Using pre-made silicon push molds to make your miniatures is an easy way to get good results. And there are lots of them available, especially on Etsy. The gingerbread mold above is from Stewart Dollhouse Creations. Aren’t they adorable? And super tiny!
Above are examples of molds from another great source for molds for miniatures, Pe Li’s Miniatures. Pe Li also offers a few online tutorials on how to use these push molds to get excellent results. Here, here and here.
More push molds for miniature making:
I was searching through photos this weekend and found this one of Alfredo at about 14 months. I think he had just gotten up from a nap and I was trying, without much success apparently, to do a little photo shoot. You can even see little nap wrinkles on his face! This picture makes me wish I could go back in time and just cover him in kisses. Luckily, he still lets me cover him in kisses 6 years later!
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I wanted to share with you how I made a perfect cup of coffee. You’ll need a ceramic coffee filter, like the one above. It looks like a teacup, right? There’s a hole in the bottom for the brewed coffee to drip through. This ceramic coffee filter is from World Market and is only $6. (I used my birthday coupon and got it for free! If you sign up for the Explorers club, you get $10 for your birthday! yippee!)
You’ll need some Number 4 filters, like these.
And borrowing the idea from Steve Gibson, a guru Rich follows about computer stuff, I used Starbuck’s Espresso beans, medium grind.
2 Tablespoons coffee, pour hot (but not boiling) water over the grounds…
Wait about 3 minutes…
Add cream, if you like (and I like!) and you have the most delicious cup of coffee. Zero bitterness…just lovely coffee. Perfecto!
I can think of no better way to spend this Ash Wednesday afternoon than tackling my very untidy craft room.
The mess spans every corner of the room.
Every surface heaped up with stuff.
Every time I clean this room, I swear I’ll keep it clean.
And for a while, I do. I’m very mindful of it, in fact. And then one day, I have to dump and dash a bag. Not too long later, another. Oh, and I just need to make this one little thing…and no, I don’t have time to clean up after it. Can’t you see? I’m a very busy person! (see how I fuss with myself?)
More and more, until the room is not clean. Not at all. Not even one surface spared.
I’ll see you on the other end of this mess.
Stay tuned for a much, much cleaner version of this space.