Being self-taught, half the fun is in just figuring out a new way to make something look "real". I look back on some of my earliest mini food and I know I've come a long way, but I'll never be done learning. Which is why, even though the mini food market is pretty saturated, I'll still keep making mini food. I love baking with flour and I love baking with clay!
I keep meaning to take photos of in-progress pieces, but I get so "in the zone" that I forget to pick up the camera! But here are some sweet desserts that I listed in my Etsy Shop today:
|Peach Tart, Strawberry Shortcake, and Pecan Pie. Yum!|
Cookie jars are fun to make. I decided to find another vintage style to make, and I started working on this Dutch Girl yesterday: (You'll have to excuse the poor photo quality - it was taken with my phone)
The top is removable and the jar is hollow inside. It turned out to be a little over 1:12 scale, since she stands about 1 1/2" tall. Sometimes it can be hard work to keep things within the proper scale. When I finished sculpting the lid, I know she would be just a little too big, but I didn't want to waste that work, so I just finished her. She could still fit into a larger scale setting, and I think anyone who collects this style of antique cookie jar would appreciate her as well. I just need to get some proper photos taken and then I think I'll put her on Etsy!