Sunday, June 29, 2008

Show and Tell Monday ~ More 1:12 Dollhouse Miniature Cakes

Wow wee ~ I know this takes way too long, but I have done all I could to complete this large order as soon as I could. Finally I can say that I'm done! This will go out in the mail this week to Toronto!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Show and Tell Monday ~ 1:12 Dollhouse Miniature Christmas Cakes

I had a very busy week at work last week, and was too tired to do much miniatures. However, I was determined to make some Christmas Cakes, as I wanted to make some mini scenes.

Here are 3 that I made. I love the mini snowman on them...

I love the new stuff I gotten this week. Some materials, and 2 books. I haven't had much time to look through them as I just got them in the mail today. But maybe I should do a post on them next week!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Arte y Pico Award

I'm so delighted today, that I have the honor of receiving the Arte y Pico award from Marie of Savon Marie. A big thanks to Marie, I feel so privileged to join the rest of the talented women.

Here are the rules:
1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity,design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.

3.Each award winner has to show the award and put the name of and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award (I know it says this is a rule , but I know not everyone likes to do this, so I won't be upset if you don't.)

4. The award winner and one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5. To show these rules.Now for the fun yet very hard part... to choose 5 other people for this award...drum roll please....

4. Marilyn of Casual Cottage
5. Kimberly of My Pink Boutique

I am proud to present you this award! You ladies have inspired me a lot!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Show and Tell Monday ~ 1:12 Miniature Cupcakes and Calla Lilly

It's Monday again! I had a very good weekend. On Saturday after housework and creating some miniatures, I saw there was really good sunlight! What a great opportunity to take some photos of my next batch of 1:12 miniature cupcakes. This batch will be sent to Carrie early this week.

In the afternoon, I went downtown to a bookshop and browse through some craft books. I needed new inspiration for flowers. I browse through dessert books, as well as clay books. I bought a craft book :)

On Sunday, after another round of housework, I had time to experiment on new flowers. The book I bought yesterday was on making Clay flowers. They were not meant for miniature scale, but I just needed the technique, then I'll have to modify and see what I can do for 1:12 dollhouse miniature scale.

For a start, I made some Classic White Calla Lilies.

I intend to experiment making some other flowers whenever I can.

Friday, June 13, 2008

1:12 Dollhouse Patisserie Miniatures on Product Gift Tags

It's Pink Friday again! This week, join us for your exclusive invitation to “Shopping with a Twist” as the Boutiques at Make Mine Pink present "Kitschy Kitchen Ideas." Do you decorate your kitchen with cherries on the wallpaper, all rose china, vintage tablecloths? You will find it all and much, much more on Friday...

See Carrie's and mine latest "Pink Chocolate" gift tags. They are created with the finest detail in mind. You are sure not to be disappointed with this one of a kind design.

Images are courtesy of Noelle Garrett Designs.



Saturday, June 7, 2008

Show and Tell Monday ~ 1:12 Miniature Cupcakes

It's time for Show and Tell Monday again! Last week, I re-visited the 1:12 Miniature Cupcakes again. A few weeks back, when I had some time, I sat down to start the journey of making them. The biggest challenge for me was making the piping, because each cupcake measures just 0.4 mm wide. After much experimentation, and of course failure along the way, I finally approve this batch of cupcakes. I love the colours and the feel of it. What do you think?

Decorations for 1:12 Miniature cupcakes is another challenge. The roses had to be mini-small, so I had to make them all from scratch. Various decorations were used: strawberries, gold dragees, banana slices, blueberries, coloured roses, sugared flowers :)

If you see on the table, I had a US one cent coin as a gauge for scale. I can put 4 cupcakes on the one cent coin.

Going to make a few more other coloured ones!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Show and Tell Monday

Mondays are now special and exciting to look forward to, because of Show and Tell Monday. I enjoy browsing everyone's blog to see what are the latest happenings in your life.

As I mentioned last week, I made a few wreaths, but in the end, I felt the pink rose wreath was most compatible. :)

The poll was closed last week, and thank you all who have participated. Wow, it was interesting and exciting to see which colour was leading. I did experimented on Lemond Custard, but for some reason, the colour was still a bit way too bright! In the end, I painted a few coats of white over it.

Right now, the chair seems a bit plain, but I thought of a beautiful idea to decorate that chair which I will work on this week. I can't wait to see it completed.

I worked on 2 new pastries (which I had to make for the bulk order) this weekend, and I placed the samples on the tray. I'm not sure if I'll use them in this piece, but I intend to add more work to it anyway.

The plant near the door represents new beginnings...