Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween!

Hope Halloween 2014 is great for everyone! As well as some wonderful seasonal miniatures the first photograph shows the sweet shop from Sadie's project series in Dolls House & Miniature Scene magazine all lit up for the spookiest night of the year!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Miniature Wartime Sweets In DHMS Magazine!

Summer 2014 may be almost upon us but travel backwards to discover what sweet treat was hidden inside school air raid shelters as Sadie's project series reaches World War II in the July issue of Dolls House & Miniature Scene magazine.
Below, the sweets feature with something that's not miniature but something that was part of everyone's War - a genuine Wartime Identity Card which belonged to Sadie's uncle and is now never far away since it came into her care some twenty years ago.


Thursday, 24 April 2014

Edwardian Sweets In DHMS Magazine!

The June issue of Dolls House & Miniature Scene Magazine is in shops now and, this month, part 3 of Sadie's project series, "Pick 'n' Mix", discovers the bright and colourful world of Edwardian and 1920s sweets!
You can also buy the magazine online, in either print or digital format!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Easter Simnel Cake!

For us, the smell of a traditional simnel cake is synonymous with Easter! There are very few things more delicious than golden fruit cake and marzipan together in one tempting slice of cake! Eaten going all the way back to medieval times, simnel cake is timeless and has an enduring appeal whether eaten for a love of marzipan or as a part of your own Easter traditions (or both!!). With this in mind, Easter 2014 couldn't go by without a simnel cake in our online store this Good Friday!
Val & Sadie

Monday, 31 March 2014

Victorian Sweets In DHMS Magazine!

The May issue of Dolls House & Miniature Scene magazine, containing part 2 of Sadie's new project series featuring sweets through the ages, is in shops and available to buy online now!
 This month we're visiting the birth of the modern sweet industry - the Victorian era!

Monday, 24 March 2014

Fish & Chips With Miniature Salt!

Fish and chips, complete with miniature salt - a new take on the British classic in 1/12th scale?! All we need now is a Summers day, a light breeze and a sea wall to perch on while we tuck in to them - if only they were real!!
Val & Sadie



Friday, 21 March 2014

Spring Floral Cake Slices!

Every year Spring is a wonder that never diminishes with the passing of time, it's always as new and as joyous as the year before, whether it's watching a buzzard circling overhead from the worktable window, taking miniature inspiration from the daffodils on a walk by the shore on an early season day or admiring an otter made entirely from chocolate!!
It seems that no Springtime could possibly be complete without some of our signature cake slices decorated with sugar Spring flowers either and with this in mind these new Spring Floral Cake Slices have been popped into our Etsy store!
Val & Sadie


Saturday, 8 March 2014

Crystallized Ginger In Miniature!

We've added something special to our Etsy store today! For anyone who isn't a mini maker themselves but would like some of the Crystallized Ginger featured in Part 1 of Sadie's new project series on miniature sweets in this months DHMS Magazine, here's the finished product!
Each piece of 1:12th scale ginger is so incredibly tiny and provides one of those details that makes looking round the miniature worlds we all create so fascinating!
Val & Sadie


Thursday, 27 February 2014

Make Mini Sweets With Sadie's New DHMS Series!

The first part in Sadie's new series for Dolls House & Miniature Scene Magazine is in shops from today! Each issue will feature a collection of projects making some of the tiniest of all miniatures - sweets! 
Travelling through history, this month we pay a visit to the Tudor era! Even if you don't make minis yourself we hope very much that you enjoy looking at the sweets and they inspire your imagination on your next miniature journey!
Val & Sadie


Monday, 24 February 2014

Stone Baked Prosciutto & Black Olive Pizza!

The clouds have cleared from the skies a little recently and the sunshine has revealed the first buds of Spring! With it comes thoughts of warm days and al fresco dining and there's something very summery about this Stone Baked Prosciutto & Black Olive Pizza, just added to our website store!
Val & Sadie

Friday, 14 February 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

It may be cold and dreary outside, but inside it's time for the rich, warm colours of Valentine's Day and we've just added this Pink Celebration Cake With Heart Cake Toppers to our Etsy store.
Perfect for adding a bit of romance to a miniature scene at any time of the year!

Val & Sadie




Monday, 10 February 2014

Our Etsy Store!

We've added a few things to our Etsy store recently, including the completed Winter Warmer Roast Dinner featured in the Dolls House & Miniature Scene Magazine newsletter this January! We're also looking ahead to St. Patrick's Day next month with the Shamrock Bread With Antipasto!
This Artisan Bread and Mixing Bowl Full Of Ingredients have already found their forever homes but we wanted to share these photographs with everyone - there's always something quite entrancing about a moment captured in time in a bowl and a tiny loaf of bread covered in even tinier 'seeds'! 
Val & Sadie