Saturday, 25 April 2015

Jelly Jewels

Following on from my recent dollhouse miniature jellies, here are some jellies you can wear. So now you don't need to be a dollhouse enthusiast to indulge in some miniature cuteness.


Annoyingly I have run out of red. When I get some more, 
I will definitely make some more red jellies as they are so cute and remind me of Summer.



Thursday, 23 April 2015

Happy St George's Day

I'm English (well half) so today I'm wishing you a Happy St George's Day. We don't really make a big deal out of this in England - it's not any kind of public holiday. But it is an excuse to celebrate some very English miniatures.


https://www.etsy.com/shop/CalicoJewels?ref=l2-shopheader-name
St George Medieval Sconce by CalicoJewels
https://www.etsy.com/shop/willane?ref=l2-shopheader-name
An English bulldog by Willane


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English fry-up by me!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Davisbrothers?ref=l2-shopheader-name
Metal Dragon Sculpture by DavisBrothers

Not a dollhouse miniature, but it's not really St George's Day
without some mention of dragons!

Monday, 20 April 2015

Quick Sews

I made a couple of pot stands for my mother-in-law a while back. 



I love doing these mini-projects as unlike most of my sewing projects, they are a very quick sew. They're mostly machine sewed, although I do finish of the binding by hand to keep it neat. Still, you could easily complete them both within a couple of hours even if you did hand sew the binding. Plus I used up a few pieces of scrap fabric, which is a double win as I'm incapable of throwing little scraps away. Hopefully these pot stands will look very fitting in my mother-in-law's country kitchen.


Saturday, 18 April 2015

Fruity Fruity Hot Patootie

I've no idea what the title of this blog post is supposed to mean, but I was humming hot patootie from Rocky Horror the whole time I was making these, so there you go.

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I had a busy Sunday morning at the weekend making lots of fruit canes - orange, lemon and lime. It does seem to take longer to slice them than to actually make the cane though, and I've only sliced a tiny proportion of them.

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If you're new to making dollhouse miniatures, or playing with polymer clay in general, citrus fruit slices are a great place to start when learning to make canes. There are already loads of great tutorials out there on this subject, with various different methods. I follow a combination of the one from Angie Scarr's book 'Making Miniature Food,' (online demo here but I much prefer the book) and also a tutorial by St├ęphanie Kilgast of PetitPlat, who adapted Angie's technique to suit her own way, which you can find here

Super useful book for beginners
The best thing is to practice to find what works best for you - I don't follow either tutorial to the letter, having found techniques I prefer and others I don't. But with a bit of practice, my canes have definitely gotten better!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Pretty Pink Miniature Quilt

I went all girly and made a pretty, pink, 12th scale dollhouse miniature patchwork quilt.


Pink is not my usual style, but perhaps it is your doll's so why not. Plus I had an adorable miniature pink gingham fabric in stock, which I figured would be just perfect for a scale miniature quilt.


As well as miniature patchwork, this quilt also features some tiny quilting, all done by hand. 


Fiddly but fun! 



Monday, 13 April 2015

Wibble Wobbles in miniature

I made some 12th scale dollhouse miniature jellies recently.
 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/littletimewasters?section_id=12789284&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2
 
I really enjoy arranging all the little fruity bits on the plate.
 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/littletimewasters?section_id=12789284&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2
 
I made several different flavours.

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And here it is with a penny for scale:
 
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Friday, 10 April 2015

Chocolaholic

I love chocolate, either in real life or in miniature. As if I hadn't had enough chocolate over Easter, here are some chocolatey miniatures!



I hope to start making some new dollhouse miniatures soon. Life has been getting in the way, what with my never-ending list of DIY chores and work and all that jazz. Somehow I've kept the stock level in my Etsy shop at a reasonable level by making lots of miniatures on the rare opportunities I had, but it's time for something new soon. Watch this space!