I'm very thankful for all my mini friends, who I've met in person or online.
The desserts are ready for Thanksgiving:
And the cranberry sauce and potatoes are being cooked (ordered from the Etsy store of KensingtonMiniatures):
Here's a close-up of the gingerbread cake as I was making it. It was my first time using liquid sculpey, so that was fun.
Unfortunately I couldn't find my turkey dinner (I hope I have some time in December to organize my minis, so I stop driving myself crazy looking for things), so I couldn't make the turkey dinner scene I initially planned. But I was happy with my gingerbread cake.
So here are pictures of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade:
With Santa Claus's sled:
And now I can start making Xmas things for my dollhouse!
Hello! I'm still alive -- I'm just mostly on Instagram. (I also changed jobs and have been really busy with that.)
I hope everyone had a wonderful summer!
I thought of a way to make a rolling pin holder for my bakery and wanted to share that with you.
I was looking on Pinterest for ideas on how to store the rolling pins (as I was getting quite a collection for my bakery)--as one does. And I saw this in real life, so then I was thinking of how to make it in miniature.
I used craft sticks, omniglue and paperclips (and paint).
I cut the paper clips so I had the curve part and a little more and then I glued those onto cut craft sticks. Before I glued it, I tested my rolling pin to make sure it would fit and marked the places.
For one of them, I glued another piece of craft stick on it, but with the other, the rolling pin wouldn't have fit. You can paint it if you want. I painted one of them.
There's a bit of problem when you start to slightly improve at making miniatures: you realize all the things that need to be done and it takes much longer :) I needed a shelf in my bakery. See in the picture below how it looks SO naked above the stove:
Plus I needed somewhere to put all the baking supplies I had bought.
I found a paint stirrer stick, painted it white, and I was going to glue it to the bakery wall. But then I thought I really should put a dimensional glaze on my Dutch tile wallpaper so it looks more like real tiles. It took me some time then to find where I had put the glaze. (I almost bought another jar, but I kept looking.) Three coats later, I was much happier with my Dutch tile wall. I decided I should put lights under the shelf, and I would want to hide them with a lip, so I added a lip to the shelf. I had to order the lights, though.
While waiting, I started looking at Pinterest (DANGER) and saw someone using Christmas ornament hooks to hang utensils, and I realized I definitely needed that! So I then added a rod (I made out of a toothpick between 2 wood stirrer sticks) and hung various Christmas ornament hooks from it (luckily I was doing this part of the project around Christmas - otherwise that would have been about 2 weeks while I got up the courage to rummage back through packed-away Christmas ornaments).
(I also got distracted with making various Christmas-related minis, like cookies and gingerbread houses.)
Idrilled a small hole in my bakery wall and then decided to check the lights before I attached them to my shelf. I tried attaching a plug, but the connection wasn't good. Then I ordered the 9V battery kit from Model Train (where you just twist the wires together), and it worked. Here are my lights (may need more!):
(Yes, this is taken around Valentine's Day)
And so, about 2 months later, I glued the shelf in. I'm so impressed with all of you and how quickly you work - and anyone who does the HBS contest :) And now for the fun part: finding all my bakery stuff and placing them on the shelf. Although now I have realized I need another shelf for cookbooks and I want to make a rolling pin holder (also inspired by ideas on Pinterest). So stay tuned! Have a great week!
Decorating eggs! With Easter cupcakes from HBS Miniatures. I made the bowl with the eggs and the little white bunny from polymer clay.
The little chick and cupcakes on a white doily is from Stewart Dollhouse. I think that the cookies on the silver tray may be from miniholiday on Etsy. I made the wooden basket and the cupcakes inside are from HBS Miniatures.
And finally Easter baskets in the living room with the yummy cookies purchased from the bakery (wish I had some real life size ones) and lots of chocolate!