Miniature Breakfast Foods: Upcoming Tutorial Book

For the past month, I’ve been working on a brand new tutorial book, issue seven in the Dollhouse Chef Series. Many of you voted on Facebook for the topic, and the winner was…breakfast foods! With the new book you’ll learn how to sculpt everything from cereal and hash browns to muffins and quiche, and I’ll […]

Making American Girl St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

Yesterday and today, I’ve been working on a custom order for St. Patrick-themed sweets in American Girl-18″ doll size. I snapped a few pictures as I worked so you could see some of the process! First off, I used templates that I drew in an illustration program and printed on card stock to cut out […]

Studio Peek: A Round Up of New Miniatures

Yesterday was a flurry of sculpting as I prepare for an upcoming (and long overdue) vacation this Friday. My inventory has been pitifully low, so I created a variety of new pieces, and I’ll be working on more today as well. Here’s a little tour of the new goodies. Sandwich earrings galore… BLT Earrings Peanut […]

Making An 18″ Doll Valentine Cottage and Heart Cake

The Valentine madness continues with more love-themed sweets for American Girl and other 18″ dolls. The pieces below are for a custom order, but if you’d like some of your own, just get in touch here. First off, I created a cardboard cake form packed full of aluminum foil, which was wrapped in white polymer […]

Making Miniature Owl and Penguin Cookies

I love making miniature sugar cookies, and these tiny owls and penguins were particularly fun to sculpt. Here are some studio shots of the process, so you can see how polymer clay goes from blob to cute. First off, the cookie shapes are pressed against sandpaper for a bit of texture before being brushed with […]

Miniature Valentine Cookies and Cupcakes

I’ve been working on a lot of Valentine sweets over the past couple of weeks, and I wanted to give you a little dose of romance-themed eye candy. All of these pieces are in 18″ doll/American Girl scale, which allows me to recreate more detail than I can in my 1/12 scale pieces. All of […]

Making a Dollhouse Miniature Woodland Cake

Andie’s Specialty Sweets was nice enough to let me use their design for a woodland cake, and here I’ll show you some of the behind-the-scenes as I sculpted this detailed dollhouse miniature cake from start to finish. To begin, I used chocolate brown and white clay to create the roll cake base. (Learn how to […]

Making Miniature Marie Antoinette Sweets

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was devoting all of yesterday to a secret miniatures project, and my studio was an explosion of glitter, beads, baubles and jewelry findings. If you’re like me and you adore seeing work-in-progress photos, you’ll be in love with this post, because I snapped oodles of pics of […]

5 Tips for Making Realistic Dollhouse Miniature Food

I want to share with you my top five tips for achieving a super realistic effect with your miniature foods, tips that I’ve learned through lots of trial and error, and I’ll show you before and after pictures from my portfolio so you can clearly see how these tips will improve your work. These techniques […]

The Tiniest Turtle Takes a Vacation

My friend let me turtle-sit for her while she was at the Kentucky Derby, and, as is usually the case, things got silly. Her turtle’s name is Kurmasa (aka, Kurmy), which is the Sanskrit word for tortoise. My friend owns a yoga studio in town, hence the homage to Kurmasana, a particularly tortuous yoga pose […]

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