Tuesday, October 16, 2018

First roses since I moved

Hi all, I managed to make some roses for the first time since I moved to my new place, which is a milestone for me. I'm planning to use them for a christmas piece...so let's hope it works out. I'm also trying out a new time routine, which involves me waking up another hour earlier, so I can have an extra hour to craft before I start my very busy day. I hope through this way, I'll have more time to do work.


I also want to announce that I have a SALE in my Etsy shop HERE for items that are marked with FREE SHIPPING. They are basically molds, so head over to OTHERS section and look for items that are marked with FREE SHIPPING.

Buy 3 or more of FREE SHIPPING items and get 15% off. Use code : FREESPECIAL3
This code is strictly ONLY for items marked with FREE SHIPPING and cannot be combined with other products. 

I'm currently also working on some custom work, and I'll get some pictures up when I'm done!

Wishing everyone a great week ahead :)

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Dollhouse Paper Flower Kit in stock!

Hi everyone! It's been so long, but I've finally moved and hopefully in the next couple of weeks, I can settle down. I've been hectic with moving, taking care of my mother so I haven't had much time to do much crafting, and I've missed it. But I'm slowly listing some new stuff into my shop and first up are some dollhouse flower kits that has been restocked!

Dollhouse Paper Flower Kit - Cosmos Flower

More up close pictures are available in the listing itself.



Saturday, September 1, 2018

Labor Day Sale in my Etsy Shop!

A very quick update for now! I just wanted to announce I am running a SALE over at my Etsy Shop....I'm actually taking a short break from cooking dinner to quickly post this announcement! Then I'll need to resume cooking.

I don't post that much recently as I've been busy with the usual - hospital appointments, new house arrangements, working, cooking, errands. I'm sure I missed out some stuff, but you get the idea. I'll have more photos of what I'm working on when I can catch my breath! I'm still around! :)

To all my friends in the USA, I hope you have a great Labor Day Holiday!

Details about the SALE: 
If you would like to pick up some molds and supplies, this is the best time to do so! Please use code: ETSYLABORDAY2018 for ALL molds, craft books and clay supplies
Discount: 15% off when you spend SGD$120 
SALE Period: 29 Aug 2018—4 Sep 2018
I promise I have more photos of what I'm working on in the next update! 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Dollhouse Miniature Milk Vase with Peonies

Hello everyone! It's already August...in fact mid August! I swear time flies. It's been a year since my life had a major change with added responsibilities. My house is almost completed with the renovations and I'm slowly getting the new furnitures to be delivered into the place. I should be moving in one month's time.

I recently completed this milk vase with peonies. Got this new pink wallpaper a couple of weeks ago. I haven't used a lot of really pink backgrounds for a while. But this fits really well!


Close up of the pale pink peonies.



I'm also thinking of making some blue ones, just because I think they would look nice :D


This set of peonies is available in my shop here.

Have a good week everyone! 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Dollhouse Miniature Plastic Set Meal Trays

Hello everyone, it's already August! I recently had the time to experiment with using heat press and made these dollhouse miniature plastic set meal trays.


This method of working is definitely the first for me, and I've never tried using plastic before, therefore there was some learning curve for me.

But I'm really pleased with the end result. :)


What I liked about these were they are thin, yet very sturdy. They won't break even when you drop it on the ground, which is truly a HUGE plus point. When it comes to tray, obviously keeping the edges thin make it look more professional. 

That's why even though there are resin molds for trays, the end result for those are still a little "bulky". The only way to make thin ones are using plastic.

I'm going to try to make some other designs, so I hope it will be successful. Honestly I'm still very new with this technique, so there definitely is so much more room for improvement and new knowledge to absorb in this subject.


This trio set of dollhouse miniature set meal trays are ready for you to fill it up with food :) If you're interested, you can get a set HERE.


I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Have a great week everyone!




Wednesday, July 18, 2018

New Miniature Cupcake Base Mold For 1/12 and 1/6 Scale

Hi everyone! There is a new miniature cupcake base mold now available in my shop! This mold is suitable for making both 1/12 and 1/6 Scale.

What's different with this mold is that it comes with 2 different cupcake base designs. See photo below.


One with the cupcake liner and one that comes with a cup. :)

It's hard to find molds that allows you to make 1/6 scale. So for those who are building bakery shop for your Blythe dolls, you don't want to miss this!



For detailed measurements, please see the listing description HERE.

Speaking of Blythe doll scale or the 1/6 scale, I'm currently working on a cake display shelf for my lovely customer. I'll release this and make it available for all of you Blythe Doll owners sometime later once I'm done with this one. But it will be released as a MADE TO ORDER listing. 


The design will be similar to the one shown in the above picture, on the RIGHT. The one above is in 1/12 scale. Of course I'll take more photos once I am done with the 1/6 scale bakery shelf. :)

Have a wonderful week all!


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Dollhouse Miniature Vintage Kitchen Scale

Last week, I completed making this dollhouse miniature vintage kitchen scale in white color. This has always been one of my favourite kitchen appliances to make as they look realistic. Even though they do take some time, I do feel a great sense of achievement once I have it completed. They are surprisingly quite well popular too.


