Friday, May 15, 2009

A LITTLE BIT OF CUBA

For those of you that don't know, I am of Cuban decent and my grandmother still lives in Cuba. On my last trip there, I brought back some Cuban cigars, just to have, as I am not a smoker. They have been on my shelf for years now, and thought I would never have a use for them. Well boy was I wrong! How many of you have purchased those mini boxes of cigars to put in your dolls house study. I know I have and though they are very nice, they are just to plastic looking for me, so I decided to make my own. I took my REAL Cuban cigar and placed it in a plastic baggy with water so it would moisten the leaves and I would be able to unroll it. Once I did that, I carefully cut the leaves to a "mini" size, took a pinch of the tobacco and rolled a mini cuban cigar. I then added a bit of glue to the leaf, to keep it from unrolling. Here is the final product. ENJOY!

7 comments:

MiniKat said...

Wow. That's really cool!

Mels Miniatures said...

Thanks Minikat! I thought so too. I like "different" types of minis. ;)

ma jeany fe said...

Hope It can be used as keychain :b. Very creative! -Cris

Katie's Clay Corner said...

LOL....These are really neat`! I like seeing something different, too!!

linsminis said...

Fabulous Mel....don't let any cigar smokers know what you've done though..they'd KILL you :-))

Meli said...

Melanie, excelente trabajo!!! Me ha gustado mucho como lo has hecho!!
Eres una gran artista!!!
Meli

Cre8 said...

Wow they are awesome. Now I have to have my hubby get me cuban cigars. He is Cuban he should know where I can get them LOL

~hugs~
Andrea "Cre8"