Friday, December 11, 2015

Tudor Fare this Christmas


Just a little commission someone asked me to do! I've made Tudor foods before and I was messaged and asked to make this new rustic board of cheeses, beads, fruit and meat pies. It's in one inch scale and everything was made by myself of course. The foods are polymer clay and mixed media, and the board is wood, hand-carved, stained and waxed.


REQUEST SOMETHING SPECIAL!
If you want to request your own special commission then please do email me!

SHOP!
If you want to purchase some of my miniatures I already have in store, then find them here (I ship all over the world).

LEARN!
If you want to learn to make your own miniatures then start finding my tutorials here!

Enjoy the photos. The first photo shows a work-in-progress.


SHOP ANNOUNCEMENT
The Hummingbird Miniatures online shop will close for the holidays beginning on Monday 14th December and re-open in mid January 2016.







Saturday, December 5, 2015

Do it Yourself!

Did you know I sometimes list tutorials at my online Hummingbird Miniatures Etsy shop?! That means that you're just a few clicks away from receiving a PDF tutorial which will teach you with clear step-by-step instructions and colour photographs, how to make miniature food for yourself!

My latest tutorial is about making Mexican Fajitas. You can find it here!

Stay tuned for new tutorials coming soon. And please note that the Hummingbird Miniatures shop will soon close for the holidays so get any last Christmas orders in soon so that they can ship in time. The shop will be closed for about a 3-4 week period, but in that time you will still be able to purchase the PDF tutorials. :)

All Hummingbird Miniatures and Pixie Dust Miniatures tutorials currently available, to date






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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

Snowflakes2015

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!








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