right of the square pots denotes :p All of these guys came from a single plant, in the container above the garden gnome’s spot. At night, the light in the bottom center provides color changing light, which is quite fun. I’ll try to snap a night time pic of the scene for a later post.

Buddha Cart

The Buddha Cart. It has been in my care for many years. We have pictured here, Young Buddha, in case anyone was wondering..(Yes people have come to my place and asked why he is skinny -_-) This is when he was an adolescent going through his acquiring of wisdom phase, from what I understand. Either way, I try to keep the cart adorned with flowers, which means it changes often. In fact, it has changed since I snapped the pic!

Luminesence Tigerlilly

Check out the amber glow on the statue there. This was totally done by coincidence. The birdbath got a new home, and the rest flowed along.

Thank you for your patronage and see ya soon ^_^ … for real this time ….

P.S. Hi Cam!!!! *waves*

!.:.*Cafe Official Sneak Peak*.:.!

Hi everyone! *waves* Today I have some super exciting pictures to share, so let’s get right to it!

 

Table for Two? Right this way. :3

Table for Two? Right this way. :3

Decided to give the table a cloth, which is actually a doily.

Decided to give the table a cloth, which is actually a doily.

Don't mind the mess on the left, the cook just got a little frustrated and flipped a table.

Don’t mind the mess on the left, the cook just got a little frustrated and flipped a table.

The lighting varies because I spent over 2 hours trying to get it right. The top picture seems to look the best, now if I can just remember which settings I used to acheive that look ^-^”

In the first and second pictures, I used the same small table, but I am not sure if the table looks better with or without the cloth. What do y’all think? I like the small thickness for seating and the long for displaying cakes. too bad I have only one of that particular table.

The third picture has a tea set with a cake roll to the left, and the first picture features the same one. The cake is a cell phone charm, as you can see with the string in the tea cup. :p Anyways, the whole point of this major project is making a nice scene to display the little cake charms, particularly to sell them. I am not sure if it looks better with the tea set (might be washed out with too much white), or alone on the table for two. Oh, the major decisions in life.

As always, feedback is welcomed and appreciated, even though no one really leaves comments anymore *sad face*.

Have a nice day, and stay dry this weekend to all the locals!

DecoJennDotCom: Back from the Dead (or so it seems :p)

Hi everyone out there in Bloglandia! Once again I am here with one of those “sorry it’s been so long” posts, so please allow me to get the excuses and apologies out of the way. Let’s see… what works as good excuses… I’ve been busy with work? Busy with the Etsy store? Too lazy to use the old camera and upload pics? Yes, I will use those. 😉

After the last few months of fighting with the supercamera, I finally got a new one with which I can more easily take quality pictures. Now, if only I could figure out the lighting situation. Outside is too bright, inside is too flourescent dim, feelin’ like Goldilocks up in here. :p I am thinking about dragging my set up to the park and making use of their picnic tables and shade. Too bad I can’t bring the cat too. He is my most fequently photographed subject, much to his dismay.

Recently, I have also been working on repainting a bright pink, dollhouse type bakery into a swanky, pseudo victorian lounge cafe. The project is slowly coming along, emphasis on the slowly, as it is quite tedious work with the tiny details and cramped corners. Also, I have been repainting dollar store dollhouse furniture to match the cafe. After the paint job, I will pick out some new curtains. :p

Thanks for stoppin’ by, more to come soon. For real this time!

 

¡¡ Long Overdue Update !! – Sweets yaaaay!

This is the third of the update posts, I saved the best for last ^_^ Before continuing though, I just want to say thanks again for coming back, and don’t worry, I won’t do a triple update like this again any time soon ^_^;; Without further ado, on with the show!

I love love love this piece! It's a chocolate cake roll with some fruit slices on the top.

I love love love this piece! It’s a chocolate cake roll with some fruit slices on the top. In the er, top right pic, that is my finger. >.<

Here we have tiny pink macaron with some embellishments on the top. It's so cute, that I even put one on my cell phone (with the rest of the charm family :P)

Here we have tiny pink macaron with some embellishments on the top. It’s so cute, that I even put one on my cell phone (with the rest of the charm family :P)

Rainbow Cake. You know, I really like rainbows, but I am afraid if I make too much rainbow stuff, it'll scare people away, so I try and keep it to minimum. This though, has to be one of my favorite pieces so far.

Rainbow Cake. You know, I really like rainbows, but I am afraid if I make too much rainbow stuff, it’ll scare people away, so I try and keep it to minimum. This though, has to be one of my favorite pieces so far.

Project T.A.R.T. is complete :3 This is *the first* successful, realistic looking tart. I am so proud of this piece that I have it sitting on my desk so I can look at it from time to time. This is really easy to replicate, so if I need to make more I can. yay TARTS!

Project T.A.R.T. is complete :3 This is *the first* successful, realistic looking tart. I am so proud of this piece that I have it sitting on my desk so I can look at it from time to time. This is really easy to replicate, so if I need to make more I can. yay TARTS!

You're gonna have to click the picture to see up close on these. They are really tiny cake slice charms. I haven't figured out what to put them on yet soooo anyone have an idea? :p

You’re gonna have to click the picture to see up close on these. They are really tiny cake slice charms. I haven’t figured out what to put them on yet soooo anyone have an idea? :p

The following pieces you can find for sale on my newly opened Etsy shop!! :DD

A pink macaron with white frosting and little cane slices.

