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Monday, January 20, 2014

Making minis to sell

I follow a LOT of blogs, I love reading about other peoples miniatures and their lives. And I try leaving many comments, I know how I love reading comments and imagine others do too =) But I just realized how much time it takes... I haven't been reading as much as I use to for awhile now, and now I'm behind and a bit stressed about that.. =( I might need to reduce my blog-time.. But like I said I love reading blogs, and comment on them.. Will see how I fix this =) I'm a bit busy right now, making lots of minis and spending time with my family, but now and then I will check back on all your blogs, so don't think I have forgotten you all, I'm just a bit busy =)

So, why am I so busy making minis? =) I can finally tell you!
I've gotten a new friend through a miniature-group on Facebook, Anna, we have never met in real life, yet =) But now we got a table at Stockholms miniature show together in April =) I'm very excited and look forward both on meeting Anna and to sell miniatures and just to be at the show. I was a guest to the show last October, and it was so much fun, I hope this year will be even better ;)
So, I'm trying to make as much miniatures I can, so that I have lots to sell on the show =)
(But since I suffer from some separation anxiety I save a lot of the things I make, and have to make even more, to have anything to sell ;) )
I have so many ideas I want to try and make, but time flies... I hope I manage to make at least 1/3 of all my ideas =) I have a LOT of fun doing these things, so I'll be happy even if I don't sell a thing..
If you are able to visit Stockholm 6/4 I would be very happy if you came by our table =)
(If you can't, I promise to take some pictures ;) )
Talking about pictures.. My camera started to flicker and making pictures with strange colours =( I really hope its not "dying"... But at least I managed to take some pictures for this post =)

My "fingers were longing for clay" for a long while, and I finally got some time for it =) I have "hidden" my clay, so that my 2-year old can't get a hold of it.. That's why I haven't been using my clay for a long time, my daughter cant be with me when I do this so I only make clay-things when she is a sleep, and I have to clean up before she wakes up again.. but I have placed everything on a tray and place it up high when she wakes up =)

First I made tiny buttons from polymer clay and made a teddy bear in wool with movable arms and legs =)
Tiny clay buttons on a felted bear.
Teddy before he got his face
And all done, I think =)
I got carried away and made another one the next day =)
The blue one will be up for sale at the show in April =) But this orange one reminds me of my fathers old teddy bear, so he will be staying, this might just be Konrad (my dollhouse father) his old teddy bear =)

 And a cat, actually I made this one before I made the teddy bears =) And now I'm working on a dog, I'm a bit afraid of telling you the breed, because they always change along the way ;)

 Then I got to work with my clay again. And I made 3 blueberry-pies, to sell. When I googeld blueberry pie I got pictures of "braided" ones, like the one on the right. And when I googled the swedish word, "blåbärspaj" I got pictures of "smuldegspaj"/ crumble pies like the ones on the left =) 
Is braided pies more common in USA? and crumble pie more common in Sweden? All I know is that I never made a lid like that on my pies, I do crumble pies (in real life) =)

I made some toys and angels too, I'll show them later, the angels need some paint before I want to show them =)
Then I wanted to try the "ice cream" I got from Sushi flavour.
I hate it when I realize that something I'd like to be good at, just isn't my thing... like ice cream..I wanted to make good looking ice cream.. but I ended up doing messy ones... I haven't got the hang of the pastry bag.. I tried making a new tip for a bag, but I don't know if it's that good..

I bought the red one, and the one in aluminium is the one I made.. Hard to see on this picture.. 

I made some ice cream cones in polymer clay to fill with "ice cream".

And tried using my homemade pastry bag. Next time I will try the one I bought. But the smallest hole  looks a bit big.. We'll see if I get the hang of it. I've made more cones, that was quite fun to make. =) The ice cream was much harder...
I'm sorry I couldn't get better pictures of the ice cream, but my camera just flicker and flicker and I have to be quick to get some pictures at all.. Hope it will stop doing that..

I'll take the opportunity to welcome my newest readers:


Hope you all will have a great week
Hannah

30 comments:

  1. Hi Hannah!! Thanks to let me know you couldn't find my blog...sometimes Blogger does this....when you do to somebody's Blogger account, their blog is not showing up!! Anyway...this is my blog: http://softandmalleable.blogspot.ie/ I have a love for needle felting and polymer clay just like you!! :) I'm also holding a giveaway and you are obviously free to have a look and participate!! http://softandmalleable.blogspot.ie/2014/01/giveaway-40-piece-ceramic-dinner-set.html
    I love the icecream cones you made, really lovely!! And what can I say about the little bears??? Sooooooooooo cute!!!!! Well done!!! :)

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    1. Hi and thank you very much Simona!
      I have been looking at your blog now, very nice! I really like the felted house you made!!

