Totally Mindblowing: Miniature Food Sculpture Art

created at: 05/14/2012

These insanely detailed miniature food sculptures are made by artist Shay Aaron using regular ol’ polymer clay (you know, “Sculpey”, that craft store staple). Don’t they look good enough to eat??   

created at: 05/14/2012

I honestly don’t know how he is able to achieve such intricate detail (I mean really… those tomatoes? Amazing.), but he does! Each tiny, appetizing morsel is made in 1:12 scale, designed to fit most standard dollhouses.

created at: 05/14/2012

created at: 05/14/2012

I swear these dolls eat better than I do! Continue Reading

Make It: Mini Wreath Ornaments

created at: 12/13/2011

This mini wreath ornament requires few supplies: Yarn.  Ribbon.  And a bathroom decor staple?   Shower curtain rings make this ornament an inexpensive and simple DIY holiday project.  Katie Brown of Smile Like You Mean It grabbed a pack of cheap-o curtain rings and spruced them up with colorful yarn and some creativity.

created at: 12/13/2011

Katie also did the research for us on what yarn-wrapping method had the best results, as well as different yarn options depending on what look you are going for. Continue Reading

How to: Make an Apothecary Jar Snow Village

created at: 12/13/2011

I always stop by the little Christmas village displays in craft stores and look at them for a while, wondering how I could use bits and pieces of it in my holiday decorating without being tacky.  It turns out I wasn’t thinking creatively enough, because this simple solution is absolutely perfect for me.   Rebekah of A Bit of Sunshine displayed her little pieces in a collection of apothecary jars, which now has me looking everywhere for fun shaped jars. Continue Reading

Remarkable Modern Dollhouse

Its ‘architect’, Tim Boyle. Its name, Emerson House. Its size, 30″ x 21″ x 18″. Available through brinka dada, the doll house does not have an asking price, but here is its listing info:

Newly listed, the Emerson House is the perfect home for the modern family. The home has six rooms including a living room, kitchen, library/office, master bedroom, bathroom and child’s bedroom. With its large, open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows, the Emerson House enjoys year-round sunlight. Continue Reading

What a $69,900 Doll House Looks Like

Retired builder Peter Riches has spent 15 years building the dolls house and crafting most of the furniture inside

Peter Riches, a retired builder from Hove, Sussex, has spent the last 15 years building this miniature mansion. Oftentimes staying up until 3 am working on it, Peter made the home’s shell out of plaster into which he hand-etched 32,000 bricks. If that wasn’t impressive enough, he also cut the 5,000 tiles he used for roofing material.

Intricate doll's house is set to fetch £50,000

A Canadian fan saw Peter’s creation online and placed an offer, which the builder accepted. The home’s sale will pay for a dream vacation and make room for Peter’s next project: A Sussex Yeoman’s long-house, circa 1550.  Continue Reading

Free, Printable Mini File Folders.

WHO CARES what you’d use ’em for? They’re adorable!

Whisker Graphics offers these FREE, download, print, and cut miniature file folders. Coming in at 4.75 x 7″, you could use ’em for any of these recommended purposes:

– Store recipes from magazines
– Print a out and give as gifts
– Keep one in your purse to wrangle receipts
– An invite’s handsome carrying case. (They fit nicely in a A7 envelope.)
– Put photos in them to give to family and friends
– A pretty place to keep your to do lists

Or, you could just shrink down your entire office to scale. Continue Reading

How to make a miniature Christmas tree from cuttings.

Want a Christmas tree for the holidays but don’t have the room? Or maybe your budget is a little tight? Here’s a great way to make a tiny Christmas tree from evergreen trimmings, which you can get for FREE at just about any Christmas tree lot, if you ask the attendants nicely. Other things you’ll need include:

  • A 4-inch clay pot
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Oasis Floral Foam
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Garden Shears
  • Miniature Christmas Tree Oranaments
  • And a bamboo pole

The clay pot, bamboo pole (I’d probably scrounge up a bit of doweling), even the plaster of Paris isn’t terribly expensive. Continue Reading