Thursday, 17 December 2009


Well, Christmas is almost upon us now, so this is the last time I will post until the New Year. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my followers a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. I hope Santa is good to you & brings you everything your heart desires. I also hope you all have a very enjoyable Christmas & I will see you in 2010.x.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

"Have yourself a 'Shabby Chic-y' Christmas"

I know these aren't at all festive or Christmassy, but to be honest I think I have almost exhausted the Christmas miniatures, so I thought I would share these little cuties with you all instead. I love shabby chic!! It is so feminine & romantic, but unfortunately I live in a house that has more testosterone flying around it than a rugby teams changing room, therefore there is not an ounce of shabby chic in it. Enjoy.x.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Holidays are coming, Holidays are coming!!





Now that I have seen the 'Coca Cola' Truck on television I do believe I feel like Christmas is well & truly on it's way, despite the fact that I have being making festive minis since September!! LOL. I have to start making them just as summer is ending because of the miniature fairs that I usually attend & I do like to be fully stocked up. Usually while making festive minis I will have a festive film on in the background or a Christmas CD playing away, it helps get me in the mood. Here is a selection of what I had to offer this year.x.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

This weeks ebay auctions

*Two tier Christmas Cake*

*Luxury Festive Hamper*

*Snowflake* Christmas Tree Cake

I don't know about anyone else, but this year has just flown by for me. I cannot believe that the festive season is almost upon us once again. These past few weeks I have been busy in my little work room making various seasonal miniatures, some for my website, some for ebay & some to take to the forthcoming miniatures fairs. Enjoy!!.x.

Saturday, 31 October 2009


Happy Halloween to one & all!!! Whatever you will be doing tonight I hope you have a great time. We hosted our Halloween party last night & the photos were taken before all our guests arrived, so you get a good view of how we decorated it. Not even the kitchen escaped a spooky makeover!! Blood-soaked & torn curtains, various knives dripping blood hung up on the wall, things crawling out of fireplaces, piles of bones in corners, spiders & webs, blood-soaked tablecloth, evil clowns lurking around every corner. Our theme for us, the Host & Hostess, this year was Circus Of Horrors, so my partner was an evil clown & I was the Ringmaster. A good time was had by all. Now all I have to do is start planning next years party, LOL.x.

Monday, 26 October 2009

New Minis for website

Phew!! It seems like ages ago since I last posted on my blog. Preparations are going great for our Halloween Party & I have finally got my website up & running, I think (?!!!).
The items that are on sale there at the moment are limited editions, so, once they have gone, they're gone. At the moment I only have four items for sale: Strawberry & Chocolate Tiered Charlotte, Truffle Shuffle Charlotte, Caramel Sponge Gateaux & Berry Cream Crunch Cake.
I have a limited amount of these miniature delights, but I will be making similar miniatures in the near future. Well, it's back to the workdesk to create more originals for you all to enjoy. :o)

Thursday, 8 October 2009

The Pumpkin Patch

I am still in Halloween mood & just couldn't resist making these tiny pumpkins. I have even carved faces into a few of them, which wasn't an easy task!! LOL.

I think the rest of my day will be spent making even more of these cuties to take with me to the upcoming miniatures fairs I will be attending.

We are all very busy here in the 'Ella-Rose' household with preparations underway for our annual Halloween party. This year it's going to be bigger & better!! Me & my son are being creative making most of the decorations & my partner is mixing the music to create the right atmosphere. Half the fun for me is actually making the decorations & trimming the house when the day finally arrives.

Friday, 2 October 2009

The Challenge

Last week a very dear friend of mine gave me a challenge. She wanted me to re-create in miniature the most fabulous cake that she could find!! As she works as a researcher for a wedding magazine she has an unlimited catalogue of bakers & bakeries that she can refer to. So, one day last week she turned up at my house with a box full of photos, & a packet of choccy biscuits (my favourites, LOL) & proceeded to rifle through them & choose five of the best. The rest was up to me!! It was a tough decision to make, only allowed to choose one, but here is the finished result, a hand decorated cake stand with a blackcurrant charlotte base, pink sponge cake with tiny macarons, slice of pink iced sponge cake & topped with a pretty lilac cupcake. Yummy!!

