Wednesday, December 29, 2010


This year I received the nicest miniature gifts! I always love to get those!!!

A new doll for my dolly doll collection. I am hoping to make a doll store in the future!

And a wonderful fret work shelf that some clever miniaturist has decorated with a tiny village and Christmas trees. This photo doesn't really show how incredible this is! It sparkles from very fine glitter and looks so Festive!!!! I really love it! So much detail on such a small space!

more to come............

Friday, December 24, 2010


I am wishing all of you the most wonderful MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Thank you for all of the joy for the past few months I have felt being involved in blogging,meeting wonderful new friends, sharing great creations. I am so looking forward to 2011 and to see what new wonders everyone creates!!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


First I want to wish every one of my followers and visitors a very Merry Christmas. I have been busy baking all day. I have made Rugelach and now am in the process of making Jam thumbprint cookies that are rolled in coconut. The house is smelling wonderful. Tomorrow I am going to make some Triple Gingerbread! I had some at a party recently and couldn't believe how wonderful tasting it is. It taste's like Christmas!!
We have decided to go Italian for Christmas this year so I am making Stracotto(Italian Pot Roast) with Porcini mushrooms and for my Vegetarian daughter I am also making Swiss Chard/Sweet Pea Manicotti with a Fontina Fonuduta sauce. Our Thanksgiving is always the traditional Turkey but, we love doing something really different for Christmas. Both recipes I discovered recently and they sound delicious. Do you have a favorite Christmas meal?? I hope all of you have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Look what has arrived from Margaret at

Isn't this gorgeous! I was lucky enough to win her wonderful giveaway! This bed is so beautiful and so well made!!! Thank you so much Margaret! It is a treasure!!! You must look at all of the other wonderful things that Margaret creates!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Look at all of these incredible food items from Oiseau de Nim at
I bought the wonderful Nutella jar and the toast and she surprised me with all of the other delightful items! If you haven't purchased something from her etsy store you are missing out on owning an incredible treasure! She has a very delicate hand when creating her food. She has managed the most perfect little wisps of piping . Everything is very French too!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I always loved this little group photo and how it turned out.
Baby Evan is in the moses basket and then there is Gwen,Kyoko and Chelsea!

Friday, December 10, 2010


Anika and Bella. One of the little eyes that I used on Baby Bella didn't quite match up so I had her little hand cover that eye! It worked out to be a sweet remedy!

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Awhile ago as I was looking around at blogs and all of the wonderful new posts I spotted this great free download that Susanne had of some miniature Christmas paper. I thought it was wonderful and put it in a folder.

Then I remembered that Carol at True2scale had a wonderful little gift box to print which I printed on paper.
After I printed the box and the Christmas paper on printer paper, I carefully cut out the box. I then took the printed wrapping paper and sealed it with a matte spray twice to protect the colors.
With a UHU glue stick, I glued the wrapping paper to the box form and cut. When both of those pieces had dried I glued red tissue paper to the interior of the box and then put the box together. I had so much fun making this for a small collection of tiny sweets that I have been making. I am practicing the art of food making!!!! LOVE IT!!! The box is pretty deep so I put a tiny piece of foam in the bottom of the box and covered it with silver tissue paper and then filled the box up with various cookies,cupcake and peppermint candies! Oh, and a couple of oranges! It is a great way to show off a box of Holiday sweets! What do you think? They aren't perfect but I enjoyed making them. The red box with the banana/chocolate tart was the first attempt. I didn't cover the interior until the box was glued together and then I just did the top and the side flaps.

Thank you Carol and Susanne for the free printables!

Sunday, December 5, 2010



Children around the world know and love St. Nicholas—for he brings gifts and treats in December. He is known by different names—and even looks different from place to place. But, it is the same St. Nicholas who delights with small surprises and good things to eat. Nicholas gave in secret, alert to others' needs, and expecting nothing for himself in return. It is this selfless generosity which seeks only the good of the other that made Nicholas' gifts the gifts of a saint. In the West the saint's image changed between the eleventh and twelfth centuries from a rather severe figure to the compassionate children's friend. There his main virtue came to be seen as generosity to children—rooted in the stories of rescuing the desperate maidens with gold for their dowries and of saving three children or schoolboys from an evil fate. Nuns in France began leaving treats on St. Nicholas Eve, December 5th, for the small children of poor families. St. Nicholas' gifts were usually good things to eat: apples, oranges, nuts, and eventually cookies and sweets. The custom quickly spread across Europe and St. Nicholas Feast Day, December 6th, was celebrated by both rich and poor. St. Nicholas' example still inspires acts of charity and generosity.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


I bought this little tree at a doll show last year and it was already decorated. I love how it looks. I set it up with some of the little dolls that I have purchased and a puppet theater that I made in a workshop. The wonderful Santa I purchased at an Estate sale. I don't know who the artist is but he is made so well. The tiny elves on him are amazingly small and detailed. They are finishing up the dollhouse on Santa's lap. I have this in an unfinished display box that my daughter bought for me. One of these days I will address the interior!

