Making minis for my girls…

my diner burger basket2

This is where my obsession all started. After watching a few youtube tutorials on making doll food, I thought I would give it a whirl. Money was tight and I had 3 little girls who loved their dolls. I felt confident I could make some cute foods for their barbies…and so I went to Michael’s and bought a few 2 oz blocks of polymer clay.

A tip to anyone starting out – you don’t need a lot of different colours of clay. Just start with the primary colours along with white and black. You can mix an infinite number of shades yourself. Add some translucent clay to things that are not supposed to look entirely opaque (like cakes, frostings, etc) – if you want more realism.

sub sandwich

 

my cherry pieThese pieces are done in 1:6 scale, for Barbies, Blythe, or small ball-jointed dolls.  The pie tins were purchased at Michael’s in their jewelry section. You get several in each pack and they are wonderful for using with barbie, or as mini pies for American Girl dolls.

my pizza

My youngest is developing a real good eye for miniatures herself!

E with pie