I plan to restock and make them in other colors too.


Making them shabby looking and vintage looking is just a preference of mine. :)



I hope everyone is having a great weekend! :)



Sunday, July 1, 2018

New home and renovations (Part 1)

I've been busy with packing (slowly), donating away things that we don't use, or just throwing out things that are just not usable anymore. There's so much to do each day. I thought it would be fun to take some pictures along the way while the new home is undergoing renovations. Last week, hacking of tiles began. Then they had to lay cement, and water-proof the bathrooms before they can start any tiling.

The living room

As you can see the floor tiles have been hacked off and that piece of wall tile still exists because they are simply going to plaster directly over it. That saves hacking costs.


Another view of the living room leading to 2 bedrooms.


This was the master bathroom and everything's been hacked off.


This is the common toilet in the kitchen, but it's a bit too dark to show up.


One side of the kitchen wall. This side of the wall will be where we will put the washing machine and dryer.


Rather spacious kitchen, I must say! On the left side will be where the fridge, oven and kitchen cabinets are placed.

And today, I went in to take a look. The cement laying is ongoing. That's why it looks a bit dark.


And they started laying wall tiles for the common toilet!


That's all for now! Hopefully more progress pics in another week's time! 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Great day for Photography and a Moving SALE!

Last Sunday, I had some time to take proper photos of my work. Immediately I thought of using my Dollhouse Miniature Buffet Kitchen Table to prop some simple stuff.


It helps greatly when the weather was cooperating! Everything is bright!


I think the dollhouse miniature teal cupcakes here are presented well on the table. Along with a bouquet of sweet flowers.


I'm pleased with the photographs. :) 


Have I mentioned that besides my caregiving duties, I'm also tied up with packing, helping my mom to declutter, organize her stuff because...We are moving! Hopefully in 2 months time!

Currently, I've just engaged a renovation contractor to do up my place, so that will take a bit of time. It isn't a brand new place, so the wear and tear was very obvious, and renovations had to be done before we can move in. 

You can imagine the amount of things I have to do...I'm trying my best to also allocate some time to pack and sort my stuff, and it's tough. To be honest, I haven't moved in more than 30 over years. I thought I will be sad, but I think I'm mostly too exhausted to feel that. Can anyone who is an "expert" in moving, share any tips? I don't know if "expert" is the right word even, but I guess anyone who has been moving quite a bit in their lifetime. I'd love to hear from you. Anything from dealing with the move emotionally, downsizing, decluttering, anything. My friend has given me some good pointers. He said, if I haven't used something in two years, most likely I won't be using it ever and I can toss/donate/give it away. That was a good one. 

I also wanted to take this chance to organize a moving sale, so here it is!

Please use the discount code MOVING18 to enjoy 15% OFF your purchase when you buy miniature supplies from peiliminiatures.com

Items such as craft books, molds, clays are all considered as miniature supplies. Minimum purchase of USD$90 is required. Valid till 10 July 2018.

Miniature supplies can be found HERE. Craft books can be found HERE.

Happy Crafting everyone! 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Dollhouse Miniature Teal Rose Cupcakes

I've made another set of these lovely dollhouse miniature teal rose cupcakes. What's different this time round is that I hand assembled the cake display for it.

It was made of a plate, and a bowl. I hand picked several parts, and put them together and turned it into a pedestal cake stand :)


So it's definitely a unique, one of a kind cake stand. 


Cakes are glued to the cake stand, but the glass cover isn't.


On other news, I'm busy with moving. Well, renovating for now. Renovations hasn't started, but probably after a week's time :) I hope! So much to do, so much to pack! It does get a little overwhelming, as that's on top of my caregiving duties. 


Do look out for a sale in my Etsy shop sometime mid June. My shop banner then will have all the details. The sale is only applicable for supplies, which means items such as molds, books, clays are all applicable for the sale. :) Don't miss it! 




Sunday, May 27, 2018

Dollhouse Miniature 1/12th Scale Kitchen Buffet Table

I've meant to remake this for the longest time, and finally managed to do so. Truly happy :)

This dollhouse miniature kitchen table measures 8cm tall, 8cm wide and 5.5cm deep.




I'm also slowly clearing some of my old craft books or magazines collection. Various craft books, inspiration books, cross stitch magazines. I'm listing them in the Clearance section in my Etsy shop.  Please feel free to take a look. I'll be listing them slowly over the next few days.

Also, I made some dollhouse miniature teal roses yesterday night.


I'm quite sure this is the first time I made teal roses. I did a search on the internet and most real roses are a little tad dark. I've made them a much lighter shade, which I prefer.

Now waiting for them to dry, and them attach them onto the cupcakes. I'm actually quite curious to see how teal roses look on a cupcake :)

Have a great week everyone!


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Dollhouse Miniature Rose Cupcakes

It's been a long while, and I made some dollhouse miniature rose cupcakes just a couple of days ago. It's been a while since I last made them, and I forgot how popular these rose cupcakes are.


