Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Plant - Part 2

Maybe my gut feeling tells me the plant is going to be gone soon, and thankfully I DID take a photo last Saturday. This week, I went to work as usual. I don't remember, was it a Monday or Tuesday, but the other half of the plant has been dug out. No more flowers.

Yesterday, on my way home, I passed by the "empty" styrofoam box and decided to take another peek. Ok the plant is gone, but in its place are some new bulbs. I can't tell what kind of plant it is. So I'll wait for a few weeks/months and see what's that. :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The plant

I walk about 10-15 minutes to the bus stop to catch a bus to work every morning. Along the way, I pass by the carpark and a school. There are trees, but I don't notice something till quite recently. Well to be honest, I changed my walking route a little since the beginning of this year, because it's a straight path which makes it easier. But anyway, I noticed this plant near the carpark. It was a striking purple against the green grass, so it was hard to miss it. What really funny was it wasn't placed in a proper flower pot, but a styrofoam box. The plant was also growing very well. Most people here would put their plant just right outside their flat, but this was left right out in the open. So I don't know if it belongs to anyone. Maybe the owner felt the plant needed lots of sunshine and water (we had lots of rain in the past few weeks). It was really a beautiful plant, and I always enjoy passing by and looking at it everyday. It was in full bloom for a long time. I have always wanted to take a photo of it, but my camera is kind of bulky and with my laptop and bag, I just would never consider bringing it to work. This week, I noticed half of the flowers have been dug out. Maybe someone or the owner finally realizes it's a beautiful plant and is ready to bring it home. Before the whole plant disappears, I finally took a photo of it today....

See, half the plant is gone.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

1:12 Scale Dollhouse Miniature Cupcake Deli Workshop ~ Selangor

Join us for a fun-filled, exclusive 1:12 scale miniature workshop in Selangor on 12 March 2010 (Saturday) hosted by Pei Li and Joanna Tham. Lunch and tea is provided for this event!

Have you ever wondered how dollhouse miniature cupcakes are being created? You can now learn to make these mouth-watering miniature cupcakes. At the end of the workshop, you will learn how to create 4 different types of 1:12 scale miniature cupcakes to fill into this cute deli case. You will also learn to paint and decorate your own deli case. Remember to bring a box to take your masterpiece home! This workshop is only open to adults and is conducted in a small class size to maximize learning effectiveness, so please hurry to register now before 14 Feb 2011.

Miniature Cupcake Deli Measurements:
Height: 5cm (including photo frame)
Width: 5cm

Workshop Details

Date: 12 March 2010 (Saturday)
Location : Selangor
Time: 10am to 5pm
Course Fees: RM$430

Program Agenda

10am – 12pm: Miniature Workshop
12pm – 1pm: Lunch
1pm – 3pm: Miniature Workshop
3pm-3:30pm: Tea Time
3:30pm -5pm: Miniature Workshop

Lunch Menu
Entree: Herb Biscuit with Homemade Salsa and Cream Cheese Dip
(Freshly baked mixed [oregano, basil, and parmesan] herb biscuit)

Main: Spicy Chicken Sandwich served with Greek Salad
(Tasty grilled chicken seasoned in Cajun spice, paprika, lemon juice &
mayo sandwiched in pita bread)

Dessert: Fresh Strawberry and Blueberry Fool
(Strawberry and blueberry served with vanilla whipped cream)

Drink: Pink Lemonade

Tea Menu
Treats: Raspberry Vanilla Panna Cotta
(Homemade fresh vanilla custard with tangy raspberry jelly)

Drink: English Tea

To Register:

1. Email paleychin2001(at)yahoo.com.sg with your
name, telephone number.

2. We will let you know the payment/banking details in
email. Payment for course fees is required to secure
workshop vacancy. No refunds will be made for
cancellations if you are unable to attend.

3. Location address will be provided to you once
payment has been received.

We really look forward to seeing you on the day. If you know of anyone who lives in KL/Selangor and may be interested in a miniatures workshop, do let them know!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

1:12 scale Macaron Display

I had fun assembling the miniature table together. The shade of pink I used was semi opaque, so it took at least 4-5 coats of paint to cover the table nicely. It is still not done yet but I was too excited to get it photographed.

This is a recent 1:12 scale macaron display on glass stand I've completed :)

Sold~~ Thank you!

Monday, January 10, 2011

1:12 Scale Macaron and Gerbera Daisy Display

One of the pieces that I completed before the end of last year was a 1:12 scale macaron and gerbera daisies display. My dear friend, Marie wanted something colourful and bright. I was really excited to work on this one, because it was different in terms of colour scheme. First, the wooden platter was actually a deep dark rose wood colour. It was actually a difficult colour to work with, so I suggested to paint it white. Everything looks so different after a fresh coat of paint! :D My mind started running with ideas once I see the base colour that I'll be working with.

With that, I began to visualize colour schemes, and decided the macarons will be an aqua/bluish colour. I work bit and bit and am very happy when the pinks and bright fuchsia all complement beautifully! I also added white pearls to further accentuate the piece.

Definitely one of my proudest work in 2010!

I still have 1 more wooden platter which Marie gave to me, so I'll make one as a keepsake piece for myself...(Thanks Marie!!)

Hope you all like it too!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Workshop + Tea Party Coming Soon ~ Selangor

Happy New Year to all again, and sorry for the lack of posting!

I have been very busy and exhausted for a few weeks. I was away on vacation, but then I rushed back for my grandmother's wake and funeral...that's why I have been missing in action. Before I know it, it's back to work again. I'm still trying to get things together ready for this year.

But first, I'm very excited to share something with you. I am planning to hold a 1:12 miniature workshop + tea party in Malaysia. It will be held in Selangor. The date has been fixed in March, it will be a Saturday. Of course, what is a tea party without food?! Lunch and tea will be provided.

The idea came about together with my friend Joanna last year. We conceptualized it, and came up with everything, food menu, tea break menu, etc.

If you are living in that area and had always wanted to take a miniature art class, we really would love you to join us for a fun-filled lovely Saturday learning and hanging out with us!

Details coming soon... so please stay tuned! :D