Hi! My name is Leslie and I refer to myself as a Jane of many crafty trades. I have dabbled in many crafts throughout my life, but am best known for my former website, Pancake Meow and my scented dessert necklaces and charms. When I moved to Athens, Ga in 2004, I was gifted a box of clay for my birthday and started making clay desserts and became obsessed with replicating things I'd see in my cookbooks. I would make and sell little frosted cupcakes, stacks of buttery pancakes and waffles dripping with syrup as well as fudgy brownie sundaes and sugar glazed donuts on my Live Journal blog. I would also post in several crafting communities and my charms became a hit! I also wanted each charm to smell delicious, so I found a way to scent each charm accordingly. The donuts smelled like donuts and the cupcakes smelled like cupcakes, you get the idea. I was a fan of Strawberry Shortcake as a girl growing up in the 80's and really wanted that same unique aesthetic. I was featured in Daily Candy's everything issue in 2006 shortly after the launch of my website Pancake Meow. I have been an inspiration to many miniature food crafters and that's pretty wonderful! Aside from the miniature desserts, I enjoy doodling up whimsical illustrations! I have designed various logos, icons, records sleeves, t-shirts, tattoos and party supplies. Check out my design portfolio above in the links menu.
Random facts. I am married to my best friend, I adore my Papillon dog Pip, I live in a 1900's farmhouse, I enjoy rainy days while making HUGE pots of vegetable soup, I watch reruns of the Golden Girls over and over, I'm a vegan, I love to bake and I love black coffee! Oh, and blackberry pie! We must always have blackberry pie!