When it gets gray and chilly, I like to wander through the small cozy gingerbread villages created in polymer by Stephanie Kilgast.
Will this be the year you try your hand at some? Look at those little circles she uses for roof tiles. She makes it look temptingly easy and you can google scads of templates. She shows some in-process shots on Instagram.
In the fall Stephanie makes gorgeous gourds that look fresh picked and tiny breads that almost smell home-baked.
Like many of you, I started playing with polymer when my daughter was furnishing her dollhouse many years ago. I have a soft spot for these small delights. Visit Stephanie on her blog, Facebook and her shop.
Randee M Ketzel ,
I have always adored Stephanie’s work, from the time I first ran across her mouth-watering faux sushi; she absolutely tops my list of favorite miniaturists. I am delighted with my coral reef pendant that I purchased from her several months ago—intended as a gift, I am going to be thoroughly selfish and keep it!
Hmmm — my first polymer clay was for 1/12 scale dollhouse minis, too — back in the 1970’s. I made a few gingerbread houses as well — never thought about making a village, though! This one is adorable — I might have to give it some thought!