A pink macaron with white frosting and little cane slices.

I love lemon bars, so when I had some left over yellow clay from lemon canes, I knew exactly what to do with it .

I love lemon bars, so when I had some left over yellow clay from lemon canes, I knew exactly what to do with it. 🙂

This is a cake charm with cane slices, in a quasi rainbow pattern.

This is a cake charm with cane slices, in a quasi rainbow pattern.

A triple layer cherry cake with roses on top. It's surprising light for how dense it is.

A triple layer cherry cake with roses on top. It’s surprising light for how dense it is.

Here are Oreo Cookies with decoden :)) These pieces are so fun, it's really hard to accept parting with them, but I would really like someone else to be able to enjoy them even more.

Here are Oreo Cookies with decoden :)) These pieces are so fun, it’s really hard to accept parting with them, but I would really like someone else to be able to enjoy them even more.

Just a little sweets container which has been decoden'd. ^_^

Just a little sweets container which has been decoden’d. ^_^

 

Last but not least is a popular item from my stock and with other crafters - the chocolate bar pencil box with a personal touch.

Last but not least is a popular item from my stock and with other crafters – the chocolate bar pencil box with a personal touch.

 

Next time I hope to have some Sailor Moon stuff, seeing as how it’s  been so popular thus far, and quite frankly I heart making those items as much as cakes. Ciao! ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ_彡☆バンバン!!

** Update 04/11/14 **

^_^ Hi everyone! Sorry it’s been so so long!! It’s been super busy around here with Spring time rearranging, experimenting cooking new dishes (if people are interested in blogs on my homemade vegetarian cuisine meals, lemme know and I will start making recipe posts), and learning how to make new craft stuff!! 

Coming soon, we have TONS of resin pieces, lots of chibis, and a few food items that are super cute! 

Also next week I plan to get an Etsy shop up and running. Many many folks have asked if I have one, so there will be a store soon due to popular demand! 🙂 

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend and thanks for checking back at DecoJenn 😀 

✿✿ New Sweets are here :) ✿✿

(^-^*)/コンチャ! Sorry I haven’t updated in a long time. Been pretty busy with all this real life stuff.  Anyways, on with the show!

This is a blueberry cake which was inspired by a youtube video. I think it looks pretty realistic ^_^

This is a blueberry cake which was inspired by a youtube video. I think it looks pretty realistic ^_^

This little slice has a leaf sprig and some extra blueberries to be even more cute.

This little slice has a leaf sprig and some extra blueberries to be even more cute.

There are macaron cookie sandwiches. This was the first time I made a little face on a sweet :p I really like the cuteness factor so expect more faces in the future.

There are macaron cookie sandwiches.
This was the first time I made a little face on a sweet :p I really like the cuteness factor so expect more faces in the future.

Yay the first worthy tart that  I have made!! Finally I have a good mold or two for them. Now I am working on more miniature fruits to put in future tarts.  At least Project TART is now almost complete ;)

Yay the first worthy tart that I have made!! Finally I have a good mold or two for them. Now I am working on more miniature fruits to put in future tarts.
At least Project TART is now almost complete 😉

The witch is from Wicked, this was a practice version I made prior to completing the movie poster charm.  The candy corn and the wicked witch will most likely go on a Halloween themed box of some sorts.

The witch is from Wicked, this was a practice version I made prior to completing the movie poster charm.
The candy corn and the wicked witch will most likely go on a Halloween themed box of some sorts.

I meant to upload images of a couple ice cream cones I made. One of them looks very very real ^_^. But, the stupid camera didn’t focus right on the ice cream cones, so they will have to be retaken. They deserve their own post as it is.

Thanks for checking out the latest from the sweets factory. (^ _ ^)/~~サヨナラ

❤❤ A Few Cookies ❤❤

These are the last of my latest batch of cookies. I need to make more >.< But I have been too preoccupied making Sailor Moon things. Anyways, check em out

The mold I used for this one is a bit smaller than the previous cookies. It is more compact, but I feel limited for spaaaaaace.

The mold I used for this one is a bit smaller than the previous cookies. It is more compact, but I feel limited for spaaaaaace.

A side view so y'all can see the depth and bling gems on the sides ^_^

A side view so y’all can see the depth and bling gems on the sides ^_^

 

This is a "warm color" version of another cookie I have previously posted.  The little lemon broke before I had the chance to reinforce him. We have transported this cookie to the ER for surgery this afternoon. Feel free to leave him flowers so he can get better soon. :p

This is a “warm color” version of another cookie I have previously posted.
The little lemon broke before I had the chance to reinforce him. We have transported this cookie to the ER for surgery this afternoon. Feel free to leave him flowers so he can get better soon. :p

My first macaron weeeee!!!  Of course this is SM themed >.<

My first macaron weeeee!!!
Of course this is SM themed >.<

Here is a side view of the macaron. I really want to make more of these, but the side of it is tedious to get the texture. Neeeed paaaatienceeee :P

Here is a side view of the macaron. I really want to make more of these, but the side of it is tedious to get the texture. Neeeed paaaatienceeee 😛

Next time on DecoJenn Cookie Edition we will have some fresh baked, scented Oreos. This will probably be beginning of next week since it is Friday already. *dances* FRIDAY YAY

hope you all have a good weekend!