Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas


I would just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. No mini making for me for a couple of days. I will be spending Christmas with my family including my mother, brother and his family. Then on Boxing Day my Aunt and cousin's family will join us for games and Christmas cheer.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

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Sunday, 12 December 2010

Day 12 of the A.I.M. Advent Calendar

Click Here - to see the Project Behind Door 12

We are already half way through the Advent Calendar. Day 12 offers another fantastic project for you to try at home. I may have a go at this one myself.
I love this Advent Calendar it reminds me of when I was a child with all the excitement of opening a new door everyday. Although I must confess I could not resist the temptation of opening all the doors before Christmas Eve. Not for the chocolates because in my day you were simply rewarded with a Christmas picture. I just could not resist the unknown LOL.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

There's Still Time For a Christmas Treat

Snowman Cookies in Hand Finished Tin - Click here for more information
Warm Glow Winter Treats - Click here for more information
Snowman Cupcakes and Winter Treats - Click here for more information
Strawberry Tarts - Click here for more information
Strawberry and Cherry Cake Collection - Click here for more information

The last post to the USA for the UK is Friday 10th December and Europe is even latter so there is still time for a little Christmas treat. As from the 11th December I will start my Christmas shopping. I have not even started my Christmas cards again 11th December except the ones for family and friends abroad.

Here are my last lot of bits and pieces.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Artisan in Miniature Advent Calendar

Click here for Advent Calendar projects.

The Artisan in Miniature Advent Calendar is here open the first door to reveal a project by myself, Sarah Maloney from www.dollhousekitchen.com I won't tell you which project as that's the fun of opening the doors. I am so chuffed to be in this years Advent Calendar. Please take a look there is a project for everyday upto and including the 24th December.

Monday, 29 November 2010

No Snow Yet!

My lovely cat wrapped in her blanket to keep her warm.
Christmas Plate - To see more click here
Christmas Cookies - To see more click here
Chocolate Eclairs and Choux Buns - To see more click here
Belgian Chocolate Collection - To see more click here
Breakfast Pastries - To see more click here

I hope all of you that have snow and ice stay safe and warm indoors. Here in North London no snow yet, but it feels so cold. I just want to wrap up warm with a hot drink and dare I say it - not make minis. My fingers are almost to cold to move properly. I have even wrapped my cat up to keep her warm I am not sure if she is pleased or not. Can't please everyone!

Here are my latest creations.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Now Even Blogger Will Not Work

Lavender Cake Collection - To see more click here
Christmas Preparation Table - To see more click here
Belgian Chocolates - To see more click here

What a last couple of days I have had first I cut my thumb with a cutting blade (I suppose the clue is in the name) and then the internet goes down. Well not only the internet, the phone and the television. I felt completely lost. So I carried on "Keep Calm and Carry On". Making minis was almost impossible with a great big plaster on my thumb - right on the tip. I had to bathe and wash up with an awful rubber glove on. Note that neither my lazy son or partner volunteered to do the dishes. It was completely my fault "Never cut towards you when using a blade" guess what I did. Good news after two days no more plaster, but still sore. Now when I use the blade I am a little more careful LOL.
Thank goodness the internet was only down for about two hours, so I was able to upload some of the items I had been working on and here they are.

Cannot upload pictures this is about the fifth time I have tried to load the above pictures I hope it works this time.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Let Them Eat Cake!

Mint Cake Collection - To see more click here
Strawberry Cake Collection - To see more click here
Lavender Cake Collection - To see more click here


At the weekend I had a bit of a stomach bug which left me feeling too weak to go swimming. So I had to stay indoors resting and making minis. See there is always a silver lining LOL. Will probably go swimming tomorrow as I really miss the steam room. Its my little treat after swimming and in the Winter its the only place where I can say I am truly warm!

