Thursday, August 18, 2011


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By the way, Aiclay is also having a giveaway. So please hop over to her blog if you wish to win some gifts from Hokkaido!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Failure.. and some tips

I had a short break recently and was able to try out new materials. I bought a few items and I'd like to share with you some review / tips.

(1) Floree daisy mold
My verdict - lousy lousy lousy. The sharp edges of the flower make it very difficult to remove the clay from the mold. I tried baby powder and vaseline cream but bits of clay still get stuck in the edges. I did several daisies and I think only one can make it. I don't think I can use them especially after my husband said they look like kueh tutu before the centre was painted pink. Now you know where to get the mold for kueh tutu!

Picture of kueh tutu from Wikipedia. By the way, they are yummy!

(2) Hearty White Clay
I've been using resin air dry clay (ADC) since I began my miniature journey. And I never figured out how to make cakes easily. You've got to work hard with the needle, painstakingly poking the piece of clay to get the texture. I accidentally found the answer through hearty clay. I cut through a dried piece and tada... you get the natural texture of cakes or bread! Easy work. Just make sure you use a sealer/varnish when using this paper clay.

(3) I found mould on my polymer clay collection from other artists!!! Polymer clay?? Mould?? I must be kidding right?? It's true. They grew mouldy. I almost panicked but sweeping it with a dry cotton bud solved the problem. So make sure you don't stash your precious collections away too long. Take them out, air them, admire them and wipe away any dust very gently with a DRY clean cloth.

Oh yah, before I forget, I'm having a giveaway in my next post so please be sure to come back! It's my way of saying thank you for following my blog all these years.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

My favourite creation

My Etsy shop has been opened for almost 3 years now. I never dreamt that I would have a hobby that lasts me this long. I think I'm still enjoying this hobby even though I have less time for it now. Hopefully my shop will go on and on until I'm 70. LOL

I looked back at some old photos of my creations and decided to feature my favourite one. It's a tough fight between the rainbow popsicle and the mini steamboat. Oh well, just feature both!

Recently I made some croissants but ran out of bread tongs and plates. I was feeling lazy and wanted to just relist an old listing and put a disclaimer "Please note that the tongs and plate are not included". But hey... does this sound like confusing or tricking the customer? Not good to be lazy! So I decided to take a new batch of photos. There you are... another series of croissant pictures. Hope you don't get bored with them!

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