Merry Christmas!

 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.    
                                                                God Bless you, Kim

Charlie Brown and Christmas Minis....

I finished up my last Christmas mini as I watched one of  my Christmas favorites, Charlie Brown's Christmas...gotta love Charlie Brown! I have already watched It's a Wonderful Life and I hope I have time to get in a few more before Christmas (HAVE to watch A Christmas Story!) What are some of your Christmas favorites?   Anyway, here is are a few pics of what my daughter and I made for a friend, I thought I would show you before we wrap it up!

Mini Blessings, Kim

Chicken Soup for the Soul.......

As we come to the middle of Advent I present you with another quote and another mini....  
First the quote......

  "Advent is a time of waiting. Our whole life, however, is Advent -- that is, a time of waiting for the Ultimate."
--Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Now the mini.....chicken noodle soup...

 Carrots, chicken celery and noodles....great for a cold day in Iowa!

May we in this busy time of year, take the time to slow down and turn our eyes and hearts to the reason for the season, may we turn our eyes toward the Ultimate.

                                                                       Mini Blessings, Kim



I thought I would give you a cake and a quote  for the beginning of Advent....!

The quote-

"A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes....and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened  from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent." Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1943.....

The cake-

                             Chocolate Marble Cake with chocolate glaze..........


                         May yours eyes be on the "opener of your prison cell" this Advent season !  
                                                                       Mini Blessings, Kim      

Christmas Confetti Cake

I guess it is time for a little bit of  Christmas.....(even though I am still full from yesterday's Thanksgiving turkey!)  I just listed this on my CDHM gallery, red and green  Christmas Confetti Cake......

 drizzled with white glaze....

and filled with little Christmas tree candies!

Blessing to you all!.....Kim

Happy Thanksgiving!

I will enter His courts with thanksgiving in my heart, I will enter His gates with praise, I will say this is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice for He has made me glad!   Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
                                                                       Blessings, Kim

Strawberry-Chocolate Ripple!

Ice Cream Stop By Shel Silverstein 

The circus train made an ice cream stop
At the fifty-two flavor ice cream stand.
The animals all got off the train
And walked right up to the ice cream man.
“I’ll take Vanilla,” yelled the gorilla.
“I’ll take Chocolate,” shouted the ocelot.
“I’ll take Strawberry,” chirped the canary.
“Rocky Road,” croaked the toad
“Lemon and Lime,” growled the lion.
Said the ice cream man, “Til I see a dime,
You’ll get no ice cream of mine.”
Then the animals snarled and screeched and growled
And whinnied and whimpered and hooted and howled
And gobbled up the whole ice cream stand,
All fifty-two flavors
(fifty-three with the ice cream man).

I would like three scoops of Strawberry-Chocolate Ripple please...

How about a cherry for the top?

  Some animal cookies would go so well with the ice cream....

Thanks for checking our my creations!  Mini Blessings, Kim

Bakin' Bread

Bread, bread and more bread!  I love to make bread, especially this bread, it is gluten free, sugar free and calorie free!  (I can dream)  Anyway, this bread is making it's way to the east coast tomorrow.  Hope you like it because I liked making it!  I will leave you with a bread quote (I have no idea who the author is...sorry)   "Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new."

                                                              Mini Blessings, Kim

October Aim Magazine

Just a reminder that  the new October edition of AIM  Magazine is out.  The theme is Granny's House....I have a small article and some pictures of a few paper minis.
 ( or you can click on my AIM symbol on the right side of my page!)

 Blessings, Kim

Sunday Dinner

Okay, does anyone really make a big Sunday dinner anymore?  Well, if I was a good cook (um, not even close), or maybe if I just enjoyed cooking (I don't) my meals on Sunday would look something like this.....

roast, potatoes..


                                                       with a recipe for a great life!..................

                                   I guess for now I will settle for a mini Sunday dinner made of clay!
                                                                      Mini Blessings, Kim

Kimmi Lou !

