Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tiny Distraction

As some of you know I have an insatiable obsession with miniature things. Perhaps it is because I wish my hips would make themselves a little more minute. When I combine my love for crafts and tiny things, I have the perfect recipe for avoiding any binge-eating disaster. Here is a picture of the quail egg that I gave to my mom for Easter. It stands about 3/4 inches. Sorry about the blurry image--in my dejunking I have misplaced my camera so I had to use my video camera and extract pictures from the moving image.

Now for my latest snacking-stopper: homemade clothes for my calico critters, AHH--way too cute and fun, I get all giddy just thinking about it. I opened a few of the critters in front of my daughter purposefully and she sat beside me (well actually scavenged through my craft goodies) while I worked on little outfits. I took the little figures and used them as models for creating patterns, and when I would set one down to grab material, she would snatch it like a hawk. "No no, mommy gets to keep these until you poop in the toilet," I said. Pooping has been a real struggle, and the makeup bribery simply didn't do the trick, but when I told her she could HAVE these animals once she pooped, she was suddenly very motivated. "And when I go poo-poo in the big-girl potty, I can have the baby kitty, Huh Mommy?" She said with bright eyes. I said yes. So here is what I have come up with so far: a ballerina princess outfit for the "child" kitty, and a dress for the "adult" bear. Again, sorry for the fuzzy images. I placed the spice container in the frame so you could see the scale. When I perfect my methods, I plan to sell the clothes on eBay. I also have a blue version of the ballerina princess. Who needs to diet when you can spend hours working on tiny little treasures. No thinking of food means no eating of food--perfect tiny distraction.


  1. REALLY CUTE! I think you will definitely be able to make a profit on those. Calico Critters are SO CUTE!! I'm Jealous

  2. Oh my goodness!!! Those are AMAZING!!! You're clothes are INCREDIBLE!! You are going to be RICH! I love them, you were so right, totally worth it!

  3. good job! Oh, and good luck with the potty training thing. It is a miserable thing to do!

  4. So cute! Do you sew them by hand? or machine? or just glue? That is so tiny and looks difficult to work with. You are very talented and creative!

    I made some American Girl clothes once, but after all the time and stress it took me - decided it was not really worth it since I didn't really enjoy it.

  5. Bina,
    Those are ADORABLE!!!!!!! I tried to call but you didn't answer. Allie is lucky her Mom likes pretty little stuff like this.
    Keep up the good work!!! I am starting a diet and I really really need a distraction. It is so hard not to think about food. I just love it so much!

  6. Wow--so cute!!! I love the ballerina dress.