Hi everybody,

I am back. I have been gone for a while occupied with other things. What is new with me? Well I have been pretty busy with my daughter and school work. It is a never ending vicious cycle of homework. I know I can do it though. 

If there is one thing I have learned while starting my courses is that I have sorely underestimated my abilities in time management. I didn’t think I would be able to accomplish everything as well as I have so far. I can proudly say and I am not bragging but I am so far knock on wood an “A student”. I am proud of how well I have been doing. 

I do feel like I have neglected my blogging for a while though and haven’t been entirely true to my word. I realize I can’t really make promises unless I can keep them. I know a no brainier right? Well It is something I have to come to grips with myself. Too many times I find myself setting a impossible goal and need to establish better time management skills. I know if I continue to work on my time management I could do just about anything. 

One thing I have been missing lately is my crafting that I do. I just haven’t made the time to do it. I know that I can’t use the saying there just isn’t enough time in one day to do it all. Which is certainly not true. There is enough time if you just make the time. That is where my to do lists come in. I am starting to use the wonderful world of word office to get me started with that. It has some great chart opportunities with Excel or even just in Word. I might go ahead and share with you guys the templates that I make once I am done creating them. 

Yesterday was the official first day of Spring. It certainly doesn’t feel like it. I feel like it has been an eternal never ending winter kind of like Frozen the Disney movie. It hasn’t stopped being cold or snowy for a while. I do think though that there are subtle signs of Spring that just have me so excited. I can’t wait for warmer weather. I live in the central part of the United States and we have not had a break with bad weather all that often. I am excited for warm sunny weather that me and my daughter can play in. 

I have so many great ideas for the Spring and Summer time play it is just a matter of when the nice weather comes. I have been going a little cabin feverish. I hope that everyone has an excellent and safe weekend and I will catch up with you guys later. Happy Blogging. 🙂

Miniature Goodness

In this blog I wanted to talk about some projects I have been working on. I am really getting into the whole creating miniatures thing. I have always been pretty artistic and this is one way to use my gift.

I think everyone will find them kind of interesting. This first one is a tub of miniature popcorn for the dolls movie theater.

miniature popcorn

miniature popcorn

I took some cotton balls and a sharpie to make the popcorn. I ripped apart the cotton balls to make tiny pieces of popcorn. I had to roll them into little balls and then lightly color them yellow to give them the appearance of being buttered. I took the print out of the popcorn tub from pinterest. It is a very helpful source for miniature printables. I am starting to make my own templates for creating miniatures. I actually have my first one up on my website for miniature baby food printables. It is free to anyone who wants to make them. It is not to be used for profit in anyway. My site thecraftygreekmomma.com has the templates under the miniature printables page.

Another project I ended up working on was this really cute miniature sundae.

miniature sundae

miniature sundae

It was fairly easy to make. I found the dish at the dollar tree. I actually converted a stacking cups game in the toy section into sundae dishes. They where the perfect size for what I needed.

To make these little miniature sweet treats you will need cotton balls, brown craft paint, pony beads, and a dish to put your sundae in. To make the appearance of a spoon I used a broken off piece of a plastic disposable fork tong. It is a fairly easy project to do if you are feeling creative enough to do it. My daughter absolutely loves playing with these when she is playing with her Barbies.

I have a work in progress with making my daughter a grocery store for her dolls. It is taking a little bit more time then I expected but I am also throwing in some pretty detailed items. I will be showing the final project when it is all done. I am excited to be making it for her. I know when I was a little girl we used to have a supermarket from Mattel that was not nearly as good as the one I am making now.

I hope that you enjoyed the miniatures I shared. Is there anything you create that is similar to this? I am always curious to see what other crafters come up with.