Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry merry Christmas to you ♥

I wish you a very beautiful Christmas - merry, blessed and sparkling ♥
Желая ви много красиво Рождество - щастливо, благословено и блестящо ♥

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gifts from Rosella!!!

Yesterday I received a letter from Italy! It was from Rosella, the winner of my first giveaway. Just take a look at how wonderful things she sent me along with a beautiful card and the most heart-warming message..! Grazie di cuore!

Look at this fine crocheted doily.. Isn't it beautiful!

And this tiny embroidered Christmas stocking!

And a beautiful cover which goes right away to my Christmas table!

Rosella, you are so kind to me! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Greetings and blessings to your family, too! Love the beauties you sent me :)

Wish everyone to receive such a beautiful and unexpected gift  ♥

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Home of the Gingies

Meet the Gingies - 9 mm tall cookies from Gingieland :) They live in a tiny gingerbread house and play in the snow the whole day accompanied by a few marzipan snowmen, until they get tired and go to their gingie beds.

They enjoy their slide..

...and their merry-go-round (which is actually spinning!)

Use a truffle to play football ...

And like to take pictures just for fun. Say 'cheese' little snowmen!

This one is eating ice cream and just enjoying the weather :)

... aah, they fight sometimes ...

But as a whole are very cute and merry creatures. 

I think we shouldn't forget the pretty vegetation around, of which the Gingies take care themselves..

Another interesting thing is their little chocolate gingie post in which they receive some gingie news. This is how I will notify them they were published in my blog.

I hope they enjoy the news :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Giveaway Winner! :)

Hello dear followers! I'm hurrying up to find out who the winner of my giveaway is as I really want to send the package as soon as possible and it to arrive before Christmas. Again I'll do it with the Random Number Generator.
Здравейте скъпи последователи на блога! Бързам да разбера кой е победителят в Коледната ми 'лотария', защото много искам да изпратя пакетчето колкото се може по-скоро и да пристигнат нещата до Коледа. :) Отново ще използвам

So we have 36 participants and 1 winner...
Та имаме 36 участници и търсим 1 победител...

Comment number 20 is made by arcadia! :) Congratulations! Please write me with your address.
Коментар номер 20 е направен от arcadia! :) Поздравления! Моля те пиши ми с адреса си.

Thank you everyone for your participation and the sweet comments! I wish I could give presents to you all!
Благодаря на всички за участието и за хубавите коментари! Ако можех, щях да направя подаръци на всички ви!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Star of Bethlehem

I felt tired of making snowmen and gingerbread men and wished to go back to the first and original Christmas, to the little town of Bethlehem and to the one who was born there two thousand years ago.. It was a night full of wonders! One of the them is the Christmas star which revealed the birth of Jesus to the magi, or "wise men", and led them to Bethlehem.

So this is a very unusual cake with cookies and sugar paste decoration, as well as with hand-painted stars.. inspired by that starry night two thousand years ago.

My giveaway is still running until Tuesday - leave a comment under that post to get included in the drawing :)

Изморих се от снежни човечета, венци, червено, златно и зелено.. и и исках да се върна към първата Коледа (аз предпочитам да казвам Рождество), към малкото градче Витлеем и този, който се е родил там преди две хиляди години. Тази нощ е била изпълнена с чудеса! Едно от тях е звездата, която е разкрила раждането на Исус на мъдреците (или астролози) и ги е завела до Витлеем, за да му се поклонят.

Та това е една необикновена торта, украсена със сладки и 'фондан' и с нарисувано звездно небе.. вдъхновена от онази чудна нощ.

И да припомня - включете се в тегленето ми за коледни миниатюри до Вторник като оставите коментар под
този пост :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Giveaway! Подаръци!

This is my little Christmas gift to you. A peppermint candy wreath and my favorite little cookies. You can win them by just leaving me a comment under this post. I'll draw the winner (one winner, this time really!) out of the comments next Tuesday/December 7. Then I will send the miniatures in the next one-two days and they are supposed to reach you before Christmas :) Good Luck! 
Това е моят малък коледен подарък за вас. Венец, украсен с бонбони и любимите ми мъънички сладки. Можете да ги спечелите като просто ми оставите коментар под този пост - нямам никакви други условия. Ще изтегля победителя следващия вторник/7.12. След това ще изпратя миниатюрите до един- два дни и би трябвало до Коледа да са при вас :) Успех!

