Thursday 22 November 2018

November new arrivals for Christmas

Hello Littlest Sweet Shoppers!!

This month there are many new items that I've been developing since October but today we are only going to debut items for Christmas. I hope to debut the rest next week since November is starting to get dark and I really need natural light to capture the magic in Littlest Sweet Shop.

These are the Christmas items for 2018 (although I will be working on 3 new Gingerbread House designs leading up to Christmas). You can still commission them for your dolls' Christmas this year but do act quick!

The first new item is Lebkuchen, a German type of gingerbread that we usually buy during the holidays. In Littlest Sweet Shop we already have several lebkuchen products but now we have in addition 2 types, a standard one that you can get from supermarkets or a more traditional home-made. These were made especially for the season so you can find them in the 'Christmas' menu (other lebkuchen products are in the 'Cookie Shop' menu).
New 2018 lebkuchen
This store-bought type of Lebkuchen are big round pieces of biscuit which is frosted on one side and dipped in chocolate on the other side. Buy them loose per cookie or you could also purchase a pack of it, just like from the shops. There are 9 pieces in a sealed pack with both English and Japanese wording on the cardboard packaging. 
Packed and loose lebkuchen
Frosted on one side and dipped in chocolate on the other side
This type of lebkuchen is called Elisenlebkuchen and it features lebkuchen (round and square shapes) with 4 blanched almonds on top. A client requested it for her German Christmas stall and now it's also available in our shop.
Presenting new boxes for all of our Christmas treats! They are made using thick durable cardboard so your dolls can carry their treats using the handle. Also makes a great gift box so you don't have to wrap anything else, perfect for the season of giving.
Maya just bought a cake and some gingerbread cookies and had it packed in our new boxes.
The cake box is a Japanese style cake box with cute Santa Claus graphics. You can open it on either sides and there is also a window on top.
Opens on the sides to remove the cake more easily
Made to fit our Japanese style Christmas cake
These gift boxes are super versatile and can be used to carry smaller Christmas treats. The perfect gift for dolls with a sweet tooth!
Japanese wording on one side, English on the other side
This box is perfect for small Christmas treats
That's all for today. I am heading down to London this weekend for some Christmas shopping of my own but do come back next week as we debut the rest of the new items including Littlest Fast Food 'Fun Meal', wrapped peppermint candies, new Valentine's Day box of chocolates, packs of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Pieces, and juice boxes! 


Thursday 8 November 2018

Commission update: 3 different jobs

Good evening Littlest Sweet Shoppers

Just a short one tonight - an update on some current commissions that were dispatched in September & October. It's been a busy month for me since I spent a week in the south of England with my in-laws so there was a lot to catch up with.

I had 4 small commissions with ongoing Etsy orders. As you know I only post custom requests here on the website. Etsy is more like an online shop where you can purchase ready made miniatures that we already have in stock. You can commission an order via this website (by submitting the order form) or even by messaging me through Etsy, Instagram and Facebook. All commissions will be billed via Paypal so you are also getting Paypal buyer protection.

The first commission is for 1:3 scale items. I made 2 bubble teas and 3 Littlest Sweet Shop snacks in the bigger 1:3 scale. The green bubble tea is supposed to be melon flavour. I hope the Littlest Sweet Shopper in America will enjoy all of these goodies.
All 3 Littlest Sweet Shop snacks in 1:3 scale
Bubble tea in 1:3 scale
Another order came from a Littlest Sweet Shopper from Germany. She was doing a bar diorama scene in 1:6 scale and wanted a bowl of crisps that you get for free at a bar. I suggested to make small vacuum formed bowls that was already used for our take-away salad. She also ordered enough crisps and cheese snacks to fill up each bowl. Hopefully now the diorama is finally complete!
Littlest Sweet Shop vacuum formed bowls filled with snacks
Last but not least, an order for a new Littlest Sweet Shopper in America. She has been working on a German Christmas market stall and ordered a few of our German lebkuchen to display. She requested a custom Lebkuchenherzen with 'Omi' which means grandma in German. It's to honour her own Omi which I thought was very sweet. There were also newly made Elisenlebkuchen which are square and round shaped plain lebkuchen with almonds. Lebkuchen reminds me of Christmas so I will definitely be making more in the next update.
Various lebkuchen for client
Custom Lebkuchenherzen with 'Omi' which means grandma and simple leaf designs
That's all for tonight. I know there wasn't a new product update for October since I was away for a week and busy with commissions/Etsy sales but there will definitely be one for November. I want to try to update new products around middle of the month like I used to rather than rush it before the month ends like a marathon race (another explanation why there wasn't any for October). This month new items will include even more candy, box of chocolates (prepping early for Valentine's Day), Littlest Fast Food Happy Meal, more German lebkuchen and possible new packaging items for Christmas. I just had a very minor surgery done a few days ago so I'm still recovering and feeling sorry for myself but I am still motivated to bring in new cute miniatures by next week. Thank you for visiting Littlest Sweet Shop and remember to come back again for the new updates.