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  2. Hi Hannah,
    I am so happy for you to sell at the Miniature Show! Your felt bears are so adorable and I love the ice cream cones. Please do not stress about leaving comments. We all get busy and are not online as much. We are still "blog friends." :-)
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you Lisa!! I get stressed very easily, mostly because I want to do so many things, but have so little time =)

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  3. You have amazing plans - no wonder you're busy! Your newest miniatures are really cute, I love the two bears... funny chaps - I bet they wouldn't say no to one or two of your tasty ice cream cones... ;O)

    Greetings
    Birgit

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    1. Thank you Birgit! Nice to hear from a "bear-expert" like you! =)

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  4. Hi Hannah, What exciting news about the fair! Have a great time when you go. I love your teddy bears, cat, and ice creams. Your work is beautiful--no one will be able to resist your wares. :-) xo Jennifer

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Hope you are right, I hope I can sell enough to pay for the trip at least =)

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  5. Its ok to take some time to work to work on minis and go a bit silent for a while, we all understand ;)

    I am glad you are getting a opportunity to sell some of your lovely work! I told you a while back that you would get around to it *wink*

    We have all crumbled versions or braided here in the US for pies I like them both myself ;)

    Good luck with the fair...take a break..breath..relax ;)

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    1. Thank you Jane for all kind words =)
      Relax? What is that? ;)

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  6. Jeg kunne have skrevet alt det du skrev om at det tager tid at blog, men at det jo også er så spændende og hyggeligt.
    Jeg skal også sælge i maj i Farum, så jeg har også travlt, med at producere. Jeg kender også til at ideerne står i kø i mit hoved, jeg har så mange ting jeg gerne vil
    lave.

    Held og lykke med din salgs-bod, nyd processen.
    Knus
    Wyrna

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    1. Är Farum i Danmark?
      Tack, ja, jag försöker njuta av processen med =) Hoppas det går bra för dig med dina saker med! Jag är helt säker på att ditt bord blir jättevackert =) Har du sålt förut? För mig blir det första gången =)

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  7. Hej Hannah !
    Så fina saker och va roligt att du ska vara med på mässan i Stockholm. Till Farum kommer jag i varje fall så då ses vi.
    Följer med spänning din sida och glöm inte att ta pauser. Jag vet hur svårt det är.....men hälsan i första rummet annars blir det ju inga minisar!
    Kram från Titti

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    1. Tack Titti! Det blir väldigt spännande att vara med på mässan, jag var gäst på förra mässan i Stockholm, min första miniatyrmässa någonsin, känns kul att få medverka i den 2a jag går på =)
      Jag kommer tyvärr inte till Farum, det blir för långt att åka för mig, Stockholm känns långt nog ;)

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  8. Te veo muy entusiasmada con tus proyectos. Espero que hagas muchos cosas bonitas como las que nos enseñas. Que pases una buena y rentable semana.

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    1. Thank you Isabel! I hope I can show you many pictures of the fair later =)

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  9. Привет Анна!
    Вы сделали прекрасных медведей! Ваши пироги так реально смотрятся! У меня разыгрался аппетит! А еще такое аппетитное мороженое! Побежала кушать!!!!
    Объятья
    Татьяна

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    1. Thank you Tatiana, you are very kind!!

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  10. Hi Hanna
    in america we do like the braided pies, the stores here sell a lot of them but this is America the land of mass produced everything, personally I think the crumbled pie is cuter and easier to do

    Hugs
    Marisa

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    1. Thank you Marisa, I have never been to America, but I've heard about all mass produced wares, but looking at all these American miniature-blogs I follow, I can see lots of handmade and unique things too =)

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  11. Yes, you are right it is hard to make our miniatures, read blogs and everything else too! :D I think we are all having this problem, I have actually set aside this evening for some crazy catch up! Great to hear you are doing a miniature show, you will love it, and I get separation anxiety too! Hopefully after you have made a few sales this will go away, and you will like the money more!! :D Your black cat is so cute! Have a great time at the show :) Black cat and everything else will go to a good home, I am sure of it.

    p.s. crumble here in Ireland :D

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    1. I really hope it will be lots of fun on the fair (I think so too). But at least I have fun before, preparing everything =)
      Well, money is a lot of fun too... I'm starting to think of all the miniatures I could buy from money I earn from selling my own things ;)

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  12. Exciting news! I also met a facebook lady making minis, and we started some projects together...it is wonderful!We also havent met ye!!!t in real life!! I wish you a lot of sucess!!! The teddys are lovely and i love the icecreams! never mind if they are not absolutely perfect :) it is soooo small to do! :)

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    1. Thank you Anna! Yes, isn't it wonderful to "meet" new people through the love for miniatures =)

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  13. Hi, your teddies are so A D O R A B L E! :)
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  14. Men så himla fina saker! Det har hänt en hel del här sen sist jag tittade in, i september:) synd att jag inte kommer till Stockholm, hade varit kul att ses där.

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    1. Tack! Ja, det hade varit roligt =) Kanske blir fler gånger, men just nu känns det som det tar nått år innan jag orkar förbereda mig inför en ny mässa, men jag kanske kommer dit som besökare snart igen. Är verkligen en rolig upplevelse med en stor mässa =)

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Thanks for reading, I love to read your comments =)
Hannah