Friday, December 3, 2010


Some photo's from last Christmas. I don't have any new babies by the tree for this year yet. Here are Marketa and Sophie in front of the Christmas tree.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


WOW!!!!! Look at this wonderful giveaway from Pepi! Follow the link to join in!!

There is also a wonderful giveaway for these gorgeous shoes by Patrisan at is so exciting!!!! Both women make exquisite miniatures!!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010


I am freezing here in California! We are such light weight's when it comes to winter!! I don't even own a winter coat!!! It has been unusually cold for the past few days and it is quite the shock to the system....LOL......I think if I lived where it snowed I would stay in my house for at least 3 months!!
BABY STEFAN is all bundled up!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I love this little outfit!


Friday, November 19, 2010


I wanted to share with you this darling Nursery Cart that I bought from Elena at

She makes the most incredible painted miniatures and had this listed in her Etsy shop! Don't you just love it? It will go perfectly in a Nursery. I have added a few toys to it!! It is perfect timing for you to go and look at her blog because she is having a Birthday Giveaway at the moment! Make sure you sign up for it!! Thank you Elena!!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I received a wonderful Magic wand from Lorraine at

It is so tiny and the box that she made for it is amazing! Even the label !!! Thank you Lorraine!

Another item that I was just blown away by is this incredible bench from Natalia Frank of Her needlpoint is so stunning! Every stitch is so perfect!! You must go and look at all of the wonderful cushions she is making this month!!! Thank you again Natalia! I LOVE this bench!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I have been very late posting some photo's of a few give away's that I have been fortunate enough to win! I want to show them to you and have finally photographed them all and will post one tonight and the rest of them tomorrow! The first one is from Muriel at

She is so talented and makes the sweetest items! This was a surprise gift and I really love it. It will be among my treasured miniatures! She has so many little details in this darling sewing box! Thank you Muriel!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


LOOK!!!!!! I was so lucky in this swap and received the most wonderful ornament from

I can share this with you now because she has received mine too. We signed up for the swap that Marsha (sassy mini dolls) had! I can't wait to see on Dec.1 the Virtual Tree that Marsha is going to share with all of the ornaments that were sent. Should be great fun to see them all!!

Here is my ornament which is so detailed and wonderful!! Thank you again Linda!!

Monday, November 1, 2010


I think it is time to show another baby boy! Poor things.....there are so few that come from my clay! Nine out of ten are girl's!! I think it must be because there are so many more ways to dress a girl than boy's!

Friday, October 29, 2010


This is another way you can use some of the more delicate nail art embellishments!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Under a watchful eye!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Baby Tyler and Amie

Amanda dressed in her finest!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I thought I would share what I just had to have from the Good Sam Miniature show. There was so much more that I would have loved to have bought but, you know how that goes! It is so easy to get carried away at these shows! So much talent is represented!!

Here is a darling little house by Veronique Lux. I was so happy to have a chance to purchase one!

I love hydrangea's! This is one of the best one's I have seen. I love the colors! OOOOPS, I still need to remove the purple string from the price tag!

I also purchased a kit to make my own flowers for the first time! I have really been wanting to know how to make flowers! They can add so much to a mini home! Some very small gold stickers from Holland and also some incredibly small pine cones!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Well, Our annual Miniature show in the area I live has come and gone again! I really had so much fun going to it and look forward to it every year. There are usually about 115 dealers, with a couple over here from Europe, with some incredible and inspiring miniatures. I am always so amazed to see some of the items that different artist are making! There is such incredible talent in the miniature community! I have a couple of photos to share from my favorite vendor. Carla Gaustad travels all over Europe and purchases items that can't be seen in person unless you attend the Big shows(Miniatura and Kensington). It is always fun to stop at her space and see what she has! I managed to buy a tiny house by Veronique Lux which I need to take a photo of so you can see! That will come soon. I need to photograph all of my wonderful purchases! The best thing happened to me too........I finally managed to see and hold two Catherine Muniere babies!!! I have only seen them in photos so, this was a real treat! They are so darling. One of my babies had a photo op with Catherine's......LOL

I thought I would mention that this show(35th) is named after the Good Samaritan Hospital that is in our area and some of the proceeds go the the Plane Tree Medical Library that the Hospital has. A good cause!

Monday, October 4, 2010


Sharing a Pram for photos!

Saturday, September 25, 2010


I actually have a new baby to share and have two more dolls to dress. This little one looks so peaceful sleeping in her bed. I still need to make a blanket for Baby Sasha. The other Baby(Candace) I made about a year ago. She is dressed in the long Matinee Coat and looks just as peaceful! You can't see too well but she has small gold earrings too. Ahhh...makes me want to take a nap!!