I began an interest in the Montreal Canadiens when Myriam’s half sister came to visit last year from France. All her boyfriend wanted to do was see a hockey game, so I splurged and got tickets for the two of them to go. Not to be left out, I took Myriam to a nearby resto/bar and we watched the game on the big screen while indulging in pizza and (root) beer!!! I had made Melodie a pair of wire Canadiens earrings to wear to the game and have since made beaded versions of the logo as earrings, pendants and ornaments. (I give these to friends as gifts…they are not available for sale due to copyright laws). A couple weeks ago I had a “flash” that I had to make myself an artsy Habs t-shirt. The shirt was created by cutting up old t-shirts into the shapes of the Canadiens logo and loosely stitching them onto one of my existing shirts. Very easy and fun!
A friend asked me where I get all my ideas for designs. I’m afraid I cannot take full credit for them, as much of the inspiration comes from my customers. A tandem bike ornament was purchased a few months ago and later the woman sent me a photo of it atop of her beautiful wedding cake! From there I started “tagging” the tandem ornament as a “wedding cake topper”. A few sales later I had a special request to add the people riding the tandem. After that came a request to add the couple’s names. The cutest idea was from the person that wanted a veil and tophat on the riders…that one took the cake!
From the wedding cake toppers evolved the idea for the birthday cake toppers. So far I have only sold one, but remember making them in the past for my daughter’s bd cakes. Can’t wait to see how this idea progresses!!!