You Guessed It! More Koi!

Here are the latest in my fish making.....these are true minis (meaning approximately 1/12th scale)

 The lily pads were dried and sealed before added to the resin.

                     The penny to give a little perspective...

This is a little larger wash tub, I actually repurposed this from a common household object...
                        Koi swimming under the lily pads.

                                  Here is perspective again....



         Last post was fish in a bowl, this week, fish in a tin. 
                                  A pond in an Altoids tin.

Still obviously not 1/12, that is still in the works! 
But I love finding different containers for my Koi to swim in.....

Koi fish pond in altoids tin
Sometimes the simplest shapes are the hardest to make...the lily pads took a while!

Koi fish pond in Altoids tin

Wish you could see the bottom, it looks like the bottom of a real pond, it is hard to get a picture through the resin!
Great fun to make, thinking about making a tutorial...what do you think?  :)


Fish Bowl

We were at Target the other day and they had the cutest little bowls on clearance...
        Liberty and I knew exactly what we would put in them......

polymer clay Koiin bowls
  Fish!.....  Koi to be exact!

The bowls were the perfect size for....

 for one...

or two Koi!

polymer clay Koi in bowls

These fish are not 1/12th scale (those are coming) but they were so much fun to make, especially with my side-kick! 
                                               Mini Blessings, 

Brightly Colored Books and an Assortment of Small Things

I bought a new book the other day.....I didn't know what it was about but I loved the name and the color!  Who isn't curious about a hot pink book titled "Candy?!"                    

miniatures in a book
                        So, I brought it home and put it on my shelf.......

miniatures in a book

A couple of days later I decided to open it up and see what this book was all about.....

What a surprise!!!!

miniatures in a book

A little pastry and gift shop!  Cupcakes, candy sticks, macaroons, sculpted chocolate Eiffel towers, doughnuts............ 

miniatures in a book

miniatures in a book
                             Someone had even been eating the cupcakes!!!

There were paper dolls to play with, beautiful Paris signs, an old fashioned Cinderella book, chocolate rabbits, vintage bird tins with chocolate birds....

miniature dollhouse candy

and beautiful pastry signs on the wall....
I took it all in then gently closed the book and put it back on the shelf ....

I just love a good book, don't you??

Mini Blessings,  

Look what I found in my attic!  An old suitcase and you will never believe what I found in it....

It was full of treasures....

Letters written long ago.....

Pictures that have survived the years...

                       All beautiful reminders of my parents....

Did I fool you?   I had so much fun recreating all of the wonderful letters and pictures I am blessed to have of my family.....this little suitcase full of memories will be part of my daughters' dollhouse....and it will not be kept in the attic!
                                          Mini Blessings, 
*so this is not what I have been working on, that is still to come.  This is something I made quite some time ago and thought it would be fun to share!

                                  I'mmm Baaackkk

Hi everyone, I have been out of the mini community for quite some time!  I have been devoting my time to chocolate my real life minis  kids and am ready to jump back into my love obsession of all things small!    I am working on a mini project now and can't wait to post it!  Keep your eyes open, it is coming!! involves a book and food.....

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

                Mini Blessings!


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!


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!
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