Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Blue Kitty Miniatures. This is an artist that I really admire. She makes the most amazing little things, and I had to show them off. This little cookie jar is so tiny and yet when you take off the lid, it holds miniscule cookies. I can't see where any dollhouse kitchen is complete without this kind of thing!

She's a member of the EtsyDams team of miniature and doll artists, and if you want to see more of her work, you can check out her shop at

Monday, July 28, 2008

Promoting other DAM Artists!

Recently I was invited to join the DAM TEAM! That's Etsy DAM's (Doll and Miniature Artists), just in case you're interested!

I was touched and flattered to be considered in the same league with these artists. (In fact the first thing I did was e-mail my friend Faye, and ask if she thought they made a mistake!! lol) There is some MAJOR talent on that team, and I've only just begun to scratch the surface.

Please take a few minutes and check out the shops, blogs and websites of these amazing people; and be prepared to be awed!

More coming soon, so keep checking back...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Fall is coming; and a lot sooner than you think! It's about time to scatter leaves across your dollhouse yard, and set up the pumpkins and the cornstalks. (Ok, well I'm actually getting ahead of myself a LITTLE BIT here, but it couldn't hurt to start getting ready!!)

One of my favorite things about fall is pumpkin farms. Hayrides. Corn Mazes. There's just something about going out on a crisp Autumn day and kicking around in the country. And at home? Yes, I love me some pumpkin roll. If you've never had a pumpkin roll, you're really missing out. It's a thin layer of pumpkin cake, spread with cream cheese frosting, rolled up, and decorated (if you have time) with a fall-ish theme.

So of course, I had to make little pumpkin rolls for the dollhouse. Wanna See?

This one also comes decorated with a maple leaf, or even in chocolate instead of pumpkin! And they can all be purchased at my Etsy Shop!

Friday, July 18, 2008

One of the things I get the most comments and questions about is the fact that all my cakes really do have layers underneath the frosting. Truthfully, it never occured to me NOT to make them that way, in case they owner wanted to display a slice on a nearby plate.

I only cut them if the buyer asks however. Not everyone wants to display a half eaten cake!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Building a dollhouse

"It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!"
I loved Mr Rogers, especially the part of the show where he showed his little neighbors how something was made. This video would have been a hit with him - and them!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Lots of detail makes this one of my more challenging cakes. The more challenging the cake, the more I enjoy making it!
Off white cake on the inside is separated by a layer of pale pink frosting that matches the outside of the cake. Rose colored ribbon is piped around the bottom of each layer, and formed into teeny little bows which embellish the corners of the bottom layer and surround a larger bow to make a centerpiece for the top! Finished off with pale pink dots all over the cake, this is a fabulous cake for an elaborate dollhouse wedding feast.
All cakes can be customized, so you can choose to have marble cake, or white frosting with purple details, change the bows to roses, or anything else your heart desires! (But you do have to allow me time to accomplish these amazing feats!) And like all of my cakes, it arrives with it's own paper doily and "Silver" Platter.
For more details on this cake, and more (like how to buy them! --hey, I wouldn't be much of a salesperson if I didn't throw that in, now would I?), check out my Etsy Shop by clicking this link:

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

My name is Lori, and I'm a craft-aholic!!

A long time ago, I figured out that I'm happiest when I'm sitting at my craft desk, making something. It doesn't even matter so much WHAT I'm making; jewelry, painted wooden items, a quilted blanket, ceramics...as long as my hands are busy, and my imagination is in overdrive, I'm where I want to be. Sometimes my things turn out nicely--sometimes, NOT SO MUCH!! LOL

Recently I decided to open a shop on Etsy, and I had to narrow it down, so that scrolling through my shop wouldn't be like walking through a virtual craft explosion, and since the thing that allows for the most variety within the same medium is polymer, that's what I decided to go with.

Check me out at http://wanderinon.etsy.com/