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,


  1. You deserve your own shop! You're goals and ambition are absolutely inspiring! Keep it up; I know I will still be following! =)

  2. It's me again! I don't have time to read all your posts tonight, but I wanted to tell you that the world absolutely needs your tiny food. I've bookmarked your page, so I can go through it more thoroughly soon. I'm an artist and designer myself, and I can tell you put a lot of time and love into this craft of yours. Tiny food has been my favorite thing since I was a wee one, and I have collected a LOT of it in the time I've spent growing up (I'm in my early 20's).

    My favorite part about the construction and detail of your product is not just your attention to detail and color, but the TEXTURE. With tiny food, what makes it alluring and believable are the textures. :) I don't even know you well and I'm proud of your commitment to the craft. Being obsessed with itty bitty food has led me to find a lot of designers of the stuff. Rement is a great one, and good for inspiration, but individual crafters seem to get lazy and just start copying Rement items. I'm glad you don't do that! It's not a big deal to use molds for uniformity and quickness when creating a product, but it's another thing to take someone elses trademarked item and just push-mold it! ;) I have an eye for these things, and though I'm sure a lot of customers don't care, I do (as an artist).

    I've looked through hundreds and hundreds of Etsy shops and through artist's past orders to get a feel for what they create and how they work. Why? Because it's very interesting and I love tiny food. <3 Someday, I hope to create my own tiny food products, or maybe just design them. I've spent most of my artistic career painting, illustrating, and jewelry making, and I haven't worked much with clay since high school, but I would be proud to have your eye for textures and detail some day. I would love to watch your tutorials.

    I hope you'll view me as a sister-in-arms for the spread of miniature food and not a competitor. I'm moving out of the country soon and if I open shop, I'm sure it'll be on the opposite side of the world. ;) I have a long ways to go. You my dear, are now my tiny food role model. Are you familiar with other miniature food artist's on Etsy? I found a few who have since moved on who were master crafters. Their pages still exist. I always feel it's a shame when that happens and they don't leave a link to their future projects.

    Take care and sorry for the long rant! I'm just so happy to have found such a good craftsperson!