it's a freaking basket of vegetables :-/. Whenever I make stuff like this, ie, fruit, veg, eggs...even seafood, I sometimes make a ton, so I put all the extras in a stack of little drawers on my worktable. I have stuff in there from years ago, which, when I come across, I look at in horror and throw away. Yesterday, I found an old crab that is the most ghastly thing I've ever seen!! But it is also kind of gratifying to see how much you've progressed over the years, no? I will never be 100% satisfied (is there such a thing?), but at least I'm not making crabs with eyes ON TOP of their shells, haha!!!!
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Oh!....I adore your basket of vegetables, it's just perfect. I must get in touch with you to find out about prices of your items....this one is fabulous!!!ReplyDelete
...I must have a 'Kiva piece' in my new house..
Como siempre Kiva fabulosa!ReplyDelete
Tienes razón cuando dices que nunca estamos satisfechos con el trabajo realizado. Pero tú tendrías que estarlo, tu trabajo es, muy muy bueno.
Desde luego has progresado mucho, ya no te pueden salir mas perfectos, estan genial!!!!ReplyDelete
Has conseguido hacer reales las minis, aunque tu no estes del todo satisfecha.
Esa cetas llena de vegetales es una maravilla!!!
Again, fab :) I want at some point also Kiva-food in my house, but at this moment all I can afford is probably a mushroom or a crab's eye :DReplyDelete
DO NOT throw them out! Send them to me! My best attempts are probably what you consider your rejects, Kiva! LOL! I love these vegetables. I really need them for my log cabin!ReplyDelete
No way, these veg are NOT rejects!ReplyDelete
These little veggies are fantastic AND perfect! I love them as they are so detailed and real looking!ReplyDelete
I have been a fan of your work for sometime and have seen a few articles of your work in UK dollshouse magazines, but I had no idea you had a blog and a website till only a few days ago!! :o))))
Great great great!ReplyDelete
Wow!!! Gorgeous basket of veggies! So colorful and everything looks so real! I love the little basket too (did your mom make it?).ReplyDelete
I'm wondering which of those vegetables is the most difficult to make for you - I'm guessing the mushrooms, no wait, the onions? Eeeek, they all look impossible to do to me.
I love that!!!!!! The basket is even great. Everything is perfect. My mouth is hanging open in awe.ReplyDelete
So amazing and always wonderful Kiva. Always a joy to come see what your are up too. Hugs~ KimReplyDelete
It's all awesome, Kiva! Those onions look like they could be peeled, and make me cry!ReplyDelete
They are gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful. :)ReplyDelete
Like Linda, I'd like something for my house, but the trouble is deciding. And, then once you start buying food, there's no going back. ;)
I'm sure you could sell your old rejects in lots on ebay. Or give them to Jody. ;)
Gosh!! Fantastic basket of vegetables . Such a marvelous work Kiva!ReplyDelete
Jody - you said it! I was having fun with Glenda one day as we were talking about our polymer clay doings - hopeless. I said that we should have a swap togehter, post the pics on the blogs and see how people TRY to be polite of our crappy "trying to resemble something eatable"-masterpieces :D And sorry Jody, there's some Fimo stuff in your package, you might now hope that it never arrives... :DReplyDelete
I have all this Fimo just waiting for me but I just don't want to touch it as I know I'll be swearing and getting mad as I try to get something done with it.
Have a nice week Kiva,
Oh and forgot to say that your egg article was really nice and a really good picture of you. I was thinking of doing some eggs, but you said they have to be perfectly oval - crying - do you think I can do it? No eggs for now... LOLReplyDelete
Thank you, Linda!!! ANYTHING put in one of your houses elevates it to the next level!!ReplyDelete
Teresa y la Ascensión, ésta es el sino de los miniaturists, isn' ¿t él? It' ¡s nunca bueno bastante!!! Pero that' buena cosa del S.A. también, porque guardaremos el esforzarnos para mejor y mejor; ¡-)!
I have to hijack this and tell Ira, you are really funny! :):)ReplyDelete
Egg article? Did Kiva post an egg article?
Ira, lol!!! Hell, you want a crab eye? I have drawers full ;-)!ReplyDelete
Jody and Susan, these aren't the rejects. If I showed you the rejects, I'd have to kill you afterwards!!
Wow, thank you Michelle!!! You are so sweet!! That conservatory of yours is fabulous!!!ReplyDelete
And thank you, Ewa! That project you're working on is just....beyond. God, I get so envious when I see these fabulous things you guys are working on!! And all I have is my freaking 1/4" sparse roombox!!
Kristy, get outta here!!! I have no doubt that you could make any of those!! Tht is an old basket I bought a long time ago, an al Chandronnait. There was a wooden piece across the top to seperate the interior into two parts, but I removed it. I would say that the onions are the most time consuming, methinks. I mean, they're really not, but I have to make the stripey skin, then roll it out, then wrap it around some translucent clay. In other words, a cane!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Kim and Carolyn :-D!!
Dale, no one would want my rejects, believe me!!! Actually, sometimes, when I have overflow, I put them in "lots" and list them! But the really old stuff will never see the light of day. It's hideous!!
Thank you Karin!!!ReplyDelete
Ira, you are a crack up, woman!! But keep at it, you will get better and better, I promise you!! Some of my first efforts were nothing short of vomitous, I promise you. My fish were....erm, totally flat looking cutouts. Literally. I read an article in a miniatures magazine which instructed people to cut out the shape of a fish from paper, lay it on a piece of flattened clay, then cut around it. You can imagine what that looked like :-/.
Ira, rofl!!!! You CAN make eggs!! All it takes is practice!! Roll that little ball, then work it baby! You know how it looks like some peeps just roll one end and the other is left rather blunt looking? Just be sure to work both ends! If you need any help, I am just an email away ;-).ReplyDelete
Susan, I was asked to bang out a how-to for Dollshouse and Miniature Mag. And I do bang em, they're never complicated, just quick and easy. Did you get the two articles I sent you last week? I can send you the egg one in its "raw" format if you want!ReplyDelete
Yes, yes to both questions ! Thank you, dear angel for the 2 fab articles. And raw or not, I want your eggs..tutorial ..lol! You mean there were tutorials telling you to paste and then cut a fish out of clay..hahahaaha!ReplyDelete
Ok, I might give Fimo a try this weekend and I will post the results on my blog - just a warning, you might strain your stomach muscles laughing at them... And I'll try some eggies, but if I don't manage to do any OVAL eggs, I'll post them to you to haunt you day and night, so... :DReplyDelete
Susan baby, my egg tute is the ONLY eggs you will be able to get out of me. My ovaries took a hike decades ago!!!ReplyDelete
Yes, when I first started, I bought every miniatures book and mag I could get my hands on!! That was definitely one of the weirder ones I've tried :-/.
Ira, HAHA!!! I will NOT laugh, I promise you that!! Show me the goods, woman!!
OMG Kiva, you really are the freaking best, Ms Champion Snacker! Not only did I receive the eggs tut, you got me a zipware! Please tell Mummy Atkinson that she's so damn funny. Love her intro :). Thank you, my dear :)ReplyDelete
What egg article??? I want to see it!!!!!!!!!!! Somebody PLEASE post some pictures of it and come over to my blog and tell me where to find it.ReplyDelete
lol Kiva you kill me! You're not old enough to have been with out your ovaries for decades.