Tiny Treasures (a few of my favourite things)

Recently I attended a miniaturists retreat here in Nova Scotia. It is called Camp Mini Ha Ha and it’s an annual thing. This year was my first time going. I hope to return again. For 6 days we all immersed ourselves in making miniatures  and nibbling on chocolate. The workshop was open day and nightContinue reading “Tiny Treasures (a few of my favourite things)”

A Miniature Pond Tutorial

I’m determined for my English cottage dollhouse to have a little garden. In that garden will be lavender, a bench, some dainty flowers, and this koi pond. And a zen like peace. I made this using a mason jar band as a base. First, I formed a cane for my bricks using white, beige superContinue reading “A Miniature Pond Tutorial”

An Apothecary Table & Potted Lavender

Recently, I made this apothecary table out of bass and balsa wood. Polymer clay is still my first love, but I thought I might branch out a little…by trying my hand at miniature furniture. My dollhouse needs some furniture, and after all, necessity is the mother of invention. I loved making these so much thatContinue reading “An Apothecary Table & Potted Lavender”

Dollhouse Blueberry Cake

Inspired by these pretty plates which I had saved for such a pretty dessert, I made a blueberry cake and tea set in dollhouse scale. There are so many wonderfully talented artisans online who make miniature polymer clay cakes. I am constantly pushing myself to learn more and improve my skill. I am always thinkingContinue reading “Dollhouse Blueberry Cake”

Bringing home da’ bacon!

I have to say,  I’m pretty excited about how this ‘bacon’ turned out!! I made bacon in 1:3 and 1:12 scale. As you can see, the bacon is kind of on the red side before it’s painted. It doesn’t look that hot. It is the paint that gives it realism. I used watered down acrylicContinue reading “Bringing home da’ bacon!”

Chicken Skewers for American Girl dolls

Today I made these grilled chicken on skewers from polymer clay, for my shop. The scale works for any 18″ doll, or larger ball jointed dolls. As a thank you to my small (but much appreciated) following, I thought I’d do my first give – away!! The prize consists of 2 grilled chicken skewers, madeContinue reading “Chicken Skewers for American Girl dolls”

A Parcel of Goodies

I was out of province for the past week, spending time with my eldest daughter, who had a tonsillectomy. When I returned home I was happily tackled by 3 little ones, my husband, and our fur baby, Lenny. And…as an added bonus, a parcel from Italy was waiting for me too! I had to shareContinue reading “A Parcel of Goodies”

Pepperoni Pizza in 1:6 Scale

I made this as a gift for a customer. She collects miniatures in 1:6 scale. Clay Pizza is fun but also time consuming. This took most of the day but it was worth it. I hope she is pleasantly surprised when it arrives! Some day, when I have this process down to a science, IContinue reading “Pepperoni Pizza in 1:6 Scale”

A Dollhouse Cookie Sheet

At some point, I want to get some aluminum sheets to make some baking pans. Since I didn’t have any, I settled for polymer clay. I love polymer clay. But when it comes to dollhouse miniatures, I like using materials closer to the real thing….For the sake of realism. This may lack a bit inContinue reading “A Dollhouse Cookie Sheet”

Maddie Chamber’s Hand Made Hobbit Hole – Bag End from Lord of the Rings

Originally posted on Madshobbithole's Blog:
Aerial View of Hobbit Dolls House Background on Bag End: My name is Maddie Chambers/Brindley and this all began when I was a young child and read the Hobbit for the first time. I believe I was about 10 and I was instantly hooked. My Nanan lent me her…