Friday, November 26, 2010

More Wreaths and Cookies

My wreath obsession continues.. I like making these, they get prettier with time. But I need to stop making any kind of Christmas miniatures because I have enough for years forward lol :D One of the wreaths you're seeing twice but it's because I like it better.
Моята мания по коледни венци продължава. Мисля че стават все по-хубави! :D Но трябва да спра да правя каквито и да е коледни миниатюри. Вече имам достатъчно за години напред. Един от венците виждате два пъти, но просто ми харесва повече.

Aaand lots of tiny cookies.  It's not much of a style preference that all my backgrounds are gray, it's the camera which just can't take any darker or bright colored background.. eeh ... I'll keep trying though :D
И много малки сладкии. В снимките ми преобладава сивият фон, но това не е заради някакво стилово предпочитание, просто фотоапаратът ми не може и не може да снима хубави снимки на тъмен или ярък фон.. Ехх .. Но аз ще продължавам да опитвам все пак :D

By the way do not miss the wonderful giveaway at Rosanna's blog who is having a blog birthday :) Росана раздава подаръци в блога си, който навършва две години, отбийте се и вие да поздравите :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Miniature Birthday and a SALE!

I was looking at my photos when I thought.. It must have been a year since my first polymer cake. And it's true! I do not know when exactly my 'birthday' is but this photo of my first cake was uploaded in DeviantArt on November 16th soo before it's too late I should notice it.  The cake is.. uhm... pretty large..  :D 
I had bought polymer clay to try making some beads. Then looking for different techniques I saw the work of Kim (fairchildart), Stephanie Kilghast (Petit Plat) and Betsy Niederer (GoddessofChocolate) in DeviantArt and I was just awestruck! I had never thought this is possible! I really adore the work of these ladies, this is what made me go mad about miniatures and to try making mini food myself.  

And here comes the best of it! To celebrate my one year birthday I'm offering you a COUPON in ETSY until December 4th. The coupon code is:

Write it in Etsy Checkout and you will get 10% off the original price.
I have a 12% off Promotion at Dawanda too for a few days, don't miss to see it! :) 

I have very little time for blogging but soon I'll catch up with your posts. Thank you to those who wrote me for your comments and the support, hope you all are feeling happy and healthy wherever you are :)


Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Coffee Table

One of my most favorite things to make in miniature are coffee tables.

Coffee is something special for me. I do not mean this morning cup of black caffeine-containing liquid which helps me leave the world of dreams for another 15-16 hours (well, I'm exaggerating a little)..

It's about the simple pleasures - a good book, lonely walk in park, warm blanket, cup of coffee/chocolate/tea (you name it, everyone has his own rituals).. It's about a piece of time spent without worries and stress, without ambition and struggles. For me such moments are a blessing.

And in miniatures life should be perfect so these moments can last forever. My moment is a quiet afternoon spent with a good friend in a good chat with cookies on the table..  :) 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Yule Log Cake

Легендата за произхода на тази торта 'Бъдник' гласи, че Наполеон Бонапарт забранил на парижани да палят камини и огнища зимно време, за да предотврати студения и замърсен въздух, за който се смятало, че причинява здравословни проблеми. Но изобретателните френски пекари създали сладкиша като символичен заместител на домашното огнище, около което се събирало семейството по време на празниците.
Аз направих две малки торти, а се надявам да успея и истинска да направя за Коледа.
Вижте как направих малките гъбки в блога на Димитрана.
А вие какво специално ще направите за Коледа? :)
The most famous legend about the origin of this French cake tells that the great Napoleon Bonaparte of France prohibited Parisians to use their fireplaces in order to prevent the cool drafty air that was thought to cause medical problems. But the ingenious French bakers created this cake as a symbolic substitution around which the family could gather during the holidays.
I made two miniature cakes and hope to make a real one for Christmas too :) See how I made the little 'sugar paste' mushrooms in Dimitrana's blog.
And will you be making anything special this Christmas? :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Gingerbread Village - picture heavy post

Now is turn for my gingerbread houses to be shown. Lots of peppermints and chocolates, cookies and biscuits... and cotton candy from the chimneys! Do you feel Christmasy already?
Just one more photo.. These marzipan snowmen won't find a better place in my blog posts than this here, between the houseys :))

Friday, November 5, 2010

Christmas Jewelry

Some of my holiday jewelry. First, finally I made some cupcakes. I'm preparing also another design of cupcakes but it still needs a few more touches.
I have also two gingerbread men with gum buttons and scarfs hung on sterling silver earhooks and red velvet cake with peppermint candies. They are already listed in Etsy.

