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

Friday, February 4, 2011

Birthdays, life's changes and miniatures

Shabby kitchen for CDHM online magazine
Join me for tea?
Liberty's tea party in miniature
Emily, Hannah ( aka birthday girl) & Me
Okay so where to begin. Last weekend my daughter Hannah turned 21. She also moved into her first apartment. I can't believe where the time has gone or that she is old enough to have her own place. Needless to say it has been a tough adjustment. For us both. The move is only about 10 minutes away and I'm so thankful for that.
Still working on the bakery modeled after the real shop. Should be done and ready to share soon. I also put together a kitchen room box for the CDHM online magazine. I thought I would share a couple pictures here. I had so much fun with it.
I don't know how many of you saw Mercedes post about the little tea party she did for the adorable Liberty but I was so inspired when I saw it I had to recreate it in miniature. I'm very happy to say it was a nice distraction and is now on its way to New Zealand.
I guess that catches you up for now. I do wish you all a nice weekend. I hope yours includes some mini time. Thats what I have planned for mine. Mini hugs!


Patty said...

Kim, What a treat to see you post again! It is such a hard adjustment when our "babies" leave the nest! It seems like their childhood's at that point just flew by!

I LOVE the kitchen that you have put together! Everything looks so incredible! You are going to have one little girl in NZ squealing soon with her tea party in miniature arriving~~ What an incredible treasure for her to have!!!

Rosamargarita said...

Hola Kim, tu hija es afortunada en tenerte como madre, es un sentimiento de tristeza y alegría verlos hacer su nueva vida.
Tu cocina es asombrosa!
Un abrazo

it's the little things... said...

I just love it all!

Ana said...

The first to congratulate your daughter for her cumpleaños.Must be hard when they leave to start his life, if only a 10 minutes.Se get older and we also
Congratulations on these beautiful minis and see what you are traveling to New Zelanda.kisses

Garden of Miniatures said...

Wow,great work!Nobody would believe that it isn't real if you don't say it.Jeannette

May said...

que maravilla, me encanta!!!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday to Hannah! Hard to believe that you have adult kids... you look like sisters!!

Your mini teaparty for Mercedes & Liberty is so sweet! Your creations are so lovely and inspiring.

Enjoy your weekend!


Jackie said...

Oh wow, what amazing pics and the mini Tea Party is fantastic :-)

TINK-SONIA said...

Congrats to Hannah for her birthday,she's a lucky girl with a mother like you Kim.
I love your scenes and tables,so sweets!
Mini regards from sunny Spain!

Josje said...

Congratulations on your daughter's birthday!
I love your miniature kitchen and the miniature tea party you did for Mercedes and Liberty. I think they will be over the moon with it!
Where did you get the old style AGA from, it is beautiful! I'd love that for my kitchen too!!

rosanna said...

Happy birthday Hanna and best wshes for your new home.
Kim, your kitchen is beyond words !! I love EVERYTHING !!!!
Hugs Rosanna

Lotte said...

So sweet, SO sweet <3 Beautiful pictures, I love them.

Norma said...

Congratulations to Hannah on her very important birthday, and her new apartment, an exciting time in her life for sure. And as you say a bit of a tough one for her mom :)

The little teaparty is just gorgeous, Liberty is going to swoon! What an amazingly generous gift. (And I hope to get to see it myself for real in a while as I'm passing through Auckland and all going well I'll get to visit Mercedes and Liberty, I'm so excited!).

Artistique said...

Your cushion in the gorgeous roomset is devine! i wish i knew how to make miniature print fabric for my own dolls house :(

Lauren x

miniacollection said...

I love your shabby kitchen, all the details are perfect.
When I saw Liberty's party i immediately thought it would be great in miniature. I am so happy to see you have done it. It is a wonderful work.

::: PetitPlat Food Art ::: said...

10 minutes is really ok. When I left Mum we had about 600 km between us (now we have 900 km)

And I was just 18 :/

Anyway, I love the little kitchen, it's just gorgeous and perfectly done!


Kathi said...

Beautiful! Liberty is going to LOVE her mini tea party! Can't wait to see it! :D
You are just so sweet!

Liberty Biberty said...

That kitchen is SPECTACULAR!! Your attention to detail is phenomenal!
And you already know how AWESOME we think you are for creating the most fabulous mini tea party! I think you will be able to hear the squeals of delight when it arrives on the other side of the world!

Arantxa said...


I love your kitchen, it's spectacular!! With lots of sweets!!

Happy Birthday Hannah!!

Many hugs and kisses

Lataina said...

It's all so perfect. Liberty for sure will be thrilled with her mini tea party. What a thoughtful gift. =)

Janice said...

Beautiful work. My youngest leaves for uni this September to join his two older siblings. I get a sick feeling every time I think of next winter.
Even though we know it's time for them to go it's always too early!

Titta said...

You have a wonderful blog, I thought it was true!!
My youngest child change away from home in june, I'm already sad.
Congratulations to your daughter!

AshTreeCottage said...

It's wonderful that your daughter is just 10 minutes away! Moms and daughters always stay close and the relationship just gets better through the years. That kitchen is so very adorable ~ I just love it. I received a dollhouse kit for Christmas and am just starting to put it together. You give me so much inspiration!!

Susan and Bentley

Piikko said...

I love your kitchen♥ So sweet♥
Congratulations to Hannah!

Margaret said...

Love your shabby kitchen and also Liberty's mini tea party, she will love it I am sure. And a lovely family photo, you look like you could all be sisters.

rose cat cottage said...

Congratulations to your daughter! leaving home... for us it was our parents who left the nest... and really far away.. Incredible your kitchen I have to find this magazine... I am speechless and the tea party... wouahhh! I cannot imagine when you will post about the project you are still working on it... Thanks to share all that with us, doei, claude

Hanna said...

Oh how I love your kitchen, it is amazing! And it looks so real like one could just step into the picture and enjoy those delicious cookies!

Congrats to your daughter!

Hugs, Hanna

Paris Miniatures said...

Waow, I just had a look at Mercedes' blog (twice lucky Liberty!) and both your summer tea parties look equally delicious!:)

sylvia said...

You are such a great artist and make beautiful things!
I know Liberty will be very happy with al here miniature sweets,

Jennifer said...

Thank you for stopping by for a visit and following my blog. Your blog is amazing and your mini's are so real looking! I started making and buying full size fake treats because they are so much fun to decorate with and they are 0 calories...LOL! Mine are no where as beautiful as yours though and your doll houses are just gorgous.. I'll be back to visit for sure...Have a nice weekend! Jennifer

ANA ROSA. said...

La cocina esta preciosa!!!! me encanta!!!
Felicidades por tu gran trabajo y felicidades a tu hija por su cumpleaños.