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
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, made … More Chicken Skewers for American Girl dolls
I really don’t know what got into me. I must have been inspired by something. Because today I made some sweets…lots and lots of sweets…. Blueberry and strawberry desserts…. And a flaky, buttery cookie with sprinkles…..(I had to try out my bright sprinkles) And finally, cupcakes in 1:6 scale…. I did manage to get one … More Tempting treats to break a tooth on (or my unusually productive day)
I made these today as I thought about BBQs getting fired up soon. It occurred to me that little girls should have some BBQ food for their dolls too. And if the dolls should have food, why not make it realistic? There are lots of plastic mass produced doll food in the big box stores…but … More BBQ Ribs & Baked Potato for 18 Inch Dolls
Chocolate chip cookies have to be one of my favourite foods to shrink down. They aren’t exactly easy, as there are several stages of texturing and shading, but call me crazy, it’s almost therapeutic. To achieve realism -if that is the look you are going for- it’s all about the texturing and shading. I … More Cookies in Clay (a recipe)
Valentine’s weekend left me with a full heart and chocolate withdrawal. The only way to get my fix was to make some donuts. It didn’t matter that they weren’t edible, they were still satisfying. The weekend allowed us to put together a small light box from a wooden frame and vellum panels. Until I get … More Time to make the donuts…
For me, miniatures are a bit of an escape. An escape from bills, a messy house, and all the bad news I see too often. It’s important to come back to reality once in a while, but between the hours of 9am to noon…and some times late in the evening…don’t disturb me. I am either … More Why Minis?