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.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Vermont Farmhouse...still under construction...

The second addition is nearly done! The first addition, the conservatory, went up rather quickly. Easy peasy too! :) We just have the flooring and the interior window molding to install. A delightful wallpaper with musical notes on it was a perfect pick for the dolls' brand new music room...we even put the miniature baby grand inside to see how it would look.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! :) Happy New Year everyone! With any luck we'll have the second addition done by then.

Friday, December 28, 2012

More Mini Stoves - More Fun! :)

Hello and Happy Holidays to all my fellow bloggers and miniaturists! Hope you are all enjoying the holidays! It's great to have a break from the usual chaotic pace of life, so the slower lazier days of this week offers much for me to embrace and appreciate the rest.

I have a LOT of pictures for this post, finally catching up on posting about my progress repairing a huge lot of broken stoves that I purchased for a "song" from my favorite local miniature shop - Gibby's Dollhouses and Miniatures in Westminster, MD. And, the rest has been helpful and my hands eased up enough to allow me to complete another miniature stove ornament, only 5 more left to make, LOL. They might be finished by the 4th of July the way my hands have been feeling lately. They get sore much sooner, and my fingers lock up, and I have to stop and take many breaks in between. Sometimes the exhaustion piles on top of that, and it's a while before I can make a comeback. But it's okay, I work when I can and really learn to appreciate the moments when I am physically adept enough to create. I love my minis, and I miss them when I can't work with them.

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This Pennsylvania Dutch stove came with no legs, three of the doors missing, and very banged up in general. A light sanding, a coat of black, flat spray paint, and the addition of wooden furniture legs and polymer clay molded doors and it looks almost like new again!

One of the Pennsylvania Dutch stoves was also missing a faucet, silver polymer clay to the rescue!
The second stove was in far worse shape, all the doors were missing, and handles, so I had to do the best I could with clay and bead wire.
Another mini stove ornament - my first try with a bag of marshmallows, S'mores, and a tiny gingerbread house.

I love making these fruit trays, now that I got the hang of making the two-tiered dessert stands!

The Conservatory addition for the Vermont Farmhouse Jr. manufactured by Real Good Toys in Vermont. They make the best dollhouses! All the pieces are accurately cut and fit together easily, assembly is a snap. My youngest got this addition, and the two-story addition, from Santa, to add to her farmhouse. This will be the music room, she wants to be a music teacher one day. :)
Major construction area...lol...in our kitchen.
The main house - we put this together 5 years ago. 
With the conservatory - not yet attached, but making progress on the exterior.
Starting work on the other addition, this house is going to be HUGE !!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Many mini-hugs to all for the New Year!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Stoves & Holiday Wine Charms

Hello fellow bloggers! Hope you all are doing extremely well and staying busy "baking" your Christmas mini goodies. :) Yes, we're still working on the stoves...there's a lot to make. But still easier than sloggin' through an overcrowded mall (In my case, rolling through...I got a new wheelchair which makes it much easier for me to go faster and keep pace with everyone, but I still prefer to stay out of crowded areas). And besides, these little mini ovens are much more personalized and unique than anything I can find there. ;)

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A holiday kitchen all ready to use the bounty of a fruitful harvest. :)

A plate of cookies for Santa.
Whipping up a strawberry banana custard. 
Teeny candy canes for cake toppers. 
Pears, apples and oranges! Oodles of them! And freshly drawn milk.

Pumpkin for pies...
Lots of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and grapes and cherries for the wine tasting.

This oven hides some little gingerbread people inside. 
There is fruit hanging on the tree too - an old fashioned Christmas!
I love these Hobby Lobby stoves! So easy to redecorate!
Some candy cane wine charms for wine lovin' friends. :) No more glass mix ups. They're like "earrings" for wine glasses. ha!

Fruit tart wine charms. I knew making all those new fruit canes months ago would come in handy!

Holiday macaroon wine charms.

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy holiday mini-making!! :D xoxo