A gingerbread housey with lots of candy, chocolate and sweets as a pendant. I love it.

And the angelic Raffaello candies. I adore this waffer-coconut-almond mixture and don't they look like snowballs? Beautiful earrings. But they are hard to make - I got corns from cutting these flakes ;D

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Christmas Wreaths

Мore Christmas goodies :) I made some wreaths. My favorite is the one with the gold sparkling balls, I just love how it turned out.
I want to make more and very untraditional ones but may be later. I need to pay attention to other projects as well as jewelry :)
Today I received a note from Rosella who received my package. I'm really happy she enjoyed it! :)
Направих няколко коледни венци. Любимият ми е този с блестящите топчета, много ми харесва как се получи. Бих желала да направя повече и дори по нетрадиционни, но може би по-нататък. Сега имам да довършвам няколко проекта и малко бижута :)
Днес също така получих и писъмце от Росела, която е получила пакета ми. Много се радвам, че толкова и хареса! :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Christmas Cookies, Snowy Donuts, Cake

 I finally managed to take pictureс of the first Christmas minis for this year - tiny cookies, some peppermint canes, gingerbread men and snowy donuts.
Най-накрая успях да снимам първите коледни минита - шарени сладки, бастунчета и посипани със 'сняг' донъти.

И една торта-подарък :) аnd a Gift-Box Cake ♥

Everything will go to Etsy, hopefully, in the next two days.  

Friday, October 22, 2010

OK, we have a SECOND WINNER!!!

OK guys, I forgot to say that I just counted all the comments, no matter if you have Facebook as I do not expect you to create an account for me, neither I'm a detective to check if everyone did everything. BUT..
the pulled out number 47/Jenny was not a follower of my blog and yet had a lot of luck.. I really did not know what to do and would feel bad taking a gift away so I decided to divide it for two winners (Autumn Set for one, Studs+Macaroons for the other). I hope you do not judge me..
Забравих да спомена, че броих всички коментари, независимо дали имате Facebook или не, тъй като не очаквам да си направите акаунт заради мен, нито пък исках да следя детективски кой къде се е записал. НО..
оказа се че изтегленият от мен номер 47/Jenny не е последовател на блога.. Бих се чувствала зле да и взема наградата, а и имаше много късмет, така че реших да разделя подаръка си на две (Есента за един, обиците и макароните за друг). Надявам се не осъждате постъпката ми.

The second drawing showed me...

The second drawing showed me number 37 is the other winner! Go and see who is this, I managed to put numbers on the comments :} I am happy for you!!
Второто теглене ми показа, че човекът направил коментар 37 ще е вторият победител. Успях да сложа номера на коментарите и можете да отидете и да видите кой е победителят. Радвам се за теб!

We have a WINNER!!

I'm having troubles with posting, I'm sorry if you see this many times!
Sooo thank you for your participation and the sweet comments! I was very excited to know who the winner will be and to find out I went to, put the numbers in and the destiny said...
Имам проблеми с постването, много се извинявам, ако виждате това няколко пъти..
Тааа... много благодаря на всички за участието и за милите коментари! Със сигурност ще правя подобно нещо скоро пак :} A за да разбера кой е победителят отидох на и въведох числата.. Резултатът бе..

47!! Comment number 47 is made by LeJenMiniature! Congratulations! Write me your address on my e-mail so that I can know where to send your package.
47!! Коментар 47 е направен от LeJenMiniature! Честито! Пиши ми с точния си адрес, за да знам къде да ти изпратя наградата.

Thank you one more time for the participation ♥
Благодаря ви за участието още един път ♥

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Christmas Minis - the beginning / Important on the Giveaway!

Just a quick update of what I've been doing these days. I've been working a lot, I almost feel like a dwarf from Santa's workshop. I decorated a table to display my Christmas minis on, spend a day on peppermint canes, another one on cookies and so on.. I have more interesting stuff of which I didn't take a picture but the good thing is that the batch work is almost done..

I bought some 'Glittering Snow Mix' from a model making shop and tried it right away without thinking much. I hadn't mixed it right and this resulted in something that looks like plaster on the trees. Now I have four 'snowed' trees which will probably also be part of my Christmas display. Not bad but I want very realistic snow. Does anyone know what can I try (of course, except from just mixing the thing right)??
ON THE GIVEAWAY: You need to leave me a comment under the 'Giveaway Post' if you want to be included in the drawing! There were some people who made a mistake and I really hope they see this post. You have a day left!

