Just a quick note to let you all know that while I like Chrome as a browser, my pictures here do not always show up. It seems to be a browser issue because in firefox they show just fine.
I had leftover carrots, so today they are paired with a bologna sandwich with some cheese on the side. The bread: slices of cork, the bologna: slices of pink pencil erasers and the cheese: slices of yellow erasers. The same yellow erasers I used for the yellow egg yolk in egg salad. The mustard is yellow ochre paint.
I save lots of little things I think I might be able to use. Corks are one of those things. I've already used an artificial cork to make chicken salad, and as I was cutting up the cork the slices looked like sliced turkey breast, but I really wanted to have a vegetable with the turkey.
It just came to me...toothpicks! I cut some pieces of toothpick and use cadmium orange paint, and I had carrots. The gravy is brown paint mixed with white glue. Nest I want to make a turkey plate with peas. But I'm still working on it.
This is not my idea...but I thought it was just too cute. For those who do exteriors of their dollhouses this would be perfect for the yard.
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Ever since I made chicken salad I've been planning egg salad. But my camera decided to drop dead so I had to wait til I got a new one....
Egg salad is basic. Use white and yellow erasers. I also cut up so tiny pieces of green drinking straw. But that doesn't show up too well. Anyway, cut up your tiny pieces of eraser and mix with some whit paint and plop onto your plate.
Or put between some pieces of bread and you are set.
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It's the weekend again. And I am working on some really cute projects that i so wanted to show you. But my camera dropped dead this morning. So I have to get a new one.
But I do have something to show. The first pic are candy apples. Red beads with red paint and toothpicks for sticks.
The baked apples are red beads with white paint for cream.
Both of these are 20+ years old and have held up very well over time. I am amazed that items like this that i made out of what i had, still look so well after all this time.
Thank you all so much for your positive comments. The blog is fairly new and I am still figuring things out.
But seeing how many of you have visited or commented pleases me immensely
I hope that as I go along, I will share ideas and projects that you can use in your own miniature adventure. And as i have said before .....it does not have to be expensive!
It's a snowy day here in Maine, again. So bad out that it seems like the state of Maine is closed.
So green plants seems to be a good thing to talk about. In the grocery store the twist ties are green,
so I collected some. I trimmed the ends to a leaf like point. I then made a little bundle and folded them in half. I put some glue on the folded end and stuck it in a pot.
You could used what ever container you wanted and you have a plant for next to nothing.
It's a snow day for much of Maine. So its a good time for a little mini post. These little jars are pony beads with paper fasteners for caps. For the blue one on the right I painted the cover with black nail polish.
Here we are halfway through winter. I'm not sure where you are, but here in Maine I am ready for winter to be over. I'm settling in well to my new job. I can't believe it's been nearly a month!! and I love it. Of course I get home and I'm so tired that i never get to do anything in the evening, which is why you haven't seen many posts.
My posts today are of older items, but all easy and inexpensive to do.
A very long time ago i picked up several of these little clear desert dishes. I used this one for strawberry ice cream. A bead with pink paint.
I used another for chocolate ice cream. its just a bit of wet toilet paper and some burnt umber paint.
It's a good idea to glue the ice cream into the bowl, because today I knocked this off my table. I retrieved the bowl, but the ice cream is no where to be found, I guess I need to make some more.
I so appreciate all of your positive feedback so far. I really want to be able to show that with a little imagination this hobby does not have to be expensive.
Welcome to my Blog.
My name is Carol Graham and I've been making 1/12" miniatures since I was a kid, long before I had any free cash to spend. I started this blog to dispel fears that this hobby needs to be expensive. It doesn't and I'll try to demonstrate that through my tutorials.