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This is a blog about my passion: dollhouses and miniatures. This particular blog was started to follow my miniature dream: to create a Victorian Mansion. But work on my Mansion is slow. Very slow. Sloth slow. Ice Age glacier movement slow. Why? Because I am easily distracted by other personal miniature projects (I have 50+ roomboxes and 15 dollhouses in various stages of incompletion) and because I work for a miniature shop and am often up to my elbows in miniature projects that aren't mine! So, I thought, some artists work in a particular medium (woods, watercolors, clay, oils, etc.), I work in progress . . . .

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Miniature Snow Days

Even though our county is Distance Learning, we still get snow days off from school!  So when Mother Nature blessed us with a few inches of snow, I got two days to play with miniatures!

I've been wanting to make a partially eaten pan of left out mac and cheese for years. It's for my hunting cabin: I could envision my hunter making a mac and cheese casserole and then eating it straight out of the pan (why dirty another dish?).

First I had to make the elbow macaroni:

Used "Champagne" color FIMO to make the noodles. Then I added some yellow and orange chalk to the liquid sculpty and made the cheese sauce...

I was so happy to finish this little project that has been in my head for years now!  Now I need to bring out my Hunter's Cabin and work on that for a bit so this left out mac and cheese can be put in it's place.

Next up I wanted to make some candies for my candy shop. Using a Ruth Stewart mold (Stewart Dollhouse Etsy Shop), I created a handful of wrapped candies to go in a glass jar on the countertop in the Cottontail Confectionery (the candy shop).

Naturally, since I was playing, my kids wanted to join in. My youngest made some Madelines (also from a Ruth Stewart's mold). She makes these cookies in real life and now she's made them in miniature.

My eldest daughter had to play too so she made me some swirl stick lollipops for my Cottontail Confectionery (the candy shop).

Then she played around with the clay and the exacto knife, and she created mini bits of coral! Perfect for a fish tank!

I had purchased a mold years and years ago from Vilia Miniatures (Vilia's Etsy Shop) and decided to play with it today:

I was not particularly impressed with the strawberries, but loved the raspberries, blackberries, cherries, and blueberries (forgot to photograph them) that I was able to make with the mold!  I will be using these on a cake I want to make in the future.

The other food project I had rattling around in my head for years has been the dessert waffle.  I have seen some pancakes and waffles with syrup before, but in my mini world, I want my waffles with ice cream, chocolate sauce, and fruit (hmmm, maybe some of those fruits I made above need to go on a waffle....).  I had purchased this waffle mold a few years back from Ruth Stewart (Waffle Mold).  This was the perfect day to play with it!

I made some scoops of ice cream by just rolling a little ball of white FIMO and wrapping it with a snake of white FIMO.  Then I used a pick tool to create the lumpy marks on the snake part to meld it in with the scooped part.
Not everyone likes dessert waffles though, so I made a few "traditional" waffles - just needed a few pats of butter!
Used Ruth Stewart's syrup (Link To Purchase the Syrup) to create the traditional waffles.  Although my friend says there needs to be a lot more syrup on them. LOL
My dessert waffle with chocolate sauce and a cherry.

And as long as I was getting to play, I had a mold to make mini legos and a 3D printed lego blocks that needed to be painted.
Perfect for a toy room!
It was so nice to get a few little projects done - it's been a while since I got to play with my minis.
Rumor has it more snow is coming later this week so I brought my Hunter's Cabin up from the basement to the dining room so I can work on it if we get some more snow days off from school!

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