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Happy National Dog Day

In honor of National Dog Day, I thought it was only fair to create a cute scene for my collection of miniature dogs! Sadly, it’s not as robust as my cat collection, but I’m working on it! My little dachshund is from Literature in Miniature, and my golden retrievers are by Ines Angelone. Unfortunately, I don’t know the artist for the dalmatian.

Dollhouse miniature dogs with shipping boxes of toys and food from Chewy in a one inch scale scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.

I jumped at the chance to make some iconic dog toys of my own to go with the fabulous Kong and red bone toys from A. Smith Arts! My favorite would have to be my needle felted Loofa dog toy because my dog Logan had one when he was a puppy! I also needle felted the tennis ball.

One inch scale dog toys and food in a Chewy shipping box in a dollhouse miniature scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
One inch scale needle felted dog toy in a dollhouse miniature scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
Handmade dollhouse miniature sign for dog lovers in a one inch scale scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
One inch scale tennis ball in a dollhouse miniature scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
Dollhouse miniature dog rope toy in a one inch scale scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
Handmade dollhouse miniature leather dog leash with a sleeping dog in a one inch scale scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
One inch scale dog rawhide chews and training pads in a dollhouse miniature scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.

Give your dogs a sloppy wet kiss for me! And keep an eye out for some new signs I’ll be listing just for mini dog lovers.

Happy International Cat Day

As someone who wears her “Crazy Cat Lady” title as a badge of honor (does four cats qualify you for that title?), I’ve also been collecting miniature cats and kittens over the past couple of years. When I saw that International Cat Day was coming up, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to showcase my beautiful felines by JMDS Miniatures (Juan Manuel Diaz Solis) AND make some fun little kitty accessories!

One inch scale orange tabby kitten in a shipping box from Chewy in a dollhouse miniature scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.

The scene wouldn’t be complete without the cat scratcher and toy balls by A. Smith Arts, the cat litter box and scoop by Shepherd Miniatures, and the Chewy printable boxes by Mojo World!

Dollhouse miniature cats and kittens with shipping boxes of toys and food from Chewy in a one inch scale scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
One inch scale orange tabby kitten playing with cat toys in a dollhouse miniature scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
1/12 scale cat with a box full of cat food and toys from Chewy in a dollhouse miniature scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
Dollhouse miniature fat orange tabby cat sitting on a cardboard box in a one inch scale scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
One inch scale sleepy white cat playing with a mouse toy in a dollhouse miniature scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
Dollhouse miniature cat sleeping in a handmade pet bed in a one inch scale scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
1/12 scale cats and kittens sleeping on a handmade cat tower with scratching posts in a dollhouse miniature scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
One inch scale cat toys, food and accessories in a Chewy.com box in a dollhouse miniature scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
1/12 scale kitten sleeping next to a cat toy in a dollhouse miniature scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
Dollhouse miniature fat orange tabby with a litter box in an one inch scale scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
One inch scale sleeping calico cat on a handmade cat tower in a dollhouse miniature scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.
1/12 scale cat playing with a feather cat toy in a dollhouse miniature scene by Erika Pitera, The Petite Provisions Co.

I hope all my fellow feline-obsessed mini lovers enjoy!

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, my friends! I can’t believe how quickly April has arrived, and with it, all the best parts of spring! I’ll admit, the holiday snuck up on me this year, and I didn’t have time to make nearly as much as I wanted to for Easter, but I thought I’d share some of my little goodies here with you. After all, there’s always next year!

Happy Easter from The Petite Provisions Co.

I’ve been wanting little chicks for the longest time, so this past week I decided to just give it a go and make some myself! Overall, I’m very happy with these little cuties for my first attempt. I learned quite a bit in the process and may give them another shot in the future. I also made little bird nests from coconut fiber and moss, and then I added polymer clay robin’s eggs. The lovely little bunny is by Juan Manuel Diaz Solis.

A handmade leaping bunny topiary in one inch scale by The Petite Provisions Co.

I actually made this leaping bunny topiary last year, but for some reason I never really did anything with it! The bunny is a plastic figure that I painted green before covering it in model railroad foliage. I made the ivy by cutting out the leaves on my Cricut Maker, then coloring them with alcohol ink markers and painting the edges with white acrylic paint.

A dollhouse miniature bunny topiary in a planter with flowers by The Petite Provisions Co.

The potted bunny topiary was also a leftover from last year, made the same way as described above. I think the topiaries are so cute!

A dollhouse miniature spring, Easter table setting with cabbageware, pink and green glassware and white lilies by The Petite Provisions Co.

Now, back to what I made this year! I’ve actually been wanting a set of “cabbageware” for a while now, so voilà! I made each plate from white polymer clay that I veined with a silicone mold. Then I painted them with acrylic paint. Finally, the critical step for making them look like ceramic was a coating of UV resin! I liked them so much that I made chargers to go with them from orange jute twine glued onto orange cardstock. The result is very garden-y, isn’t it?

Speckled eggs in a dollhouse miniature spring, Easter table setting by The Petite Provisions Co.

I also made the speckled eggs, which are displayed in a depression ware bowl from Melvin’s Miniatures. The white lilies I made from a laser cut sheet from Mary Kinloch. The clear depression ware jar (also from Melvin’s Miniatures) is filled with polymer clay jelly beans I made, and the glassware is all Chrysnbon.

A one inch scale dollhouse miniature Easter basket with Easter candies and chocolate bunnies

And of course, Easter just wouldn’t be complete without a basket, so I made a new one this year with glitter eggs, assorted candies, chocolate bunnies and a tulip “carrot” bouquet!

I hope you’re all enjoying your Easter! ‘Til next time!

Vertical Herb Garden on Repurposed Shutters

Spring is in full swing in Florida, so I’ve been pinning all sorts of garden inspiration on Pinterest lately. I’ve been wanting to create a miniature herb garden, and when I saw people repurposing vintage window shutters into vertical gardens, I knew it was the perfect way to display herbs!

Dollhouse miniature vertical herb garden on repurposed shutters by miniature artisan Erika Pitera of The Petite Provisions Co.

I actually had these shutters in my stash of odds and ends, and I had already painted them in a shabby chic style, so all I had left to do was make the potted herbs. The parsley, sage, mint, oregano and basil were all laser cut sheets from SDK Miniatures that I colored with alcohol ink markers. I made the rosemary and lavender from painted princess pine (and Flower Soft for the lavender). For the chives, I painted a preserved flower I had (I have no idea what it’s called, though), and I made the little purple flowers from crepe paper.

Handmade one inch scale clay pots with herbs like oregano and sage
Dollhouse miniature herb garden with calico cat napping in the grass

For this scene, I included some other little gardening goodies, including the gardening tote kit from Dragonfly International, and the ADORABLE calico kitty by Juan Manuel Diaz Solis. I absolutely love how it turned out!

1:12 scale handmade herbs in pots on window shutters
One inch scale potted lavender plant with calico cat napping

What are you making in miniature this spring?

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