Notice I said she is my ‘first’ BJD. There will likely be more, once I am done nursing some wounds (I’ll tell you later). My kids are quite enamored with her -as in all things cute and small- and now they want a piece of the action! We are already in negotiations and discussing room … More My First Ball Jointed Doll!
Happy Easter weekend everyone! The following images are vintage pieces from the public domain or they have been generously shared on these blogger’s websites. They are recommended for ‘personal use’ to use in your Easter projects. Please visit the blogger’s site (by clicking the link)to retrieve the image from them, rather than saving from my … More Easter Printables & Tutorials for Miniatures.
Mother’s Day is coming up. That got me thinking about breakfast-in-bed…which got me thinking about pancakes…which got me thinking about pretty fruits…do you see where I am going with this? I thought for my shop I would make some pancakes and trays and also do a red grapefruit cane. In case you don’t know, I … More A Grapefruit Study & Breakfast Tray
I’m sometimes asked “how on earth did you make that?” when people see my miniatures for the first time. So, I thought I’d show a few photos with a brief description of the process. Even though it’s so tiny, it helps to think how ‘real’ food is made. Sometimes the best inspirations come from cookbooks, … More Sculpting a Mini Lemon Bundt
This Christmas, I made a room box for my mom. My husband made the outer wooden box and I made the inner foam box ‘room’. If you want to see a tutorial on how to make a room box, Kris at ‘1 inch minis‘ has a great one to follow. The furnishings are a mix … More A Tiny Room for Mother…
The holidays are coming up fast and I wanted to get a jump start on my baking this year. Have you ever bought one of those Italian imported panettone fruit breads and wondered what to do with it? Apparently there is no end to what you can do with them. They make a wonderful … More Christmas Goodies in Miniature
Warning…in the event you go reeling at the colour pink, there is lots of it coming up…… My favourite miniatures to make are sweets. I had been working on a little display cart to showcase my minis for when I attend sales. I made this wooden peddler’s cart (which I still plan on embellishing a … More Little Pretties
This year we had a much welcomed extension to our summer. It’s only been since mid October that we can feel the crisp autumn air. Now that fall is upon us, I couldn’t be happier. This is my favourite time of year…when we bring out our sweaters, cook more comfort foods, do more family cuddles … More My Autumn Miniatures
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 night … More Tiny Treasures (a few of my favourite things)
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 super … More A Miniature Pond Tutorial