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

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Yummy sticky buns.....

We had some of these sticky buns at the local bake shop this morning and it inspired me to come home and try some in miniature. Room for improvement but not too bad for my first try.Most of all I had fun. Sticky buns anyone? I'm off to help my daughter pick out a new pet. Maybe we will get some more sticky buns. Lol Mini hugs!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A big thank you to Linda.....

Another sweet surprise came in the mail. This wonderful floral vase came to me all the way from Australia. Isn't it amazing? I love it Linda. Thank you so much. Linda has the most amazing house ever that she is doing so if you haven't been to her blog it is a MUST SEE! Thank you again Linda. Mini hugs!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Nothing says spring like a strawberry cake or cakes.....

This is what I did today. I made miniature strawberry cakes. I love strawberry cake. It was a pretty day today but very windy and still a little cold. Making these cakes put me into a spring time mood. We baked one for a dinner we went to the other night. I looked at the coloring when it was done baking and tried to get that look on my miniature version. It stays pink in some places and golden brown on others. I will have a bakery to show you soon. Mini hugs!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Thank you Debbie and Lena for the kreativ blog award

I first want to apologize for not always doing the best job of doing what I'm supposed to do with the awards. But I do want to say a thank you to everyone who has taken the time to give me them. I do appreciate it so much. I will share a story though of the morning before school when I worked on one that had alot of rules to add and you had to pass it on to 15 people and well it took me like 30 min. to figure the whole thing out and well I went to post and the whole thing disappeared. Kids were late to school and well it kinda made me not to confident with the whole copy paste add links thing. But I will try this one today so you know I do care. I don't think I will try the links thing though Lol.
This came to me from Debbie and Lena. Debbie is incredible and her work is amazing. She loves Harry Potter and it shows. She is doing a Honeydukes and Apothecary right now and well they look just like the real thing. Lena well her blog Miniatyrmama is so pretty to look at always. Just amazing work she does. Both these ladies if you haven't made it to their blogs .....So worth it. Mini hugs!
So now for the rules: I need to list 7 things I love.......
1. My Family & Friends
2.My doggies
3. Miniatures & Dollhouses
4. Baking
5. Cake & cookies
6. Books & Music
7. Twilight (hey I waited till after 1 am for this) :)
Hey I need a #8 it wouldn't be complete without chocolate I eat it everyday!!!!! I Need it.....
Now I'm supposed to pass it to 7 more people. This is the hard part for me so I say I give this to ALL the wonderful blogs on my list.I know I have always sucked at rules. You are all Kreativ and wonderful. Love you all!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Yummy bundt cakes.......

Well I have been in a cake mood these last couple days. I promise they will all come together for something fun for you to see. I promise to share soon. I'm not sure how to put into words how much making minis means to me. And now that I have added working with clay to my list.
I have so many foods I stil want to try.I have some crazy dessert ideas too. I just wish I had more time. Someday. My kids are getting older. Only 3 living at home now. I know more time will come. I'm very grateful for my family's patience with me and my crazy at times miniature obsession. Happy Friday! Happy weekend. I'll be taking my daughters to the midnight release of "Twilight" dvd tonight. Mini hugs!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

More cake......

Okay.......more miniature baking today. What can I say I was in the mood to make some zero calorie treats to stop me from baking the real thing. We have been eating alot of cake in our house these days and well pants are fitting a little tight. I burn a wonderful cupcake scented candle while I was making these and well almost as good. There is a butter bundt cake and a layer cake with lime center and cream cheese frosting. Oh no I'm craving a piece of real cake again. Better go find some more clay. Mini hugs!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Some lemon pound cake.......

I picked up a copy of Victoria magazine the other day and there was the most wonderful lemon pound cake on the cover. I just had to make it in miniature. Today was the first day I have had time in awhile to do anything miniature. Today was a good day. Here are the pound cakes I made. I hope I get to play with miniatures more tomorrow. Mini hugs!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Another surprise came in the mail today.......

Well.... I want to thank Debbie for checking in on me today. I have had problems with my internet connection and well it has been hard not being able to get on the computer when I need too! New router added and things seem to be going good again. Yay!!! I actually have full bars of connection. I'm not sure if I have ever had that. Lol
Another thing I wanted to share with my blog friends is this wonderful miniature house that came in the mail today. It is a pink version of the willowcrest. It was done by a sweet sweet lady named Lauretta Carroll. She did a how to for a 1:144 scale roombox in the March American Miniaturist magazine and as a congrats to me being in the magazine too, She sent me this amazing little house. I'm working on something to send back to her. I'm just so in love with this little pink house. Thank you Lauretta. You can check out her work at CDHM. She has a gallery there and she sells on ebay too!
Boy I can't tell you how happy receiving the amazing tea cozy from Rosanna and now this wonderful little house from Lauretta has made me. Thank you both so much. Mini hugs!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Very big grazie to Rosanna........

I recieved this wonderful tea cozy from Rosanna and I'm over the moon with joy. This is so sweet. I love it. Thank you so much for this gift. I will treasure it. Your work is amazing.
Thank you for always being so nice too! It means alot. Happy weekend and mini hugs!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A little miniature baking.......

I have been doing some miniature baking today. I made a very very lemon cake and some cupcakes. I had fun with the angles in the picture before the frosting of the miniature cupcakes. I also baked a devils food cake in my real world for my hubby birthday today. Yum!!! Its a good day when I get to bake something. Big and small. Mini hugs!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

How about a look at the outside........

Well ended up cleaning the real house more than the mini one this weekend. Oh well it can't always be about the minis. Here are some shots of the dollhouse on the outside.Hard to capture the color. It is located in a darker area of our house. It is a nice country green color. I did the landscaping myself. Not alot. But just enough. The stained glass windows on the side bay were done by talented artist Barbara Sabia. I have a wonderful door that she made that will be on a future featured project. Her work is amazing. Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Back to cleaning. Mini hugs!