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....   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 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


Warming up around here, everything is blooming and the sun is shining!   It makes me in the mood for summer and summer 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 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

All American!

I took a little break from my pink theme and had a great time making an "All American" lunch, hope you like it!

                                                         Mini Blessings, Kim

Candy, Candy, Candy!

I have not had much time for minis, we are pursuing an adoption of a little girl in China and the paperwork is enormous!  I did FINALLY finish one little candy board.  It has all kinds of little, sweet goodies on it!  Hope you like it!

 Bottle Caps and Red Hot Fireballs...

Candy sticks, Gummy Worms, Wax Lips and Rock Candy.........

 Chocolate Ice-Cream sundae topped with a fireball................

I am sure all of this is sugar, calorie and fat free too!!!!!!!!!

                                    A girl can dream!.......................Mini Blessings, Kim

Pretty in Pink Valentine's Board

Okay, I am kind of stuck in a pink theme lately....things are just cuter if they are pink!   Here is a little board I just finished (and I loved making it!)   Since I am on a "love" theme, I thought I would share one of my favorite verses, there is nothing comparable to the love God has for you!..

The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."  Zeph. 3:17

Pink polka dots and vintage Valentine's Day card.........

   An old fashioned Valentine's Day cone filled with sweet little  pink candy hearts....

                             a red velvet lined candy box filled with chocolate truffles.........
           Pink topped cupcakes with a hard candy in the middle, beside the pink rock-candy of                          .                                                                       course!...........
                           and a yummy pink cake surrounded by chocolate hearts to top it all off!
                                                              Mini Blessings, Kim

Breakfast in Bed

It is below zero here and we are expecting 5 to 8 inches of snow!  It is hard to leave my heated blanket in the morning!  How about a little breakfast in bed?......

                                          waffles topped with fresh blueberries........

                                            fresh fruit and a hot cup of coffee..............

                                          all on a shabby tray with beautiful vintage postcards......

                                                                   Mini Blessings, Kim


Just a poem by Shel Silverstein and a little board of spaghetti!


Spaghetti, spaghetti, all over the place,
Up to my elbows—up to my face,
Over the carpet and under the chairs,
Into the hammock and wound round the stairs,
Filling the bathtub and covering the desk,
Making the sofa a mad mushy mess.

The party is ruined, I’m terribly worried,
The guests have all left (unless they’re all buried).
I told them, “Bring presents.” I said, “Throw confetti.”
I guess they heard wrong
‘Cause they all threw spaghetti!

Mini Blessings, Kim

It's a Birthday!

IT IS A BIRTHDAY PARTY AND THE THEME IS PINK!!!!!!..............................................

The candles are already blown out on the yummy strawberry cake with fluffy butter-cream frosting.....

What is a party without ice-cream?  Strawberry-Cheesecake ice-cream to be exact......

Oh, did I mention the sweet vintage birthday card and the lollipop and last but not least...the  Hershey Bar?!

What a huge party....well, maybe huge is not the right word!

                 I just listed this birthday board along with a few other new creation on my CDHM gallery!
                                                               Mini Blessings, Kim

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