Great A'tuin done in Cherry Wood

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Re: Great A'tuin done in Cherry Wood

Postby Tiffany » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:41 pm

Wow! That is an amazing carving. It makes a great table as well. Love the cake, I hope it tasted as good as it looks.
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Re: Great A'tuin done in Cherry Wood

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:26 pm

:clap: Welcome Scruffy :clap:

What a wonderful piece of art and something truly unique and personal for you both to take with you on your journey further into coupledom - and to remember the pleasure of making it with your dad too. Priceless! :D
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Re: Great A'tuin done in Cherry Wood

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:05 pm

Beautiful piece of work Scruffy and welcome to the forum. :)
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Re: Great A'tuin done in Cherry Wood

Postby Scruffy05 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:30 pm

Thank you all for your very kind words. It was a true labour of love.

Somebody had asked about the cake and in fact it was a difficult part. Mainly, nobody wanted to make it! The wedding industry in that town was very lucrative... Maybe 'over bloated' is the correct word. Unless you wanted the standard cookie cutter three tier white cake that they could crank out by the thousands with little additional effort, they didn't want to see you.

We only wanted one flat tier. And I hate cake, so we wanted it to be a cheesecake.

Finally, near the end with time seriously running out, we came across a nice woman who worked out of her house and was more than happy to create our cake for us and turn it around in short order. Creme de Leche cheesecake with buttercream. Sweet as hell,but very worth it.

We noticed those sort of issues constantly during the planning with florists and venues... We would walk in all full of hope and excitement and proudly tell them what we were looking for. The only odd part about the wedding was the cake stand, we weren't asking for weird stuff, just fairly specific things. Mostly we were dismissed. There was a lot of snotty "well, here's what we do, take it or leave it."

"We would like our colour scheme to be teal and white!"
Grumpy lady at grumpy bridal show: "We don't have teal. Yes, we know millions of yards of teal fabric exist but the effort to find it in the local sewing shop or online is not worth the thousands of dollars I will make you pay me. You can have a combination of this really uninspiring blue and this shut-the-hell-up. If not, there are five desperate brides behind you who will take it. "

I am happy we had several years to plan the event. Through a lot if digging we managed to find people for every part who were really quite spectacular.

Best part, by far though, was the turtle:) Only a small handful of people knew it would be there, we managed to keep it under tight wraps:)
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Re: Great A'tuin done in Cherry Wood

Postby The Mad Collector » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:22 pm

That really is superb. I'm sure Terry will hear about it as Colin is very good at responding to or passing on emails as appropriate
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: Great A'tuin done in Cherry Wood

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:05 pm

Mindblowingly beautiful. Thanks!
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Re: Great A'tuin done in Cherry Wood

Postby Scruffy05 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:57 am

Well, I got the letter from Mr. Smythe saying he was passing the email and photos on to Mr. Pratchett. I hope he loves it as much as I do.
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Re: Great A'tuin done in Cherry Wood

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:06 am

:D :D :D
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Re: Great A'tuin done in Cherry Wood

Postby Dotsie » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:10 am

Oooh, cool! :D 8-)
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Re: Great A'tuin done in Cherry Wood

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:41 am

Let us know what TP replies (if it's not too rude! ;) )
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Re: Great A'tuin done in Cherry Wood

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:29 am

There may be an order for one from the man in the hat. :mrgreen:
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Re: Great A'tuin done in Cherry Wood

Postby Bushmonkey » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:36 am

I am the grey haired fellow in the picture.
My son and I have never heard from Terry as is to be expected.
I hear he is not well. Hope he was still well enough to appreciate it.
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Re: Great A'tuin done in Cherry Wood

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:08 am

Hi there Bushmonkey. I'm sorry you didn't hear from Sir Terry. Did you get a repoly from Colin Smythe?
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Re: Great A'tuin done in Cherry Wood

Postby Loopyc » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:47 am

Beautiful work Bushmonkey :clap:
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Re: Great A'tuin done in Cherry Wood

Postby Square12 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:54 am

That's awesome!
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