Friday, January 24, 2014

Lucky 13 Giveaway!

Woohoo, Star Trek stuff! We'll be back to your usual dose of miniatures, but for now, I'm hoping to get my hands on these babies.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

'Ello, 'Ello!!

Teaspoon Studios is back in action!! I've been working on my teaching credential, moved to a new city and started my life over after an abusive relationship (ladies and gents, if you need to talk I'm here always, there is a way out!!).  One of the chapters that I just turned to in the adventure novel that is my life, is an amazing collab with my dear friend Stefanie of Supernatural Lacquer.  I'll be updating here, as well as at my nail blog: . Feel free to stop by! We'll be making cute sets of jewellery and nail polish! Very excited about this new project and looking forward to what unfolds!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Post Etsy Meet Goal- totally not accomplished, but hey, I'm getting there

So, last week? Or was it the week before?  Anyway, in a week prior to this one, I had the awesome opportunity to hang out with Talia ( and Yanna ( of Etsy in an SF Etsy meet up! Needless to say, it was very fun and very informative and I learned a lot.  Being me, I also set goals that were waaaaaay over my head.  
Neverless, I tried, darn it.  So here they are! My minis in progress!

First up: Honeydukes, a la Harry Potter.  I've only completed liquorice wands at this point, but lemon fizzes and sugar mice are in the works.

I know.  Adorable.

Next is a completed prep board of Pfannkuchen, which are also known as Berliner, which are also known as one of the funniest German mishaps ever uttered by a US President.  I'm looking at you, Kennedy, and you don't look all that doughy to me.

"Ich bin Berliner" is what he meant to say. I'm making 1:7 scale ones for earrings too, which will be posted in Etsy, hopefully by tonight, if all goes according to plan. Auf Wiedersehen!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Post Holiday wind-down

Oh. my. goodness.

Now that all that is over!  It's time to move on to.... Valentine's Day! That's right, more holidays! It's like they never end. Ever.

So I'll be busting out the conversation hearts, the heart cookies, the heart shaped piles of vomit.... you know, festive stuff.  I'm excited, really, I'm just tired.

The bachelor degrees (yes, that is a plural) are finished, fertig, finito and I couldn't be happier.  I'm going to make earrings for my german advisor, because she's amazing even if she pushed my ass to the limits of my german capabilities.  Frau Vandergriff is a beast; a good beast.  Not sure if she'll be getting Berliners, from the famous Kennedy quote, or something else.  Berliners, are not, in that context, people of Berlin.  They're doughnuts.
Ich bin Berliner - I am a person of Berlin.
Ich bin ein Berliner - I am a super delicious doughnut.


Anyway, I'll be uploading things as I start to complete them.  Some should be up sometime this week!  If not, next week when I'm back from my travels.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Adventures in Rat Sitting

So I'm trying to get my most recent earring order done, but there's this tiny monster who's determined to get all up in my business.  That's right guys, I'm rat sitting :)
She's just precious!

Last week, we had our first open studio.  There was so much excitement and I had business cards and wine and cheese.... and no one came.  So, it was a total bust.  I swear, there is nothing harder than trying to get a small art based business off the ground.  I feel like I'm just going to fail.  I need to find a way to get my name and product out there in the world more.

How do I get exposure!?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Omg, Holidaypalooza!

I've been a freakishly busy little unique snowflake making a ton of things that probably won't even sell and will instead be collecting dust in my studio.
Oh well.
My holiday miniatures; let my show you them.
First up: Matzoh ball soup.  Delicious little matzoh nuggets floating in broth and surrounding by carrots and celery and mmmmm I'm so making this for lunch.  Made the bowls myself (please note how the colour blended on the rim.  Thanks, stupid bottle cap).
Someday, I'll find tiny spoons.

 Next up on my Chanukkah table are Latkahs.  OH. EM. GEE.  I wait all year round for these succulent little pancakes to grace my presence.  I made sure there was some sour creme to go with them.  That's the only true way to eat them, unless you're smothering them with apple sauce. Om nom nommmmmm.

So that's about the limit of my Chanukkah creativity right now.  I'll eventually bust out some dreidls, but by the time I was done with these, I'd have enough run ins with my exact knife and I had been burned by the over for the umpteenth time.
So Christmas was, naturally, my next option.

What better way to begin my holiday endeavours than by making more of the things that enraged me so much last week?? That's right.  You can bet your freshly darned socks that I made bigger and better Gingerbread houses. I am totally legit like that.
This time I decided that 1:12 scale was probably a more intelligent choice than 1:24 or 1:48.  I have no idea which one I pulled off last week, and I really don't care enough.  They were too small.  I know that.  So this time I went for a three finger length and it gave me a lot more space to work with.  I made cute little peppermint pinwheels, tiny candy canes, sprinkles, frosting... you name it.

 Awwww..... so precious.
                                                                 The stupid little ones --->
 Oh my, tiny pies!  Pecan!  One of my favourites.  Those little pecans were a pain in the rear to make.
The pumpkin was a lot easier. The shading was the hardest part.
The figgy puddings are super cute.  I love the way that the holly decoration came out.  The earrings came out adorable too but I failed to take any pictures, of course. 
And I lied, I did make another Chanukkah item.  Matzoh bread :3



Saturday, November 19, 2011

Open studio and "holy crap how have I not put my Chanuchristmakus stuff up yet?"

Yes.  You read that right.  As a half Jew/half Catholic hot mess, I have made my OWN damn holiday season.  Chanuchristmakus.  Eat your heart out, Hallmark.
Fun fact: Daniel Radcliffe is screwed the exact. same. way.  He should probably do this holiday with me. Just saying. It's celebrated by reading a bunch of books, drinking butter beer and making a ton of cookies and pie and other stuff.  Presents are optional.

Anyway, my dad and I will be opening our studio to the public during the first weekend of December, which means that I need to get my rear in gear, and make a bunch of stuff, as well as displays.  In order to do this effectively, I need to put my reading list aside and actually write my last two papers and, you know, sculpt and glue things and what not.  Problem is, is that I really want to read the Woman in Black, now that I've finished the Hunger Game trilogy (which was fan-fuggin-tastic). I'm also really distracted in designing my literary half sleeve that I plan on getting after my wedding.

Speaking of:
Got the lollipops.  They are more than I ever could have hoped, oh my goodness, they are soooo delicious. Thank you, Vintage Confections!  Our flavours were Caramel Apple, Candy Corn, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Champagne, and Apple Cinnamon.  There was also Salted Caramel, but I inhaled it. Got to their etsy site at : for some seriously amazing treats! 

Since the gingerbread houses of intense rage, I've been fiddling around with making latkahs and tiny apple sauces.  Hopefully the jars I ordered will come soon so I can finish those up in time for the weekend.  I'm also working on a bunch of christmas tinies, such as figgy puddings, fruit cakes (ew), and other treats.  I had made some really cute gingerbread men, but apparently they really pissed off my velociraptor parrot, because she bit the head off one.
Anyway, hopefully there will be another post either today, or tomorrow with some uploads of all of my pretty new things that I made!

PS: you're not allowed to enter (since I wanna win) but here's Snowfern's giveaway!