Autumn Leaves

Mini Blythe with a Maple LeafWhen I first turned my calendar over to October, the leaves on the trees were still green. And for a few weeks after that, they stayed that way. However, the weather didn’t waste any time in changing and sent in lots of rain and wind storms. I began to worry that we wouldn’t get any fall color this year and instead, the leaves would just turn brown and fall off into gross, mushy piles on the ground. Which happens sometimes when you live in the pacific northwest. It’s so disappointing.

Oh, but what joy for the sunshine this week! Fall leaves are pretty, but they look even more amazing when the light shimmers through them. This is what the walk to the mailbox looks like now.  I couldn’t resist getting Blythe to pose with a maple leaf.

Mini Blythe tosses leaves in the park.And then I couldn’t resist posing Blythe with even more leaves.

Mini Blythe Enjoying a Cherry Tart

Finally, after all that fun, I brought Blythe inside to enjoy a cherry tart and a cup of hot chocolate. These Pumpkin, Apple & Cherry Tarts are also the new offering in the shop this week.  They’d work great for fall and also holiday displays. I really made myself hungry making these. I’m craving cinnamon and apples and I will have to go bake a real pie very soon.

 

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Shop Update – Something for Barbie

Most of the things in my shop tend toward the 1:12 dollhouse size but I’m also a bit loose with scale so some things can also work for larger dolls. However, I decided to make a few things with Barbie and the other 1:6 dolls in mind.

 

Pink Rainbow Cake Slices and Pink & White Cupcakes are the new additions to the shop this week. Both come with an easy to carry, polka-dot box, because sometimes, those big, square bakery boxes can be so cumbersome, especially when they get in front of your face and you can’t see where you’re going. That’s why the dollhouse bakery has started offering a special takeaway box with a handle on select items. Barbie can comfortably hold it in one hand. It makes it so much easier to bring cake to friends now.

Harvest Festival in Miniature

Harvest Festival in Miniature

The Dollhouse Farmstand Hosts the Miniature Harvest Fair

 

The mini Blythe friends visit the harvest festival, hosted by the dollhouse farm stand. The farm stand is where the dollhouse bakery gets all its fresh produce and herbs for its delicious desserts.

 

Miniature Fall Harvest Festival

Miniature fall table with cookies and cupcakes

 

Cinnamon sugar donuts and giant soft pretzels are available at the food stalls, but festive cookies and cupcakes, complements of the bakery, are also hard to resist.

 

 

The mini Blythe friends have some fun at the harvest festival in 1:12 scale.

Miniature Wagon with Pumpkins and Corn

 

Take a picture at the photo booth or find an unused wagon to stir up some fun. This one wasn’t exactly “not-in-use” but how can a wagon be only for decoration? It must be played with!

 

The mini Blythe friends have some fun at the miniature harvest festival in 1:12 scale.

It’s been a lot of fun, but before the day is done, you can visit the harvest festival for yourself and bring home a box of donuts or some pretzels to share. Festival fare can be found at my Etsy shop while the season or quantities lasts.

Happy Fall!

 

Shop Update – Autumn 2017

Fall is certainly drawing near with the edges of the leaves just starting to color and the crispness in the air. It puts me in the mood to start baking again. Real food, that is. But first I had to tend to the dollhouse and make sure they were not want for any autumn treats. The following are the new additions to my Etsy shop.

Miniature Cupcakes

Miniature Pumpkin Cookies

Miniature Sugar Donuts

Miniature Pretzels

Miniature Pies

Miniature Indian Corn

Miniature Pumpkins