Friday, May 13, 2011

Now and Then

My brother sent me some old photos and prompted me to remember how I used to love tiny things as a child.
You see I grew up in the English countryside in the tiniest village on the edge of nowhere, surrounded by fields... there wasn't much for my 5 siblings and me to do except use our imaginations and make our own fun. A big fallen tree became a pirate ship, I drew maps and buried them in the riverbed, and I especially remember searching for tiny people which my older sister and I believed lived in the trees. At some point I got my hands on some FIMO and started making miniatures for these tiny people and later selling them at primary (elementary) school for sweets.
For my 5th birthday my mum made me a Pink Tea Party Cake laden with tiny cakes, sandwiches and a tea set (all made from fondant icing)!

So here's the photos of me age 5, with my marvelous cake!

And roll on 24 years... this is me today. :)


  1. you've blossomed well, Caroline. :) And that tea party cake is so creative and pretty, thumbs up to your mom! :)

  2. 24 years on, and more beautiful, more imaginative and more creative so think of what youll achieve in another 24 years! Cant wait to see all you make and do! Its lovely to be nostalgic. Kate xx

  3. Wonderful. I love how we always come back to what we loved the most in childhood. Thank you for sharing with us. :D

  4. Wonderful. It is so inspirational to see how our childhood fantasies can lead us to such happiness and beauty if we choose to return there. Thank you for sharing this with us. :D

  5. Wow, it was so lovely to read all your kind and flattering comments! I'm really glad you enjoyed seeing these childhood pictures! Mini hugs to all! Caroline xxx

  6. So adorable - love your photos! I've adored minis ever since I was a child too. They did, and still do continue to fascinate me.