Monday, 22 December 2014

A little something sweet

Here are a couple of flower cupcake rings I made to add a little sweetness to someone's day.



I enjoy making little cupcake rings as there are so may different ways to do it. 
But sometimes the simple ones like these are just as satisfying.



Saturday, 20 December 2014

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes

It's nearly Christmas so there's already a ridiculous amount of super sugary food everywhere. But that doesn't make cupcakes any less appealing. Especially teeny, tiny dollhouse miniature cupcakes. And at least my cupcakes won't make you put on any weight (although they don't taste too good).

https://www.etsy.com/listing/104764973/dollhouse-miniature-food-cupcakes-in?ref=shop_home_active_2
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/104764973/dollhouse-miniature-food-cupcakes-in?ref=shop_home_active_2
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/104764973/dollhouse-miniature-food-cupcakes-in?ref=shop_home_active_2
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/104764973/dollhouse-miniature-food-cupcakes-in?ref=shop_home_active_2
With a penny for scale.
 

Monday, 15 December 2014

Deck the Halls

Whenever I see red, green and gold, I think of Christmas! So with that colour scheme in mind, here is my latest project - a tree skirt. For once I made something I intend to keep for myself, as we have never had a tree skirt so I can kid myself we 'need' one. Plus it matches my existing decorations.


 
Detail on the fabric.
 I actually started this project in early November, but since it's entirely hand sewn, I wanted to give myself plenty of time to have it actually ready for Christmas. Luckily, I was aided by the fact that we don't put up our tree particularly early. Partly because we have birthdays in December that we like to celebrate first, but mainly because I really find it helps keep it special if the decorations don't go up until just a week or so beforehand.


The tree skirt in action!

Here is some bunting I knocked together last Christmas to cheer up my lounge, which was looking a little bare and sad (we didn't have anything Christmassy except the tree).


It hangs from random nails already in my beams, so is a breeze to put up and take down, plus unlike tinsel which can get a little musty while it's stored throughout the year, this bunting can be thrown in the washing machine if need be. I made this from leftover scraps of material, so all I really bought especially was the red ribbon.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Banoffee

I randomly made a miniature banoffee pie recently. I was icing miniature cupcakes and I thought, this icing looks like banoffee pie filling, so that's what it became. Luckily I had loads of banana slices already made (but of course).

https://www.etsy.com/shop/littletimewasters?section_id=12733660&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3

Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas miniatures

It's December so it's officially allowed (in my little world) to talk about Christmas. Hurrah!
Here is my latest miniature festive creation:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/littletimewasters?ref=l2-shopheader-name

https://www.etsy.com/shop/littletimewasters?ref=l2-shopheader-name
I love making miniature gingerbread houses as each one is unique, but they are a bit fiddly!
Here are a few more Christmas themed miniatures to be found on Etsy which will add a little festive cheer to any 12th scale dollhouse scene.
https://img0.etsystatic.com/056/0/6794401/il_570xN.685185398_py4y.jpg
Christmas Tree by 12thCouture
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Minicler?ref=l2-shopheader-name
Christmas room box by Minicler
https://www.etsy.com/shop/mettelaurendz?ref=l2-shopheader-name
Baubles by mettelaurendz
https://www.etsy.com/shop/StorybookMiniatures?ref=l2-shopheader-name
Elf making ornaments by StorybookMiniatures

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Polymer clay treasures

I was in a treasury on Etsy including lots of lovely polymer clay items. It's nice to see a dollhouse miniature represented, but it's also cool to see all the different ways people use my favourite medium polymer clay. Does it give you inspiration for a new polymer clay project? It does for me!