About Us

Desert Minis, Inc., owned by Janet Smith, is based on Las Cruces, NM and was opened in the fall of 2009.  Janet specializes in making one of a kind, high-quality miniature foods, focusing in small scale miniatures.   Suitable for use in dollhouses or other miniature scenes including restaurants, bistros, Italian, Mexican or other ethnic restaurants, picnic scenes or bakeries.  Choose from single serving dishes as well as main dishes and side dishes that can be served family style.  Janet focuses on quarter scale foods, but will make half scale or micro scale foods on request and if possible to do. 

In 2012, 3D printing came to Desert Minis, Inc., as a way to extend/expand the product line and have some fun along the way learning some new skills and technology.  The roombook kits are VERY popular as they assemble easily and make great gifts.  But you'll find an ever growing variety of accessories and furnishings available here.

For the DIY (do-it-yourself)-er, we also offer a range of miniature food and accessory kits, all in quarter scale. Our show and class schedule can be found on this site.  There are also free tutorials to help you get started in making your own foods.  Our newsletters also contain "recipe cards" with instructions for making quarter scale foods.  Sign up for the newsletters below! 

Feel free to contact us if you have questions or special product needs!