Knickertwist..I find this to be a wonderful gift, and well thought out for the hubbs. The wee house craftsters never cease to amaze me. I enjoy all your photos and input for art. I love miniatures.
Polymer clay just needs to be softened to the right temperature and consistency for what you are wishing it to do. If it gets too soft to hold the form, let it rest a bit, and cool off to stiffen again. Too hard? Then kneed your little fingers off
I love to play with clay.
I like your little diorama, Knickertwist. I am sure hubs will love it, too.