Great British Bake Off

If you are a fan of the Great British Bake Off, you will recognize this work station I crafted in miniature.  It’s made from a 1:12 scale bookshelf, details can be found at


We are fortunate enough to live about an hour from a cherry orchard.  Then again, we’re an hour from decent groceries, a Home Depot, movie theater, Thai restaurant and a whole lot of other things but I digress…  We go as close to sour cherry picking opening day as possible and missed it by two days this year so the pickings were pretty difficult.  Luckily there were two of us so we got a decent haul.  The vast majority of them went into homemade cocktail cherries.  I killed two bottles of Luxardo maraschino liqueur in the process.  Since they are canned, they will last us a few years.  Cheers!

Tea Keeper Cottage


I do love to relax with a cup of tea in the afternoon and always keep a box of tea bags on my kitchen counter.

When I saw the GSL Mini House Front Box I knew I could make something a lot cuter to hold them.

The little open top house comes in five pieces, easily assembled using tacky glue. If you are inspired by this piece to make your own, you can find a tutorial at

Miniature Party Bar

I made a miniature version of our potting bench party bar for Gypsy Soul.  It stands about 6 inches tall.  For more in-process steps, please visit

The bench is made of chipboard. It ships flat and is super easy to assemble using a little bit of craft glue.

I made some jar candles for the bench’s bottom shelf with polymer clay and a snip of black wire.

Loved working on all of the little bits for the top shelf! I even made a miniature version of my favorite cocktail recipe book, Death & Company.

Here’s the original. 🙂






Along Our Driveway

Every time I leave the farm lately I feel like Snow White.  The deer that found her way into our pasture two years ago loves hanging with our sheep and seems in no hurry to leave.  We now have a family of  five little fox babies hanging around by our mailbox.  At least the skunk is gone.


We’ve been watching a pair of small birds make a nest inside a watering can on our porch.  They finally finished the big project and the female sat on a few eggs for way longer than I thought she would.  I checked on her today and she wasn’t in there but three tiny birds were.  It will be fun watching them grow up and fly away.  I think that watering can will stay right there in case anyone else wants to use it.  Guess I need a new one.

Sweet Little Lamb Fairies

We have just one last ewe yet to have her baby this spring.  The little ones we have running around are so adorable, I got a few photos and turned them into fairy ornaments.  Check them out over at



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