A Grapefruit Study & Breakfast Tray

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, IContinue reading “A Grapefruit Study & Breakfast Tray”

Sculpting a Mini Lemon Bundt

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,Continue reading “Sculpting a Mini Lemon Bundt”

A Tiny Room for Mother…

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 mixContinue reading “A Tiny Room for Mother…”

Christmas Goodies in Miniature

  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 wonderfulContinue reading “Christmas Goodies in Miniature”

Little Pretties

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 aContinue reading “Little Pretties”

My Autumn Miniatures

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 cuddlesContinue reading “My Autumn Miniatures”

Making minis for my girls…

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’sContinue reading “Making minis for my girls…”

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”