Recently, I was contacted to ask if I could make some miniature pies with pie birds for a lovely lady who collects life-sized pie birds! Of course, the answer was yes! I did a little research on the history of pie birds (also known as pie vents/whistles/funnels/chimneys) before I got started, and I learned that they originated in Victorian times to help prevent the pie filling from boiling over in the cooking process.
So why a bird-shaped vent, you ask? Historians think that the earlier ceramic funnel form that vented steam eventually evolved into a decorative bird shape in reference to the nursery rhyme, “Sing a Song of Sixpence.” Remember the phrase “four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie”?
Anyhow, I had a wonderful time creating these wee little pies with pie birds, and I’m so thrilled to know they will be enjoyed as part of a fabulous collection of life-sized pie birds!
A customer recently requested a chalkboard-style Christmas sign, and I just had to share the end result. It turned out so cute! Hope you enjoy!
I just finished this custom upholstered Halloween sofa for a client, and I couldn’t resist sharing! It turned out so cute! I also still have one available for Halloween upholstered with a darling skull fabric. Hope you enjoy!
I’ve been excitedly waiting to share my latest commissioned work with you all, and the time has finally come! A customer contacted me with a brilliant request – to miniaturize an Instagram account for a friend. To celebrate their new location’s grand opening, the folks at Mother Clucker – purveyors of yummy fried chicken in the UK – were gifted with some of my miniature recreations of their dishes featured on Instagram!
I had so much fun making this mini chicken collection, and I hope you enjoy. Thank you for the opportunity, Thomas! 🐓