Friday, December 26, 2014

A little butcher shop

The 'big day' has passed and Santa was very kind to all of us with loads of socks and undies (which we love BTW), books and other goodies. We also have a tradition of exchanging handmade gifts. 

This year I made my husband a little butcher and charuterie shop window in a shadowbox frame. Before his life as a winemaker, Mr. Pixie was a butcher and he continues to smoke and dry his own meats and make his own sausage.

Miniature butcher by Nichola Battilana

I made all of the meat from polymer clay. The window is a transparancy sheet. The 'shelving' is narrow strips cut from an old hardcover.

Miniature butcher by Nichola Battilana

The outside measurement of the frame is around 7.5" x 5.8" and the inside depth is around .75"... it's pretty tight!

Miniature butcher by Nichola Battilana

Considering that 'realism' in my miniature work isn't usually a priority, I was fairly thrilled with how this turned out and I think he liked it too :)