Saturday, November 13, 2010

What's Cookin' in the Dollhouse this weekend?

Thanksgiving Turkey
OK, I'm officially obsessed with this stuff... totally lose myself in the miniature sculpting of food for dollhouses... working on Thanksgiving stuff... but took some time to create an adorable fruit and cheese board and Granny Smith apples...
The Cheese goes on the board with a cracker
The apples
The completed board with cheese, crackers, and apples

Compared to a penny

Granny Smith Apple board... yummy!

Apple core

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Highland Games and Haggis

At the Foothills Highland Games in Hendersonville, NC we served as vendors with our soapmaking business, Southern Heart Soaps ( and decided to take a few Dollhouse minis with us to share with the Scots and Scots-wannabes.

Using Lesley Shepherd's wonderful tutorial (, I made up a few miniature haggis and packaged them up along with a few pairs of "food" earrings... they were well-received at the "Games."

It was a cold, windy November day in the Western NC mountains and we even spotted a few snow flurries as we were setting up our booth for the day. Confident that the day's weather would improve, we settled in, covered with coats and cloaks and anything else we could find in the car... this did not happen, the day continued to be cold and gale-force winds knocked our tent over once and tried to a few more times. With the help of some wonderful friends and family who came by to keep us company, we kept the tent grounded and made it through the frigid day... we had a blast even in the cold, the crowds, of course, were diminished due to the weather, but we had enough traffic to keep us there all day... Fun Times!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mini-Food, the Beginning

Grilled Cheese Sandwich, a pickle, and a bowl of Tomato Soup (the plate is the size of a penny) How cute is that?

I've been making crocheted wire jewelry for some time... and in the search for perfect beads at an affordable price, found that I could make my own... out of polymer clay... the beginning of an obsession!

A few weeks before I was to take my soap and bath products to a craft fair, I found that the particular fair I was signed up for was a "family festival" and became aware that my soaps, lotions, and other bath products might not do so well at a street festival (they sell great at markets and craft fairs)... so came up with some "mini-food" earrings to sell alongside the bath products... After receiving rave reviews on the realistic quality my food earrings possessed, I continued the evolution... and began to sculpt 1 inch scale foods from polymer clay. A new passion was born!

My ever-supportive husband has encouraged me (and sometimes pushed me!) to "do something" with my new-found talent. He began building a website while I spent every spare second making tiny food, often losing track of time in my joy of creating these itsy bits of deliciousness... and staying up till the wee hours of the morning engrossed in my projects.

I have a full-time "day job," a secondary "job" making and selling soap via my website and at craft fairs... and now, it appears, I have created myself a third "job" sculpting clay into wee bits of yummyness! To me it's not work at all, but sheer joy... and great fun. I just wish there were more hours in the day... because blast it all, I do have to sleep occasionally!

On goes the fun of creating! I LOVE it!

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Spaghetti and Meatballs anyone?

Fresh (inedible) Salad

Pumpkin Pie in miniature

Waffles with Melted Butter and Syrup

Bowl of Cereal
Plate of Chocolate Chip Cookies