Also, I have just finished my last shift at the day job & as of Monday 'Ella-Rose Miniatures' will be my full-time occupation. It is something I have wanted to do for a very long time & finally I will be 'living the dream'.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

TrIcK Or TrEaT PaRt 2

So, the Halloween bug took over & I just carried on making lots & lots of treats. They are all listed on ebay at the moment & will finish next Monday night :o) The little witch is the first of a new collection I am trying out. "The Witches Of WooleyWood Creek" & this little cutie is called 'Blossom'.

Monday, 7 September 2009

*tRiCk Or TrEaT*

As the nights draw in & it's getting chilly my mind wanders to Halloween. I wanted to make quite a collection to put up for auction on ebay, & as I am very fond of this particular time of year I just kept going, I can't seem to stop making Halloween minis now!!LOL. So here are a few of them, a sneak preview before they go up for auction next week. Hope you like. ;O) .x.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

A well earned break.

I decided to take a well-earned mini-break from mini-making last week so that I could spend some quality time with my son before he starts his new school. Although we didn't go to too many places or spend lots of money, we still had a lot of fun together. The sun shone all week, which was a bonus & makes it much more pleasant when walking along the local seafront. We spent a fun half hour with my partner & his son rowing around in circles on the boating lake (and getting quite wet). But I think our best day was when we went to York Maze. What a great day out!! The maze itself is actually made up of maize & as my son is a huge sweetcorn fan I had to hold him back from helping himself, LOL. We also took the tractor ride, very rough & bumpy & needless to say when I got off the trailer I had a very sore...(you can fill your own answer in there, lol).

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

A Wedding Gift.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that the recent good weather we have been blessed with will continue well into next week. Me & mine are attending a family wedding on Saturday & after much deliberating with the mother of the bride I have managed to re-create the exact wedding 1/12th scale!! It has been quite a challenge as each tier has an embossed pattern on it, (not too sure if it shows up well in the photo). I am very pleased with the finished result & I know the bride will be, too, although I really don't think the 20-something year old sports-mad groom will be that impressed, LOL. Still, it will be a nice keepsake of their big day for them.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Exciting News!!

Exciting News!! I purchased a website package at the weekend so I am finally going to have my own website!! I am a bit nervous about setting it up as I really don't know much about computers but I have read through the instructions manual & it looks very easy to do, still it will probably take me months to get it up & running, but hopefully it will be in time for the busy period, (Christmas). I have added another photo of another bear, this is one that I made for my Mums birthday last November & she was thrilled with it.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Christmas in July!!

Ok, I know it's just the beginning of summer,(although it's very much like a mild winter here, April showers, thunderstorms, etc), but I have been busy in my workroom creating new seasonal minis to be exhibited at the Autumn fairs I will be attending. I was flicking through some old photos of when I began miniature making and came across a few non-food minis that have inspired me to make these two cute little bears :0) I am now inspired even further to make more!! My work desk is full of mini bears in the making & my head is bursting full of ideas, I just hope that when they are all finished they look just as good in reality as they do in my imagination!! :0)

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Another of my favourites to make is Wedding cakes, where once again I can let my imagination run riot!! Last year I was first contacted by American artisan Martha Puff who was putting together a feature for the summer edition of 'Dollshouse & Miniatures Scene' featuring all things summery & she wanted me to create a summer-style wedding cake. I eagerly obliged & not only did I create a summer fruits wedding cake but I also created a summer fruits 'grooms' cake to accompany it!!

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

One of my favourite miniatures to make has to be the 'Mad Hatter' style cakes, you can be as creative & imaginative as you like. My very first Mad Hatter cake, that I created many years ago, was a miniature replica of a full-size birthday cake, that I found while browsing the internet & was totally in awe of it. Since then I have let my imagination run wild.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Being very busy recently & have neglected my blog, tut tut!! Making new minis to be exhibited at the Autumn fairs that I will be attending & catching up with commissions. My favourite minis to make at the moment seem to be none food items, including some very colourful dragons.

This is Gertie, who after a very busy day flying around the forest, decided to have a little nap. Bless.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Dollshouse & Miniature Scene Magazine Christmas Edition

Last month I was kindly asked by the American artisan Martha Puff to submit a few of my miniatures for the Christmas publication of Dollshouse & Miniatures Scene Magazine & I was proud to accept the challenge. Here are the results.