Monday, February 21, 2011

More Needle Felted Critters

I am really enjoying needle felting.  I think that I will be making some Christmas ornaments later this year with my wool.  For now though, I am enjoying making these miniature bunnies, owls, teddy bears, etc. I placed these items on my 1:12 scale book shelf (I made this myself a while ago) with my 1:12 scale books and vase of flowers so that you can get an idea of scale.
I am going to put some of these in my Zibbet shop.  If you think of anything I can make (custom orders) to give as gifts, let me know!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Healthy Valentines Day

I so wanted to make valentine cake pops or cookies for my daughter's class as it was my turn to provide snacks for this event.  However, the school has a healthy snack initiative and cake pops or cookies do not fall in line with that.  I wracked my brain to come up with something that I would be able to play up creatively, yet still be healthy.  I finally came up with fancy cups of jello and yogurt.  I knew these little plastic wine glasses were at the dollar store and with a little ribbon around each one - voila - makes this snack a little more special.

Monday, January 31, 2011

TINY Needle Felted Penguin

Another craft that seems to be taking off lately is Needle Felting.  Even the miniature world is doing it.  So of course, I wanted to try it.  I finally found a small beginner kit that did not break the bank, so made my first penguin the size suggested in the kit.  There was enough to make a few penguins, so I decided to see how small I could make one.
I think this is pretty small and pretty cute, myself :)  I am not sure if I will be selling it, or adding it to one of the beds in my Fairy Dollhouse......

Valentine's Earrings

I have been wanting to turn some of my 1:12 scale miniature cookies into earring studs for quite some time.  I finally found a place to get surgical steel earring posts and rubber earring buds.  My first cookie earrings will be posted in my Zibbet store as soon as possible.

Valentine's Themed Cake Pops

I taught a card class for several children and the hostess also asked for a dozen cake pops.  This is the second time I have been paid to make cake pops!  It would be great to be able to do more orders for the various special events in a year.

Valentines Miniatures

Between making cake pops and creating card kits for the class I taught yesterday, I managed to do a little bit of miniature work for Valentine's Day.  I hope to post these in my Zibbet store a.s.a.p.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Miniature leather look books

I have met some wonderful miniaturists through various blogs, and this lady is no exception.  She emailed me a tutorial on how to get this look in a miniature book without having to resort to figuring out how to get pieces of leather thin enough to be closer to scale.  The brown ones are 1:12 scale and open with blank pages (I bound these pages myself using the longstitch binding method).  I aged the pages using coffee/water and my embossing heater (when drying the pages, if you hold the paper in one spot for a few seconds the pages start to burn a little bit).
The blue one is 1:24 scale, but is not bound the same way.  This ones looks like it could open, but it doesn't.
If you get a chance visit Nikki over at Witch and Wizard Miniatures - she is the one who showed me how to do the covers of these books.