I had a tiny party with my nieces, Chloe and Annie and their mom (my sis-in-law) Alison this weekend.  Everything was tiny – except the fun.


We made tiny aprons for all their dolls and tiny dishtowels too.

And then we packaged it all up in tiny little bags for the dolls to take home.

And we managed to drink our tiny little tea, eat our tiny tasty treats, and have tiny conversation all while my tiny little nephew took a teeny tiny nap.

How-to’s:  I made the dots on the table by punching out scrapbook paper with a 7/8″ circular craft punch.

The tiny three-layer cakes were made by baking chocolate cake in a sheet pan and cutting out the layers with a small circular cookie cutter.  I frosted each tiny cake just as I would with a regular-sized cake, and covered each one with white chocolate shavings.

The party hats are from Martha Stewart, but you could also easily make your own, using scrapbook paper to roll out into a cone, hot-gluing into place, and then attaching elastic.

I made the tiny pies in little oven-safe condiment dishes and made the tiny circles on the upper crust using the tip of a cake decorating tip.

The tiny cute-as-a-button cupcakes were baked in cupcake liners I found at the Japanese Dollar Store and the sugar buttons came from Bake it Pretty.

We made the aprons by cutting out an apron shapes from fabric and edging each one with bias tape.  We used bias tape for the apron strings as well.  We stitched the bias tape into place, but it could also be attached using hot-glue.

The tiny bags are from Martha Stewart.


In 2002, I was dreaming of creating a fun and happy little event to sell my vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, I held my first event in my neighbor's barn along with a handful of friends. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces packed with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best event of its kind in the USA. I describe it as the best weekend of the year!