sabato 17 ottobre 2015

I quit.

I am quitting. MiniAcquoline is a failure, my whole life is a failure. 
It takes courage to admit it and go on living after all that has happened to me in these past 6 years. My dad died of an undiagnosed cancer, I have Graves' disease and TED, I have not been able to graduate or have a job, people have always been treating me like a shitty creep, I now have double vision after decompression surgery, I weight 88 pounds, I never go out and my miniature making is bad. 
I hate life, I hate everything, I can't fake a happy life I will never have. My life is a nightmare, I can't take it anymore.

giovedì 8 ottobre 2015

Squashes are never enough!

 This year I have discovered how fun it is, to sculpt squashes and pumpkins.

 I love this sea urchin-looking squash:

 Natalia - MiniAcquoline

mercoledì 30 settembre 2015

I love custom orders! My "Back to the Future" miniature cake and more.

Hello everybody!

I have had a pretty hectic time, my cat has been sick for days and is not well yet and I must admit making miniatures was probably the last of my priorities.

But because I have received and managed to process some custom orders, today I want to share with you the miniatures I have made for my wonderful customers, who always prove to have some great ideas I would have never thought of.

The first request I received was to make a miniature cake inspired by the movie "Back to the Future".
I am not a movie-person and I must admit I have never seen the movie. Shame on me! 
What I was requested to do anyway, was to reproduce the original "Welcome home Uncle Joey" cake. The customer attached the original movie frame and I accepted the challenge.
This is a good example of what I mean when I say sometimes customers have great ideas and help me go beyond my limits to explore new techniques and projects. 

Even though it was complicated, I managed to achieve a good miniature copy. 
At first I was worried I would not be able to write such a long sentence with such tiny words. Then I was appalled by all the other details, especially the bird's feathers, eye and beak.
But I did it all. And it was great. Considering the size.

Then I received another custom order. This time the subject was far more traditional, but what was not regular was the scale. I usually work in 1:12 scale but the customer needed these Christmas puddings in a bigger scale, I would say 1:4. The customer attached some pictures and once again I tried to follow her instructions.
I am usually a mess with creams and icings on top of puddings and bundt cakes but these three boys have turned out pretty good and jolly. The holly leaves were so much easier to make in this scale than in 1:12 scale but I definitely want to make these in dollhouse scale as well.

I am currently working on another custom order and as soon as it is ready I will share it with you.
Talking about regular miniatures, I have recently made this little Fall market stall with squashes.
It is littler than my regular tables and I wanted to make it really Fall-market-like, if this is even a word!


venerdì 11 settembre 2015

Halloween tables and miniatures

As promised, I am back with some Halloween miniatures and tables.

Let's start with the tables.
This is the wizard or witch, which one you like best, table:

I am especially proud of the skull. I put a lot of effort in it, trying to do the nose and the orbits in the right way!! Especially the orbits, as I am an expert on eyes and eye sockets...

These are poisoned apples... yes, they look a lot like *that* poisoned apple...

Now I want to share with you two Halloween party tables, something I have done in the past and I do every year for Halloween:

I definitely have to do more of these mummy cookies because they are so adorable!!

And last but not least, a collage of my Halloween cakes and a carved pumpkin:

I hope you like my Halloween miniatures, I have more to share, I just need few more days to complete them. In the meantime you can visit my Etsy to see more pictures or purchase these tables or miniatures:


martedì 8 settembre 2015

Miniature tables for Fall

Hi everybody! 
These last weeks have been pretty full with work and many new miniatures are ready, including some spooky and funny Halloween ones. But today I am sharing with you some pictures of two miniature tables I have made for the upcoming Fall season.
One is a classic. A wooden rustic table full of colorful pumpkins and squashes.

The other one is an American classic. A miniature messy kitchen table full of ingredients and tools everyone should use to prepare a delicious, spicy, sweet and soft pumpkin pie.
There are also some Fall vegetables and fruits on the right you should not use to make this pie, but I liked the idea of having a little corner of Fall products.

And this is how a well-baked pumpkin pie should look like, at least in the miniature world!

See more pictures of my pumpkins/squashes table on my Etsy shop!

And here you will find my Pumpkin Pie table.

These are my Fall tables. I have some miniatures too I will show you soon and then get ready fot the Halloween ones because I really worked hard for Halloween this year...
Natalia - MiniAcquoline

domenica 30 agosto 2015

Halloween miniatures sneak peek.

Big skull and small skull are ready to party... Halloween miniatures are coming verrrrrry soon!

venerdì 8 maggio 2015

Miniature vegetable soups for vegan and vegetarian collectors

Hello everybody, I have been a mess as usual and I haven't updated my blog as much as I should have. 
My apologies to you. Unfortunately I will be away for even a longer period of time since I will have eye surgery soon and I will be totally unable to work on miniatures or even look at a computer screen for more than five minutes.
In these past months I have been working on a lot of new miniatures for a dear customer of mine and today I want to show you some vegetable soups I made for her using epoxy resin.
It was the first time and though using epoxy resin is harder than it sounds I really enjoyed the end result and the realism of the soup.

Using epoxy resin I also made pieces of almond crunch which looks pretty nice, with all those little almonds inside the transparent sugar caramel. These are part of a mix of dried fruit and nougats I made for a Christmas table.

Custom orders are always appreciated because they push me out of my comfort zone and teach me lots of new techinques I would have never thought of using or trying. So thank you customers!