Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A new video - come inside Piccadilly Patisserie

Come inside the sunny London patisserie! This is my one inch scale Piccadilly Patisserie & Cakes which I completed this Feb in time for Valentine's Day 2012. Watch the video below and if you like it then subscribe to the YouTube channel, and you'll be first to know when I upload my next miniature-making tutorials... :)

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Results are in.... and the Mystery solved!

The Birthday Cake Mystery Box Competition which ran on this blog from March 8th until March 25th 2012 closed yesterday, and I drew the result today!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered this competition. I am thrilled to have all you new followers (both to this blog and my other miniature blog) and hope you enjoy following. Don't forget, you can always get in touch with me by emailing ( caro.mfw(at) ) if you have questions about what I do, have a suggestion for something you'd like me to make in miniature, a miniature tutorial you'd like to see or if you have a commission you'd like to propose. I appreciate all input and comments from my followers. :)

Now, back to the competition! The winner was announced in the video draw (below) and if you want to find out what was in that mystery box, and if the winner chose to have the birthday cake above or the mystery box surprise, then watch the video and all will be revealed... ;)

Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel (here) if you'd like to watch the FREE miniature tutorials I upload here (more coming soon...)

Click this image to watch the video draw. (Or click here and go directly to my YouTube Channel)

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Easter Eggs and Easter Candy

Oh, I am so pleased to see my fluffy Easter chicks are popular! There's still lots more left at my online store, so take a look. :)

When I was little my mum always cut branches from the garden and then I'd help her hang little painted real or wooden eggs from the branches, and it would be the center piece in the house all Easter. I loved it. So that was my inspiration when I made these little Easter Egg Decorations. Available without hangy threads so you can display in a bowl, or with a gold hangy loop so you can hang from your own Easter tree. Just read the item description for more info.

Then we have Easter candy eggs in a hand-blown glass jar (not blown by me, but by another artist). I only made one of these.

FYI the COMPETITION on this blog (here) has now closed. Results announced soon...!


Friday, March 23, 2012

Easter Cake and Easter Chocolate

Good afternoon miniature community! Hope you enjoyed the photos of my Easter scene in yesterday's post. :) It was such a nice sunny day here in Oxfordshire, England and I had brilliant light with which to take my photos. The funny thing is I really think they look more like a nursery than a patisserie. Must be because my sister's having a baby and I've got all things baby on the brain! I'll be doing a whole baby shower range in the near future...

Anyway, here's some Easter chocolate and my original Daffodil Easter Cake created especially for Easter 2012. All of the below are currently available at my online store.

Don't forget to enter the COMPETITION on this blog (enter here) for a chance to win a free original Hummingbird miniature. It closes this weekend so hurry!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

NEW Easter fluffies available!

Yes, I am finally getting around to launching my Easter 2012 Range! Starting with some cute little fluffy miniatures. Take a look at my miniature bunnies (in pink or blue) and miniature chicks. They are fluffy like plush toys, handmade by me (naturally), in one inch scale. Photographed by me today.

Some of my 'mini friends' will have heard me announce on my Facebook page recently, that I am leaving Etsy soon-ish, and setting up my own website shop. Well, these Easter minis will all be available at my Etsy store here, as it will be a bit of time before I have built my new website. So stay tuned, continue to look for Hummingbird Miniatures on Etsy, but watch out for the 'move' which will happen this year. :)

And don't forget to enter the competition (details here) before it closes this weekend. Good luck!

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Friday, March 16, 2012

My Workspace... Easter Chicks for 2012!

Take another glimpse into my workspace.... here I've been making teeny tiny little fluffy yellow chicks for Easter 2012.

All Easter items will begin to be listed at my online shop at the middle of next week, but as always, you can email me (caro.mfw(at) to place an early order / reserve something you've seen me making.

Next week I'll have Easter cakes for you (with a NEW design for 2012), sparkly egg decorations, fluffy bunnies and chicks, and Easter candy.

Don't miss a glimpse into my workspace over on my other blog, where I've been making Irish magic for St Patrick's Day, and don't forget to enter the competition being hosted on this blog, and have the chance to win a free original miniature.

Click here for details about the COMPETITION.

Caroline xXx

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mother's Day Discount

Mother's Day is this coming weekend, so whether you're buying something for your own mother, your mother-in-law, for yourself as a mother or none of the above, take advantage of the 20% off discount available at the Hummingbird Miniatures online store.

I can't wait to go home for the weekend! I've missed the past 3 mother's days because I was in America, so I am so thrilled I can spend it with my amazing mum this time. Besides, last weekend I went home and my mum had made Stilton and broccoli soup and Cornish pasties (all homemade) and the next day she did some more of my favourite food. She's an amazing cook. This weekend is also St Patrick's Day so she's making Irish stew and dumplings (one of my absolute favourites!)

