Friday, May 22, 2015

Corn, avocados, peppers and Chillies!

As you saw in my last post, I am all about Mexican food at the moment and have been creating it since the beginning of the month (Cinco de Mayo - 5th of May). I have been eating out in my favourite Mexican places in LA and cooking Mexican food at home (which I do every week anyway), and getting all sorts of inspiration for this new range!

Mexican cuisine includes a lot of vegetables and bright colours, so I started by creating vegetables in miniature before I made the dishes. Take a look at some of my photos below which show some 'work in progress' photos as well.

Shop for miniature Mexican foods at my online Hummingbird Miniatures Etsy shop here.

Follow Hummingbird Miniatures on Facebook and Instagram for fast updates!

Entire miniature Mexican food range can be seen at my Pinterest gallery here.

Encuentra mi casa de muñecas en miniatura comida Mexicana en mi tienda virtual aqui.










Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mexican Food Jewelry Range


I've been creating all sorts of Mexican food in 1:12 scale miniature lately, which you might have noticed if you follow me on Instagram (here)!

Alongside that, I've created lots of this miniature food as jewelry! It's super cute, and has that realism that makes it a fun talking point whenever you wear it.

Here's some snaps of the 'making of' process, and links below to the jewelry, which is all available now at my Hummingbird Miniatures online Etsy shop!

Shop for burrito / fajita earrings and pendants here,
Shop for lime earrings and pendants here,
Shop for corn earrings here,
Shop for avocado earrings and pendants here.






Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Handmade Food Jewelry


Gosh... where have I been?! Good question! I have been away from Hummingbird Miniatures for a while because I have been working on my film, which uses miniature characters and miniature sets, so you should absolutely check out the Facebook page here! I've missed you all so I'll be back here for a bit now. :)

So today is Cinco de Mayo (a huge Mexican holiday) and so I have been busily creating Mexican food in miniature, including some new mini food jewelry featuring very realistic limes. I'm late finishing these items, but check back soon as there will be an array of dollhouse miniature Mexican foods and Mexican mini food jewelry! All handmade by myself and in one inch scale, of course.



Want to learn how to make a miniature lime using polymer clay, yourself?! Stay tuned as I will release a tutorial on this very soon, and you will be able to find it in the tutorial section of my Hummingbird Miniatures Etsy shop here.

Here's a sneak peek at some Hummingbird Miniatures Mini Food Jewelry. Please click over and check it out, and note that much more will be coming soon...!

You can use the COUPON CODE 'LIME15' until the end of this month to get 15% off all jewelry. Just click to buy and then enter this coupon before you pay. It may only be used on the jewelry items. Thanks and happy shopping! :)






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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me!

It's my birthday tomorrow so I decided to make myself a cake! I gave up all sugar and desserts for Lent, so it doesn't matter to me that my birthday cake isn't edible. This miniature cake is made from polymer clay (what else?!) and in once inch (1:12) scale. The candles are extremely tiny, and if you read this previous blog post you'll know that my birthday candles have became far smaller, but I use a new technique which means that they are actually far less fragile and less likely to break than birthday cake candles I have made before.

The cake is a tall one - being 4 layers of vanilla sponge and pale blue icing. It's topped with confetti and of course tiny candles.

Since we're on the topic of candles, if that interests you, you might want to take a look at my realistic pillar candles which I've made for my film company (photos here) and which can of course be bought online here.

Don't miss out on new cakes which are gradually being added to the online Hummingbird Miniatures Etsy shop here!

PS Did you know that you get free delivery if you purchase from my Hummingbird Miniatures online store on the day of your birthday? Just email me a snap of your ID that shows your date of birth and I'll grant you a birthday code for free delivery, no matter where in the world you live. The purchase must be made on your actual birthday. If you've already made a purchase on your birthday and didn't use the code then just email me and I'll send a reimbursement for shipping via PayPal.

Have a great week everyone!







Friday, February 20, 2015

NEW Black Forest Gâteau

Last week I showed you some photos of my workspace with the black forest cakes (or gâteaux) in progress. They're all finished now and listed at my online Hummingbird Miniatures Etsy shop here!

They're one inch scale and made with great attention to detail. I actually think they're some of my most detailed cakes and I was very happy with the design because they're different to any other dollhouse miniature black forest cakes I've seen. I opted not to put cream on the top or outside, which would have been a bit more traditional. My cakes have cream on the inside and chocolate icing on top. There are two kinds of cherries and some on the top have the stems.

A great center piece for your miniature shop or kitchen / dining room!



 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day 2015!


Where did the last month go?! If you're ever wondering where I've disappeared to, since I don't update Hummingbird Miniatures or my other blog with the frequency I used to, it's probably because I am busy over at Tall Tales Productions, creating miniature model sets and working towards a stop-motion short film. You can keep up with this here at the blog, or here at the Facebook page.

So... here at Hummingbird Miniatures I have been creating cakes, cakes, cakes! I have made a cute new range of detailed black forest (gateaux) cakes, to my own design and also started creating a whole new range of miniature birthday cakes with candles.

Here's a glimpse into my workspace below. One inch scale black forest cakes, made by myself with huge attention to detail out of polymer clay. These miniature cakes have two kinds of cherries (dark and also maraschino (glacé) cherries on top, which are lighter and brighter, and there's cream inside the cake and chocolate frosting on the top. So they were a lot of work and will be available at the online Hummingbird Miniatures shop just as soon as we re-open. Email me if you're interested in reserving one!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day all! x x x x



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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy 2015!

Quite a belated Christmas message from me, I know! Where have I been? Well last year I got more and more busy with exhibitions and also my film company (here), that I almost decided to quit Hummingbird Miniatures for a time, to focus exclusively on making stop-motion / miniature films.

However.... I have been persuaded by some of my lovely clients not to quit entirely, so Hummingbird Miniatures will continue to have a presence here, on Facebook, and also at my online Etsy shop.

I will re-open the shop very, very soon, and I've also started creating some new special items, just for the occasion. I look forward to blogging about them and stay tuned because to thank you for your patience, the Hummingbird Miniatures shop will re-open with a very BIG SALE.... details of this will be announced here on the blog soon.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas / holiday season! Have a fantastic new year.


Here's a look back at a few of Hummingbird Miniatures' Christmas 2014 photos. Also, find past Christmas's here.

PS Look what I received this Christmas!! Something I have wanted for ages, ever since I saw it in the window of a little shop at an LA mall. It's a miniature hot air balloon with a wicker basket and I just love it.
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