Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Gingerbread Houses 2015

Hope you caught my gingerbread village in my previous post here.

I finished them off and they're my most detailed yet. They're my own unique designs of course, and inspired by traditional German gingerbread houses (aka lebkuchenhaus). They're ever so detailed, decorated with tiny candy (all made by me, no pre-made canes, no molds used). 1:12 scale and handmade using polymer clay.

You can find a gingerbread house at my online Hummingbird Miniatures Etsy shop HERE!

Use the coupon code


for 10% off your purchase!

One of the styles has already sold out, so don't miss out on the remaining houses.

Hummingbird Miniatures' shop will close for the holidays in mid December, so if you want to guarantee that you get yours before Christmas, then best to purchase within the next couple of weeks. I also gift-wrap at no extra charge, so let me know if this is a Christmas gift for someone by mentioning it in the message section when you buy.

Any queries - feel free to email me here.

Thanks and enjoy the photos below!

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Preparing for Christmas...

It's been 3 years since I made a gingerbread village! The last one was in 2012 and I made it for my Pixie Dust Miniatures brand, so the gingerbread houses were not exactly traditional, but were whimsical and colourful. You can see that village here.

Last year my very traditional gingerbread houses made it to the cover of The Dolls House Magazine, for their Christmas issue, which was fantastic. You can see the cover here.

This year is the first year I haven't been on the cover of a magazine's Christmas issue. That's mostly because of.... dun dun duuuuun... the tragedy written about here. ;)

So, this festive season Hummingbird Miniatures is back with a BAM, and we're starting with some gingerbread houses. They will be listed at the online Etsy shop here this week.

If you're looking for extremely detailed traditional German gingerbread houses (also known as lebkuchenhaus). in one inch scale and in all sorts of pretty colours, you can find it here! I made every part of them (made my own canes etc) and painstakingly assembled them over the past 2 weeks.

Please see photos of the process below and then scroll past them to see the final village! Enjoy! And don't forget to visit the shop this week to pick one up for yourself this Christmas! :)



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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

My Workspace...

I haven't shared photos from my workspace in ages, have I?! Obviously you can see what I make over at my Caroline blog here (and the corresponding Facebook page), but here on Hummingbird Miniatures it's been a while.

I've just spent most of my day dealing with nasty boring forms I had to fill in, so now that that's over I'm unwinding with tea and a quick blog update...

These are photos of me making Mexican food from back in May. First I created a lime cane (this is not too difficult to do, but if you hate caning you can always buy a cane). I have made a lime tutorial but still finishing it off. Soon you'll be able to find it in the Tutorials section of my online Hummingbird Miniatures shop.

Then I made various vegetables including avocados and corn, which again will be available as tutorials here very soon!

I made fajitas / burritos (which will also be available as tutorials soon) and then found a fun way to display my miniature food by creating tiny wooden or faux granite food boards. I even made each tiny bowl, and filled some with sour cream, some with guacamole, some with salsa and some with cut up limes.

See completed Mexican food on Pinterest here. See more work-in-progress photos on Pinterest here!

Bye for now!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Seen it, liked it, got the T-Shirt!

The last ranges you heard about from me were Mexican mini food jewelry (here), some fun Mexican chips and dip (here), guacamole (here) and Mexican colourful vegetables (here)!

- I had been very inspired by Mexican food, partly because Cinco de Mayo was happening and partly because I live in LA and eat Mexican food daily! I am thrilled that my Mexican food was featured in the September and October 2015 issues of Dolls House and Miniature Scene magazine as well. What an honour! You can see the two features below, if you scroll to the end.

So, before you get completely sick of Mexican food, here's some adorable Mexican prep boards that you can purchase at my online Hummingbird Miniatures Etsy shop.

Also, if you like the photography and designs, you can even buy other products which show it off, such as posters, travel mugs and tote bags! It's all here at my new Red Bubble shop! Scroll down for a glimpse at some of these products as well.

In other news, I haven't created anything new for Halloween this year, except at my Pixie Dust Miniatures blog, but I will be offering a range of Christmas miniatures this year, so stay tuned for that! 

Don't miss out on anything I create by following on Instagram here.

Items available at Red Bubble now!

Dolls House and Miniature Scene magazine - Sept and Oct 2015 features!

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