Monday, August 8, 2011

Miniature Monday: That Ornament is Not For My Tree! Baby in a High Chair

Miniaturists are always on the lookout for innovative ways to use ordinary products.  Christmas time is especially exciting because we scour the stores for scale tree ornaments;  YES ornaments!
Last December, I came across a wonderful ornament of a bear in a high chair, “Baby’s First Christmas”, in my local drugstore.
Made out of sturdy but soft enough to cut plastic, the ornament was perfect 1/12th scale with amazing details.   I carefully removed the bear and his toys from the high chair with my X-Acto knife.  I then painted over “Baby’s First Christmas” with 2 coats of white acrylic paint.  I wasn’t worried about any rough spots I caused since the new miniature baby’s bowl and snacks would cover the imperfections. 
The result is a perfect high chair for my beautiful doll house baby.  The baby is hand sculpted from polymer clay and measures about 2 ½”.  The high chair is about 4” tall.
I purchased the baby from Miniature Artist Alicia Singleton.  You can find her on EBAY at or on  ETSY at  I absolutely love the detail in her work!
So keep a lookout for those unusual miniatures and thanks for looking!


  1. Oh Wow! Ketsia! I can only imagine the work and fine intricate detail that goes into these projects. You must have some REAL PATIENCE! LOL. Awesome job!! Love your work :)