Saturday, 22 December 2012

Happy Holidays!

Apparently the depot which serves Scotland's Co-op supermarkets has just received its first delivery of Easter stock!!!  As the first Easter Eggs won't appear in their stores until the middle of next week on to more imminent matters and a Scottish island has chartered a Hercules aircraft to ensure the turkey takes center stage on Christmas Dinner tables after the ferry was cancelled due to bad weather! The wonderfully varied and exciting life of an islander!!

We've had such fun putting together all this years seasonal miniatures and we'll leave you for now with our 2012 Christmas Collection!

A very Happy & Peaceful Christmas!

Val & Sadie

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Last Xmas Minis Reduced With Free Item!

A week tomorrow until Christmas Eve! How time has flown and now we have just two remaining Christmas Collection 2012 miniatures left! To celebrate the real start of the festivities we've not only reduced them to just £9.95 each but they both come with a special festive miniature absolutely FREE! The Cinnamon & Glace Cherry Star Bread comes with these special Christmas Chocolates and the Gingerbread Igloo comes with a tasty Christmas Stollen!

Val & Sadie

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Nearing The End Of The Year!

The frost is so crisp at the moment that it looks like snow! The sunlight looks almost like that moment just before sunset starts to fall all day and the old bridge has icicles a foot long hanging beneath, it must be almost Christmas!! With Hogmanay now just 3 weeks away though our thoughts have to turn towards the biggest night of the year here in Scotland and it seems only fair that the miniature world get the chance to ring in 2013 in style too with this special and really fun cake which has already found its party venue for New Years Eve!

Val & Sadie

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Winter Snow Cakes!

Very busy completing some Festive commissions this week but snow definitely seems to be the theme for this first week of December! These 4 Winter Snow Cake Slices with sugar snowballs, a marzipan log and a piece of holly have already found a new home to wing their way to but we couldn't resist sharing them with everyone! They're extremely apt for the weather we find ourselves surrounded by on the Island just now and our trip to the Post Office today was accompanied not only by glorious Winter sunshine but also by a recent fall of snow turning everything into a glistening wonderland! We even came back with a few photos, one or two of which are below!

Val & Sadie


Monday, 3 December 2012

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Layered Mocha Latte & Cookies!

There's always something about a layered coffee that just says you're treating yourself and it's just that bit special so those living in our miniature scenes shouldn't have to miss out either! It's always the best of fun creating new additions to the speciality coffees we've featured in our collection and this Layered Mocha Latte & Cookies was no exception!!

Val & Sadie

Friday, 30 November 2012

Holiday Fruit & Nuts!

We're now just 3 weeks away from the shortest day of the year.....or the darkest!! After that we shall be heading the other way towards Spring and the days will slowly start to become longer again. In the meantime though we have all the wonderful colors of Christmas to enjoy and there's nothing better than those colors provided by nature itself! This Holiday Fruit & Nut Centerpiece is crammed with vibrant shades of the season to make us realise that not only is it the most magic time of the year but also that those warm and sunny days we miss will come again!

Val & Sadie

Monday, 26 November 2012

T'was The Night Before Christmas!

With miniatures flying to sit beneath Christmas trees across the world this Christmas Eve it brought our minds to a certain somebody who will also be flying across the world this December! Called "Believe - Night Before Christmas Cookies For Santa", this board is wonderfully evocative of that special night full of dreams!

Val & Sadie

Friday, 23 November 2012

Baking Friday!

Today may be Black Friday but here on Skye this Friday has definitely been Baking Friday! With the smell of freshly baked cakes wafting across to the worktable it could almost feel as if it were coming from these delicious cakes! These White Chocolate & Cranberry Cake Slices have already found a new home and along with this Blueberry & Almond Cake they definitely bring with them the temptation for a little baking!

Val & Sadie


Thursday, 22 November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving & A Chocolate Turkey!!

Anyone for a chocolate turkey?? It's doubtful that any member of the miniature family would be able to bring themselves to eat this little chap as he has such personality! He was also great fun to make!

Hope everyone celebrating Thanksgiving today has a wonderful time!

Val & Sadie 

Monday, 19 November 2012

The English Bakery!

We wanted to share this recent commission, a wonderful counter and shelves for an English Bakery! In this lovely, rich wood, which was requested to replicate that of an old family business, there is tiny pieces of Scottish shortbread sitting on the countertop, complete with an invitation to "Try Me",  British Cornish pasties, sausage rolls, cakes, scones, muffins, crumpets, pies, tarts and bread the only thing missing is the smell of all that baking wafting from the oven - we wish we could have added it!!

Val & Sadie

Anyone for a piece of Scottish shortbread

Cornish Pasties & Sausage Rolls!

Who's ready to ice those cakes??

Custard Tarts, Batternbergs, Cream & Jam Swiss Rolls & Hot Cross Buns

Friday, 16 November 2012

Christmas In A Basket!

Here we are, half way through November, less than a week away from Thanksgiving for those in the States and the vibrant golden leaves on our islands trees are now crunching under our feet! It seemed to happen almost overnight after a couple of days of rather windy weather and, in places, views which haven't been visible through the trees since Spring are now magically revealed once more like a curtain being pulled back!

Christmas too seems to be cascading down the hillside like the waterfall we see from the window on those cloudburst days so here are a couple more seasonal miniatures added to our collection, a Christmas Bread Basket which makes you almost smell fresh home baking seep through the screen and a Christmas Woodland Foraging Basket which is already winging it's way to a new home on the other side of globe where Christmas won't be so snowy!!

Val & Sadie