Saturday, December 26, 2015

Dollhouses, Trains and More

It's been awhile! Recently went to my favorite miniature store, Dollhouses, Trains and More, and couldn't leave. There aren't that many miniature/dollhouse stores here in Northern California, so its nice having this one close to us in Berkeley. I want to move right in!
Here's another picture!
I hope I can revive this old blog. Hobbies are just so fun, and I really don't want mine to die. So long.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

One a Week

So I've decided to make one miniature something a week. I got this idea from the amazing miniaturist St├ęphanie Kilgast from PetitPlat. She is showing daily sculptures of tiny fruit and veggies, one a day, and it totally inspired me! I'm so bad at trying to consistently practice making miniarues that I thought this was a good way to keep myself in the hobby. I spend my days with young children who keep me busy all day, so we will see if I can keep this up. Last week I made radishes and this week's mini are two fried eggs! Maybe I'll try some sausages, bacon, and beans to go with my eggs in the following weeks.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Radishes for the New Year!

Started off the year making miniature my tiny little radishes for my cottage. I can never get over how cute little things are!

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Recent Fun Stuff

This past week my students got to play with miniature food I made over the weekend. Here is a grilled cheese sandwich, a stack of pancakes with rich maple syrup, and three chocolate croissants. The kids couldn't believe their eyes! Tiny food!

Dreamy Cottages

Here are some inspirational cottages I've pinned on my Pinterest. As I get closer to working on the exterior I've been looking at these house more and more. So many great things about each one, how to choose?!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Espresso Trim

I'm finally to the trim and chose a dark stain to go with my bright future stucco walls. So exciting!
I don't like how I've neglected this blog :( However, much of the time spent off of it has been spent on researching and pinning ideas about all aspects to do with my cottage. I take detail very seriously. It's frustrating that there aren't many other Asters to draw inspiration from. I have found some but not as many as I would like. Nonetheless, the fact that there aren't too many also inspires me to make this Aster amazing. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

My Aster Cottage is Unique

I absolutely love my Aster! She's come a long way, the process is slow, but I love how she's looking! Have you ever seen an Aster with a full floor on the second story?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Meet Penny Caracol

This cute little snail lady came into being when I started thinking about creating dioramas for the kids I work with. How awesome would it be to look into a little world full of ferns and moss, inhabited by little creatures? And how fun would it be to create that world and those creatures!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

One Last Look

DSC_0165 by sara&martin
DSC_0126 by sara&martin
DSC_0124 by sara&martin
One last look at the studio before I paint the stucco with some of the original paint from the real studio. My dad had the paint in storage. Lucky me!