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The Black Cat Cafe, New Bread Molds & Kitchen Sale

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Miniatures, Sale, Streets of Paris, Tutorials

Remember Design Team Member Laura Carson’s Chocolate Shop from a few week’s ago? That was the fifth post of a series.

Today’s project is the sixth (!) of many that will roll out over the next few months… all leading to building a group of miniature Parisian shops: The Streets of Paris. There will be a chocolate shop, a cafe, clothing boutique, flower shop, bookstore & pharmacy. I can’t wait to see all the details! More info here.

So, on to today’s project: Cafe du Chat Noir — The Black Cat Cafe!

The new products and techniques shown today can be used on all sort of projects (whether building a chocolate store or not)!


Silicone Mold - Small Round Bread LoafWow! Believe it or not, I’m starting you off slowly. Start with the courtyard, window and door to the cafe (upper right corner of the photos above). Then you can see a close-up of that bay window on the strip at left (shown in daylight, so less yellow light than the version with interior lights in the overview shot). Then the bottom 2 close-ups that finish up that grid: both are close-ups of the other 2 photos: a dessert plate with a red checkerboard napkin (part of Laura’s new The Black Cat Cafe Digital Set) and bread and cheese from the glass shelf in the bay window (featuring bread from the new Silicone Mold – Small Round Bread Loaf)! Whew!

Back to that new Digital Images Set (and TWO related collage sheets: The Black Cat Cafe and Cafe Bottle Labels): The set is packed with images to decorate the inside and outside of a cafe (from posters/signs to window glass (that strip showing the close-up of the bay window uses one), to labels for wine, champagne & other alcohols, napkins & menus… even awnings and the umbrellas for the tables)!

From her blog post:
I don’t think I could have packed one more thing into this project. I have so many ideas, tips and tricks to share with you that I’ve recorded three video tutorials. The first video covers assembling the cafe and the non-food items. The second and third cover the polymer clay food and drinks.

See everything Laura used (inside and out) in her supply list. I haven’t even mentioned the inside of the cafe yet, but see the Giveaway below for photos! And come back after enjoying her tutorial videos (plural) for new items, a new sale, new FREE gift, and a related Giveaway!

New Sale and New Cafe Bottle Labels FREE Gift

Everything in the Miniatures for Kitchen & Sewing section is on sale! — the sale ends MONDAY night, June 18th. That includes the new bowl & plate sets and silverware announced today and a ton of little props for making a cafe scene!

Over 50 items (!), from cups & bowls to scissors & sewing machines! Go check out the sale!

And there’s a new FREE Gift with ALL Orders!

Laura has graciously created a mini version of her new Cafe Bottle Labels Half Sheet! Wine, beer, soda & liquor labels, all in 1:12 scale. ALL ORDERS now through Monday, June 18th will get one of the new Cafe Bottle Labels Gift Kits FREE! That’s a mini collage sheet PLUS one of the bottles shown at left (that the labels fit), randomly chosen. (Those are Miniature Wine Bottles, Miniature Gin Bottle and Resin Olive Oil Bottle).

Hooray for the Black Cat Cafe Bar Giveaway!

Ok… even constraining myself to the bar inside the cafe is going to be too daunting. But I’ve picked out a few items from the TWO photos below to get you started on a project of your own.

Isn’t Laura’s bar beautiful! I had to show the overview photo (above) before the close-up photo below. From the lighting (above the brass trim at the top of the photo and underneath (that highlight the bottles and hanging glasses)) it just looks so fancy!

On to the close-up photo: look at those fab bottles! The Giveaway starts with one each of all 15 bottles that Laura’s new Cafe Bottle Labels Half Sheet fit (yes, that collage sheet is included, too)! That includes the new 1:12 Resin Brandy Bottles – in Red and Brown (one that Laura turned into an Absinthe bottle, pretty much in the center of the photo).

I’m also including the other new collage sheet: The Black Cat Cafe, for the little bit of the menus you can see at the top right of the photo.

