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

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

Monday, October 14, 2013

Could it be another post? Yes, I feel a new post coming on and it didn't take me months to do it!


Apple pie

Don't want pie? we can have cake :)

I love creating baked goods with polymer clay

Makes me ready for the holidays!

Apple pie is my favorite!

But I really like pumpkin cake too!

Rustic hutch filled with todays baking. Cooling pies and more!

Just thought I would share with you what I did today! The weather is changing It is getting cold. The leaves are looking more and more beautiful here. I'm ready for the change. I'm ready for sweaters and boots. I've started working on some things for Winter Miniologie. How does a shabby chic cabin sound?  Stay tuned. I hope this post has made you just a little hungry and ready for the holidays! Wow, I'm proud of myself,  I just might be getting better at posting on my blog again.
Mini Hugs! Till next time..........

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Happy Fall and a long overdo post

October means a trip to the pumpkin patch. Corn mazes, pie, and warm cider. The holidays are coming!

I love the colors of Fall. When I did this miniature baking hutch all I could think was yellow. I think red is the perfect color to be with this yellow. Don't you? This hutch makes me so happy! Candy apples and pumpkin pie too!

A miniature bike leaning on the old barn.  Just look at that perfect wicker bike basket created by Lidi Stroud. Check out her etsy shop Basketcase miniatures. We picked sunflowers. I love miniatures!


Old miniature barn aged with time. It is perfectly shabby chic inside. I have some future plans for this one.

I had the best time creating a miniature barn party scene. Don't you just love the little hay bales? This is one of my favorite pictures. It was a very hot morning when I took this pic.

There is always time to squeeze in a new mini kitchen. I painted this one instead of using wallpaper on the walls. I used a Martha Stewart blue and I think the darker wood was the perfect accent to this wonderful blue. Look there is stew on the stove and fresh pie cooling on the counter.

Tiny pumpkin love......
The beauty of Fall is showing itself everywhere. I took this picture on my hike today! I do hope you are finding time to get out and enjoy the color changes. It really is wonderful and so good for the soul. You will be glad you did.

Catching that beauty in miniature has been the best time ever! I hope you have enjoyed my first post  of  Fall. I plan on  trying to be a better blogger. I know I have said it before but all I can do is try! Thanks to those of you who write me emails to encourage me to come back. So nice to know I've been  missed and for you I will try harder. Oh and before I leave you I have to mention that our wonderful Fall miniologie is available @ miniologie.com.  Till next time....
                                                                          MINI  HUGS!