Friday, December 7, 2012

Contest Announcements, and Holiday Food Winners

Hello everybody! 
This post will be posting the last contest winning foods, announcing the new contest theme, and providing a link to a holiday contest I am a sponser of.  It has been so hard deciding which foods to do, I loved all your suggestions!  It just came down to limited time.. 

The first winning food is hot chocolate with marshmallows.  This suggestion was made by Kaylee91

The second winning food is a plate with milk and cookies. This was inspired by PrettyBows.

Pretty bows, please see my etsy shop, and choose the type you like best, I also have the plate of cookies on a white plate.

The third holiday food is Peppermint bark, inspired by Katherine.

Those of you who made the food suggestions email me your name and address at

New contest theme!!!!!
Valentines Day
This is not limited to sweets, you can be creative as you like, even your appetizers and main courses.
The red velvet cake pop earrings, and matching charm, are a prize for a contest I am a sponsor of. 

The host of this contest is cake pop gallery
It is a photo contest, so it is great for all of you that love to cook :)

I did make Novembers sales donation to Hurricane Sandy disaster relief.  Donations to disaster relief since we have started making donations have totaled 575.00!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Gobble Gobble

Happy November!  
I hope that you are all safe and warm.  As Thanksgiving approaches, I am saddened to think about all the people that are being affected by Hurricane Sandy.  It was a completely devastating storm that will take years to recover from.  There are families that lost loved ones, and that is heartbreaking.  I spent days glued to the weather channel day and night.  Needless to say, the next several months, my monthly donation  from sales will be going to Hurricane Sandy relief projects through Global Giving.  

For those of you that are newer to the blog, I decided after the big Japan quake / tsunami that I wanted to give back to those in need from my sales.  I donate 2.5% of my revenue to disaster relief charities.  I also wanted to make sure that you have a way to see my contributions.  So far we have donated to 4 natural disasters.  The New Zealand quake, the Japan quake / tsunami, the mid west tornadoes, and now to hurricane sandy.  Today I donated 55.00 for my September sales.  So far since I have started this, I have donated 532.00 cumulatively to disaster relief with your help.  Here is the link to see past donations

I just wanted to say Thank you all for your support, and allowing my little business to grow.  I just wanted to give you all this update and let you know just how much we have contributed so far. 

The photos show the Thanksgiving foods I have completed so far.  There is one left and then I will be working on the Winter Holiday foods.  All the suggestions made so far are good, and I will be making some of them.  I am still taking Holiday food suggestions for the contest, you can add Valentines Day too. :)


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy Halloween

Hello There !

Hello everyone :)  As usual I just can't seem to catch up : ( .  If you have been keeping an eye on my store though you will notice the Holiday themed foods already popping up in the store.

The first Winner this time around is Alison, with the suggestion of different types of pumpkin : )

I am definitely going to make more of your suggestions, and this theme is continuing until New Years, so keep those suggestions coming.  I will update the blog with new winners as I continue to make the holiday foods.
Natural Disaster Update:  I made my September contribution to global giving. So far we have donated over $470.00 to natural disaster relief.

I know it isn't a huge amount but I am quite happy with the progress.

P.S.  The suggestions you made from the last post are still in the contest :)

Here is the fall leaf cupcake collection.  I love the colors!

Here is a Halloween themed lollipop.  If I find the time there will be a couple more Halloween items sneaking in this weekend :)

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Welcoming Fall

Hello everyone,
Labor Day Weekend was my very first fair, and I had a great time!  If you took my business card and landed here welcome :)  The last part of this blog post will discuss the blog contest and how it works.  Following that is the Global Giving update.

The last two winners of the ice cream blog contest theme are the red, white and blue popscicle, and the orange and cream popscicle.  Winners, please email me your address at
Blog Contest.
I just wanted to give a brief explanation for those of you new to the blog.  My blog is basically a running contest.  Most of my posts will announce  the previous winners, and the new theme.  To enter you simply make food suggestions that go along with the theme in the comment section of the blog.

