Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween!

It's been a busy week preparing for Halloween (both in real life and in the mini-town.)

The baker has been busy baking Halloween treats.

My 6 year old daughter and I made these orange spider web cakes based on the American Miniatures Dollhouse magazine issue #138 article by Natalia Antonelli on how to bake a wicked webbed cake.  We simplified it a lot (because we were also playing with Playdoh with my 2 year old at the same time), but we are still pleased with our first attempt.  We used orange and black Fimo clay and then painted it with Clay Charm polish for a glossy look.  We have to work on our making of the little spiders - they're very tricky. :)

Here is my daughter's Halloween party scene in her dollhouse with the cakes (she used black and orange construction paper to set the scene):

And here are my witches having a Halloween party:

The littlest witch has performed a spell making a rather large rat.  The mouse is trying to escape.

And here is the party food with the magically pouring tea:

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lekker Hagelslag - Delicious Dutch Chocolate Sprinkles on Toast for Breakfast

A big thanks to Josje from A Beautiful World blog (
who sent me printouts of Dutch hagelslag boxes so I could make my own.  So thrilled!  Here is a very happy little girl about to eat her hagelslag on toast :) And many thanks to Debora at who was also willing to help me find the Dutch vendor of these boxes.  

In the meantime, I also am still working on my little office area in Waterside Way.  Here is Penelope working at her desk. I made her a dress in orange.  I made the little file folders in the bookshelf from the Dollhouse Magazine (UK) issue 187 (the Christmas issue) as well as the black binders from cutouts in an old Dolls  House World magazine.