Sunday, September 21, 2014

Halloween Tutorial!

Halloween is coming... have you started thinking about your Halloween costume this year?! I haven't yet, but I have been thinking a lot about the new Halloween Range which I have in progress (here but mostly at my other blog here!)

Anyway, I have a new tutorial listed over at my online Hummingbird Miniature shop. It's for making spooky Halloween Donuts. You can find the PDF here!

For 1 week only I am offering a 15% discount on all tutorials (you can use the discount at both of my shops). Find details on how to claim your 15 % discount at the end of this post below.

So! My Halloween tutorial has been published twice - once last year in American Miniaturist magazine, and again this month in Dolls House World magazine. However, you can also buy my tutorial in PDF format at my shop. It is in more depth, has larger images and includes more steps.

Find all the Hummingbird Miniature Tutorials...

NEW! How to make Halloween Donuts. Here.

How to make Valentines Cupcakes. Here

Other Halloween tutorials...

How to make a Grinny Pumpkin Cauldron. Here

How to make a Spooky Halloween Fireplace. Here

To claim 15% off your tutorials, click to buy a tutorial or two, and enter the coupon code TUTORIAL before you pay. 15% will be deducted from the total price.
This offer is valid for 1 week (ends Sept 28th 2014) and is valid only for tutorials, and not other items. Happy crafting!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

My Marketplace - in Print!

I'm so happy to share another magazine feature!

It's in US publication, American Miniaturist, and it's all about my fruit and vegetables in 1:12 scale, namely a marketplace piece I made back in early 2012. Written by Janet Stuart. It came out this month (Sept 2014).

I've included the feature below and also some of my fruit and vegetables from the past and the not so distant past! Some of the photos show fruit in the making from earlier this year.

Don't forget to look out for new fruit and veg at my 'Savoury' section of my online Hummingbird Miniatures Etsy shop from time to time!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dreamworks Birthday!

I know it's been a while since I blogged here at Hummingbird Miniatures. It's been a busy year, and I often have time only to update my 'Caroline blog' or it's Facebook page these days. You can get updates more often by following those pages. :)

Anyway, recently a friend of mine had a birthday. He happens to be the Lead Concept Artist for Dreamworks, so I wanted make him my best ever miniature cake, with my new, incredibly tiny and 'unbreakable' candles*. I made the little wooden tray for it and painted the little knife with my Hummingbird Miniatures signature dots!

If you'd like a perfectly detailed tiny little birthday cake like this (or want to design your own), then send me an email or leave a comment, or find me through the Hummingbird Miniatures Facebook Page here.

* My new unbreakable candles are made using a different method and medium than I have used in the past. Because they are no longer made using polymer clay, they don't snap easily. They are handmade by myself to a high standard and are possibly the smallest miniature candles on the market. I call them 'unbreakable' because they do not break easily. If you drop your cake then the chances are the candles will not break. However, if you try to break them then I am sure you will succeed!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Cake for Cake's Sake

I am flying to England today for my sister's wedding, and I'm super excited about it! But I just wanted to share something new with you all before I fly off. I have been working on some new cake trays of all kinds and here's some photos of a finished one. It's a blue cake on a wooden painted tray and it has one of my signature Hummingbird Miniatures dotty forks. I made the trays and everything else you see.

If you're interested in purchasing one of my new cake trays (don't forget you can personalize them - choose the colour, have a birthday cake with candles / a black forest cake / a cake like this blue one with strawberries etc etc) then just email me or leave a comment and I'll arrange a commission. They're so cute and tiny (approx 1.5 " in width) and make a perfect unique gift - even for someone who does not have a dollhouse.

Don't forget about my new range of birthday cakes, coming to my online Hummingbird Miniatures Etsy shop soon!

Take a look at my 'work in progress' on this new 'Cake Tray' range below!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Feature last Easter!

In case you missed it....! There was a feature on my work in 'The Dolls House Magazine' this Easter on my seasonal Daffodil cake and little plush bunnies!

See the feature below, and images from that setting as well. If you want to see more of my published work then click over to my 'Caroline blog' here!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fun on the 4th!

Last Friday was Independence Day in America and so I hope all my American friends had a lot of fun celebrating it! I went to a friend's BBQ in my little neck of the woods in Los Angeles and ate hotdogs, burgers, potato salad, popcorn and had a great time.

I didn't have time this year to create a new 4th July Range, but I do still have a few pieces from last year (post here) which I re-photographed for my portfolio (it's here, but hasn't yet been updated!). Don't miss these realistic little foods at my online Hummingbird Miniatures shop here.

Stay tuned for more cakes and some Mexican food coming soon... ;)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Yet more new Cakes

My last post (here) about miniature cakes seemed to go down very well as I have had many commissions for various birthday cakes in various colours since! I will be showing all kinds here on this blog as I make more in every colour and style you can dream up.

For now, here are two latest ones. A re-design on the classic Pink Birthday cake which I became so well known for 5 years ago. This customer asked for it to be as you see below (cut open, little drips in the frosting, pink and white striped candles). However, I don't think this is how I will start re-listing them at my online Hummingbird Miniatures Etsy shop. I think I will make the new ones with rainbow candles as before. But please note how much SMALLER and refined my candles are!

Don't forget that you can email me for a commission, you can find my shop here, you can request wholesale prices and you can follow what's going on over at Hummingbird by liking the Facebook page here!

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