Welcome to my collection of 1:12 scale miniature food made with love (and polymer clay) - for dollhouses or admirers of all-things-mini.

In life, it's the small things around you that matter the most. Embrace, enjoy, and savor every second with all your might.

Monday, June 20, 2011

More Red, White, and Blue Desserts!

If you've ever harvested fresh berries of any kind in the summer you know how they all seem to pop out and ripen all at once. Oodles and oodles of glistening red and black berries; plump crimson red strawberries, and sugary sweet peaches that melt in your mouth when you take a bite. The minute we spot the raspberries and blackberries starting to turn on the bushes in our woods we grab some bowls and start picking before the deer and the birds take more than their fair share. The problem is, what the heck do I do with all these berries and fresh fruits once they start overtaking every inch of counter space in my kitchen?

Easy -  make desserts! Or pink lemonades, regular lemonades, any kind of fruit-ade for that matter. Summer is so much fun because the refreshing fruits make so many delicious desserts and drinks that make them the best way to beat the sweltering heat. Sweet.

Here are a few more tables and cupboards I've completed for the big bang Fourth of July spectacular that I'm currently working on....enjoy. :) Hope everyone has a fabulous week!

Regular and raspberry lemonade prep table.

Liquid resin raspberry lemonade - it worked!

Shooting stars! Red, white & blue macaroons and cupcakes.

I finally figured out the peeled orange technique! Yay!!!

Life's a bowl of berries! Cherries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries! Yum!

Watermelon - good to the taste, messy to cut.
My first attempt with whole peaches (bowl on the right)..probably could use a tad more red shading so they don't look too much like oranges. I'll have to try the peach again.

Another closeup of my peeled oranges! Sorry to toot my own horn so much with these silly oranges, but it gives me such an artistic high when I finally master a new  technique. My first attempts (last winter) were so hideous I didn't try them again for six months! And these can still use some fine tuning, I'll keep practicing till they're perfect. :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

4th of July Celebrations! Part One...Fruit Pie Preparations...

This is the first creation that I am finally ready to unveil for the huge 4th of July spread I have in the works. Instead of trying to create a mondo display right off the bat like I did for the Spring Bake Sale collection last month, I decided I would break these new scenes into parts. Complete one phase, blog about it, and then complete the next one. I'm so excited to see how this entire setting is coming together.

Thank you all for following my meandering musings. I greatly enjoy all of your blogs too! Hope everyone is having a wonderful early summer. Warm weather totally rocks!

Fresh strawberries and cherries from the farmer's market. We're ready to bake some pies!

New miniature measuring spoons - I can't get over how small they are! And yes, they have mini number markings on them too.

These white work tables are sooooo versatile!

Rolling right along.....new tiny measuring cups add even more realism to the design.

My work table drawers are filling with more mini goodies - the juicer, ice cream scoop, and potato peeler will figure prominently in my upcoming creations.

My new favorite- a flour sifter so perfect it even has a colored knob on the side, and sifting wires inside. Whoever made this mini is a freaking GENIUS!