HI girls! It's been a busy week here, I've been up to my elbows baking all week. Baking mini's that is :) I've been designing homes (for big girls ) for almost 16+ years now and while I have loved almost every moment of that, it can also be stressful at times too, deadlines, project management, dealing with Contractors both good and bad, I've seen it all and yes, it's a wonderfully creative field and does have so many good sides to it. But after all these years, I think I've found something that I love even more. It all started when I had bought my daughter a beautiful dollhouse years ago and we furnished and designed it together. Making things for it in my spare time was so much fun. I never wanted the day to end. It was pure play for an adult like me :) Then after my daughter became a teenager and we put it up in the attic, I thought my obsession was done. Nope :) A trip recently into our locally famous dollhouse store re-sparked my obsession all over again. With Melanie or not, I was going to finish it. The cutest part of that day was when she walked in from school and saw it all laid out , boxes of goodies and the house itself ...she couldn't resist reminiscing over each piece. It tugged at my heart strings to know we all still have that little girl inside us, no matter what age. So with that thought in mind, I've set out on my Mini journey again. And as a side note, packing up and mailing little packages of treasures is far nicer than the fabric books that used to take up every inch of my house and car too ;)! I received an email last week from a sweet follower that said she designed her kitchen sink skirt after one I posted about from my dollhouse a couple of weeks ago, and I cannot tell you how happy that made me. I'm inspired by so many things, blogs, magazines, books, homes etc , and if I can do that for someone else? Then I'm over the top happy. Visiting people's kitchen's last week during the "Heart of the Home" party was inspirational to me too, I made the vignette above based on my love of Red in the kitchen and cozy cottage accessories. I hope you love my Mini's as much as I loved making them. Lets play house :)Here's a few new items I've made this week and some fun filled mini vignettes too.
I loved making the cupcakes above, they were from my favorite bakery and they had a sign under them: "Sweet Magnolia Pinks", I loved the name :) So I set out to make a few in Mini. Melanie asked if I could attempt them in a big girl edible version? Hmm, lol, I might give it a try, if I do, I'll put my favorite cupcake recipe here in a post. ( these have already sold in my Etsy, but I plan on making more )!
I think most every body knows how much I love decorating hutches, but in Mini, it's just as fun! Although, I'm learning to watch out with my shirt sleeves , you can't imagine how many things I make fall by trying to change things around. lol..
Cookie's anyone? I made them just for you!
My shabby chic dining room (below ) is a perfect spot for a little afternoon Tea ;)
I'd love to find a working fireplace insert for this fireplace below, I know I've seen one, but I can't remember where. ? If anyone knows, I'd be so grateful for a link! A mini electric glow or something that flickers?? A little glow from a fire and a tea sound perfect to me!
I've always loved these little glass cake stands and sweet trays, ( below ) they are so pretty in person and so well made.
The longest part of my week was spent designing ,baking and putting together this "Breakfast at Tiffany's" table below. I was inspired by a book I had on buffet settings, and the theme was a cross between Paris style and Shabby Chic. But to me, it was imagined that I was eating cake and sweet rolls for breakfast in a boutique hotel in NY ;) I love a little Elegance mixed in with a causal feel. Even in big girl design too ;)
Cake for breakfast? Of Course!
I designed the table similar to my own kitchen table. But in the miniature world you can have German glass glitter ( in soft gold ) adorning the blue stripes and not worry about eating it by accident, so I added some to give it a whimsical touch :)
I hope you enjoyed my little tour of vignettes and goodies..and I'll leave you with some yellow raspberry filled cake. I hope you enjoy! It's Perfect for my diet :)
Lotsa love and blessings to you!!