And see that thin gold trim (with the dot pattern) at the front of the bar? That’s from the Dazzles Gold Thin Lines Stickers (yes, included in the Giveaway).

AND one each of these fruit polymer canes so you can cut up a tray of garnishes: lime, lemon & orange.

To enter the Black Cat Cafe Bar Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Friday Night, June 15, 2018).

AND tell me: How will you use all these bottles? French bistro? Wine in a picnic basket? Potion bottles for Halloween?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won the 2 Mini Framed Booklets Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Peg C! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, June 14th, 2018

60 responses to “The Black Cat Cafe, New Bread Molds & Kitchen Sale”

  1. Katie West says:

    !!! I just can’t ! I would love to create a coffee shop or pastry shop for my niece who may be originally from China, but Paris is her favorite city. Until her next visit,I would give her tangible memories of her last visit.

  2. Ina Good says:

    I would do the black cat cafe because Of my black cat booboo and a memory of arctic my black cat that crossed the rainbow bridge

  3. Diana Adlam says:

    I would love to make a lovely little bar of my own! tooooo cute MEOW

  4. Ohh, la la, a French black cat bistro would be awesome!!!! Love it!

  5. Ann F. says:

    I love, love, love that Bar! I would definitely recreate that!

  6. Diana bittaker says:

    Amazing- looks so real- want to visit right now!!!

  7. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I would make a witch’s bar and apothecary. Love the black cat, have two of my own and a tuxedo.

  8. Michelle says:

    I love the Bar and the shop, I would use the bottles to make a bar, maybe a halloween creature’s bar? So many possibilities!
    Love it!

  9. Pauline says:

    I love all the bottles. Will use in a bottle cabinet.

  10. Rhonda S says:

    A Halloween bar sounds so fun.

  11. Nadine says:

    I LOVE this street of shops project, every one of them. I want to make them all!

  12. Jill says:

    I am working on recreating a basement bar

  13. love this. I would make a mini bar as well

  14. Laura is such a remarkable, gifted artist! I am fortunate to have several of her gorgeous Christmas ornaments. It seems that each project that Laura creates is more amazing than the last… she just keeps outdoing herself. And Wow…The Black Cat Cafe is no exception! I can scarcely believe the attention to detail and exquisite artistry. As a true Francophile, I am in love! To be able to appreciate Laura’s latest wonder in my own home would be awesome!

  15. Chris P. says:

    I would set up a small bar maybe Thay are really cool

  16. Pauline says:

    What Rhonda said, A Halloween Bar. I love

  17. Kay W says:

    I love this! I would use the bottles for a black cat cafe.

  18. Laural says:

    Wonderful creation, I would have to go with the bar idea

  19. Jen R says:

    I love the cafe so much!! I would probably do a vampire bar scene.

  20. Laura N says:

    Gorgeous! I love the attention to detail Laura has in all her projects. Like the little black kitty outside the cafe door. =^..^=

  21. Sandra Manring says:

    My witches shop needs a bar…!!

  22. Marilyn B Hughes says:

    I’m actually working on a hunting cabin right now, and the liquor bottles would fit right in.

  23. Traci says:

    Since I love everything cats I got to make the cat cafe-so darn cute!! >^..^<

  24. Sandie says:

    Just simply awesome. I love everything about café.

  25. Kat Cashwell says:

    Oh I love this one! would have to do Halloween themed to go with all the Black Cat goodies!

  26. Celia says:

    Chat Noir… it. Well every cat does have a stash if exotic catnip cordials….

  27. Jo says:

    I love the cafe! This would be so much fun to make!

  28. Anne W says:

    Oh my goodness, this is remarkable. I love all the details. I would make a bar all of my own.

  29. Angie M says:

    I would do a 1940’s speakeasy bar with a secret entrance 🙂

  30. Barb A says:

    Currently working on a mini bar scene for my boss. These would fit perfectly!

