2015 was such a great year, and to recap some of the highlights, here’s a tiny tour of some of the many miniatures I made during the year.
In February, I wrote another tutorial book, Dollhouse Miniature Valentine’s Day Foods. I remember the heart-shaped cake being inspired by a luscious edible version in Martha Stewart Living.
In March, I came out with two miniature food tutorials, Dollhouse Miniature Easter Foods and Dollhouse Miniature Cheesy Foods. The cheesy foods book was inspired by an article in–you guessed it–Martha Stewart Living that was all about extra gooey, cheesy dishes. Yum.
Here’s a colorful pic from a previous book, Decorated Easter Cookies.
I was feeling summery a little early last year, so in April I wrote Dollhouse Miniature Carnival Foods.
And that was followed up by a tutorial book called Dollhouse Miniature Mexican Food.
In May, I wanted to branch out and do a combination of foods and furniture, so I wrote a tutorial called Building a Pizza Parlor Diorama, which outlined how to make not only the foods but the display counter, soda cups, and other accessories. Super fun!
This was the month of summer leftovers, and I spent a great deal of time sculpting super detailed, half-eaten pieces, like corn on the cob and fried chicken for my book Dollhouse Miniature Summer Foods: Leftovers Edition. It was an extension of my earlier book, How to Sculpt Miniature Summer Foods from Polymer Clay.
I also made a custom heart-shaped pizza keychain. 😉
Things were just starting to get busier for the holiday season, but I had time to miniaturize the grill tray on the cover of Feast Magazine, and I wrote a tutorial about it, Dollhouse Miniature Grill Tray.
Halloween is my favorite holiday, so of course I had to make a new tutorial book, Dollhouse Miniature Tricks or Treats.
November – December
The holiday season was crazy busy this year, which was awesome, and I worked on a lot of custom order, like some of the dishes below.
Tiny shrimp cocktail.
So, what’s to come in 2016? Well, more stories with the Nutmegs, new food jewelry, and, of course, brand new miniature food tutorial books. Starting next week, I’ll be working on a Japanese food tutorial book that I’m really, really excited about.
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