Исках набързичко да покажа с какво се занимавам тези дни. Украсих една маса, на която да снимам коледните хранички, прекарах цял ден за тези ментови бонбончета, още един за сладките и въобще доста време само за подготовка. Имам още неща, които не успях да снимам, но хубавото е, че тази подготвителна работа почти свърши.
Купих си и смес за сняг и толкова бързо и необмислено я изпробвах, че сега дръвчетата изглеждат като накапани с гипс.. Искам много реалистичен сняг, надявам се да намеря нещо, което да ми свърши работа. Разбира се, мога да опитам и просто да си направя сместа както трябва :D
Държа още един път да кажа, че ако искате да се включите в моето Blog-Candy, трябва да оставите кометнар под поста 'Giveawaaay! Подаръциии!', а не под друг пост. Има хора, които са се объркали. Надявам да видят този пост и да участват до утре!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Puking Jack O'Lantern - Giveaway running

Hi everyone! Thanks to all who left me comments to enter the giveaway (which is still running until the 22.10!). I'm very eager to find out who the winner will be! And I don't want to answer you personally there as the winner will be drawn from the comments  -> Of course, Facebook doesn't matter that much. Sometimes I even feel stupid about making all those pages and showing off around but I hope you understand.. I need to increase the traffic to my shops if I want to go on with mini making so I just thought you can help me.. or I made you help me :D One more time thanks to everyone who wrote me there and here, big mini hugs.
However, I'm here now to show you my only Halloween mini and I'm off to make Christmas cookies. Here you see the poor puking Jack O'Lantern from polymer clay. Someone asked if these are sesame seeds - I didn't think of that! - but no, the seeds are clay. The pumpkin is hollow and looks very very miserable and nasty. If I had bottles I would lay them around and write 'know your limits' or something like that. I'm a little late for Halloween but I listed Jack in the shop..

I totally lack creativity on the spooky themes.. There was a contest in DeviantArt called 'Spooky Crafts' in which I wanted to participate. But the crafty thing must be darn SPOOKY.. I thought a lot and made up nothing. Just 'spooky' talks to me nothing. If you say 'dark', for example, I'm sure my melancholic nature will have more motifs to pull out and eventually may be will create something.. But 'spooky'..?? Oh, doesn't really matter, I'm starting my Christmas preparations! Will show you soon.
Благодаря на всички, които се влючиха, за милите коментари тук и във Facebook (ако нямате акаунт там наистина няма значение). Победителят ще бъде изтеглен на 22 така че има още време да се включите, като оставите коментар под онзи пост, ако досега не сте. По-горе виждате единствената ми Хелоуинска миниатюра. Горката тиква изглежда много нещастно, досега не бях правила подобно нещо.. :D И все пак не е много оригинално, мен ужасно ме няма на темата 'призрачно'.. :D А сега изчезвам да правя коледни сладки, скоро ще ви покажа.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Giveawaaay! Подаръциии!

It's high time to make a giveaway! There are a lot of reasons for one - you are already 131 and besides that at the moment this blog is my only connection to crafters and miniaturists. My miniature journey would be a very lonely business if I hadn't started it... So, a big heartily thanks for being here! :] 
I wondered a lot what to make for you and decided this to be .... another autumn set and, of course, a box of macaroons! And as I love and make jewelry too I decided to add to my present a pair of cookies earrings! I really really hope you like them and participate.

To enter my giveaway all you need to do is:
1. Be a follower (not an anonymous one)
2. Join my Facebook Group
3. Just leave me a comment under this post.
There will be one winner and we'll have a random drawing on the 22 October - enough time for everyone to see this post and gets included.
Good luck!

Крайно време е за подаръци! Поводите са много - вече сте 131, освен това блогът ми в момента е единствената ми връзка с хора, споделящи хобитата ми. Ако не го бях започнала, миниатюрното ми пътешествие щеше да е доста самотно занимание. Така че, голямо сърдечно благодаря, че сте тук :)
Наистина дълго се чудех, какво да направя за вас и накрая реших това да бъде.... още една есенна миниатюра и разбира се, кутия с френски макарони. И тъй като обичам и се занимавам и с бижута реших да добавя и обици към подаръка си. Много много се надявам нещата да ви харесат и да участвате.

Ето какво трябва да направите, за да се включите:
1. Трябва да сте последовател на блога (не анонимен)
2. Присъединете се в групата ми във Facebook
3. Оставете коментар под този пост.
Ще има един победител, който ще изтеглим на 22 октомври - времето е достатъчно всеки да види поста и да се включи. Успех!