Fungus Farming....

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!  

Mini Blessings, Kim

Fresh Picked!

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
Vintage blue.....
Close up of those spuds, I like sweet potatoes myself...just putin' it out there....:)

                Mini Blessings!
                    Kim

Hello!

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.
Mini Blessings!
Kim



GOTCHA DAY!!!!!

Okay, my work space has been set up and I am all ready to "mini" again!  Here is what I have been up to this last year, a real live, beautiful mini!  We are blessed!




                                                 Mini Blessings!
                                        Kim

Not so "Mini" Mini

Okay, my last blog was so long, I won't bore you with a bunch of words....I found this project on....http://www.dwellingsbydevore.com/2010/03/play-kitchen-part-2.html   It is made from a sewing machine cabinet I found at Goodwill (It even came with a cool blue sewing machine that works!)  It was easy and fun to make!

                                             Sewing cabinet in my messy garage!

                                                   What a cute little sander!

                               priming, sanding, priming, sanding, priming, sanding......


The back is the top of the cabinet and a new piece of board was set on top with a bowl put in it for the sink.




                                                    Oh, what cute help I have!

        Taaa daaa.. the finished kitchen, the door opens to a cooking rack and has a little light!

                                                   A shelf for cooking utensils.
                                This makes me want to redo my real life kitchen!!!!
                                                         Mini Blessings!  Kim


The Longest Blog Ever!


There 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! 
In 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...
*What 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?)
*What we learned- a piece of paper has nothing to do with being married!
*What 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?)
*What we learned- that it was a blessing this was found out in the United States and NOT after we got to China!
*What happened-the agency who wrote us the useless home study, won't give us our money back
*What we learned-yes, we would like our money back, but this little girl is worth millions!
*What happened-people in this business are really not interested in kids.
*What we learned-God is really interested in kids!
*What happened-our adoption has been dramatically slowed down by all of the above
*What we learned-what we see as delays are not delays...they are God's timing!
*What we know-God is good, God is faithful, God knows, God had it planned since before one of our days came to be.
So 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!
(and 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 life!  Kim

Peaches n' Cream

Still playing with peaches!  Hoping to get to go to the show in Chicago this weekend, I would love to meet any of you who will be there!  It should be fun!



                                                      Mini Blessings, Kim

Peaches!

Warming up around here, everything is blooming and the sun is shining!   It makes me in the mood for summer and summer things.....like fresh, juicy, peaches!







                                                             Mini Blessings, Kim

Chocolate for Dinner!

 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!




                                                           Mini Blessings, Kim

Easter Goodies!

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..
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  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
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