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I’ve decided to finally add a miniature furniture & decor line to my etsy, ever since starting on this tiny home journey last year. So this week was focused primarily on plants, and I plan on moving onto furniture and mini pets next week ^_^

You can see my current collection here, and everything is 1:12 inch scale so it can be added to your modern dollhouse, or just displayed on an empty shelf nook like how I do :P

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these dogs with these eyes

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YES, I am updating again! And yes, I do have another round of screenshots to share before I’m all caught up!

We kick off the Macey-St. Claire round with Annie at Thistle & Honey. Much like myself, Annie has lost her knack for managing the business. :) 

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The miniature journey continues!

I wanted to make an entire bedroom scene, but given how I take photos… decided to split it into several different scenes so as to not overwhelm the viewer :)

This scene is focused on a mini clothes rack where you’d hang your clothes and put any used pieces in the laundry basket. Admittedly, the laundry bag turned out a little more festive than anticipated, but I wouldn’t mind owning one irl if I came across something similar.

Everything is handmade (including Grumpy Mcgrumpface) and the framed print is actually up for sale in my etsy. It’s a copy of an original gouache painting I did featuring some Canadiana, and a larger version for real-sized walls should be available fairly shortly as well.

Nature's Flu Shot

As fall approaches this is a fantastic recipe that can be taken at the first sign of illness.

1 Tablespoon Burdock Root
1 Tablespoon Nettle
1 Tablespoon Milk Thistle


Let these herbs simmer on low with 2 cups water. I prefer to brew the herbs in a tea ball. This is a tea base you will let cool.

2 juiced Lemons
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 garlic cloves crushed
2 teaspoon fresh raw ginger
1 teaspoon raw honey

Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake.

I wish you all the best health this coming fall and winter!!

Thistle honey has both “crispness and mellowness at once…playful, a child among honeys,” while garnet red Blackberry Creamed Honey has the scent of “bread served at funerals.”
—  Amal-El Mohtar, The Honey Month
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Hi guys, just popping in here to show y'all what I’ve been up to over the past couple of weeks. I wrapped up this mini credenza project this past Monday, and while it was a challenge (mini hinges! Staining in -10 degrees! Cutting teeny tiny monstera leaves! etc.), I’m pretty proud of the result.

I was inspired by the midcentury modern aesthetic for this piece, and even broke apart an old compact (some foundation thingamabob from 9 yrs ago 😅) to make the hanging mirror.

The mini hinges are made from jewelry headpins and a San Pellegrino can (please try their blood orange flavour if you haven’t already), and the whole thing took aaaages to come together mainly because I didn’t realize how long staining and varnishing would take. You can see it in its unfinished state in the 2nd photo.

Hope you guys like it, and I may make a few mini potted monstera to sell in the future if anyone wants one. I think it’d be pretty funny to have a monstera plant that’s half the size of your palm…

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Introducing a new member of the mermaid squad: my lilac haired sparkler (everything about her sparkles subtly under lights ✧_✧)

She’s currently listed in my etsy shop along with her red-haired friend, and I’m working on a potential king neptune mini bottle for next week :)

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★ Another week, another miniature scene ★

This is what I imagine my future study to look like, complete with a non-functioning old timey telephone and spinny globe. Everything is handmade with the exception of the telephone, which I modified a teeny tiny bit.

I’ve also improved on my globe design (the dramatic arc of the first one and thick black lines just weren’t working, ya know?), and am now offering it in my etsy shop for all your miniature decor and gifting needs. 

Lastly, I’m running a small giveaway on my instagram (@honey.thistle) for one of these globes and a few other minis until May 22nd 2017, so check that out for some free miniature swag :)

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Oh hello there… these are just some of the merch I’ll be bringing to the Etsy: Made in Canada show tmr (MaRs building in Toronto, 10 am - 6 pm). Featuring some of my pots and minis, and a bunch of me mum’s succulents 😊

So if you’re in Toronto and have an hour to spare, this show would be a lovely way to spend that time ;)

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I made these lil baby mice back in December for a Christmas ornament idea… needless to say, that didn’t work out (wuh wuh wuh) so I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with them that wouldn’t disturb their sleep :P

Anywhosits, I finally realized that what they really needed were just some comfy beds to call their own, and now they’re also up for adoption in my etsy shop.

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Nyan-cat!

Ok I know it’s not technically a rainbow poptart cat, but it reminded me so strongly of it after I made it that well… I’m going to go with it.

This little striped kitty can be found on my etsy shop looking for a home :)

Have a good week you guys ^_^

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Who’s a good doggo?

Not me, that’s for sure :( Sorry for the lack of updates guys! I’ve been a liiiiiittle busy as of late so haven’t had much time to post on here. But, here’s a lil dog figure I recently finished - so please enjoy and hopefully I’ll have more things to show y’all soon!

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I had a restful winter break and I hope you (yes, you!) did as well :) It’s always nice to recharge your batteries at the end of the year, and it allowed me some time to really think about the direction I want to take this business and make some big decisions. More to come on that as I flesh things out a bit more ^_^

In the mean time, I’ve been diving head-first into some of the new projects & products I want to introduce this year. I thought I’d start with this little baby penguin necklace while it’s still cold here in Toronto. I’ve had the idea for about 2 months now, but the holiday rush meant that I couldn’t really focus on any new ideas, so here it is all brand spanking new for 2017. 

I made a little troupe, and they are available in my etsy shop here

Also I post a lot more frequently over on instagram and the content tends to vary (no cross-posting I promise!) so if you’re inclined to see updates more often, please join me there :)