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Bells Of Ireland, Flowers For Good Luck!

The bells of Ireland, a happy addition to any bouquet! I love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day every year. It’s a huge holiday in our family, so when I came across this lovely kit in Georgie Steeds’ Etsy shop, I grabbed … Continue reading

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New Flowers & Tomato Plants For The Crown Jewel Farm!

“Happiness held is the seed. Happiness shared is the flower.” – John Harrigan The Crown Jewel Farm is a work in progress. You’ve had a peek at Farmer Jewel’s truck full of produce and my mini pumpkin patch. Last week … Continue reading

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Crown Jewel Farm

“I would rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world” – George Washington The Crown Jewel Farm doesn’t have an emperor but it does have a squirrel! Kerri Pajutee has created magic once again and this tiny … Continue reading

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Vintage Dollhouse Chandelier Kits

“I guess like most people I’m a bargain-hunter. I love a bargain. I found out there’s two prices on everything. There’s the Rodeo Drive price and there’s the same merchandise down the street.” -Liberace Snowy, housebound weekends are great inspiration … Continue reading

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Chestnuts In A… Popcorn Popper?

“There is probably a smell of roasted chestnuts and other good comfortable things all the time, for we are telling Winter Stories – Ghost Stories, or more shame for us – round the Christmas fire; and we have never stirred, … Continue reading

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Autumn Apple Pie

Apples, Cinnamon, Buttery, Flaky Pie Crust… It must be fall! We think of apple pie as all-American but you may be surprised to learn that the first recipe for apple pie goes back to 1381 England. Geoffrey Chaucer’s written recipe … Continue reading

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My 2018 Custom Order List Is Closed

Closing The 2018 Custom Order List Early Due to family commitments, my custom order list is now closed for the year, effective immediately. Typically the list is open from January through October but this year I need to cut it … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life Of a 1:12 Food Miniaturist…

What’s Cookie Dough Without A Cookie Cutter? Not much, if you ask me, so when I made two batches of autumn sugar cookies for a pair of prep board scenes, I rolled out the dough nice and thin, keeping it … Continue reading

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Autumn Is A Second Spring When Every Leaf Is A Flower

The rustling of the leaves is like a low hymn to nature. As mentioned in my last post, accessories are often created in the Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium to display my 1:12th food art. I have been on the hunt … Continue reading

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Crown Jewel Cutting Boards

A Peek Inside In The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium “Necessity can be the springboard to success!” Julia Child once said “Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all”, and that’s how I feel … Continue reading

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Fall Harvest On The Crown Jewel Farm

What’s Cooking In The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium? “Not make miniature food every day? You must be out of your gourd!” It’s true, I’m always making something. Every day presents new possibilities and I love carrying my morning coffee into … Continue reading

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See What’s Cooking Today In The Crown Jewel Imaginarium!

An Apple A Day… Crisp fall apples! These mini Granny Smith’s and MacIntosh have not been baked or sealed yet, so the color will lighten up after baking, but here’s a peek at my tile this morning… Robin ♥ ©Copyright … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions

Insight Into The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium… What brand of chalk pastels do you use and why? I have a few favorites and the one thing they all have in common is intense pigment and permanent colors that do not … Continue reading

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A Peek Through The Looking Glass

“A Day In The Life Of Crown Jewel Miniatures” It’s a pretty rainbow of “busy” lately in the CJM Imaginarium©! I’m preparing cupcakes and tarts for Easter and my tile is full. It’s hand-piped mini whipped cream gone wild! It’s … Continue reading

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Do Come In

“The doors are open and the light is on… “ No, it’s not Motel 6, I’m talking about the refrigerator. LOL My collectors know I’d rather make Edwardian & Victorian foods and I’m not a fan of modern but I … Continue reading

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The Mother Of All Invention

“There ought to be a law against necessity” – E.Y. Harburg Was Harburg a miniaturist faced with the dilemma of not having enough accessories for a photo shoot? It happens all the time- I finish making miniature food and brainstorm … Continue reading

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The Advantages Of Overstock

Regarding the salami board recently sold in my eBay (ID: Crown_Jewel_Miniatures), Ramona from Facebook asked: “How long does it take you to do something like that? I’m just curious. Seems like a longggg time!” And she’s right, making a display … Continue reading

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Photographing Miniatures

“Crown Jewel Miniatures, How Do You Take Such Great Pictures?” Photographing miniatures is difficult but not impossible. Until I began selling minis online in 2010 I knew nothing about it and it was so frustrating at first so I’ll share … Continue reading

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“How’d ja like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?” -Bing Crosby

“How’d ja like to stay up late- like the islanders do? Wait for Santa to sail in with your presents- in a canoe?” -Bing Crosby I feel like I’m on Christmas Island right about now! LOL One minute we’re outside … Continue reading

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What’s Next In The ©Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium?

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson I’m not sure if I’m trying to get a head start on my autumn art or if I’m just determined to … Continue reading

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Crown Jewel Miniatures Shabby Bakery – A work in progress

“You are a beautiful cupcake in a world full of muffins” – unknown Q- What does a busy miniaturist do when she’s supposed to be working? A- Dig through the supply closet for wire needed on her current project, find … Continue reading

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Fresh Baked Leaf Cookies!

What’s Cooking In The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium? UnbeLEAFably scrumptious autumn cookies! Rain came down in buckets outside the windows of the Crown Jewel Imaginarium this morning as I sipped my tea and wondered what to make.  Only yesterday we had beautiful fall weather and during … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking In The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium?

What’s New In The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium? Banana Nut Bread!    The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium is rocking this morning!  I’m busy making banana nut bread to go with the partially peeled bananas I made last week.  Get ready for some wonderful preparation boards this … Continue reading

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Tapping The Fountain Of Imagination

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Tapping The Fountain Of Imagination Not long ago, one of my collectors posted this question to me in Facebook: Friend Crown Jewel Miniatures on Facebook! “Robin, Just a simple … Continue reading

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A Word About My Piping

A Word About My Piping All my marshmallows, meringues, cake lettering, piped frosting, whipped toppings and ice creams are individually hand piped without the use of molds. Very Best, Robin Crown Jewel Miniatures ©Copyright 2012 Crown Jewel Miniatures. All rights … Continue reading

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