Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Mini Taste of Panera Bread

Inspired by Panera Bread, I decided to create a miniature version of broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl with the Mediterranean shrimp couscous salad.  As I'm always looking for something new to try, it was a fun diversion.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Farmer's Market Scene

Since December, I have been working primarily on this miniature Farmer's Market scene in 1:12 scale.  After having spent many countless and tedious hours creating every item, I'm excited to see the fruits (no pun intended) of my labor come to life!

The scene includes fresh produce such as fruits and veggies, fish, canned goods, freshly baked breads, delectable pies, and more.  Enjoy exploring!

1:12 Scale Farmer's Market
Run, Forrest!  Run!
Freshly baked bread

This scene wouldn't be complete without pigeons.

Heads of fresh broccoli

(Ruler and penny for scale...and a fallen banana peel!)

Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.
Especially for all of you "Psych" lovers

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Prepping Mini Cookies

I was productive last week with some Christmas-themed miniatures, including cookies and a Christmas cookie prep board!  New cookies are currently underway, so stay tuned. :)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Something Minty

As it is already December and nearing Christmas, I decided it's about time to blog about something here we have a peppermint gingerbread house with a little bit of shrubbery!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

An Original...and a Replica

As a final piece to add the collection of miniatures that I gave to my cousin [see here], I have completed a replica of her wedding cake.  It felt good to make a cake again!

The miniature replica stands four (4) centimeters in height.

A comparison of the original & the replica (complete with loose rose petals & cake knife)
The cake table

A downward angle

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

An Unusual Project

Throughout the course of the summer, I was primarily focused on the rather lengthy project of creating sculptures to fill an entire miniature display shelf to give to my newly-married cousin (on the occasion of her bridal shower in August). Each miniature has a specific meaning or symbolism related to the bride.  From start to finish, it took approximately 20 tedious hours to complete this shelf.  All in all, I really enjoyed deviating from my normal routine to complete this unusual type of work!

Now that I'm back to school and also balancing a part time job, my time to make miniatures has been very limited.  However, I'm slowly attempting to "fix that problem" in as much as I can, and I hope to be posting more when time permits.

The complete miniature shelf (with a replica of their wedding cake to be created)
Miniature chocolate pretzel box (beside a real one)

The bride's favorite choir music

Sweets and treats corner--from McDonald's Shamrock Shake to frozen yogurt topped with gummy worms

A replica of a snowflake cake that my cousin once made

Friday, July 12, 2013

Carved Watermelon Basket

In between working on a rather large and lengthy project, I have been spending a little time sculpting my first miniature watermelon basket.  I was always extremely fascinated by these when I was younger, so I figured that it is about time that I try making one.

Below is a picture of my new watermelon basket, complete and fully prepared to be devoured with sliced watermelon cubes within the hollow of the basket.