Here are the rules
1. Read through the suggestions made to make sure that you aren't duplicating someones answer.
2. You can make as many suggestions you like, but only one a day.
3. Make suggestions for foods that I don't already have in the store (I will announce them in the blog).
That is it :)

The New Theme
Holiday Food.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
The foods I already make are candy corn, pumpkins, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, turkey, turkey dinner, peppermints, and gingerbread men.

You can start making suggestions now, get creative, if there is a specific idea or colors please feel free to describe what you have in mind.   for example instead of Christmas cupcake, how about a cupcake with a candy cane on it.
Maybe suggest the foods you love to eat at your holiday dinners and parties.
Have fun!!

Thank you every one.  I will post the first winners by October 1st.

Disaster Relief Donations.
After the big quake and Tsunami in Japan, I decided to donate a small percentage 2.5% of my sales to disaster relief charities.   So far I have donated to three charities, you can track the progress and see my donations here.  So far I have donated 437.00 from sales!!!   Thank you all : ).  As more donation are made I will provide the link here on the blog.  


Thursday, June 7, 2012


Hello :)
I just wanted to touch base with you all to update you with all the latest happenings in the shop.  There are a number of changes that will be happening over the next few months so I wanted to share them with you all.

Contest News:  Our contest will be continuing as always.  I will try to find time to make more frequent postings.  Keep checking back in, and make suggestions as you think of them.  I will be making more spring foods and ice creams.  I am still taking ice cream suggestions.  I will be announcing a new theme in July. 

     My Ambitions:  I love miniature foods and want to share them with the world.  My dream is to eventually be in your neighborhood shops, and restaurants.
      At the present time I have bitty ones at home and very little time to work on my business.  As they enter school I will be focusing more and more time on my business.

     In order to achieve my eventual goals there are a number of changes I will be making over the course of the next two years.

Etsy:  My Etsy shop will remain open, but I am in the process of working with a graphic designer to create my logo, and design more professional packaging. is my new website, and it is already ready to receive orders.  It is still under construction and isn't very pretty yet.  I will be making format changes as I am able.   

Growing:  In order to grow a sustainable business, I unfortunately have to raise my prices.  This has already been happening the last month and a half.  There is a very wide price fluctuation, items that are very simple for me to make will still be very low, but items that take a great deal of time to make will be more expensive.  I really did not want to raise prices, but in order to transform my business into something bigger it is a necessity.  

Thank You:  I want to thank you all for continuing to follow my blog, and shop I have a special coupon code for you all to use on etsy.  The coupon code will give you 15% off of your total purchase.  You can use it every time you are in the shop.  To redeem type the word "savory" in the coupon code box at check out. 

As soon as I program coupon or sales prices at,  I will announce it here.  I also would appreciate feedback about my new website, and suggestions. 

You Tube:   One of the things I hope to do this year too is make tutorials, and videos for my own you tube channel. 

Thank you all for checking in and participating in my contests!  I will have the ice cream winners announced in July, and expect to have monthly winners once again starting in September.

I am continuing to make donations for natural disaster relief, and will be posting donation links as they are completed.
Your Tiny Chef,

Monday, April 16, 2012

A Quick Update

Thank you all for being so patient.  I have had a couple big orders lately..  so I haven't had time to create my spring foods yet.   There is one more winning food,  but I actually want to make a lot of the foods you guys have been suggesting.  Make sure to check back at least once a month The suggestions you have made will be good throughout summer, and I will definitely be making some of them.

For today though Pam's suggestion of Deviled Eggs wins.  Make sure to contact me Pam with your address. :)

The new theme will be ice cream.  So get creative and make new suggestions :) .  The only ones that you can't suggest are the three in my shop (strawberry short cake bars, Neapolitan ice cream sandwich, and 50/ 50 bars).

I will be updating the blog as I make more spring foods, and they will be from your suggestions, so stay tuned.  Heather 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Food

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!   
If you have been keeping an eye on my shop you may have already seen the St. Patrick's day food appearing in the shop.  We currently have three winners.  We have corned beef and cabbage, and shepherds pie.

