Saturday, May 3, 2014

Playing Around with Ads for my Custom Flatware Line

Weekend in Paris Collection

I love photography in addition to setting up the scenes for my Etsy listings and the miniature scenes that I post on my Facebook wall.  I spent the afternoon today playing around with different designs using advertisements as my theme. The photos include new designs that I created for my Spring 2014 Collection, and one of my personal favorites - Cappuccino.

New Designs for 2014
Weekend in Paris Collection
Cappuccino Collection
New Designs for 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Farmhouse Kitchen and a few Long Overdue Updates

It has been a long time since I have written a post...and for this I apologize.  Life gets so busy sometimes and one forgets how meaningful life's little pleasures are when they are put aside for the time being.  Many things have happened in the months since I had last posted.  I do not like to write about my personal life too much, and so I shy away from posting sometimes.

In November I was given the wonderful opportunity to spend 10 days in Spain; 3 days in Madrid at the Tom Bishop Miniature Show where I met many of the wonderful miniature artisans who I have admired for so long and many who I am fortunate to call my friends.  I then went on to spend 5 days in Barcelona, 2 of those days spent touring Barcelona with Eva Perendreu and meeting a few wonderful miniature artisans from the Barcelona area over coffee (including Ivana Paez and Jorgelina Ferreyra from Argentina).
Susi from MiniEdenTienda
Eva Perendreu

I moved my studio into one room that I can dedicate to my miniatures.  Prior to moving everything into one space, my workspace and my miniature scenes were in separate areas of my house.  I now have them all in one room.  I collect vintage Denby stoneware, so I was so happy to be able to incorporate a few of these wonderful heirlooms into my studio space.

I have been designing new pieces to add to many of my Luxury Flatware lines and creating new miniatures for Spring. I hope to have these listed soon, but things keep getting in the way it seems.

Finally, as many of you know, many of my miniatures are modeled after the things that were in both of my grandmother's kitchens.  I have been working on my maternal grandmother's summer kitchen over the past year...I have included a few photos so that you can see the progress.