Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Sweets!

One of my favorite projects so far - Gingerbread houses!
They were so fun to make with all the little details. I loved being able to make different sorts of candy to decorate them with :)
Both gingerbread houses are attached to a board that has been textured.



Peppermint Cottage 

Gumdrop House 



Friday, December 5, 2014

Pasta!!!

Macaroni noodles and spaghetti noodles :) 

Both are made from mixes of translucent and yellow clay 



1:12 Scale 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Find of the day


Found these microbeads at the dollar store - which means I don't have to order off of amazon now and pay shipping and whatnot! 

Plus, they came in these awesome little glass jars :) 





Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cookie Tree

Here are pictures of the finished cookie tree. 
I frosted them with a an experimental frosting that I was trying - TLS and white acrylic paint 

It worked nicely for the color but it was a little bit of a pain to work with 
The frosting would dry out very quickly, so it was hard to get it smooth 
Also, sometimes there would be little chunks in it 

It was easy and quick to make however, so I think I will continue to use it for projects that I need a small amount 





Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Swap 2014


Thanks to Caterina of Le Minis di Cockerina for organizing this!
Sounds fun 
:) 


Visit her blog here to check out all of the details 




Monday, November 10, 2014

Baking Day

Today it snowed for the first time! 
And what better thing to do on a snowy day than make cookies? 





These cookies are a WIP. I am planning on frosting these and making a cookie tower :) 
They are my favorite kind of cookie  - sugar cookies!
They are made from polymer clay and are colored with chalk. 
To get these the right shape, I made paper templates of various sizes, otherwise they would have ended up all crazy sizes and shapes! :D 

Hopefully will be posting the finished item soon! 
- Kate 


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Miniature Thanksgiving!

Halloween is over, sadly, along with free candy and pumpkins 
Now its on to the next holiday - Thanksgiving! 

I recently finished making my dollhouse Thanksgiving meal. I am thinking of adding a few more foods, but for now, it consists of:


A roast turkey 

Sweet potatoes and cranberry casserole 
Basket of rolls 
Pumpkin pie
Pecan Pie
Apple pie

I like desserts, can you tell? :) 

I found the tray that the turkey is served on at Michael's. The pies are made in bottle caps, and the rest of the items are all handmade by me from polymer clay. Also, they are crafted at 1:12 scale. 




Comment with any other foods you think I should add! 






Suggestions, requests or questions? Comment in the box below! 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dollhouse Dinner Rolls - Tutorial

Tutorial!

This tutorial is for miniature dinner rolls. I use these in my dollhouse mainly for around holidays, and especially when I am making my Thanksgiving scene.





Supplies:


Toothbrush (or some type of texture tool)

Chalk
Polymer clay - Ecru and White *
X-acto knife or blade.

*If you don't have ecru you can substitute tan, just add a little yellow


STEP ONE


Mix your clay.

Use a 1 to 4 ratio, mixing 4 parts white and 1 part ecru.


STEP TWO


Mold your clay into a square. Make sure that its a square so that the rolls will all be the same size. (You can do a rectangle but you are likely to get more scraps.)




STEP THREE


Separate the squares. Since rolls do not have any sharp corners, start to round the edges. Pat them into more of a square with a rounded top.





STEP FOUR 


Texture!

A toothbrush works very well for this step, but sandpaper could also work too. Use the toothbrush to add texture to the roll, mainly focusing on the top. Using a toothpick, add a few irregular indents here and there to make it more realistic.




STEP FIVE 


Color

I used a mixture of two different chalks.  The two I used were a light golden brown, and a darker reddish brown. Take the lighter brown and cover the whole top of the roll. Next, take the darker brown and very lightly dust the top.





If necessary, tweak the shape of the roll, then bake!

Bake at the correct settings for whatever clay you are using.

You are now done!

You can arrange these rolls in a variety of baskets or bowls.
The basket that I used is from clay that I twisted and wound around a marble.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Comment with any questions or requests

- Kate :)







Saturday, October 25, 2014

Start at the Very Beginning

Hey there! 
I just wanted to introduce my blog and give a bit more information of who I am and what I am doing 

My name is Kate
- I am a miniaturist and I love to work with polymer clay. 

- I specialize in making miniature food, especially desserts :) 
- I love a variety of things including:
            ~ soccer
            ~ flute
            ~ books
            ~ art
            ~ hockey
            ~ miniatures
            ~ science
- I am a seller of Etsy!  
    My shop is called No Small Treat. 

On this blog, I will be posting tutorials, new listings in my shop, new items that I have made, and pictures of my own dollhouse. 
I will do my best to post something every week, but no promises :D 

I do have a new tutorial coming soon that will be available next week! 

Tutorial 













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- Kate