~* 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*

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Another Way Overdue Update.

(*^▽^)/ Hi everybody! I am back with a pretty big update on the latest out of the Art Lab. Some day I think I will give y’all a tour of the place, how does that sound? :p

 ** Latest Sweets **

Texas Flag cookie charm hand

Because I am a Native Texan, I love this piece and wear it quite often! It’s my own design and just as unique as the kind of people you find in the Lone Star State.

american flag cookie charm hand

This piece was made a few days before July 4th. I wanted something cute to wear to work that celebrated the holiday, and showed off my craft. :p

For some reason, I got the hankerin' to make cotton candy, so I picked up some fresh-on-the-markets powder and made this cotton candy!

For some reason, I got the hankerin’ to make cotton candy, so I picked up some fresh-on-the-markets powder and made this cotton candy!

Here's another charm I made with the new powder. It's a Mexican Cookie called Arcoiri, which means Rainbow, and their unofficial name is

Here’s another charm I made with the new powder. It’s a Mexican Cookie called Arcoiri, which means Rainbow, and their unofficial name is “the Snowballs”. These are quite popular as earrings and necklaces.

pink donut

This donut has been so popular and well liked that I am almost feeling too stingy to replicate it! hahaha Just kidding. I can make an army of donuts if the world so desires!

This is modeled after a Genoise Cake (ooooo fanccyyyyy). I've been having a lot of fun with layered cakes lately.

This is modeled after a Genoise Cake (ooooo fanccyyyyy).
I’ve been having a lot of fun with layered cakes lately.

Having more fun with layers, here. Its so cute, I just wanna pinch its little cheekies. :)

Having more fun with layers, here. Its so cute, I just wanna pinch its little cheekies. 🙂

This cake.... I don't even know about this cake sometimes. I really wanted to make something with chocolate sprinkles, so I did. Then I really wanted it to have strawberries, so it does. Now that it's finished, it looks like some alternate dimension carrot cake O_o. To top it all off, somehow the frosting cracked on the big part. Like I said, I don't even know. This cake is totally not going up for sale, unless, you know, someone really falls in love with it haha.

This cake…. I don’t even know about this cake sometimes. I really wanted to make something with chocolate sprinkles, so I did. Then I really wanted it to have strawberries, so it does. Now that it’s finished, it looks like some alternate dimension carrot cake O_o. To top it all off, somehow the frosting cracked on the big part. Like I said, I don’t even know. This cake is totally not going up for sale, unless, you know, someone really falls in love with it haha.

** A Little Blogging Moment *

Let me take this moment to apologize for Vanna White-ing the entire post here. Currently my bakery and room scenes look like a tornado and earthquake came through… Would you like to see? xD

THIS IS THE MARK OF A REAL ARTIST AT WORK, PEOPLE!!!

THIS IS THE MARK OF A REAL ARTIST AT WORK, PEOPLE!!

I’ve got a couple new little scenes to build up, some pictures for an exclusive Sailor Moon room, plans for a little “outdoor market” type deal. and a Taj Mahal. Seriously, there is a Taj Mahal in that red box, I kid you not.

Really though, I’ve focusing so much on getting all my crafting materials organzied, and rearranging the entire room that the scenery has been on the backburner. After this week though, I will get it all set up again, then y’all can enjoy cute pictures sans hands. 🙂

Anyways, it’s way past my bedtime so I will be signing off. Stay tuned for the next resin update, and… KITTENS!!

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!.:.*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!

.:.*Weekend Project and a Little Extra*.:.

Hello my friends, I hope everyone survived the cold cold weekend, and to those of you in warmer climates, I am totes jelly.  .·´¯`(>▂<)´¯`·. On the bright side though, this cold weather should soon get me in the holiday spirit, which means festive winter clay pieces will be on the way. I’ve already had one customer at work asking where my Christmas earrings are, so I should deliver soon. :p

The cake army production has finally come to a hault. There are now enough to fill the cafe, which is nearly complete itself. Since no one has left any suggestions on how to swank-i-fy the scene, I am left to my own imagination, which is currently frozen due to the weather, hehe. I do have one small cake image to share, though.

