What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, November 30, 2007

Project Dollhouse: Eats

Was it two weeks ago that I first told you about our Project Dollhouse? Has it been two weeks already?!

Today I am going to show you some of the 'eats' I created for the kitchen. This was the first time I had ever worked with sculpty clay at all-and making miniatures was more difficult than I thought! My nails kept making indentations and my fingerprints kept making patterns... but it was A LOT of fun and VERY addicting. I planned to make a pie using a beer bottle cap I had saved and ended up making ALL of these things. :-)

Candy canes are a NECESSARY part of the season and thus, simply MUST be included!

Here's the cherry pie. I am particularly proud of this! The base is a bottle cap and the insides are red beads. I wonder if a blueberry pie is in our future?!?

I had Thanksgiving on the brain, it being that time of year and all...so I decided to try my hand at a Turkey. As you can see...it didn't work out that well! I used toothpicks to create a semblance of a leg bone. I think if I glue it on a platter with some garnishes around it, it might look more...er, realistic. :-)

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Here are the rest of the treats. From left to right:

1st row: strawberry glazed donuts with seedbead sprinkles
candy canes
loaf of french bread and braided loaf with real poppy seeds!

2nd row: Chocolate cookies-used a pen cap to make the circles perfect
Cupcakes-beads decorated the tops. Made toothpick indentations on the sides.
Corn on the Cob-the sparkly kind! :-)

3rd row: Spaghetti and Meatballs (meatballs are beads) made on a bottle cap
Marshmellows for a bonfire (anyone want some smores?!?)-used toothpicks for the twigs
Cherry Pie

and speaking of cherries:

So that is my Sew Crafty Friday and Show and Tell for this week!

Matt is planning on working on the actual DOLLHOUSE this weekend and perhaps enlisting the help of his Dad, who just happens to be visiting this weekend!


chasnlndsy said...

I love the corn and the marshmellows! those are so cute, how creative. :)

devildogwife said...

You did a great job! They're all so cute.

We love the polymer clay around here. It just took one time using it to get hooked. Munchkin just made Christmas ornaments last week with it.

Emily said...

The food is just too cute and lifelike. Lovely. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to enjoy things like this.

PEA said...

How absolutely delightful they all are!! You are certainly very talented at making these small versions of various foods...I'm quite impressed:-) xo

Daughter of the King said...

love the detail....these are just too cute.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those are beautiful! You did a great job and I'm sure your little girl will love her gift!

Mandy said...

Wow! You did a great job -- so many tiny details! They are all so cute!

Penless Thoughts said...

Really neat. Takes a very steady hand to do minitures!!!

Retha said...

A difficult job very well done. I know to work such fine work one's fingers kept coming in the way

Mammy said...

You've been doing a beautiful job on these miniature articles. I just love them. I collect miniature everything - if it's teeny, I want it - so I can appreciate what you are doing. You have a great imagination. But, really, the turkey is a problem. For me, it's the color more than anything;)

Ellie said...

Those are incredible!! You are so incredibly talented!! I bet you are going to get lots of orders for these now!

Somewhere I have a book which shows how to make a dresser out of match boxes, if I can ever find it, I will email you the instructions.


Morning said...

such sweet little things!

Mom2fur said...

You're doing such a wonderful job! You know, you and your husband are creating an heirloom here!
BTW, thanks for the anniversary greetings. I had a lovely time yesterday!

Tracy said...

WOW! You have done an amazing job on these! I know that Corynn is going to be beside herself, Rebecca!

Hootin' Anni said...

Way excellent. I love each and every piece.

Happy Show n Telling.

Mary said...

All of your creations are delightful. Thanks so much for sharing.


nannykim said...

Great job--inspirational!!! It must get addicting!! So much fun--almost like being a kid again, eh?

Ashley said...

All of those mini's are SO cute. I love tiny things. The cherry pie is to cute.

In Him,

Victoria said...

Oh wow!!! You have so much patience and talent! Your daughter is going to LOVE this!

Mommy said...

How fun! I would like to try to do this one day too. Thanks for sharing! :)

Mandie said...

Great Job, Beccaboo! I wish I had your creativity! Corynn will be SO excited!

Elizabeth said...

You've heard many oohs and aahs, so mine may be swallowed up in the rest, but you do magic with real food and not so real food :)

Jane said...

Ok - The turkey was way too cute. I loved them all.


betsy said...

Rebecca, this is just DARLING!!! I am so impressed with your creativity! My girls each have a dollhouse and spend many hours playing with them, but I must confess that most of the assets in the dollhouses are not the work of my hands. I have always thought of myself as a fairly creative person, but your handiwork fair exceeds anything I could create!
Lovingly, Betsy

smilnsigh said...

These are just precious!

Hope they have lots of fun, with building the doll house. I'm sure they will!


amy said...

these are so cute! i love the cupcakes and marshmallows!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet mama you are!

Andie said...

WOW!!! What more needs to be said, WOW!! You are so creative...I bow to your genius!
Andie :-)