Saturday, June 11, 2011

Miniature Beauties

Hi Everyone!


Today I thought it would be fun to share with you one of my favorite collections. It's the smallest of my collections, both in size and in number...

These miniature beauties only measure about 2" in height and are hand made by very talented Mexican artisans. I was told they were made out of "migajon de pan" (A clay of sorts made out of bread crumbs).

This one was my very first one. She is wearing a traditional costume from Oaxaca, Mexico. Hubby got her for me on our very first family trip to Mexico, about 14 years ago. So much beautiful detail.

A beautiful bride was added a few years later...Just look at those sweet tiny flowers.

And this is my most recent one. A couple of weeks ago Hubby went on a business trip to Mexico City and found her for me... Isn't she beautiful? I love my mini collection... And how about you, do you have a favorite collection? I'd love to hear about it.







Hugs and Kisses,

14 comments:

Claudia said...

These are so very sweet, Ana!

xo
Claudia

Heather said...

These little miniatures are just adorable. I love their little faces.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Ana, what precious little petite treasures! I love your little collection, cannot decide which one is my favorite, all three are adorable!... How on earth can they make those tiny little dolls with such incredible details? I love them!... xoxo Julie Marie

A Rosy Note said...

Oh, aren't they cute! I've never heard of clay made out of bread crumbs :)

Atelier de Charo said...

Preciosas damas!

Besitos
Charo

Gina said...

These are just the cutest things! Clay & breadcrumbs...how interesting. I can never imagine how an artist can bring so much detail into something so tiny.

I have a few tiny clay pieces packed away. Similar to yours, but different. Mine are characters from the Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland. You've made me want to take them out of storage.

Where/how do you display yours?

Sea Witch said...

Hello Ana. These are lovely and hard to believe they are under 2inches in size. Sea Witch

Leslie said...

How cute are they!!!! Like everyone else, I am still stunned over the breadcrumbs. Neato!
Have a great Sunday.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Ana! They are so sweet! Very delicate work. How sweet of your husband to know just what to bring from his trip for you!

I don't collect too much anymore... well, unless you count boxes of vintage silver plate and sterling. LOL!

blessings ~ tanna

•♥ Ally ♥• said...

2" ??????????? piccolissime !!!
sì anche io ho una mia collezione.
E mi sembra di avertelo già detto, le palle con la neve dentro :)

2 "??????????? small!
yes I also have my collection.
And I seem to avertelo said, the snow globes:)
maybe soon I'll post them:)
tanti tanti abbracci mia dolce amica :)

Ido said...

Hi Ana,
These are soooo cute, I have made that migajon de pan before, is made with the edges of white bread, cold cream, glycerin and a substance that I don't remember to avoid bacteria growing, is very pliable and lasts forever, you can also glaze the figure after its made. I love your little collection, I really enjoyed looking at them, so pretty.
Have a great week!
XXX Ido

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Ana,
How absolutely delightful your little ladies are..I love them all too! and they are only two inches tall, amazing.
I love how your message center board came out, you creative girl you.
I am still working on my king size quilt. Also I purchased four cans of the chalk paint that should arrive tomorrow and I can't wait to get started painting my kitchen and dinning room table.
I went to down load the pictures I had taken over the weekend last night and my camera went out. Gary thinks it has something to do with the cord that leads from my computer to the camera for downloading. I have to take my camera into the repair shop now.
How's your leg?
Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

Cindy said...

Hello dear Ana,
What a darling little collection, I have never seen or heard of those before. Thanks so much for showing it to us.
I collect vintage kitchen items and of course, anything else as old as me or older! ;D
Big hugs, Cindy

crocheteando.carmen said...

Querida Ana,
Como toda la artesanía mexicana, son preciosas!!! Seguro que la colección irá aumentando poco a poco.
Besos