Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays From Cupcake Cottage

Today is the winter solstice. Now the days will get longer, and there will be more light. Flossy and Sophie are so glad, because they started baking before dawn this morning.

Now, in the early morning light, they finally have a chance to stop and appreciate the results of all their hard work! Mmm, there are vanilla cherry cupcakes with coconut frosting, a moist chocolate bundt cake drizzled with peppermint frosting, and chocolate cookies frosted thick with creamy peppermint frosting.

Flossy, ever the shy one, loves the cupcakes the most.

Sophie prefers the peppermint chocolate treats. Oops! Flossy's paw gets a little too close to the bundt cake. "Grrr!" Fortunately, friends forgive such things.

Happy holidays from Cupcake Cottage! Thanks to Beverly at Cute in Miniature on Etsy for all of this amazing miniature food. Her shop is full of wonderful things! :-) Keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Her Best Christmas Gift Ever

The main course has been eaten, and now it's time for Christmas dessert. Mavis has been extra busy, between making all of this delicious food...

including her famous frosted cinnamon rolls...

and caring for her best Christmas gift ever.

Keep the holidays fun! xoxo Jennifer

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Waiting to Open the Presents

Sophie can hardly wait to open her gifts. She keeps sitting by the tree, squeezing and rattling each present. When, oh when can she open them?

She and Flossy have been baking again. Look at what (or who?) made it to the top of the tree!

Speaking of amazing gifts, here's a teeny tiny miniature winter scene made by Volker Arnold and given to me by Birgit of BiWuBaren on the Blog. Do you see all of the details? Can you believe it is extremely thin laser cut wood?

I committed a "faux paw" (faux pas), I'm afraid, when I painted it white, but I just love how it looks in Cupcake Cottage's shabby chic bedroom. Thank you again, Birgit! You sent so many generous gifts!

Now it's time for some hot chocolate and gingerbread men, a gift from Sophie and Flossy to all of you, dear readers. Please have a a sip and a bite. Is it tasty?

The wonderful hot chocolate set is by Beverly of Cute in Miniature on Etsy. Her combination of realism, vintage charm, and fun in dollhouse miniature food is unstoppable! Check out her shop and enjoy!

Until next time, keep having fun! xoxo Jennifer

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sweet Miniature Gifts

After doing a search online for cuddle sacks (cloth bags) made specifically for guinea pigs like my Rufus, I suddenly thought of something: Maria of Pretty Things Ireland blog had made me the sweetest miniature cloth bag for our first miniatures swap. See:

It's perfect! Little Gino loves it! Thank you again, Maria!

Speaking of sweet gifts, yesterday I received a precious surprise package from Drora of Drora's Minimundo blog. Look at the sweet gifts she made for me:

That fancy purse belongs on Plushpussycat's arm, and that rug beater has already moved to Dad's Dollhouse. I always wanted a miniature rug beater! Drora's handmade miniature flowers are exquisite, and these daisies are no exception. The snowman teapot and doll are so cute, and the seashell box is really delicate. Thank you so much, Drora! Your gifts are all so precious to me.

I have so many cute little things to show you before the end of the year, so stay tuned! And until next time, keep having fun! xoxo Jennifer

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Cupcake Break!

Flossy has something new to show you! You know that she and Sophie are often busy in Cupcake Cottage's kitchen baking delicious desserts. Sometimes the two of them get so tired, with achy paws, and they've had nowhere to sit and take a load off (really relax).

Until now! Flossy just added this sitting room behind the kitchen. It's the perfect place to put up one's paws, relax, have a snack, and read a good book.

Mmmm, it's time for one of those tasty strawberry cupcakes! Won't you have one too?

The cupcakes are by Jill at Half Pint Miniatures on Etsy and her own web site. The chairs are vintage 1970s, from my stash. I sewed the pink pillows with fabric I printed myself using my new inkjet printer and special fabric sheets--woohoo!

Do you know about Carina's Craftblog's "December Blog Love Fest"? Each day this month, as a sort of advent calendar, she's featuring one blog she loves. Plushpussycat blog was featured December 2!!!!! I'm so honored. Thank you, Carina! I love following the blog love fest each day, as I'm learning about lots of lovely blogs. Until next time, keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Big Guinea Pig, Mini Guinea Pig Plus Gifts

Here's the latest photo of my little Rufus, the new guinea pig we added to our family. He's in his 6 foot by 3 foot pen, now lined in green tie-dye fleece.

He loves to snuggle and purr and adds so much joy to our lives. My husband says that his front feet look like little stars. Awww!

My friend Pam made a miniature version of Rufus, but try as I might, I can't get a good photo of him. I'll keep trying and show you later. :-)

Look! I received some lovely advent gifts from Irina of Narina Napertaa blog--a total surprise! So many cute, colorful, cheery things that I can use in Cupcake Cottage and elsewhere. Thank you so much, Irina! Your gifts are really beautiful and thoughtful.

Until next time, keep the fun going! xoxo Jennifer