Category : Miniature

Dollhouse Miniature Bread

It has been a long time since I worked with handmade miniatures. I was afraid that I lost my skills but was happy that these breads turned out so well! Its a project I have re-visited many times and I feel so far this is the best batch. I still need to conquer getting realistic insides (air bubbles) and working on more complicated designs.

Changing Gears

It is a challenge to work in two different fields. I am having a tough time changing gears between deco alley and my jewelry shop. I am finishing up a few more minis this week and then moving back to jewelry designing.

Miniature Bread-Trial Continuation

Still working on trying to get the most realistic placement of the miniature clay bread ‘bubbles’. So far my favorite have been the slices in the picture.

Miniature Bread-Trial

Lately I have been obsessed with 2 things. PMC clay and miniature clay bread! Today I spent some time in the morning trying some new techniques to improve my miniature clay bread techniques. I already have a secret blend that I use but I want to really create very realistic looking bread. Here is the trial shape I have created so far…

Miniature Wood Parts

My favorite material to use to build miniatures has to be wood. Balsa and basswood are the best bases for many items such as paintbrushes, pencils, trays, flooring etc. Wood also takes paint very well especially oil paints which can be used to give items a vintage look.

Miniature Dish

Some of my favorite miniature artists have re-opened their websites. After viewing their new work I am starting to feel more motivated. I created this tiny dish from clay then coated it with enamel paint, aged it and customized with the decal.

Miniature Bear

Here is a picture of my second attempt at creating a miniature bear. I recommend using a good quality fabric, clear thread and a small sharp needle. I was very surprised that it turned out this well! One foot is slightly uneven and the face was not round enough but I definitely learned a lot from this experience! Here is a link to a great miniature bear supplies site, Sassy Bears and Fabrics.

Miniature Box Completed

Finally finished the miniature box, will list on etsy tomorrow and hope someone buys 🙂 The bear hand puppet was my second attempt at needle felting and it was fun! I will definitely be trying more felting projects.