Saturday 5 September 2009

A nice change from the "Sweet Stuff"!!

Even though there seems to be an inexhaustible market out there for the "sweet stuff", I get so very sick of just making cakes, chocolates, pastries etc etc ad infinitum & I was really craving a meal of fresh scallops. Having lived for so long in SW Cornwall & having my own supply of fresh scallops & mussels, I guess I became complacent about just how good they were...sadly they are part of what I miss the most about not being there anymore! So, to try & make myself feel more "at home", I decided that if I couldn't have the real thing, a miniature version was better than nothing!

What I wouldn't give to have a basket like this..maybe a few more mussels, & DEFINITELY "real" right now! For once, I wouldn't mind being in the real kitchen cooking them! mmmmm...seared scallops in a wine & cream sauce with a few mussels...a fabulous dream!


Eva said...

The scallops looks real!!
I have collected some mini shells this summer and look like yours!!!

Stephanie Kilgast said...

Really perfect ans so real looking!


Anonymous said...

I can't get over how real those shells look!! Wow

Un Taller de Miniaturas said...

I couldn't believe those mussels and scallops were minis!!!
I have enlarged pics to see the details (I love doing this), and WOW...!! they are PERFECT!!!

Making sweet minis or salty minis you are a master. Congrats!!!


Jo Raines said...

This looks delicious! Literally--you wouldn't know it's scale miniature. And scallops are my favorites!

Mini Leaps and Bounds


I do not believe that these clams can be thumbs, are fantastic. Your work amazes me.

Sumaiya Mehreen said...

Just a suggestion from your humble reader: perhaps you could move the archives and the clock to the bottom of the right-hand-side column...then the links will move up a little, and readers like me can find your website/etsy/ebay links faster?

linsminis said...

Thanks Sumaiya.....not a humble reader at all, but the best!! You can see I've done as you suggested! I'm heading off to the UAE at the end of the week & am frantically trying to clear my workbench of UFO's! I'll have to watch out for woman eating escalators again!! Mini hugs, Linda

Teresa Martínez- IGMA artisan said...

Estan perfectas!