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. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Dollhouse Miniature "Love" Naked Cake

I made this dollhouse miniature "Love" naked cake, just in time for Valentine's day. Sooo so glad. I have never been in time for Valentine's Day. 


I remembered just as I finished this cake, I had other ideas for the Love word. So maybe another cake in the near future! 


I'm still here, busy looking after my mother. But I'm slowly finding my pace with everything. My mom is currently on hormone therapy, which means she takes a pill at the same time daily. She also has chemo treatment once every three weeks. She just started this regime a few weeks ago, and so far my mom is coping well.


Next week would be Chinese Lunar New Year, but we won't be doing anything special. Just staying home and everyone can rest, including myself. :D

I'm also working on a custom order for a sweet friend. I'm so glad she understands my situation and told me to work on it whenever I have inspiration or energy to craft, since I'm pretty much occupied with caregiving duties. I'm very grateful. 

Much more changes will be coming up this year...This is the year of change for me. But when things are confirmed, I can share more details. 

Hope everyone has a great week! 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New molds!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful start to 2018.

I'm pleased to announce the new molds that has arrived in my shop.


All of these are duo side molds, but I personally like to make one side at a time. Especially for cream puffs, as you would need to include a cream in between the puffs.

Also, all of these molds can make 1/12 scale miniatures :)


Just made these belgian waffles the other day...

Wishing all a fabulous week!