Brian and I delivered a present to one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet today, Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery. When we lived in Cary, NC it was our favorite neighborhood business. Who wouldn’t love an authentic french bakery within walking distance of their house? Fast forward 5 or so years and we started running into Lionel at various food and wine festivals. I was thrilled to surprise him with a mini representation of his business. I’ve had the mini baker’s rack for about 30 years waiting on the perfect use. I made the breads and pastries and that’s his cookbook ‘A Passion For Bread’. I highly recommend it! The very best part about this story is he ships the most amazing breads and pastries. Make sure you check out his website http://www.lafarmbakery.com
14 Jan 2014 1 Comment
More fun with miniature train scale figures. This time, we’ve got a zombie chasing a poor businessman. They are on top of a small thread spool if that helps gauge the size. I love the zombie cop graphics!
09 Jan 2014 8 Comments
Here’s what I made my son in law for Christmas… because I’m awesome. :-) It was made with HO 1:87 scale train people. It’s amazing what kind of figures you can find once you put your mind to searching. They have an entire Fun Fair line that’s discontinued, dang it. I did snag a few Fun Fair spectators on ebay and have had a ton of fun placing them in peril.
07 Oct 2013 12 Comments
Here’s a tiny diorama I recently finished. It’s set inside an Altoid mint tin. There’s popcorn sitting beside a chair made of wire, there’s a ‘tingler’ lurking underneath. I love the spooky night outside the window!
29 Apr 2012 13 Comments
Here’s a cute little necklace I made with a tiny glass jar full of dandelion fluff. I’ve had the ‘wish’ charm for a long time, this seemed like the perfect use for it. If you’re interested, the tiny bottles can be ordered from Alpha Stamps and I’ve also seen them in the jewelry section of Hobby Lobby.
05 Feb 2012 5 Comments
15 Apr 2011 5 Comments
Since retiring, I’ve been on a crafty kick. I’m active on Craftster and was just appointed as a global moderator last week. It’s like a volunteer management position in a global crafting community. I saw a jaw-dropping quilt posted by a member and contacted her to tell her how much I admired it. Now, I’ve made one of my own! It’s a combination of piecework and applique (which I’ve never done before). This is just the quilt top. I’m going to take it into my quilt shop next month and get their suggestions on how to finish it. I plan to enter it into the fair this year.