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Canning Green Beans

Friday, April 16th, 2021

I will be teaching two classes at the Mooresville Miniature Show mid June this year. The first class is “Canning Green Beans”. Those taking the class will make a canner, a basket and the green beans to go in the basket as well as in the colander. They will also fill several canning jars with the snapped beans and “water”.

Photographing new items and Re-photographing others

Saturday, August 8th, 2020

When you get a new Lightbox for photographing my mini foods, you get busy and re-photograph the elder products while adding new items.

 
 

International Food

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

I had a fun time creating some International food starting with one of my favorites, Mexican. I actually went out to eat with my son’s family to photograph what they had for dinner and then go home and recreate it in miniature using polymer clay. Here are some of the items I came up with. Below are the different Mexican dinners I made.

Mexican Food and Grapes
Pho Ga

Getting Back to Business

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

After starting the year with a fall resulting in a broken wrist and surgery, it is time to get back to the business of making my miniature foods. I think I need to start with a bit of organization. Do I really know what all I have in my stash of miniature dishes, pots, pans and other things? I think not! It is time to find out just what I have on hand and see what I need.

Then I need to start on my workshop submission for N.A.M.E. convention in Indianapolis next summer. I’ll leave this bit of miniature eye candy. Grandma’s Biscuits.

Grandma's Biscuits Workshop
Workshop I taught at the miniature show in Mooresville, NC

Charleston Low Country Boil

Friday, June 22nd, 2018


On August 23, 2018 I will be teaching my first major workshop at the N.A.M.E. National Convention at Charleston, SC. We will be making a Charleston Low Country Boil complete with shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes, and smoked sausage. We will serve it up the Charleston way, on newspapers. My actual class is full. For dollhouse clubs near me, we can work it out for a workshop at your club meeting.

Peach Day

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
Today was peach day in my workshop. I love making peaches. This will do for a start. However, I will need many more for my upcoming dollhouse and miniature shows. I needed to make a basket of peaches for an order to be mailed today. Did I say that my baskets of peaches are scented? Actually, they can come scented or unscented. This is a picture of the finished basket and today’s peach making session.

Making Grapes

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

I just finished two baskets of grapes for my Etsy shop and upcoming miniature shows. I need some other items with grapes. I am thinking of wooden buckets, crates, and wine barrels. BTW, each grape is rolled by hand from polymer
clay, baked, and the glued on a special stem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Miss Hattie

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

I have added a new member to the Martie’s Miniatures family. I am pleased to introduce Miss Hattie…short for Harriet. She will accompany me on some of my Mini events and help showcase some of the things I create. She will also go with me on some of my photoshoots. She has come to me from Korea by way of Iowa, In case you didn’t know about my other fun hobby, check out Two Little Old Ladies and a Camera. Right now, Miss Hattie is getting ready for a new hairdo.

Getting Back in the Groove

Friday, August 25th, 2017

I am still moving stuff from my old house to my apartment. I think before I move any more boxes, I need to organize what I have here and find a few major items that are missing in action during the moving process. I am contemplating changing this site to add an e-commerce area to offer the items I make as well as other mini/dollhouse items I am able to obtain. We shall see how today and the weekend go. This will become a rather interesting project for the weekend. I promise to keep everyone updated to my progress.

Another Fly in the Ointment

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

This year has not been my year for working on items for Martie’s Miniatures. In April, I had knee replacement surgery. I checked in at a rehab center for 20 days of RNR…NOT as who could rest in such a place. You aren’t even allowed to sleep late! However, it did help me to stay there as the PT department was excellent. I went home to out patient rehab. Staying on my eating plan was the hardest part of rehab. What part of NO WHITE BREAD do they not understand.Actually, it’s no wheat products, sugar, or white rice or potatoes.

Moving right along…. losing weight enabled me to find a lump in my breast. Yup…I now have breast cancer. Only I don’t have it right now as I had surgery. Tumor removed with a clear margin and the lymph nodes cancer free, Chemo would only help 2% so no need for that. Only radiation and a pill.

I do need to get my act together as I have a mini show in Mooresville NC on Nov 5.  Check out my blog, Getting My Pink On.