Here's what I have been upto, although I had a little disaster with a Charlotte Cake I flattened the piped whipped cream. I was so disappointed. Well I have scrapped out all the cream and will start again tomorrow.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Christmas Cookies - To see more click here
Chocolate Cake Collection - To see more click here

Lemon Cake Collection - To see more click here
Mint Cake Collection
Christmas Hamper - To see more click here

My luck seems to have run out! what with breaking my glasses, now my kettle has finally given up the ghost. So I am temporarily reduced to boiling a saucepan of water for a much needed cuppa tea. I know it probably doesn't take more than a 5 minutes but we are so used to the superfast electric kettle that it seems ages. Then I spill at least 1/3 of the water trying to pour it into my cup. My new glasses have arrived and everything looks too bright and I feel a little dizzy. I prefer the old ones I was wearing.

But all said and done I am still working and one must count one's blessings. Here's a sample of what I have been upto.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Could Not See A Thing

Christmas Preparation Table Number 2 - to see more click here
A Christmas Cake Decorated With Christmas Tree Candy - to see more click here
Christmas Pudding - To see more click here
Christmas Preparation Table Photo 2 - to see more click here

The other day I was putting on my glasses when I noticed they were bent again, so as usual I decided to bend them back into shape. Disaster they snapped in half, after a moment of unbelief I realized I had better find an old pair of glasses fast. At first I could only find a pair that I would not be seen dead in. Its funny how quickly we go off certain looks eg tortoise shell rimmed circular specs. Then luckily I found my last pair. Alls well I am waiting for my new glasses to arrive. Well I say alls well I need varifocals, but have decided on two pairs of specs one for near work and one for distances. I must get myself a pair of reading glasses. I am walking around with everything at arms length and I still cannot read it probably.

This is what I have been working on.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

A Mini Christmas Starts Early

Making and Icing the Christmas Cake - to see more click here

Christmas Preparation Table - to see more click here
Making Mince Pies - to see more click here

I am in my element making my favourite miniatures - Christmas miniatures. I love the build up to Christmas its the only thing that keeps me going through the dark winter evenings. Here are a couple of bits I have already put together.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Disaster How Will We Survive?

Gherkins - to see more click here
Pickled Onions - to see more click here
Iced Snowflake Biscuits - to see more click here


It's Saturday morning and the TV remote control is missing. What are we going to do? Yes we can turn all 700+ channels manually with a finger on the button as we flip through each one, but that would take time. LOL I suppose it will turn up somewhere.

Now that Halloween is almost upon us it is time for me to start my Christmas minis. Oh how I love all the preparation for Christmas. Here is my first Christmas mini of the season and a few pickles.

The remote control has just turned up in a place my husband had checked 3 times and our son once talk about spooky!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

First Mince Pie

Bobbing For Apples - To see more click here
I know its only October but, I have just eaten my first mince pie of the season. I don't really know why because in actual fact I don't find them that tasty. Well thats tradition for you. I will have to soon start making miniature mince pies and all the bits and pieces that make up a traditional mini Christmas.
I have managed to get in one last Halloween miniature Bobbing for Apples and now no more!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Its Time to Stop

Strawberries and Cream Meringues
Halloween Pumpkin Cookies
Jack-O-Lantern Cookies - To see more click here
Making and Icing Cupcakes - To see more click here

I have been working really hard mini making over the last couple of days and getting quite tired. Yesterday I went to take some miniatures out of the oven as they had been in for 20 minutes. I opened the oven and it was empty. What! I thought surely no one could have stolen my minis. I looked up and they were still sitting on the worktop. Earlier I had checked the temperature of the oven and must have forgotten to put them in. LOL
That's when I knew it was time to stop for the day. This is what I have been working on.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Celebration Time

Making Halloween Biscuits - Click here to see more
Halloween Cupcakes
Halloween Treats - Click here to see more
Icing Halloween Biscuits - Click here to see more

My new makins ultimate clay machine arrived today I ordered it at the end of August but it was on order. I am so pleased the clay comes out feeling and looking like a strip of silk. I was so fed up with my last pasta machine as the clay kept sticking to the rollers but now I'm in clay heaven.

While I was in Hong Kong I had a chest infection. I do not know whether its possible to pass our virus's onto cats but my little cat has been sneezing for a couple of days and off her food. So I am being extra kind to her wrapping her up in blankets etc

I have told myself definitely no more Halloween items now I will start on Christmas bits my next favorite time of the year. Here's a sample of what I have been upto.

Now I'm off the play with my new clay machine.