A fancy coffee cake, so tiny it fits on the tip of your finger.

A fancy coffee cake, so tiny it fits on the tip of your finger.

On the resin front, Jackie and I finally finished up her Frozen pieces and they look awesome. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture before they went to her house, but I will perhaps upload  a potato pic later on.

While the Frozen resin was happening, I started my own new line of what I like to call “Ice Crystal Pendants”. They are made with a clear background and slightly bundled glitter, so they look kind of like ice and the glitter gives a cystalline effect.

Hello Kitty with a pea pod, it's a bit larger than a quarter.

Hello Kitty with a pea pod, it’s a bit larger than a quarter.

Finally we have the big Weekend Project, which I worked on during football. I take a tray and some supplies, set them up on the couch, and watch the games while working. It’s a pretty neat set up since I get to craft, see the games, and spend time with my boyfriend. ❤ 🙂

Taste the Rainbow. :D

Taste the Rainbow. 😀

The little cameo frames on the right came from a mold that I made from a cheapy cabochon and the wings on the right a made from a mold of wings I ordered off Etsy. I am intending to make the cameos into necklaces and the wings into hairclips, then sell or wear them as matching sets. 🙂 I’ve wanted the wing clips for a really long time so I am super excited to have them in a variety colors. As for the cameos, I will probably put Monster High, Hello Kitty, and Sailor Moon pictures in them.

As always, thanks for reading and feel free to leave feedback in the comments. I love to hear from people, including you! ( ^_^)/Ciao!

 

*~ Cafe Painting Update, Massive Mini Cake Army, and Frozen Resin with my Friend :) ~*

Good day, everyone. Hope you are all staying warm on this most chilly of days. I hear you Yankees mumbling about Texas not being cold, shush! We don’t do cold down here in the land of iced tea and bar-b-que!

Speaking of being cold, my friend Jackie came by the Art Lab with some Frozen stickers yesterday and began making her first resin peices! She is a huge fan of the movie, so we hunted down the stickers and ended up in a Frozen gold mine at FiveBelow. If anyone is looking for Frozen merchandise, head to FiveBelow, stat. Anyways, here is an image of the process so far. Personally I think she did great with the colors and glitters. 🙂

Poor Olaf's arm got torn but I am going to fix it today. The Anna and Elsa look great with the snowy background. Perhaps we will add some snowflakes to the right hand side. :)

Poor Olaf’s arm got torn but I am going to fix it today. The Anna and Elsa look great with the snowy background. Perhaps we will add some snowflakes to the right hand side. 🙂

In other art news, as the title suggests, I have amassed an army of miniature cakes to put on display in the cafe. I take a little travel pack of clay and tools, set up shop at work, and make cakes whilst doing my job. *snicker snicker* puttin’ in double time over here .>:) These cakes will also go up for sale on my etsy, as soon as the cafe is finished and can display them.

Everyone's favorite is the eclair. Thanks Frozen friend for the suggestion :))

Everyone’s favorite is the eclair. Thanks Jackie for the suggestion :))

Lastly, we have some images of the cafe progress. I think it’s coming along great from its hot pink beginnings. Hey, I love me some hot pink, but my cafe needs to be swanky.

Here is the dining side as shown in the last blog post.

Here is the dining side as shown in the last blog post. I should proooobably paint that pink canopy above the door. :p

The baking side, complete with stone oven. See those things on the shelf? Yeah, I am seriously dreading painting those. xD

The baking side, complete with stone oven. See those things on the shelves? Yeah, I am seriously dreading painting them. xD

If anyone has sugestions for the floor color, or how to make it look more Victorian-Aristocratic-esque, please please leave me a comment or drop me a line through other means.

