Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dollhouse Miniature Pink Christmas Tree

I have never imagined a pink christmas tree until a few years ago, when I really like the colour pink and I wanted everything (almost) pink. When I was a kid, christmas trees were always green, and they had colourful lights, so you can imagine that was what my idea of what a christmas tree would be like.

This year, I had new ideas for a new dollhouse miniature christmas tree. Not only will it be pink, but there will be some blue, and more importantly, it will be all glittery and shimmery! I find that cosmetic colours can be a powerful source of inspiration for me too, as their ranges of new colours are often so pretty and it gives me so much room for imagination! From what I've noticed, Christmas colours for cosmetic makeup are often always so glittery and shimmering!

I hope you like my version of pink christmas tree!

Available at my dollhouse miniatures store!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Winner of Giveaway!

Thank you to all of you who had participated in my Blog Giveaway posted on 3 Nov.

I am so happy that my blog giveaway was hosted in a special month - which coincides with many important dates, one such as Thanksgiving. It's really my way of saying Thank you to my dear readers :)

There was a total of 130 comments, and with the random number generator, number 30 was picked!

And now, I am sure everyone is excited to know who is the winner.

Please, everyone, give your congratulations to :



Sweet Fabiola I will be contacting you soon to get your mailing details!

As for the rest, (without sounding like a tape recorder), this wouldn't be my last giveaway, so please look out for the next.

And again, Thank You for your companionship along this creative journey. :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Everything is ready, and all that we need is an east wind

Today all I could think of was this chinese proverb as I sat and edit my photos. The proverb is "Everything is ready, and all that we need is an east wind". 万事俱备,只欠东风

It pretty much summarizes exactly how I felt.

You know how sometimes, there is just an missing element that makes it "ahhh", but at that moment, you don't know what that is.

I remembered taking some photos of this dollhouse miniature christmas log cake a while ago, but something just wasn't quite right. I felt that I did not manage to capture its beauty back then.

But today I knew why. The answer was lighting.

We had beautiful weather in the morning today. The sun wasn't exactly scorching but I felt it was just nice. I swear it really was the sun that gives a soft glow to it.

So here I am again, presenting this special christmas log cake. I took reference from a real christmas log cake, and love this modern contemporary feel.

Available at my store! Pei Li's Miniatures

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fill In The Blanks Friday - 25 Nov 2011

I am a bit late in wishing all of you guys who are celebrating Thanksgiving a Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Black Friday! For those of you who enjoy shopping on a Friday, I hope you score some great deals!

It's been a while since I did the Fill In The Blanks Friday, but today, I DID remember, so here I am!

1. Waking up at the break of dawn to go shopping is my idea of a US holiday tradition ;). I have never experienced waking up at the break of dawn to go shopping and even if there is a tradition here locally I doubt I would do that. BUT I would wake up at the break of dawn to catch a plane going for a holiday!

2. If I were to go shopping today I would be on the hunt for candles and especially candles with lemongrass scent. That was what I could think of all morning, and which I finally succumb to getting some online ;) It must be the cool weather here, that makes me want to enjoy a nice relaxing room scent .

3. The best thing I ate yesterday was egg mayonnaise and ham sandwiches served on a really soft white bread. It's been a while since I had sandwiches for lunch and they do taste so good .

4. Something I've been learning lately is to live in the present, to feel and enjoy the present moment. It is a waste of energy worrying about what's going to happen in the future because you just never know what's going to happen tomorrow .

5. I cannot start my day without my morning cup of hot strong tea .

6. My nighttime attire consists of a sleeveless top and shorts. I never wear long pants unless I'm travelling and sleeping in a hotel room .

7. I am looking forward to tomorrow. Weekend. Monday! .

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale!

To celebrate Thanksgiving, I am joining in with many other sellers on Etsy holding a sale on my Etsy Store :)

Please look out for the promotion code on my fan page tomorrow!

Meanwhile here are some of my latest work!

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Miniature Holiday Gift Tags

I am in an experimental mood yesterday night and had the urge to create the holiday gift tag.

The christmas card was made by my Aunt Mavis.

Hope you like this!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Dollhouse Miniature Food - Christmas GingerBread House

I remember looking for some new christmas inspirations for dollhouse miniature food a few weeks ago. On my wishlist was to make a gingerbread house. This year, I am particularly drawn to a white christmas ^^ I just love the pristine white snow, a fascination that I have since we have no snow in Singapore.

This 1/12 scale christmas gingerbread house's special mention is the roof. Though time consuming to make, but I really love the cobblestone effect.

I hope that you can feel a sense of calm and peace when looking at this gingerbread house. :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

After The Rain

Just last week, I had a chance to take some photos just after the rain.

I love the smell of the air after the rain and how everything is clean and green.

On my way to my favourite jogging track

I was just intrigued by this and wanted to capture this moment..

The dried grass on these little steps is a huge contrast to the green grass right next to it.

I was on my way to try to take a few more photos of the flowers, but then 2 of these creatures caught my attention. They were actually looking in my direction, and to be honest, I was a little taken aback because I have jogged this route many times and had never once saw these squirrels before. They must have came out for food after the rain as well. It was really a rare sight!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Blog Giveaway - Blue Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Here is the blog post everyone's been waiting for. As I promised in an earlier post, I want to do a give away in November- which coincides with my bday month. I want to thank you all for reading, staying here and commenting. I really appreciate it and this is my way of saying Thank You :)

I created this 1/12 scale blue christmas tree cupcakes especially for my blog giveaway. Presented on a beautiful white tray with a lovely blue shade tray paper, I hope you like this special set!

To win this blog giveaway (Please do read the rules, thank you!),

1. Be my Blog Follower. ( Simply leave me a comment and let me know what other colours of christmas tree cupcakes you would love to see!)

Here are additional chances you can win.

1. Like my facebook page, and you get an extra chance. Leave me a separate comment to let me know.
2. Follow me on twitter, and you get an extra chance. Leave me a separate comment to let me know.
3. If you have previously bought from Pei Li's Miniatures or my Etsy Store, you get extra chance. Just leave me another separate comment to let me know.
4. Subscribe to my newsletter, and you get another chance! Just leave me another separate comment to let me know.
5. Write a blog post about this giveaway, when you leave me a comment with the blog post url, you get another chance! Sorry, sidebar advertisements are not counted.

If you fulfill all requirements, you should leave 6 separate comments.

I'll be using a random number picker to draw out a number by 29 November 2011.

Thank you and Good Luck!

The Plant - Part 3

Many months back, I talked about The Plant and also The Plant Part 2.

It has always been my desire to show you the little things of what makes where I stay so special. I was disappointed after the plant was uprooted and taken away by the owner, because that was the special highlight of my day whenever I walk this route.

After the rainy season, came the hot summer. During the hot summer, the purple mums were almost dying. Back then, I really don't know if they would survive the hot summer....

But I've been keeping an eye on them and am so delighted that the plant has been nursed back to health!

I'm so happy to show you these new photos of them.

There are now 2 areas where this plant can be seen. The styrofoam box is still around, and just round the corner, there is another plant.

Right beside it is this plant called Pandan Leaves. I LOVE this plant because it has a sweet aroma to it, especially the root. I can't tell you enough about how wonderful and how many uses this plant has. The most popular dessert/cake made with this key ingredient is the Pandan Cake.

Not just that, but can you believe that it drives away cockroaches? I love sitting in cabs/taxis where I can smell this. You can also put this in your room too. It really has a sweet aroma...

Pandan Leaves!

I will slowly and surely introduce you to a few more beauty around my home. I hope you enjoyed this!

Ryan just told me the purple flowers were called Gomphrena Globosa.