Wednesday, 15 July 2009

China overboard....

Glenys and Nigel have not only allowed us to build our Production HQ in their back Garden, but also (some may say madly) for Bishops Stortford to be home to our next big three day cake stand creating melee. After 15 hours, a lot of tea, several G & T's and a lot of huffin and puffin, we erected 2 gazebos and divided about 1,500 pieces of china into colour, style and set categories. At the end there was not a blade of grass in sight - just a sea of china. Midge (pet dog) was not amused.

Over the next 3 days, we mixed and mismatched and whooped with delight at some of the stunners we found. Charlotte (in the green top) friend and talented wordsmith, joined us as our guest cake stand creator and mismatcher. She put together some real beauties and surprises and helped towards creating our next 100 'Let them eat Cake' stand delights, which will be with you very soon.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Production HQ in motion

We've finally reached the point where we need to gather all our china from the far flung corners of the UK and from under our beds and put them in one place. Clare's parents (Nigel and Glenys) have kindly agreed to let us build our new production department (shed) in their lovely back garden.

Thankfully, Nigel (chief Ltec driller) and Glenys (china fiend) are well used to the mayhem, drilling and creating that goes along with this type of activity. After all, we've temporarily interrupted Nigel building a boat for the Burgess clan (Clare's family) in order to drill holes in our lovely china. Thankfully Danny (Clare's hubby) and JB (Clare's brother) were on hand to help install electricity, water and a shelving system to die for.

It's a very exciting time for us because once all our china is in one place, then we can begin the next big cake stand sort - more on that to follow.