Thursday, December 16, 2010
I'm rather free now, which may make some of you wonder why since I just had a baby. You see,
#1 I'm still on maternity leave
#2 I extended my babysitter for another month, since I thought it would be some time before I could engage a domestic helper (I don't like to call them maids)
#3 My domestic helper came much earlier than expected
The result? My helper does the household chores; my nanny takes care of the baby (she even has time to take afternoon naps now); my mum plays with the baby; I only do the feeding. I know this "holiday" period will end when the nanny goes back to Malaysia next week but I am enjoying it whilst I can. I took the chance to do my long overdue hair coloring and visit to the dentist. To update this blog and make a few sales. To regain some personal time and make resolutions for 2011. To prepare for work in January.
Don't be mistaken though. I love my little gal and I thoroughly enjoy looking after her. Whenever I see her smile, I know it's all worth it. And I know this year's Christmas will be so special because of her.
May you also spend this festive season with your loved ones. Merry Christmas!
Friday, December 3, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
These are really tiny. In fact they are so small that I can't take a proper picture of them showing the shape of bears. I had to put two on my finger before you can see that they are miniature gummy bears.
Unfortunately I had time to make only three colors. I'm still trying to improve on my time management now that baby is taking up most of my time. No, I should say ALL of my time. I'd probably be crying in a week's time when my nanny leaves. :~(
Well... life goes on and things can only get better. Wish me plenty of luck!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Check out the choc mint cupcakes and other new items in my Etsy store.
Friday, October 8, 2010
This October is going to be a special month. There are two special dates which makes everyone scrambling to hold their weddings - 10.10.10 and 20.10.2010. It's rather memorable. For me, October is special because it's the month of my father's birthday and also my little gal's birthday (though I don't know which date yet).
Whilst waiting for the day to come, I made some fruit tarts - mini ones of coz as I can hardly cook a decent meal in real life. It's also the first time I made raspberries. Can you spot them? It's not clear from the photos (try enlarging them) as the tarts are glossed. But they are indeed raspberries made of many many tiny balls of clay.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Here is a set of miniature beignets custom made for a customer. I've not heard of beignets before this. They are a kind of pastry coated with confectioner's sugar and taste like donuts. Or do they actually belong to the donut family? *scratch head* Never mind, I'm just glad that my customer is happy with these beignets.
Oops, realised I have the same backdrop for the past few posts... It's purely coincidental! I promise it will be something different the next round.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I'm getting more anti-social these days. I hate it when friends, who haven't kept in touch for a long time, abruptly send me one-sentence sms like "What is the sex of the baby?". There's another friend who sent me a link to take an IQ test at 12 midnight. His point? He wanted to show that my IQ is lower than his. In fact, he said he was very sure that my score would be lower. (ok, if you are so sure, why send me the link in the first place?)
Oops! Sorry about the whining. Let me get back to the main topic and allow me to share these photos of bread with olive oil & vinegar. (Available at Etsy)
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Something basic... don't we all sometimes take basic things for granted?
I'm very thankful recently. To a few people. It's not that I take them for granted but I appreciate them even more these days.
So, please allow me to use this blog entry to say thank you to
- My hubby - for every little thing that you do for me & little Crystal.
- My mom & dad - for taking care of the home renovations, getting all the baby stuff, and cleaning up my dirty house.
No miniature talk in this entry... I'll let the photos do the talking ^_^
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Here is the PBJ set. See what I mean? I still didn't stick the two slices of bread together. I'll leave it to the dolls while I treat this as PBJ sandwich preparation in progress. Afterall, I wanted to show the fluffy texture of the bread slices as well as the texture of the peanut butter & jam.
And here is a kid's breakfast set since I had some extra smiley potatoes. All items are now available at my Etsy shop.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I love how these popsicles turned out, especially the rainbow ones. However, the tiny rainbow popsicles are extremely difficult to make. Maybe it is easier with polymer clay. With air dry clay, I had to painstakingly mix each colour with the clay and sometimes the shade just doesn't look right - either too dark or too pastel. Actually there is purple too but if I add the purple portion, the popsicles become too elongated. So please don't ask me why there are only 5 colors. In fact, these take so much effort that I don't know how to price them for sale.
The neapolitan ones are easier since there are only 3 layers. However, I made a mistake of glossing them as they don't look so realistic now. On the other hand, they look a tad unpolished if they weren't glossed. I hereby announce the neapolitan popsicles a non-success, but I can sell them cheaply to anyone interested. Just drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I just listed some items in my Etsy shop. Do pop in and have a look.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Though I'm less busy now, I find myself not being able to work on minis as much. Why? My pregnant tummy is getting in the way between the table and myself!! I find it hard to bend over to do texturing. I got to do it slowly, taking regular breaks in between. It doesn't help that I'm using air dry clay because once you start, you can't stop! I console myself that I work with 1:12 scale and not anything bigger.
Finally have time to feature these fruity cupcakes that I made. I love colorful things. They make me feel happy. Hope you like these photos and if you like the cupcakes, they are available at my Etsy shop.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Then... *no space at home*
Now... *no space at home*
Anyway, back to miniatures... nope, there is no direct link between fondue and gingerbread men. Just that I recently recreated some old pieces with a different look. The fondue was an accident, as I didn't know what to do with some loose ice cream balls and marshmallows.
And here are the new and old versions of gingerbread mean. I like the new faces better.
Please visit my Etsy shop here.
Wish all a good weekend.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Inspiration from a fast food restaurant "Bob Evans" in the USA. The link can be found in http://www.flickr.com/photos/12170996@N06/4738165340. My blog editting doesn't allow me to copy and paste, so you have to go to my flickr and click on the link there. I chose to type out the flickr address instead of the looooooong website of the photo source. The actual version below seems to look cuter.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Here is a Re-ment set I bought from Ebay. I think this belongs to the "Pharmacy" series. Sorry for the mislabelling in the picture. I love Re-ment but ever since they got bigger and bigger, I've stopped collecting them. I contemplated buying this set long long time ago and finally it's mine!
For those who can't visualise the size, the diaper pack is about 2/3 of the middle three fingers combined.
I like the baby oil. It looks just like the Johnson&Johnson baby oil bottle.
The lid of the baby wipe can open and close. And some of the cotton buds can be taken out from the container!