  31. Laura callies says:

    Cafe potions for a nightmare before christmas cafe.

  32. Marykay chisum says:

    Hallowe’en potions!! All day long!

  33. Dianna says:

    It is a dream to open a real life cat cafe with stray cats to adopt. I would love to be able to win all the goodies to do a miniature cat cafe! I watched Laura’s videos and learned how she created her cafe. I’m inspired by her creativity and talent!

  34. Kay monto says:

    I haven’t done much with miniatures lately but your inspiring posts are rekindling that fire! Love it❤️ Thank you.

  35. Karen Mallory says:

    Wow! Laura does it again! I would definitely use all the bottles. Not sure how yet. I always want to make all of Laura’s projects. That cafe would be really hard NOT to make! LOL

  36. Carla says:

    Love the black cat cafe! Would probably use the bottles to make the cafe!

  37. Jean marmo says:

    What fun love the tiny cookies and bread. I would create something similar.

  38. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love the Black Cat Cafe. I doubt I could do it justice but I would try.

  39. Sheila AR says:

    The Black Cat Cafe is stunning! I love the idea of creating something like it with a Halloween vibe.

  40. Jen says:

    It would be so hard to choose but I would love to make some potion bottles. My jaw just dropped at all of those bottles and details for the bar. I also LOVE the little fruit garnishes

  41. My kitchen is filled with French black cat art. I love this idea!

  42. Janet Turner says:

    I love the french bistro theme. Just in time for Day.

  43. Emily Ann N. says:

    Love the window! Those bottles will be a BD gift to a friend who is a miniaturist.

  44. LeAnn Aagard says:

    Potion bottles all the way.

  45. Christine Wei says:

    I’d like a Martini, shaken, not stirred please! I’d love to make the bar at the Black Cat Café, maybe an open-air bar…Ohh La La

  46. Chris K. says:

    I’d use them in the kitchen of my dollhouse.

  47. Debra J says:

    “How will you use all these bottles?”
    I have 2 projects in mind for the bottles. Flavored syrup bottles for my bake shop and potion bottles for my wizard. Love all the colors and sizes of bottles!
    Thank you!

  48. Winnie says:

    I want to make a miniature wine room. The bottles will make a great start.

  49. Christie S says:

    I’m always floored by their talent, and abilities. I would so like to have the space to be able to make that amazing piece. Since, I’m part apricot. I would use the bottles for a current project I’m collecting the supplies for which would be a gryphon dork room.

  50. Chris Hoffman says:

    Could definitely use 4 a Halloween themed art piece. Also, u could add bottles 2 the inside of a matchbox as a secret cabinet of medicine &/or traveling case for a quack medicine seller in a roll-up gypsy wagon.

  51. Lea Weinstein says:

    What a great project. I’d use the bottles to make a bar scene.

  52. Kim R says:

    I would make a Halloween Bar and Ghoul!

  53. Kathy Toews says:

    I would have to make a bar.

  54. Nancy E says:

    I love this café. My husband would got absolutely nuts over the very well stocked bar.

  55. Barb macaskill says:

    Oh my goodness! This prize package is exactly what I need! I just finished making the furniture pieces for an outdoor bar scenescape and these bottles and labels would really help me to make it even more amazing!
    I am crossing every body part that can cross in hopes of getting lucky this time around! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

  56. Vickie Trancho says:

    Black Cat and bar in the same sentence! Oh, yes, count me in, though my bar will be a tad Gothy. You know, black cats and bats!
    Magnificent artistry and inspiration! 😘

  57. Mary Mac says:

    French Bistro would be so much fun to make.

  58. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    This is wonderful; I love it all so much! I would be thrilled to make a Halloween Bar and Cafe featuring some of the adorable bottles, and to sculpt some characters to fill the seats.

  59. Karen says:

    Bottles bottles they’re for potions!

  60. Jackie says:

    I just found this site and am so impressed. If I won I would use the prize to make a 1920’s nightclub. I love the absinthe bottle by the way.