Last blog was carrots and potatoes and so this blog I would like to tell you about another kind of gardening I do...fungus farming. Here are pictures of my latest mushrooms I have been diligently caring for over the last month....okay, not true. Here is my latest mini though, started out as mushrooms to eat on pizza and well, I strayed!
Wish I could get a close enough picture to show you the detail...
Hope you are enjoying a wonderful start to summer!
Yep, I have been gardening. Everyone who knows me knows what a green thumb I have (cough cough)....so here is the bounty of all my hard work. Fresh picked vegis! Hopefully, we will have warm enough weather some day to actually grow these for real! Farmer's market, here I come! :)
You can't tell by the pic but this board has a cute celery green pattern on the board and a weathered metal can...
Blue-green board....I grow some good lookin spuds...lol
Close up of those spuds, I like sweet potatoes myself...just putin' it out there....:) Mini Blessings! Kim
Hello! So my 'real' life is finally falling into a routine and I have been able to create a few little miniatures! It hasn't taken me long to start seeing everything in mini again! Thank you to all of my followers for 'hanging around' and keeping track of my 'real' life! So here is a little Circus Party board to kick things off!
Yummy chocolate cake, cupcakes topped with cherries and boxes of animal crackers (makes me want to start singing, "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens"....)
candy sticks, decorated tin of sour balls and even tickets for the games!
I am hoping to have my CDHM gallery up and going again this week too, I will have this board and a couple others listed.
has been no mini making going on here for quite a while! My real life has been focused on real life
issues...like finishing up schooling my kids for the year, getting my house in
order (because I don't have time when school is in), moving my son to his first
apartment, choosing curriculum for next years school, and lastly, working on an
adoption of a child from China...whew, when I write it all down I see why I
have had no time!
James the Bible talks about "pure" religion-27" Religion that
God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and
widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. “
I don't want to be a religious person, I want to be a person after God's own
heart....we decided last November that God was calling us to walk out his love
for us by adopting a child who has no home.
Boy, has it been a wild ride!
Let's see, here are a few of the things that have happened and what we
have learned through the process...
happened-we went to get our marriage certificate, and guess what? It had never been sent in, we were not
legally married for 25 years! (who else
does this happen to?)
we learned- a piece of paper has nothing to do with being married!
happened-we signed on with an agency who did our home study (big, long deal)
and found out after the papers went to immigration that they were not qualified
to write one for China (again, who else
would this happen to?)
we learned- that it was a blessing this was found out in the United States and
NOT after we got to China!
happened-the agency who wrote us the useless home study, won't give us our
we learned-yes, we would like our money back, but this little girl is worth
happened-people in this business are really not interested in kids.
we learned-God is really interested in kids!
happened-our adoption has been dramatically slowed down by all of the above
we learned-what we see as delays are not delays...they are God's timing!
we know-God is good, God is faithful, God knows, God had it planned since
before one of our days came to be.
this is what I have been doing. We
continue to ask God to write this story of our lives...and we know it will be
an awesome story, a page turning, can't wait to see how it all ends kind of
story....but most of all it will be a love story, the story of God and his
plans for our little family in little Iowa and the story of a little girl all
the way across the ocean.....can’t wait to see how this story goes!
by the way, if you have read this whole thing, thanks! I have not made minis but we have made a “big
mini” for the playhouse…I will post that next!) Mini Blessings, I hope you look around
today and see God’s signature on the story He is writing, the story of your
We have been working on a different kind of "mini" at our house and it has left me no time for clay minis! We are working on adopting a little girl from China! We have been swamped with paper work but are about done and are in for a couple month wait until the next round! This is a little scene I made for an article I wrote for an issue of AIM magazine. So this will be a repeat for those of you who read the mag....sorry! I hope to have some time in the next couple of months to work on a few new creations! In the mean time, I hope you enjoy the chocolate table, you can't go wrong with a whole meal made from chocolate!
I actually got a couple of Easter goodies made BEFORE Easter! Yeah! I am most usually a couple of days (okay or weeks...months?) after the holiday, which is why I very rarely have any holiday minis to sell! Sometimes it is not just the minis I am two steps behind on, sometimes it is my whole life, some weeks it feels like one big game of "catch up"! Oh well, it keeps life interesting....so anyway here are a couple of minis I finally finished BEFORE Easter!
(I took pics of this before it was glued to a board, this is shown just on paper)
A little checked Easter board featuring all kinds of Easter breads..
Dyed eggs of course!
.........and more chocolate (because we all know you can never have too much of a good thing!)
Chocolate (there is that word again!) cake with pastel roses..
The roses are made of craft porcelain, they can be made very thin with this clay but you have to work like you are on fire, it dries so fast!
I hope your week finds you two steps ahead! Mini Blessings, Kim