Creating a beautiful life one mini at a time..........

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Vintage kits and windows for sale and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Hello mini friends. I'm going through my miniatures and I feel that now is the time to let some go! Today I put some wonderful Carlson kits for sale in the Etsy shop. I also found a wonderful closet kit and some vintage hard to find houseworks windows and doors. I spent the afternoon creating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich making scene with polymer clay. It was a good day! I hope your day was good too!
 Till next time! Mini hugs!

Carlson old time store kit

Timberbrook closet kit

Vintage houseworks door

Vintage houseworks windows

Just for back to school

Extra peanut butter please!

Cute little sandwich on white bread

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

There are items in my Etsy shop

Stopping in to post some pics of the wonderful things listed in the shop today! It been awhile since I posted on the blog. I'm going to be doing daily posts to show what new things I've been creating and where to find them Please feel free to contact me if there is anything special you are looking for. I hope you are having a wonderful summer. I've had a busy one so far. My oldest daughter Hannah will be getting married in September and planning for that has been so fun.
If you are interested in any of the minis pictured click the link here on the blog to find them! :)

Party cake and melting ice cream

Perfect for  a mini party scene

Tiny cupcake with tiny roses

pink rolled fondant roses 

Tiny cupcake book for the miniature baker

Blueberry pies

Blueberry muffins

turnovers too!

Making french toast

with lots of blueberries on top

Fresh sliced french bread
                          Mini hugs!   

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Baking Easter minis…… :)

Frosted flower cookies. 1:12 Just in time for Spring

Soft pink buttercream for the eclairs and layer cake

Maybe a slice will do

Frosting the eclairs

Don't you love soft pink?

What about soft blue?
Frosted bunny face cookies! So fun!

Buttercream in bowls makes me smile
These are just some of today's creations. I hope you enjoyed them. I have been struggling emotionally the last few days. Not sure what its all about? Working on minis takes my mind off my worries for a little bit. I bet minis do that for you too! I also wanted to thank you for the lovely responses and personal messages I received after the last blog post. It really means so much to me. Going to bed early tonight. I will welcome tomorrow as a new day and a chance to feel better….. stronger than I do today!

  Till next time! Mini hugs!                                                              

Sunday, March 8, 2015

New beginnings…...

This is a LONG over due post. Not even sure if anyone will see it. It has been a crazy year of life changes for me.  When I started this blog I was in the middle of raising 5 teenagers and now my youngest will be 22 in Sept. Wow, Where has the time gone?
My love of miniatures started when my oldest daughter Hannah was just  a baby and now she is 25. Hannah will be getting married in Sept.  and then will come the grand babies. So much to look forward to right!?  Yes!
But along with the good stuff comes some not so good stuff too! My marriage is ending! I'm on my own again. Very scary. I have spent a lot of time soul searching. Really getting in touch with myself again. The things I love. With my confidence gone I move forward…….
 My miniatures have been a hobby and that special thing I did just for me. Really has been the one thing,  besides being a mother that I felt good at. Worried that now I would have to give them up, I started to look for work. What am I going to do? I've been a stay at home mom of 5 for over 25 years. I made miniatures to sell very part time to pay for things when we needed some extra. Could I do them now and make a living?  I tried for a couple jobs and nothing.  What about my minis?  How will I know if I never try? I decided to try and see what happens. I will be okay. I've been a good person. I don't want a lot.  I just want to be able to make it…… By making it ….. a roof over my head, a car to drive, food to eat and enough money to pay my bills. Simple….. life is not about having lots of things, its about enjoying and being grateful for what you do have. I make things with my 2 hands. I love making minis. The challenge to make something that makes someone ask "is that real or mini"? Best feeling in the world.
I'm still very scared. I don't know what tomorrow will bring but I know I will welcome it. Good or bad. I'm  happy with myself for going with my heart and trying something that I have no idea will work.  Life is too short to not try!  Most people think I'm crazy  for not going after "a real job".  A real job? This is a real job and a lot of work. This is what I know how to do. I need to do this!
My etsy shop never has much in it but it's not because I'm not working hard. I'm working every day and even in the evening too. I try to put 1 to 3 listings in the shop a day.  My things sell quickly and for that I'm so very grateful. I will always try for more but it is only me. I have to do everything by myself and thats okay. I take special requests too and those keep me busy too! I will do my best to keep the blog going with pictures of whats new and available.  There is a link to my esty shop if you ever see something you like. But just come by to be inspired and enjoy minis like we all always have.  This is just a little update…. a place to start.
You have to know that you are good enough and worth it. Believe me I know its scary. Once you believe in yourself no one can steal that love from you.
If you found your way here and read this …..Thank you!  Till next time!
Mini hugs and love!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Moving…... The journey continues!

My Favorite new old hutch

Time for a change on the table. Still has flowers just not the roses. 

Farm fresh eggs!

Gift from my daughter. Love this special cookbook.

Painted old window. So fun!

I love to have my favorites all over my house. It makes me happy!

All my rolling pins are now displayed in a metal basket.

I've used this sign many times in miniature of course it's in my real home too!

My old kitchen was a warm yellow. The white is new too me but I love the change.

There is a place for everything!

The roses have a new home

A closer peek at the hutch
Setting up my new miniature room. Bigger than my old one with more storage! Yay!

Everything has a place. My favorite is my cabinet with glass doors. Holds my room boxes perfectly!

Love this room
Dollhouse moving is a big job
Time to put everything back in place

Craft room in my dollhouse

I spy "Its a miniature life" on the wall

Setting up the kitchen too!

So where to begin. I have been away for awhile. We moved at Christmas. It was a crazy time. But life is starting to get back to normal. I thought you might enjoy some pictures of our new place and my new miniature life :) Thanks to everyone who checked on me. It's nice to be missed and cared about. Hope you had a Happy New Year! I will be back to making minis again soon. xoxo