Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Singapore Garden Festival 2014

Having visited the Singapore Garden Festival Show for the first time in 2013, I was naturally looking forward to visit this year's show. This year, the show was held at Gardens By The Bay.

I purposely picked a weekday to visit as I thought there would be less people, and I would have time to admire the exhibit pieces, but I was wrong. I don't remember having such a crowd last year when it was held at Suntec. There were just too many people, even on a weekday. Naturally I found it really hard to enjoy the exhibit as I felt that I was being pushed by the crowd to keep moving forward. My lack of photos this year pretty much says it all.

I still tried to look out for pieces that I love and am inspired by.

Here are some Eco-friendly home concepts.

I love this unique key holder!

Try growing some home-grown vegetables using egg shells

Wall decorations featuring succulent plants

Kitchen counter top decorated with assorted plants

More home grown vegetables/herbs

I'm actually quite fascinated with wall shrubs/plants like this.

Unique tissue box holder

Interesting study board supposedly for the study room

Next, I went to look at the flower arrangement displays. For some reason I really like this concept.

And I must say I love the miniature garden scenes. They are in 1:12 scale. I wish I had more time to stand and take photos, but it is extremely difficult when the crowd is pushing you along. I was able to take 2 photos of the Harry Potter Garden though.

It's a pity I did not take much time to enjoy the balcony scenes, as this year, they were being placed outside under the hot sun. Most people passed by quickly as they were looking to find a cool place to stay away from the heat.

I hope they will find a different location for the next show (2016). I don't mind Suntec City ;)

Hopefully you all enjoy the photos!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Profiteroles Ring - New Color

This week, I received a special request from a customer who wanted a profiteroles ring made in a different color. I'm happy to work on the colors she has requested, and here are a few photos.

I actually have a few ideas incorporating other kinds of flowers with this ring, so I'll put it on my to-do list and work on it soon :)

Dark yellow gerbera daisies with a white rose

Have a wonderful weekend all!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pastel Macarons Glass Dome Necklace - Macaron Jewelry

I recently experimented with glass domes, and here, I have made a pastel macarons glass dome necklace.
All the macarons were carefully handmade, colours were specially selected and picked - so the entire look is dreamy and sweet.

Glass dome diameter is approximately 3cm at its widest. Height of the glass dome is also 3cm.

Length of necklace is approximately 67cm (26 inches). 

Hope you love it!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Acts of Random Kindness with Art

Last week, my friend made my day by sharing a photo with me. I was happy to see the smile on the girl's face wearing a macaron necklace that I've made.

I wanted to share it, but I am cognizant that it is best to get the permission of the photographer and the little girl. I am happy to be able to share this.

She is 11 years old and lives in Vietnam. A friend of my friend came to know her and she doesn't have a lot in life, but we just wanted to make her life a little bit happier. I'm just happy that I am able to spread a bit of happiness with my creations. This is what I want to continue doing.

Have a wonderful week all!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Dollhouse Yellow Roses Flower Arrangement

This week, I revisited the "yellow" colour when I made a new bouquet of dollhouse miniature roses. Previously I would have left yellow alone when I make the petals, but this time round, I got a little adventurous and added some more colour on top of the yellow petals. I'm loving it!

You'll see that it looks way more realistic in real life, as there's also some light green, but the photograph doesn't show the green so well. But you'll see it in real life.

I finished compiling photographs for two overseas magazine features last week, and I'll share when they are published! So happy and excited!

Also, I am working on my next PDF tutorial. It's coming along slowly. Most of the time, it's not possible to photograph everything in one sitting, and it has to be broken up into days. The items have to be dried before proceeding onto the next step. So it can be rather time consuming. But I hope to get it done soon, so look out for it.

Wishing you all a great weekend!