Thursday, July 30, 2009

Trick or Treat Halloween Table

These are photos of my Aadams Family Reunion Table that I made at a class taught by Carl Bronsdon at the NAME convention.
The first day we assembled the table and made all of the paper party decorations. There are paper masks, cones filled with candy, party poppers, and the Halloween banner.
The second day we worked with fimo and created all of the goodies.
The table is filled with donuts, candy and carmel apples (complete with the worm), brownies, suckers, stick candy, candy corn, pumpkin topped cupcakes, popcorn balls, a fancy spiderweb topped cake, and a bowl full of candies.

I learned a wealth of imformation in this class. Carl is a very good teacher. The fimo candies and food were all suprisingly easy to create. It is just knowing the methods and taking it step-by-step.

We even made the candles! The most important thing that I learned is to just have fun with it and not drive myself crazy trying to make each item perfect. There are many items on the table that I didn't labor over, but it looks great as a whole.
Have a goodie and welcome to the party!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Playing with dolls

For my miniature club exchange gift I have been making little polymer clay dolls.
The theme of the exchange is Valentine's Day so I gave them little red dresses, aprons, pink hats trimmed with ribbons and flowers. Each one is just over 1" tall.
This picture shows the dresses and hats a little better.
I have 7 made so far....only 13 more to go!

Here are two other little 1" dolls that I made.
They are the perfect size for my quarter scale house. I also use them as "dolls" in my 1" scale scenes.
They are fun to make.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Not Miniature....but worthwhile

I created this One of a Kind Goth Fairy. He is not miniature but I was inspired to create him from some of the blogs that I follow like Tiny Treasures, Witches and Wizards, Whittakers Miniatures, etc.

Since following these blogs I have become increasingly interested in the "magical" side of miniatures and plan to create a scene.

I am a big fan of "Twilight" and can't wait for the "New Moon" to release in theaters.

So I named my creation, "Twilight". He adopted in a few minutes and is going to be traveling to his new home in Pennsylvania!

I just thought I would share.



Thursday, July 9, 2009

My Tiny Teapots

At the Name National Convention banquet, we get to exchange table favors.
For my exchange I decided to try my hand at Christel Jensen's mouse teapot tutorial on you tube.
This photo shows my first attempt (pathetic), second (better, eyes a little buggy) and third.
Number four and five (still trying to improve)
six and seven (I thought I would add a flower on the teapot spout)
Not bad. Having so much fun!
eight and nine (let's turn the mice into little girls....add a fancy hat...make the teapot spout look like a bouquet of flowers) they remind me of Precious Moments figurines. Cute.

Ten and Eleven ( how about teddy bears...noses too big as well as the watering cans....will have to work on those) They have bows and flowers on their heads.

Twelve and Thirteen (back to little girls...I curved the hats up and added ribbon, and flowers.)
I actually like these.
I need to work on the scale. These measure about 1" tall.

My progression of teapots.
What a challange. I can't wait to make more! I guess I should design a room box around my teapots...maybe a tea shop.
Please leave a comment telling me your favorite one.
Mini Hugs,

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Whole Lot of Cupcakes!

The NAME National Convention is coming up in a few weeks.
For the miniature swap I made 21 plates of devils food cupcakes topped with whipped cream icing and fresh strawberry slices.
I accented each plate of cupcakes with a leaf, strawberry slice and a chocolate stick.

In this photo cupcakes are in progess.

Here are 16 of the plates....only 5 to go!
Today I found out that I can participate in a swap at the banquet too.
I only need to make 10 of something for that swap.
I am thinking a teapot, cup and more cupcakes!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Chocolate Fix

I took my daughter and her friends camping last week. While they were running around I found some quiet time to work on some chocolate box kits that I ordered from Craft Pak company.
The filled bag of chocolates found a home in my patisserie. Also shown in the picture are a couple of new Bespaq pieces. I put the mahogany sideboard under the bakery case glass. The etargere is in the alcove. I am filling them up with goodies.
Have a great day!