Sunday, 30 September 2012

Wonders Of Fall!

Everywhere we go on the island we seem to be surrounded by an abundance of blackberries just now! They're even visible from the window in front of the worktable! It really feels like Fall now, the Halloween bunting is up in the shops, the world is turning the shade of a new season and it feels like time to be warm and cosy! We can stay warm and cosy but still enjoy the fruits of Fall with this Wonders Of Fall Log. With just over 4 weeks to go now it's definitely time for the miniature household to indulge in a taste of Halloween too with these Bite Size Marble Cakes!

Hope you enjoy jumping into these photographs with us and imagine, just for a moment, that we too could see the world from a miniature perspective!

Val & Sadie

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Cheese Celebration Cake & English Crumpets

The colors in this Stunning Cheese Celebration Cake really are evocative of not only this time of year but every season! Five layers of whole cheeses - Welsh Caerphilly, Blue Stilton, Cornish Wild Garlic Yarg, Extra Mature Curworthy Cheddar and Godminster, all decorated with a lavish sprinkling of cranberries, clementines and leaves!

It's been a wild day in the islands today with the first real gales of Fall washing over the landscape, blowing away the now worn remnants of Summer so nature can start all over again in a few months time! The ideal day for settling by the miniature fireside with some tempting English Crumpets! The melted butter detail is always such fun to create!

Val & Sadie

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Anyone For Coffee?

Forget any lingering post Summer blues and replace the warmth of August sunshine with a warming Autumn coffee! All the little details on a miniature such as this Indulgent Autumn Coffee are always so exciting to put together, whether it be the nuts the chocolate truffle is rolled in or the tiny pieces of chocolate and orange rind scatted over the freshly whipped cream! It is, without a doubt, a case of the more detail on a miniature the better!!

We're delighted that a Homewardflight miniature appears in the Gallery Feature of the new edition of the AIM (Artisans In Miniature) iMag which this issue explores the use of time in the miniature world! It is a really fantastic magazine which always provides hours of wonderful reading & inspiration! In fact, perfect for settling down to with a coffee!! To read the magazine just click on the picture of the front cover at the bottom of the blog!

Val & Sadie

Sunday, 9 September 2012

New Fall Miniatures

Fall is almost upon us now so we're excited to be bringing everyone the first of this years seasonal miniatures! The bright colors of Fall inspire such a sense of wonder at the joys of nature and the start of a very special time of year! We hope so much you enjoy falling through our Fall Looking Glass into the miniature Fall world we have created!

Val & Sadie

Happy Fall Season!

Monday, 3 September 2012

It's Baking Day!

With the nights now becoming longer, the curtains being drawn a wee bit sooner every night, the mind definitely turns to home comforts and what could be more comforting on these cooler, darkening nights than some good old fashioned home baking! We've been baking in both the full size and miniature worlds lately and both provides inspiration for the other!!

Creating the start of the baking process in miniature is always such a lot of fun, getting all the ingredients together in the bowl and, complete with some broken eggshells dropped by a cook in a hurry, here's a gorgeous mixing bowl full of ingredients which has recently found a wonderful new home along with the finished product of a night of baking - some more of our cake slices, some of which have also found a special new home but also including 4 Violet & Lemon Cake Slices which have just been added to our Etsy store!

Val & Sadie