Saturday, November 30, 2013

Mini Food

 It was only a matter of time before I made mini food. There are so many talented folks making wonderful tutorials. I don't think I need to add my version. Not re-inventing the wheel here folks, just sharing what I've been up to. Hope you'll give it a try. It's somehow relaxing, this mini food making. I used STAEDTLER Fimo clay, varnish and Karat Soft Pastel Chalks.

My version of a cheeseburger. I've included a quarter in the background to give you a bit of a size reference. I forgot to add bacon and pickles to my burger, but I did include a hole on top to insert an eye pin so I can hang the wee food as a charm.

Some teeny beef tacos. I've included tomatoes and cheese but forgot to make guacamole and onions. Next time. 

I think these are my favorite. Little baloney sandwiches. What would you use mini food to decorate? Would you make napkin rings? Pendants on necklaces?  Charm bracelets?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Father Christmas' Cloak

Here is the last of our Santa's Wardrobe patterns. The instructions for this fully pose-able STAEDTLER Fimo Puppen Santa can be found in the December 2013 edition of PolymerCafe magazine. Pick yours up by following this link.

I used exactly the same pattern as I did for Santa's Shirt and Santa's Short Jacket to make this cloak.
I lengthened the front and back bodice pieces so the cloak would reach the top of Santa's boots. I also added a hood to the coat. I measured around the neckline of the jacket and up and over Santa's head from one shoulder to the other to get the measurements for the hood. I added the hood pieces before I trimmed the cloak with fur using the same technique as the short jacket and cap. 

I also added a great deal of trim embroidery around the border of the piece. I used DMC floss with some glittery accent floss mixed in. I also added some green and red seed beads to the embroidered edges for some more glitter. I found teeny jingle bells to use a buttons and added those up both front edges to finish the piece off. 

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Deer and Spaceman Iron on Transfer Portrait Dolls

This is a very special couple. They are expecting their very first baby. Mom to be is very DEER to us (Huh, See what I did there?), and although we are still getting to know Pop, I think he's a pretty fantastic kind of person too. We simply had to do something to commemorate the event. We decided on Mom and Pop dolls for the baby. These dolls are fully washable and all parts are firmly sewn on for the baby's safety.  Iron on transfer paper for T-Shirts was used to make fabric replicas of the smiling faces new parents to be.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Christmas Deer Brooch

Had a great night last night crafting with family. Made this little guy for Mom from STAEDTLER Fimo effect clay. I love the metallic clay in copper and gold, and the glitter clay in green and red and white are fabulous accents to any Christmas project. I even used one of their little heart push molds for the dangle. Have you started your Christmas gift crafting yet?

Sunday, November 10, 2013


This is my Grandpa, my Great Uncle Walter and Great Uncle Benny doing their thing. Dashing young men giving up a bit of themselves so we could have a bit of freedom. 
Thank you doesn't seem like enough, does it?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Our Gingerbread Folks are in Crafts 'n Things Winter 2013

This is a project packed issue of Crafts 'n Things magazine. We've got our little STAEDTLER Fimo gingerbread folks instructions tucked inside. They are made using a pretty cool new flooding technique using our favorite polymer clay!
Grab your copy today and check it out!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Santa's Short Jacket

Here's The short jacket pattern for our STAEDTLER Fimo Puppen Retro Santa featured in the December 2013 issue of PolymerCafe magazine. You can find the rest of the patterns by following the link in the sidebar.

We used the same pattern for the jacket as we used to make the shirt. Following the steps in the shirt post here, will help you to draft a jacket pattern if that's all you need.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Santa's Cap

Here's another clothing pattern for our STAEDTLER Fimo Puppen Retro Santa featured in the December 2013 issue of PolymerCafe magazine. You can find the rest of the patterns by following the link in the sidebar.