Pamela suggested a corned beef platter, and lilyk suggested cabbage.  So both of you will receive a bowl of corned beef and cabbage :)

Adrieana suggested shepherds pie.  Congrats to the three of you.  I do hope to make a few of the other suggestions, and if I am able to find the time to make them there will be more winners, so make sure to check back.  Please email me at  and leave me your addresses so I can send you your charm :)
  I really do want to make the beers, but I need to find a miniature glass blower first :).   I did try to find cute tiny glass beer glasses but didn't find any quite the right size :(

The last St. Patrick's Day food I made was actually a corned beef sandwich. 

All these Irish foods are currently available in the shop, but I only made about 10 of each.

April Contest Theme

The new theme is spring :)
So put on your thinking caps and start making springtime food suggestions.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Thank you for stopping by!!  In this blog I will explain the monthly charm contest, and then give some updates about changes the shop that will be going on this year.
  The Blog Contest
I continuously strive to keep the shop fresh by adding new foods regularly.  I thought it would be fun, to include you all in the products I carry in the shop so this contest was born.  Here monthly I will give you a theme, I will choose at least one of the suggestions and make it for a new charm I will offer in the store.  If I make your suggestion, you receive your food suggestion as a charm.  Many times I choose more than one suggestion, in that case all the food suggestions that I make will win :)
To enter all you do is leave your food suggestion in the comment section of the blog.
The Rules:
1: Leave up to one food suggestion per day.  **  If you have several ideas that is great! I would love to hear them, choose only one a day leave in the comment section.  This allows many to play. :)
2:  Please check the other suggestions made, so you aren't duplicating another persons suggestion.
That's it : )
The current theme is St. Patrick's Day and Irish Food
There are several suggestion made in the last blog posted.  Thank you so much for participating, I already love the suggestions that have been made, and look forward to seeing more :)
Shop Announments
The post office has almost doubled their international shipping prices, so soon I will have to increase international shipping charges a little. There wont be any extra charges for multiple items though it will be a flat charge.  The new shipping charge will be 4.20 for international, and 3.00 for domestic, both of these will be the full shipping cost for all orders (including multiple product purchases).
 Gradually over the next year I will be adding 1/12th scale miniatures to my inventory, for doll house collectors.  In most cases my food items have been larger than 1/12th scale.  I hope to add food magnets to my line of inventory as well.  My primary focus will still be my charm sized food accessories.
This year my I am making my little foods in smaller batches.  The time I have for creating my miniatures has been cut dramatically.   I am only able to create my foods 8-12 hours per week now.  I am not able to offer the charm of the month club, because I wouldn't be able to produce enough stock for the store and the club.

My weekly creating time will be spent making the new/contest items, and other existing foods that I am short on.
There are other changes I wish to make this year,  In the next month, I will be getting a new camera for the shop, and hope to make some tutorials to offer for sale, and some for free....  This change will be slower in coming but it will happen this year.   

I am also continuing to donate to natural disaster relief charities through global giving, but the cost of supplies have also risen.  I want to keep my prices as low as possible, so I will be donating 2.5% percent of sales instead of the 5%
My next donation will be in the begining of February, and I will leave the updated global giving link here then.

Thank you so much for your support!!!   I will be working on the contest food items over the next 2 weeks, so it is not too late to make your suggestions.  Sorry the content of this post is a bit boring, my next blog post will be announcing the St. Patrick's Day, and Irish Food winners

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Beginings

Hello everyone!!!
 I have been very busy this year, and made some great foods this year.  You all have been amazing, and a  great source of inspiration.  This year went by so quickly and many things have happened.  I will be unable to bring back Charm of the month club for now.  My creating time is now 8-16 hours per week.   I will try  to keep lots of charms in the shop, and will continue running the contest. 
Blog Contest

The Rules:
1:  You can only make one suggestion per day, that allows you multiple entries but many can play :)
2: Read through the suggestions to make sure you aren't duplicating any suggestions already made.
The theme this time is St. Patricks Day foods.
Good luck :)

 I will update the blog soon :)
 This year