First of all, thank you for all the congratulatory messages. I did not know how I survived that awful first three months but I am certainly back in action, although quite slowly... I get tired easily.
Having taken such a long break, I decided to try something easy, especially since my attempt at cheesecake failed last week.
How difficult can the waffle mold be? I was WRONG. Don't ask me why. Vaseline and baby powder didn't help much. Press too hard and the clay sticks to the waffle maker. And it is sooooo difficult to remove the clay with the pattern intact. Air Dry Clay is really very soft. I tried leaving it there until the clay hardens but the base turned greenish (i think it reacted with the black paint of the waffle maker). Fortunately, it gets better with practice but I recommend using those flexible pop-out mold available at Etsy miniature supplies stores.
To be continued... I need some sleep now. ^_^
Oh yes, if anyone can recommend me a brand of air dry clay that you feel is good, I'll be very grateful.