Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Quickly following on from my latest cake room post, here is the photo I had wanted to show but couldn't find! It shows my newly laid floor and painted walls, yes they are pink, just a hint, all done by the fair hands of my husband. I'll air on the side of caution when referring to him as a DIY genuis again though, as his head may not fit back inside the room to finish the work!

Imagine a wall of kitchen cabinets at the back with a double sink then in front of that an island, to the left a sweet, little, mirrored, 2 drawer cabinet, with the tv above (well I need something to keep me entertained during the long nights working!) followed by my two large display cabinets. To the right will be a little sofa, with rug and table, the walls of course will be adorned with shelves and perhaps a picture or two, et voila, a working space for my decorating and a pretty space for consultations! Roll on the weekend when my granite arrives and I can start to fill my myriad of drawers! Yippee!

Kathryn xxx

Monday, 8 April 2013

All good things come to those who wait! Well, I've been waiting and it had better be good!

I am very fortunate to have such a handy husband, although 'handy' isn't a strong enough word, he is in fact, a DIY genius. I have many pet names for him, 'sweetie', 'darling', 'half-a-job-Hodge' (ok, so the latter isn't very flattering but when it comes to everyday house stuff he walks around with blinkers on!) however, if things need fixed, look no further, he can turn his hand to many, many things! He also has a tendency towards 'modifying' things, which has certainly had it's place in our house!

Since the above picture, the room formally known as the garage, has been painted, the flooring laid, the kitchen units fitted, the island built, my cabinets put in place, a TV put up... with my granite work tops to be fitted, my seating to order and the finishing touches to do, I am always on the look out for quirky little additions to make it my space! My husband has gone above and beyond his call, and will have to continue to do so to get everything finished, payment of course will be his immense sense of achievement!!! and of course cake!

Kathryn xxx
For anyone who knows me well, they will know that I am not the most confident person. It does, of course, depend on the situation, but I still surprise myself when it comes to wedding fairs. I can only put it down to being passionate about my work and confident in my abilities.

Having exhibited at my 7th wedding show in the past few weeks I was reminded of my very first displays, this prompted me to have a look at my progress.

My husband and I have been married 9 years and at the time of planning our wedding we didn't go to any wedding shows, I don't actually know the reason for this. On thinking about it though, I also didn't even go to more than one bridal dress shop, in fact, the first I tried on was the dress for me!!! Hopefully that just means I knew what I wanted, although I know I would do it completely different now. There is so much more choice but I won't dare to tell you what my wedding cake was like! So having had no experience of a wedding show, I didn't have any pointers on what my table should potentially look like, here however was the outcome of my second one...

This was in October 2011 and since then I have acquired a few more display items to make my display more interesting! Below is a photo of my latest...

 I like to hope I give visitors something to look at, not only a variety of cake designs but matching cupcakes, cookies and homemade sweeties, beautiful cake stands for hire, and lots of little decorative items, to make one of the focal points of any wedding day extra special, with , of course samples to try! Meeting lots of newly engaged couples is certainly one of my highlights!

Kathryn xxx