Well, if last week was frustrating, this week was a complete turnaround. I had so much fun!! –not to say that the second week wasn’t good: I was just frustrated with my own lack of success and feeling so behind. This week was completely different.
And it is also not that I was 100% successful! I discovered a nemesis in bead borders, and I’m not super hot with the grass tip, either, haha! But I loved –really loved– learning to make different flowers. I’m not so great at the ruffle border, but when I can turn it into a zinnia–woo hoo! That is a different story.
After practicing ruffle borders, bead borders (with some shell border thrown in as a recap from last week), grass, and leaves, we moved into making flowers. After a review of drop flowers, we did daisies, which were trickier than any of us (I think) were expecting. I’m going to need to practice those babies. Sunflowers were next, and I was pretty pleased with my beginning attempts! I couldn’t help but take a photo…
And then the zinnias. Hard to make on a practice sheet, but on a cupcake, so fun! They are definitely my favorite of the flowers we’ve learned.
I think the best part of the class, though, is the class itself. I love that even though this was only our third class (of four!), we can joke and laugh and have a great time together. We celebrate when another has a success, and giggle (with her, not at her, of course!!) about not-so-successful attempts.
I only had time to frost four of them, but I am really happy with how they turned out.
I had some time to practice the next evening, and I frosted the remaining cupcakes that I had at home. I challenged myself to work on the techniques I had struggled with in class– especially the bead border and the sunflower.
I’m really having a lot of fun with this new hobby!