Monday, August 29, 2011

Garden Tomatoes

Some time ago, I began experimenting on tomatoes. The process was fun, but being the perfectionist that I am, it was time consuming. I am not a huge tomato fan in "real life," maybe a slice or two on my sandwich. But I'll admit that tomatoes are another food that I like creating in miniature.

I also created a pair of tomato earrings, which I coated with a thin layer of glaze. The loose 1:12 scale tomatoes (shown in the first picture below) aren't glazed, but I can't decide if I should apply glaze or not. What do you think? I need help deciding if glaze is a little too much for little tomatoes or not. :)

1:12 scale tomatoes (without glaze)

Tomato earrings (with glaze)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Last Taste of Summer

Summer is drawing to a close, and it will be autumn before you know it! But that doesn't mean we can't have our last cookout of the summer with some hotdogs!

My favorite part about making miniature hotdogs is adding the toppings of ketchup, mustard, relish, and chopped onions. It really brings the hotdogs to life with the little bits of color! You have a variety of hotdogs to choose from, so help yourself! ;)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Few Purchases

Well I finally convinced myself to make a few purchases recently! I bought several items, but I'll only be highlighting one of my bakery display cases and glass cake stands in this post (a few other items are on back-order unfortunately). It has been so much fun playing around with my new little accesories!

You'll also find some pictures below of the first attempts at making my new cake box design. It's still in the testing stage, but I thought I mind as well share anyway!

Bakery case

Glass cake stand... with a lid!

Cakes in the display!

My new cake box... and you can even peek to see what the cake looks like inside!

A little closer look with the lids half-way open.

Friday, August 5, 2011

A Touch of Sugar

Food jewelry is always a big hit at craft shows, so I always try to have a good supply of it for sales. I have my first show of the year in October, and it always takes a long time to stock up for a considerably large show like this. It hasn't even been a year since my last show, but I'm still so excited to get back out there again!

Here are two of the many, many pairs of earrings that I've been making recently.

Ice cream cones are always very popular. They're one of my favorites too. :)

Rainbow lollipops!