These are sold :) THANK YOU!!! But I'm always making some more....so yes I'm in the midst of making another one. It's always slightly different! :)


I'll certainly post pictures of my new miniature cupcakes when they are done! Have a wonderful weekend all! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

L Alphabet Wearable Flower Jewelry

Welcome May! Time flies and we're now officially in the month of May. Am I the only one who feels my body is still kind of stuck in February? I mentioned in my last few posts that I was working on a custom order. This was the first time I accepted such a challenging one. It was challenging as I've never worked on a wearable jewelry piece that involves an Alphabet Letter (in this case, it was L), and decorating it with flowers and sweets. I also cannot emphasize how much I appreciate that my customer is so understanding of my situation and has told me to take my time with this. I worked on it on and off, whenever I had the energy. I had to make plentiful of flowers, just so that I wouldn't run out when I am assembling it. :)

But here's the final product.


My customer had some specific color requests. Blue for macarons but summer themed colors for the flowers. So lots of bright pink, oranges, some yellow and red were used.


My proudest achievement on this piece are the leaves on the strawberries. Did anyone even notice them? :D

I'm going to work on 2 more custom orders for my customer before mailing them together. :)


Friday, April 27, 2018

Flower Arrangement Videos

I recently chanced upon this short series of a flower arrangement video clip on youtube. Everything about it is beautiful. From that green wall, to that brown antique cupboard in the background, to that cute white porcelain bowl, to that whole assortment of pink flowers on the table. And don't forget those deep fuchsia peonies hiding behind the guy. That color blew me away. I wished I could stay in a room like that.

I had fun watching how that flower arrangement slowly come to life. The things he talked about were also very applicable to dollhouse miniature flower arrangement. Funny how we watch certain videos and think about how we can incorporate that into our mini making. I love how he daringly adds height and depth to the arrangement to bring life to it.

If you have some time, you might enjoy watching it too. :)


I don't know why there isn't a Part 1. It actually starts from Part 2.
Here are the links to the videos.
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Blythe Doll 1:6 Scale Cake Display Shelves

Back in 2013, I blogged about fulfilling a custom order for Blythe Doll. My customer wanted some cake display shelves for her Blythe Doll. You can read it here and here. Never knew it was 5 years ago until I searched for the old blog entries :)

Recently, my customer Melissa contacted me again, and provided me photos of her Blythe Cake Shop. I asked for her permission to post them, and so I can share these with you.


So impressed with her cake shop! So much detail and dedication here, don't you think? I love her cute Blythe Doll as well.


It makes me so happy to see my cake shelves being displayed in a beautiful cake shop. As you can see, the shelves are versatile and can be arranged in various ways. That gives the doll owner lots of options to play around with it.

Next, I'll build some basic kitchen cabinets for Blythe Doll. Oh boy, I'm nervous, as making 1:6 scale furniture is pretty daunting. But I think it should be OK. Melissa was also very sweet and understanding. I truly appreciate her for letting me take my time with it.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone! 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Dollhouse Miniature Milk Bottle Vase

I had some time just the other week to transform this milk bottle into a flower vase. When I first made the transparent miniature bottle, I already had a vision of turning it into a flower vase. I wanted it white, as I think it would look charming. So, with a few coats of white paint, here is the flower vase! Sitting nicely on my shabby shelf, the size of the bottle is JUST perfect for 1/12 scale.


The flowers belong to a custom project which I'm still working on. I'm working on 5 roses at a time. I have...another 2 more colors to go before I will paint everything. But right now, the pastel shade of roses came in handy for this photo taking. :)

Milk bottle mold is available here.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New Molds Available

Hi everyone, I've been busy still. Many new molds have been listed in my shop! I'm quite excited with some of them.


I really like this salad bowl mold. The bowl is deep enough, and it's about 2.7cm wide. Perfect for 1/12 scale size. I see it more than a bowl actually. If I add some pedestal legs to the bottom of it, I can turn it into a fruit bowl display, flower bowl display etc. All it takes is a bit of imagination! 


Well, the bottle can be more than just a milk bottle. It can be a fruit juice bottle, soda drink bottle, and of course I see it as a flower vase perfect for my flowers! What I also like about this mold is that EVERYTHING is in there. The 2 different lids, and straw. Everything is intact in a mold. What more can you ask for?


Love this mold! The cups can be made into ice coffee drinks, fruit juices, you name it! The lids and straw is in a different mold here.


A continuation from the original Essential Shapes mold. More new shapes are added into this mold. 

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Updates:

I'm working on a interview piece with Sadie of Homewardflight miniatures. I work on answering the questions a little bit at a time. Once I get that out, I can start looking for the high resolution pictures. I'm so thankful and grateful for the opportunity! 

Still working on the custom order. I know it seems like I'm taking forever...but caregiving is typically exhausting, so I work on it whenever I have energy. I'm so grateful I have the most patient customer!

Other than that, I'm still very busy looking after my mom. One of my priorities is to get a standing aid for her (unfortunately those solid ones are very expensive). But I've seen some walking cane with 2 handbars that serves to aid the person in standing up, so I will source for one of that. My mom has trouble standing on her own now, due to the side effects of the hormone pill she takes. Hopefully with the cane, she can stand on her own and move around better. Keeping my fingers crossed.