Decided to share a couple of recent pictures of my mum since we're on the topic! I took these when she visited me in California last summer. Hard to tell she's in her 50s isn't it?!

DETAILS of Discount

Just enter the coupon code: MOTHER after you click to buy, but before you pay. 20% will automatically be deducted from your entire order except for shipping.

This coupon cannot be applied to items currently on sale, but can be used on anything else in store.

The offer commences this Friday (16th March 2012) morning at 8am PST and ends at midnight PST on Mother's Day (Sunday 18th March 2012).

Happy shopping! C xXx

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Birthday Cake Mystery Box COMPETITION

It's........... COMPETITION time!!
Starting today you can enter this competition and have the chance to win a Hummingbird Miniatures original handmade product!

What do you win? Well, you have a choice! If you're the lucky winner then you can opt for the Special Birthday Celebration Cake above or you can choose the * * Mystery Box * * shown below, which will contain a mystery item from the Hummingbird Miniatures range.

The competition begins today (March 8th 2012) and it ends at midnight PST on March 25th 2012. Any entries submitted after that deadline will not be counted (sorry). The draw will take place on March 26th.

To enter you just need to make sure you do the following things in this list!

- Become a follower of this blog (if you are not already a follower).

- Become a fan of the Hummingbird Miniatures Page on Facebook (click here to be taken to it).

- Become a follower of my Pixie Dust Miniatures blog (click here to be taken to it).

- Leave a comment on THIS post stating your name, email address (so I can contact you if you win), mention how many of the rules for entry you followed (so I know how many times to enter your name) and lastly, state whether you want the birthday cake or the mystery box prize.

Your name will be added to the hat if you complete the above rules for entry. However, your name will be added again for each of the following optional rules;

- Become a follower of my professional blog (click here to be taken to it).

- Promote this competition on your own blog (with a link to this post).

- Promote this competition via Facebook / Twitter.

- Become a fan of my Pixie Dust Miniatures Page on Facebook (click here to be taken to it).

FAQ (Frequently asked questions)...................

Q. Do I have to have a Facebook account to enter?
A. No, you do not have to open a Facebook account simply to enter. I'll still enter you! :)

Q. Do you check to see if people are following the rules and are eligible to enter?
A. Yes, I do. I check throughout the duration of the competition to see who has become a follower / fan / promoted on their sites etc, so that I can keep it fair and make sure everyone has their name entered the correct number of times.

Q. How exactly do you choose a winner?
A. I print off everyone's names (some names are printed off 4 or 5 times if they've earned the right to be entered 4 or 5 times) and I simply throw them all in a bowl or hat and draw out 1 name at random. I film the competition draw and upload it to my YouTube Channel within about 2 days of the competition's end.


Good Luck Everybody!!

On another note, I just want to thank everyone who took advantage of the 40% off coupon I ran for 24 hours yesterday! It was a huge success and I spent all morning packing up little gift boxes for America, Canada, Australia, Norway, Finland and the UK. I was thrilled so many of you jumped on it and hope you love the miniature packages you receive. They're going off in the post tomorrow and are currently sitting by the front door neatly (which is why I took a pic!)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

MASSIVE Discount for 1 Day Only!

As of... right now - you can receive 40% off your entire order (not including shipping) when you shop at my Hummingbird Miniatures online store! Hurry, as this deals ends at midnight tonight. :)

This deal has just commenced, so you can claim your 40% off at any time from now until midnight PST (so that means midnight March 7th if you live on the West Coast, 3 am March 8th if you live on the East Coast, 8 am March 8th if you live in the UK, 9 am if you live in France... you get the gist!)

This deal applies to my online shop (here) and there's also a promotion on my other blog which you might want to check out.

Just go to my Hummingbird online shop, click to buy whatever you want, and then enter the coupon code: WEATHER after you click to buy but before you pay. 40% will be deducted from your entire order, but not from shipping costs.

I'm offering this discount to cheer people up after the horrendous weather that's swept through at the start of this month in the South Eastern states of America.

Happy Shopping Everyone! Caroline xxx

Monday, March 5, 2012

POP ART Collection - Dishes

Can you *hear* the colour?! These unique hand-painted ceramic dishes are part of my new Pop Art Collection and a great way to bring some colour into your miniature scene during the drab season, don't you think?!

They have fancy French pastries (called religieuses) painted on them, so they'd look great in a swanky patisserie or cake shop, as well as a modern kitchen scene. Not sure what a religieuse pastry is? Click here for a previous post all about these classic French treats. :)

I'll be listing them tomorrow at my online shop, which as you know is at:

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