Friday, July 28, 2006

mini-lunch break

I just couldn't wait to show you. I know I should've waited just another week but, well, I couldn't.

It's all I can talk about, these little lunches. Talking to a friend on the phone about something entirely unrelated, I will interupt her to tell her, yet again, about these little lunches. "Did I tell you that the sandwiches are only 1/2 inch?!"

These little lunches are my contribution to Club Little House's second round, which is just wrapping up now. And I can't take full credit for creativity. I found instructions for these little lunches in American Girl's book, Tiny Treasures

In fact, you can click here to get the instructions for making the sandwich yourself.

I made a few modifications. For instance, I couldn't find the expandable sponges that were flat enough to be bread for a 1/2 inch sandwich. So I used felt. It's more of a Wonder bread look. Also, I didn't have a green plastic bag to use for lettuce so I used a green tissue-like paper. Cut up rubber bands, indeed, made the most wonderful ham and cheese. I set up a little bit of an assembly-line. When you have 12 sandwiches to make, big or tiny, doesn't it make sense to do it that way?



In the book it says to make french fries by cutting up a toothpick. Believe it or not, a toothpick made french fries that were too big for this sandwich. If you know nothing about me, you must know that I'm resourceful, right? Well, I chopped off a small handful of broom straws and cut them into the tiniest of tiny french fries. I took a tiny red thread and glued it on top as ketchup.

And for dessert, are you ready?



Miniature pies. From the same book. The very best part? They are made in a bottlecap! Don't you just love that idea? I am so very pleased with how they turned out and mostly about how very fun and easy they were to make. So easy, in fact, that a child could make them easily. Easy as pie!

The felt that I used for the piecrust was a bit on the doughy, uncooked end of the spectrum so I lightly dusted them with Distress Ink and Voila! blue-ribbon worthy golden pie crust!

11 comments:

marion said...

those are tooo adorable! i can't believe how careful you must have to be. i would have everything stuck to my fingers. i was never good at making barbie clothes either. i love them.

clarice said...

I know I keep writting this but you are soo inspiring me and Chloe. So yummy, Thank you !!! Clarice

June said...

Oh my, your creativeness is always mind boggling and inspiring. Now I have to do these things...a woman's work is never done.

*jenny said...

Aaaack! So cute!!!!! Those sandwiches! Those apples! Those PIES!!! I am swooning here, what fabulous teensy treasures. It kind of looks like lunch time for the Littles, doesn't it?

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness!!! Sooooooooo adorable!

Sarah said...

Precious! So sad I missed the Club Little House again, but I signed up for the one on one!

Tracey said...

Once again- TOOOO CUTE! And thanks for the info on the book!
Tracey

DivaDeb said...

You just blow my mind with your creativity, Amy! I think that you simply must never sleep at all, with those ideas swirling around your brain all of the time. (And, um yeah, you told me all about those sandwiches on the phone, too... But you have good reason to be so proud of them!)

Where did you find those darling Tinkerbell bottlecaps? I think I need some for a gift to my mom. When she was in high school, my mom used to tell boys that she was Tinkerbell at Disneyland (she wasn't)so we have always teased her and given her Tink stuff.And one of my daughters collects it, too. So let me know!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Oh gosh Amy, these are all the sweetest things. What patience you must have...and tiny fingers!

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh, I just picked up that book yesterday at a church sale, and I am happy to see what actually comes from using it!

mrspilkington said...

fantastic work! i love that book. there are also some cute miniature projects in eleanor levie's "creations in miniature" and valerie janitch's "dolls in miniature".