Wednesday, October 19, 2011

~ Miniature Dreams ~

If anyone would have told me this time last year that I'd be sitting on my sofa wrapped in an throw, drinking my morning tea , and reading a magazine that had me featured on the cover and 2 articles inside I'd have told them their own tea was spiked :)

I finally received my copy of the November issue of American Miniaturist , and I'm still over the moon happy! It's such an honor to me, and as I said last week I could NOT be more thrilled. My first Miniature Dream came true :) I have lots more to dream about and fulfill still , but this was like that feeling you get coming down the steps at Christmas to see that Santa really did remember you ....

With that said, I could go on and on about how much my friends and blogger friends , family, and facebook community have always given me so much support and kind words when I started this "little" journey last year , because I literally could! You have all been so wonderful and if it wasn't for the encouragement and feedback, I would probably be standing at a construction site today in the pouring rain carrying 20 fabric books and slipping in the wet pavement with my heels stuck in mud. :) Not to say I didn't love the job of being an Interior Designer, because I did. But working in miniature 1:12 scale is so much calmer , and I get all the creative freedom I could ask for because I work alone :)

If you've read my blog or know me, I've been known to talk forever and I'm not sure I know the "art" of when to stop :) ... But, I just wanted to say thank you again!!

Now I'll try and let the picture do the talking. I hope they show my joy and happiness to you {even though it's hard to show gratitude in a photo} I'm hoping that all the love and time I put into my miniatures means I want you to know how much I want you to have something pretty to collect or look at. Something you can treasure as much as I do making them.

Here's a sneak peak of the inside of the November issue...and a few pictures that didn't make the cut for the article too....

Tuscan kitchen love...

The pantry's I made a few months back are still some of my favorite creations... I've wanted one in my big girl home forever, hopefully soon!

I was so excited to do the pictures and article with American Miniaturist , they were wonderful to work with! I'm looking forward to doing more.

I hope Santa brings me the camera of my dreams for Christmas this year too! :) It's on my to-do list to get this photography aspect as best as I can. It's always fun photographing the miniatures, the angles help us all feel as if we're right in the room. I'm a novice with this for sure! But I'm working on it :)

We'll I hope you enjoyed that tiny tour of a few pics that didn't make it. I also hope you get your copy soon too , if you have , let me know what you thought of it!

Now on to a few mini's I made during the last few weeks. I am sure I'm obsessed :) I cannot stop making them , and my ideas still keep me up at night sometimes too, but I've honestly never found a hobby/career I've enjoyed and loved more!

These below were in my Etsy shop but are already sold, but they each brought me so much joy to make!

** Special note to collectors and buyers:

I try and make things weekly to add to the shop and I'm working at it full time, but I want each piece to be so special and the miniatures are not things I want to "rush" at. So I apologize in advance if the shop is bare sometimes. I wanted to say this because last week I got an email saying: " Each of your items listed in Etsy has a saying at the end of your description saying: "Thank you so much for stopping in my shop, I hope you find something you love" , but there's nothing else for sale except one item on hold lol! We both got a giggle out of that and I'm actually making her a custom order right now, but I felt the need to let others know I'm always working on miniatures, but I don't want to speed it up for the sake of having a full store, I want each person to have something very special.

Ok that's said :)

On to more miniature love....(without me talking lol )

Cupcakes are such a favorite of mine to make!{opps sorry , I talked lol } Each one takes a long time but I tune the world out , forget the news, listen to some Italian opera { yes totally true } and focus on CUPCAKES and creating, that is such a good feeling to me! Anyone who explores their creative side (no matter what the hobby or craft) knows this feeling. It's like a "Zen"'re busy cutting, pasting, knitting, sewing, painting, or doing whatever you love and good feelings come from that! Everyone I know who does that puts so much love into what they do, and to be a part of that feeling this year has been such a blessing! I always felt good being a Designer, but the "being away from home" or being hit with major deadlines and the hard parts were taking it's toll. So I day-dreamed about something else and it happened. How cool is that? If you haven't found your creative side, keep looking and trying, I really believe everyone has one and even if it takes a long time, you will be so happy when you've found it!

Ok Now I'll be quiet for sure :) I've got work to do! Thank you so much as always for being so wonderful!

Have a beautiful, magical, and fabulous week ahead!

Hugs and love,

Cynthia xo


stefanie said...

congratulations!!!! you soooo deserve this, and much more, you are extremly talented!!!!!

MelyGiunta said...

Meravigliosi! E' tutto così bello e perfetto...complimenti di cuore,

Flora Fricker said...

Congratulations!! I adore your mini cakes, they look good enough to eat! x

Léa said...

Congratulations, it's well deserved!
Your creations are exquisite.
Léa (from Paris)

PAKY said...

Congratulations!! Your work is so elegant and deserves it! regards

Hope said...

Beaucoup congrats!

Fabiola said...

I like your cakes.
Bye Faby

Pilar said...

felicidades!es todo espectacular!me encantan los pasteles un beso

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so happy for you! You surely deserve the recognition for your talents and creations! I missed your giveaway...can't imagine how I did that. You know I love everything you make! Enjoy your day, my friend! I hope I can get that magazine! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

My log in word was punkin...isn't that funny! ♥

Maria Ireland said...

Congratulations on your magazine feature you deserve it. You make the most wonderful minis. I love your cupcakes.
Hugs Maria

newmexico009 said...

Cynthia, this couldn't have gone to a more wonderful person who truly "loves" what she does.

Your creations come with permanent love from the heart and endless smiles,

Thank you for sharing it all with us.

Big Hugs,

dalesdreams said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting, I can't even imagine what it must feel like. Good for you! :)

La casa de Elisa said...

de la primera a la ultima foto una maravilla ¡¡
besos elena

Lataina said...

Congratulations! Who wouldn't admire such beautiful work! Everything is always so perfectly made. =)

Plushpussycat said...

I was reading along, Cynthia, and I started smelling cupcakes and sugar cookies. Then I suddenly rememebered that I wasn't looking at real ones! Wow! You make everything look so yummy!

miniacollection said...

Congratulations! not only on the article in the magazine but also on your work. I loved seeing all the beautiful photos.

Hilsu said...

I must say Congratulations too! It's really naturally that they interview You, it's deserved!
Perhaps You'll make about this little magazine to Your doll's house?


TINK - SONIA said...

Muchas felicidades Cynthia,tu trabajo es maravilloso y tienes un gusto impecable para la decoración así que la publicación es totalmente merecida,minisaludos.

Susan said...

Hi Cynthia...Oh, there is NO ONE who deserves to be on the cover and inside a miniature magazine more than you. You are marvelously talented. I hope they sell that magazine at Barnes and Noble. Keep up the FABULOUS work! Susan

Jean Tuthill said...

Congratulations on being published in American Miniturist magazine. That is the best miniature magazine around, you can be very proud! Your work is fabulous!

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Any ages would love that type of presentation. Nicely done.