Friday, January 7, 2011

~ Some sweetness for January ~

Hi sweet friends! Happy 2011 to all of you and blessings for a great New year ahead!

It's snowing here again in NY today and we're heading into that January and February without the holidays to look forward to, so for me, that means a long 2 months :) I start longing for Spring about the day after Christmas. So I've hunkered myself down and decided to make Miniatures for the duration of time between now and when I can smell the first hints of Spring. That's a lot of Mini making :) In-between I have a few goals: Re-do the boys bedroom, clean out closets and misc. drawers filled with old paperwork and broken pens. Get in tip top shape , and stick to miniature sweets instead of the real ones :) If I do all this by the end of February, I'll be very happy :) Here's a little picture tour of what I've been up to. I've re-stocked my Etsy store.... found some fabulous new ( to me ) blogs for inspiration, and a few other goodies I'd love to share. Hope you enjoy.....


A sweet little Bakers table that is already sold, but I had so much fun making it...I named her "Homemakers Heaven" :)


Some very tiny cookies....



An assortment of sweets that keep my tiny fingers very busy ...



A pink frosted yellow cake with zero calories...



And a girls gotta have some chocolate too :)




Is that enough sweetness for ya? :) There's more in my shop and hopefully much more to come in January!

Now on to more sweets...... Just when I think I have seen every decorating blog out there, I find another and this SWEETNESS I just had to share.......It's called The Yvestown Blog and she is such a talented photographer, decorator and has so much eye candy it was hard to chose what to highlight! The next few pictures are just a sampling of her work and journey. Click on her link and you can see for yourself what talent she possesses... It's all soooooooo sweet! She makes me want to re-organize my whole house :)





I'm loving the clean, yet cozy, sweet of white and accessories popping with pastels...



Can I fall in love with a plastic basket? Omg, yes.....




Isn't it all so lovely?!



Now this makes me long for Spring.....



Her blog is a must read for inspiration and do- it- yourself beauty! I hope you enjoyed just a taste and visit her for more....

Now on to my last "sweetness" find for the week.... I was searching for some inspiration to make Miniature cake stands and came upon these below. I will certainly have a challenge trying to make handmade cake stands ahead, but I'm meeting it with enthusiasm after seeing these! Not to mention the fact that I wish I had her entire collection on my "big girl" hutch shelves :)

I love the color of this one....

and these ...


and how sweet is this!?.....


To see the rest of her pretties, here's the link to her Etsy store: Vesselsandwares

Well it's off to go start some more Minis, I hope you have a wonderful week and that 2011 is already treating you great!

Thank you so much for all your comments and friendship in 2010! I look forward to 2011 with all of you!

Hugs and love,

Cynthia

18 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Cynthia- I always read every word of your posts and drool over all your minis. I jus wish I could squish myself down and LIVE with what you make...well...kinda!;>)

I am going over to check that blog out...Have a wonderful weekend! xxoo Diana

miniacollection said...

Your new miniatures are gorgeous. You've been busy I you say there will be more this month, I can't wait to see them.
Thank you for the link, a beautiful and intersting site.
Geneviève

E. Charlotte said...

I love the miniatures! They're so cute and real looking. :) And they're making me hungry too...

Thanks for sharing those other blogs! I'll go visit! :)

Sharon said...

Hi, I am soooo ready for spring also and warmer weather. Your minitures are soooo adorable. You have a lot of talent girl!! Thank you for sharing the other blog. It is very nice.
Have a blessed day! Sharon

Raffaella said...

Cynthia, all is so beautiful in your cottage... Happy New Year!

birdie blue said...

just found your site. love all of your sweet little creations. absolutely darling.

just became your newest follower, so i don't miss a trick.

xo
~molly

Ana said...

Oh¡¡¡¡¡ Simplemente...ESPECTACULAR¡¡¡Enhorabuena y feliz año 2011

malu2 said...

Te felicito por todas las cositas tan preciosas que tienes, tengo tu blog enlazado al mio para no perderme nada.
Besos. Mªluisa.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I LOVE your mini!!!
You do a wonderful job. Makes me hungry!
Warmly,
deb

lala said...

Oh my goodness - your miniatures are nothing short of AMAZING!!!! The pink and chocolate cakes are spectacular - I can't even begin to imagine the amount of work necessary to produce such tiny wonders!!! I so love the shabby pink table you placed everything on - makes me want to paint mine the same color!

Jojo said...

I just found your blog and now I'm a new follower! I just want to jump inside and live on your pages! I was reading your blog about living a "split-level" cottage life. We used to live in a split-level that was built in 1972 and I turned it into my cottage dream. It was beautiful by the time we moved - inside and out. Sadly we moved in 2005 and I just can't accomplish the same cottage feeling in the house.

Looking forward to future posts.

Corners of My Life said...

I love when I can't tell your minatures from the real things! They are all so charming.

texasdaisey said...

Oh Cynthia, you always inspire me so much. I'm thinking of painting a bathroom with your favorite blue color. Your miniatures are so sweet! and calorie free too. I hope the two months pass with lots of accomplishments for you.
Debbie

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Cynthia, you are amazing. Your Mini's look so real. I love looking at every little detail. You leave nothing out.
Thanks for the links to such great new blogs. There are so many talented ladies out there to be inspired by. You always inspire me.

Sunny simple life said...

Your blog is just so very charming. Not much more to say. Pure delight!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Thank you for adding another touch of beauty and creativity to my early Monday morning. I know I will always find it here along with kind and encouraging words.

Happy Monday to you!

A Little More Minis said...

So beautiful!:)

Warm wishes, Jollie

Anxiety Cause said...

I'm loving and adoring everything here on your blog! Everything is pretty!