Monday, 28 September 2015

Pancakes!

It's time for pancakes in my Etsy shop. These make me really want some!



I love arranging all the tiny miniature fruit and cream around the pancakes when I make these. It's extremely satisfying! I really need to make some more dollhouse miniature strawberries, those things are fiddly!




Thursday, 24 September 2015

Meat and Veg

Here is a scrummy looking meat and veg miniature platter I recently listed in my Etsy shop.
 
It contains beef, salami, cucumber, tomatoes, carrots and red onion.
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/76828749/dollhouse-miniature-food-meat-and?ref=shop_home_active_2
 
And with a penny for scale:
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/76828749/dollhouse-miniature-food-meat-and?ref=shop_home_active_2
 
I really enjoyed making the beef slices, although the texturing does take a while!

Monday, 21 September 2015

Turning

The leaves are turning yellow, the weather is turning colder, the long evenings are turning into long nights. It's that time of year when everything is turning. Here are some autumnal dollhouse miniatures to enjoy rather than focusing  the ever shortening evenings.


Wine set by Dinky World

Autumn bed by Little House At The Priory
Candle Display by Poppenkraal

Autumn Wreath by Dale's Dreams




Friday, 18 September 2015

My dream shop in miniature

I love miniatures and I love patchwork and quilting, and joy of joys I love when someone combines the two! Below is an adorable dollhouse miniature quilt shop created by Blondie's Miniature Club in France. Je l'adore!





I just wish there was a place like this in real life near to where I live!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Snug as a bug in a rug

I don't make miniature rugs (yet another thing I would one day like to try) but here are some beautiful examples of handmade, 12th scale dollhouse miniature rugs which I enjoyed drooling over.

Micro needlepoint rug by MiniMyEye
Cross stitch rug by CalicoJewels
Crochet rug by DidisMiniature
Hand embroidered rug by SparkleWithMeSweden
Woven rug by MiddleStreetMiniature
Braided rug by MiniatureCabinDecor

Friday, 11 September 2015

Wrap Up Warm!

It's September and weather seems to have turned in my neck of the woods.
Autumn is well and truly on its way. But never mind, 
let's enjoy some wrap-up-warm miniatures and look forward to snow! 

Here's my latest Etsy treasury, click on the image
for a better view and to find the creators and shops.


Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Happy Harvest

How does your garden grow? Mine did okay this year bearing in mind we didn't dedicate the time and energy we would have liked to. So far we've had sweetcorn, spinach, lettuce, carrots, millions of green beans (millions, really), strawberries, 2 blackberries (it's a new plant!), cooking apples and soon we will have some onions and leeks too. I also received lots of raspberries and new potatoes from various neighbours which was very welcome. I love home-grown produce! 

Here are some handmade produce in miniature to keep with the agricultural theme.


















Tuesday, 1 September 2015

4 ways in which being pregnant makes you a Time Lord

Dr Who is back on TV this month. Hurrah! It's one of the only things I watch on TV so I'm a little overexcited about it. It occurred to me that there are several aspects of my current pregnant state that bring me closer to being a Time Lord. Apologies if you've no interest in the Whovian Universe, this post will make no sense to you.

1. I have two hearts.

2. My powers of regeneration are amazing. I'll nearly double my blood volume and my hair and fingernails are growing like crazy.

3. I have a constant companion who makes me behave a little better than I otherwise would do.

4. I enjoy odd food combinations (fishfingers and custard anyone?).

Unfortunately I'm not bigger on the inside. I'm definitely just as big on the outside!

And here's a really cool Dr Who quilt because I love it: