Thursday, November 29, 2012

Stollen Bread - Dollhouse Miniature 1/12 Scale

I made some stollen bread earlier in dollhouse miniature 1/12 scale for my christmas scene.

Though I've not tasted this before (I'm not a fan of anything with cinnamon in it), I saw this christmas food a few years back in one of those high end bakery stores here and I was fascinated with this irregular shape bread.

Maybe it taste like a fruit cake? :P

Candied fruits, nuts and spices are just some key ingredients in this traditional german christmas food.

I made these in dollhouse miniature scale, and hand wrapped them individually.

I'm also intending to make some of the sliced ones where you can see the nuts or fruits in it :)

Right now, these individually wrapped stollen breads are available in my shop here or Etsy shop.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Martha Stewart Satin Acrylic Paint

I saw these Martha Stewart Satin Acrylic Paint by chance when I was browsing the local art and craft store just recently. I ran out of some paints and was looking to pick up my usual when I saw these. I was delighted when I saw them as the colours were extremely beautiful! But you must know I wasn't a fan of Martha Stewart other products...such as the air dry clay. You can see my earlier blog post here.

Because of that, though I was mesmerized by the whole range of soft shades which was calling out to me, I held back and decided not to be an impulsive shopper. Standing at the rack for a good half hour and more, with a sales staff right beside me refilling the paint racks with the Folkart paints, I was still deciding on which ones to get. Finally I decided to get only the basic colours to try out - White and Beige since these are colours I use a lot and from there I can review it.

They have Satin, Gloss, Metallic and one more which I don't remember. I was lured by the Satin paint. The other brands don't have a Satin paint, so I was very curious to what it would do.

The prices are also a bit more expensive than Folkart and other brands, so perhaps some people might be concerned with the prices.

I was really curious to how the quality is like, so within a day or two, I experimented it with my cake shelf.

The texture is really creamy and smooth, which is really good. It can be a little thick but I just thin it down with some water and it is fine. :) The texture won me over.

I painted a few coats on  my cake shelf and when it's dried, I started to see the noticeable difference of this paint versus the other brands of acrylic paint.

Other acrylic paints are just matte, which means there is no difference in its look except for a coat of colour.

But for the Martha Stewart Satin Acrylic Paint, I saw a sheen of satin glow. This is very apparent when you tilt your item and see it in daylight. It is absolutely gorgeous to me, and I was completely bought over by it.

I wished there was a better way my camera can capture it, but my photo probably did not do the paint justice...

In any case, I think I am sold. All the shades are gorgeous - pastel and soft, PLUS with this satin texture, I really can't ask for more :)

First I have to start using up all the other colours in my drawer - while I slowly convert my collection to this new set of paints...

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pink Macaron Necklace and Discount Code!

This is my newest pink macaron necklace! I don't know why it took me that long to come up with a pink theme - knowing it's my favourite colour, but late is better than never!

This brings a smile to my face. I was picky with finding the best pink combination, and this is just one of them. I MIGHT come up with more pink combinations. Oh, if you have anything in mind, do let me know too.

You just don't know how much fun I'm having when I create these trio, really. I mean it. Playing with colours is fun for me :D

This is available in my shop under Food Jewelry

If you are still reading this, GOOD.

November is a special month for me always. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I want to thank you all for the continuous support shown to me.

I'm offering a 10% discount on my ETSY shop here

Enter the code THANKFUL12 when you check out to enjoy the 10% discount :)

Thanksgiving discount code is active from now till 27 Nov (2pm Singapore Time)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Miniature Clay Food Workshop - My Christmas Treats

I'm excited to introduce you my newest miniature clay food workshop entitled My Christmas Treats!

I've been slowly working on this piece for a little while now and am truly excited to be able to offer this as a workshop now.

Learn to create yummy christmas treats such as traditional fruit cake and stollen bread!

Of course you will also learn how to create christmas candle, poinsettia and everything you see in the photo. :)

And for this year, I'm also extending a special discount for my previous students who has taken workshops from me before.

All previous students enjoy a 10% discount off the course fees for My Christmas Treats.
(This special discount is only available when course payment is made between now till 31 Dec 2012, and first workshop session takes place anytime from now till 31 Dec 2012)

For more details on My Christmas Treats, please visit here: Craft Class - My Christmas Treats

Monday, November 5, 2012

Free Giveaway Contest Results

Good day everyone!

If you have been following my Facebook Fan Page, you would know that I was running a free giveaway contest over the last week.

Just a little while ago, I announced the result of the winner as well as the answer to what I was making with the miniature cups!

In fact when I ran the contest last week, I was a little worried that there won't be a winner because almost all the answers were related to food, desserts or beverages. I was thinking of giving a hint if there were no answers by the next day...and then later in the day, we got the correct answer! :)

Congratulations Jackie!

Loving these candles currently.

I have soo many new stuff in the pipeline but I am waiting to complete my mini scene (I'm waiting for another supply to come in) before I present the whole idea. Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Christmas Rings - Cupcake Christmas Ring

This christmas ring is newest in my collection. I love tiffany blue colour so much that I had to make a christmas theme cupcake ring with it.

Calming to look at, I am sure this would make a delightful christmas gift. :)

Now available in my shop under food jewelry section!