Thursday, November 10, 2011

Paperclay Bricks

Finished bricking the manor, and just in time too! With baby due next week, I guess it is time to say goodbye to mini-making for a while, and get busy with my real life miniature. So, send all your prayers our way!

It took me about twelve packs of "Pearl" paperclay to complete the house. Each pack contains 17.5 oz. of paper clay. I would still like to add brick border around the windows and the main door, and perhaps some architectural details as in my inspiration photo, but that will not be happening any time soon!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thank You Kimmie Lou!

Can't believe my luck! I won this corn bread prep board on Kimmy Lou's blog give-away! From the crumbs to the tiny recipe card, thin egg shells to the freshly broken egg yolk ... the details are unbelievable! Kimmie, thank you so much for this and the cupcakes!

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Thank You Kim!

I just realized, I had never shared these photos on the Garfield Blog. These wonderful Birthday cake, cupcakes and cookies were gifts from Kim Saulter for the second birthday of The Mini Food Blog. Those who know Kim, already know her loving and generous nature, but she never ends to surprise me! Kim actually made this cake for the blog's birthday, not for the contest or anything, but just because she is a sweetheart who loves minis ... so, what are we waiting for? Let's cut the cake and pass around the plates.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

River Rock Foundation

While the front of the house features pretty lattice-work on the foundation, the back portion of the foundation is sadly bare. One inexpensive and fun solution is to hot-glue river stones on the foundation. A 99 cent bag of river stones from Hobby Lobby was enough to cover the bare portions of the foundation, with plenty to spare. It felt like working on a narrow jigsaw puzzle, trying to find the right stones to fit perfectly ...

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Thank You Oiseau!

The package from France arrived late last year, on a day when I desperately needed to be cheered up! My good friend of many years was leaving the country, so I was sad ... Oiseau's tiny treasures brought a smile on my face that day. The package included roast chicken, poached pear in chocolate sauce, pate, seashell chocolate for Christmas, an amazingly detailed Hortensia plant and carrots in a handwoven basket!

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Thank You Eve!

These photos are long overdue! This fabulous cheese tray is a gift from Eve of After Dark Miniatures. I am a big fan of cheese in real life, so this is just perfect!

I had not gotten the chance to photograph it until the winter break ... so here it is!

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Thank You Caroline!

Thank you Caroline, for making this pizza specially for me, with the black olives, bell pepper and the cheese sprinkled with oregano ... my favorite!