This last summer my daughter and I decided to enter my mini shop in the Iowa State Fair.  It took Layel and I three hours to set it up again once we got to the fair!  (I don't glue my things in place because I love to move things around!)  Anyway, the plan was to set it up and to take pictures while we worked and then of the finished shop.......but....yep, you guessed it, I forgot the camera.  I decided I would take a few pictures here at home and show you the results from the fair!  We had such fun putting it all together and meeting all the other people with beautiful entries!  So here are some pictures of the shop  and a picture of the ribbons we brought home~                              
It was very hard to photograph the shop, I ended up not being able to take a picture of the shop as a whole...

My "Paris" table....all kinds of yummies!...

a close up of a sweet heart cake and cupcakes....

cheesecakes, tulips and fruit, what a variety!...

caramel apples....

cakes, cakes and more cakes!....

chocolate and white cake with pink frosting and strawberries!

Pink birthday cake with baby bunnies, milk and white chocolate hearts..and oh!,don't forget the sprinkles!

gummy worms, taffy...

All-sorts, wax lips, and green apple giant  gumballs....



and finally...the results!....

First prize in  my class and Best of Show!  

Mini Blessings, Kim

Fall Has Arrived!

Fall is here!  Cooler weather, changing leaves and my favorite part of fall...visits to the apple orchard!  Nothing can beat the rolling hills, blue skies, hack-rack rides, warm apple turnovers and the best for last...picking apples!  It is a tradition, we have gone to the same orchard for years and years, I even have a painting of it in my kitchen!   This little apple board is made for the season,  I used a little bit of nature for the actual "board" .....I like the primitive look of it.  Anyway, the board will be for sale on my CDHM gallery, hope you like it!   (I had a really hard time taking pics of it for some reason.....  I could not get the color or detail of the apples like I wanted to! Oh well, here they are anyway!)

                                                                 Mini Blessings, Kim

Artisans in Miniature- Sept. 2011!

Okay, here is the new Artisans in Miniature for Sept!  Look for my article and some of my yummie minis in the pages!  It is a great issue!  !
                                                     Mini Blessings!, Kim


First of all, thank you so much for all of the kind comments referring to the give-a-way, I am always amazed at the kindness my blog followers show to one another :) Mini makers are the best!  I thought I would post a few pictures of a some fruit I made for a customer....hope you enjoy the pictures and I hope she likes the fruit!

                                                        Have a great weekend!
                                                         Mini Blessings, Kim
  Thank you all so much for entering my give-a-way!  It has been really fun to visit blogs from some of my new followers....I am always so impressed with everyone's creativity and talent!  Anyway we used a generator from the it is....

So who was number 35 of my entries?......a name a lot of you know because she spends a lot of her time showing off other's creations on her site!
                                                                 Sumaiya Mehreen

Congratulations Sumaiya!  Send me you address and I will pack this up and mail it out!  Thank you everyone!
                                                                   Mini Blessings, Kim                                                        


END OF SUMMER GIVE-A-WAY!   I thought I would end this summer with a give-a-way as a thank you to all of you who follow my blog and leave such nice comments!  The rules are simple and you can enter once or double your chances and enter is how you do it...

1. Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment.  (You have just entered once.)

2.  Do the above and then put a link to my blog on your blog, comment again and tell me you linked me. (You are now entered twice!)

The contest begins  NOW!  and you may enter until August 21st! - The winner will be drawn the week of the 21st!
Thank you so much for entering and for following my blog, it is has been such fun to hear from you and to see all the wonderful creations so many of you make!  Here is the prize......

Everything is attached to the green board and is non-removable.  You will also receive the extra plate of cornbread and the vintage sign on a stand.  (unfortunately the furniture is not included, my daughter would not be happy with me if I gave away a piece of her kitchen set!)   Good luck!   Mini Blessings, Kim

P.S. Here is a fun giveaway by a photographer :)  Click HERE!
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