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time, stay warm and keep smiling! 🙂

☃☃ The Adventures of Dac and Laser + a Short Rant ☃☃

Recently, my friend who requested the Panda and Taco keychain chain ordered a fridge magnet of the same character, and thus DacTac was born. He was lonely when he first came into this world, until he met the studio livin’ veteran Laser the Hedgehog.

Dac and Laser's adventures began at the Corner Shelf Cafe. Dac ordered a Strawberry Cake, as recommended by Laser.

Dac and Laser’s adventures began at the Corner Shelf Cafe. Dac ordered a Strawberry Cake, as recommended by Laser.

Laser soon learned that Dac was not going to be here very long, so they promptly left the cafe to go sight seeing!

The Giant Statue of the Thai Lady. Laser and Dac enjoyed the serene temple feeling of this area.

The Giant Statue of the Thai Lady. Laser and Dac enjoyed the serene temple feeling of this area.

Dac and Laser seem to be quite popular with the Ponies.

Dac and Laser seem to be quite popular with the Ponies.

Wanting to see more of the place, the duo hailed a CatCab to arrive at their destination more quickly.

They decided to pose for a picture before boarding the Cab.

They decided to pose for a picture before boarding the Cab.

Dac decided to show off his climbing abilities while Laser waited patiently for his beverage.

Dac decided to show off his climbing abilities while Laser waited patiently for their beverages.

A final toast to good friends and great fun.

A final toast to good friends and great fun.

Their last stop together, a great photo op in front of a Texas billboard.

Their last stop together, a great photo op in front of a Texas billboard.

DacTac, if you get this message, just know that Laser (and the ponies) miss you greatly.

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Update, and why I haven’t posted anything recently:

The camera and I do not get along well. Whether it is the battery going dead, or the memory card taking a vacation, or the flash doing too good of a job, it seems like I always have some kind of problem. Today I took a bunch of pictures of new pieces, and the exposures on all of them are different (Thanks, Flash!), so it would look quite silly to upload them in the same post.  I might get them up today after my tech genius boyfriend shows me how to use the camera, or I might wait until after this holiday weekend, not sure yet. Either way, just know that there are a lot of exciting new pieces coming from the kitchen, including Holiday Cakes, Mickey Mouse, and Sailor Moon related items.

I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving with Too Much Stuffing! :p

♦♦ Blog Update 10/01/13 ♦♦

(^-^*)/コンチャ! Hello and good morning 🙂
I had planned to take pics of the latest from the creation kitchen, but the flash on the camera isn’t working, so here are some real life pictures for the mean time ^_^

Grillin and Chillin. This is how we BBQ. The burger lookin' things are veggies patties.  "It's a keen-wa" :P (Football fans might recognize that reference)

Grillin and Chillin. This is how we BBQ. The burger lookin’ things are veggies patties.
“It’s a keen-wa” 😛 (Football fans might recognize that reference)

After grilling, we pack everything away in containers from this here gravity-defying cupboard. I have tried to keep it neatly organized, but have found this chaotic system works better.

After grilling, we pack everything away in containers from this here gravity-defying cupboard. I have tried to keep it neatly organized, but have found the chaotic system works better.

I thought when I saw this that maybe my boyfriend made the bed and the cat happened to be there. Nope, she went under there herself. Wonder if she was hiding from my bully cat :(

I thought when I saw this that maybe my boyfriend made the bed and the cat happened to be there. Nope, she went under there herself. Wonder if she was hiding from my bully cat 😦

Do I sense a truce here!?!?!? That would be so0o0o nice! (The one on the left is the one in the above picture)

Do I sense a truce here!?!?!? That would be so0o0o nice!
(The cat on the left is the one in the above picture)

Okie dokie folkies, as soon as I can get the camera working we will have images of Halloween themed stuff/cakes, and what are known as “Chibis”.

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