Welcome to my collection of 1:12 scale miniature food made with love (and polymer clay) - for dollhouses or admirers of all-things-mini.

In life, it's the small things around you that matter the most. Embrace, enjoy, and savor every second with all your might.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mini Food Magnets to Jazz up School Lockers

So my wonderful daughter takes some old mini magnets I made a while ago to snazz up her locker at middle school. And some of you know where I might be going with this...her friends of course wanted some cute little mini food magnets for their lockers too. :) Luckily I had some pieces lying around that I made a while ago when I made the teacher magnets. So I pieced some together and created little sets for her friends based on their personal noshing habits. One friend constantly says, "I like pie," and she really does like pie, so I made her a pie set with prep board. Another friend loves bacon, so that was easy, put together a bacon and egg set with toast on the side. And still another friend, well, she's just the cheeriest little person on the planet, and she loves rainbows. So what else? Rainbow cake with prep board and a few cupcakes thrown in for good measure. 

My fingers are extremely stiff these days. They can't seem to decide if rolling clay is good physical therapy for them, or bad. So it's probably time I take another rest and leave the lovely clay work to those of you with excellent hand strength and dexterity. I'll be perusing all of your posts and admiring your creativity in the meantime. :) Living vicariously for a while. I noticed that I'm closing in on 100 followers since I first started this blog a year and a half ago! Wow! I am absolutely gobsmacked about that! So I'm definitely going to take a break so I can create some nifty little minis for a 100 follower celebration giveaway when I reach that blogger milestone! 

Thank you all SO MUCH for following, and commenting, and listening to me whine about my health problems (maybe I should make some mini-cheeses to go with the "whine" ha ha)

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Orange-ya Glad to See More Canes ;)

Hello hello hello! I'm still working on the basics - fruit canes - before I get back to prep boards and mini food scenes. Fall temperatures are finally settling in, which makes my joints a little more bend-y. My exhaustion still isn't letting up, but over the past couple of weeks I had some little bits of energy to re-create the orange canes and lime canes (made plenty of lime wedges too for those teeny tiny tequila filled margarita drinks, ha ha!) I'm still experimenting with technique and true-to-life color shades, but here's what I have so far....

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Old, warped looking grapefruit, lemon, and orange slices on the left, and nicer, happy little slices on the right (kinda obvious, huh? :)

Yikes! Did my old limes really look that bad? No wonder I used to "hide" them in jello platters or bury them deep in icings!

Thank you so much for checking out my blog!! :D