Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Miniature Burn Out

After quite a long a while with full time work together with miniatures and clay play stuff
as my daily basis. I finally burned out. *crying* It was a lot easier and with lots of fun, new ideas and such.

Am I at the edge of my joyful clay play?
I don't think so and I wish not so too.

I'm giving myself some time off from the clay play and looking forward to get back with new idea and some creative items after all.

Miss you all and wish you well. See you soon.

Rachel :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sweet Like ...

After a long while, chocolate box is back. :)

I, finally, found out that it's not bad at all making box and chocolate box. Only if I have enough time.

What an excuse not having time! I know, but I like it more when I start making one and I can finish it all eventually
. Making box is just like using ADC, it needs time. For outer box, inner box, partitioning, ribbon and so on. Matching paper is also could be both fun and annoying.

Trying to make every day a good day and that I can make it all way through...

Wish you a beautiful Tuesday,
Rachel :)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hm.. Yum!


I've been super busy over the last weeks. Things and things all the time. However, some are done and I'm having my spare time back little by little

And here are my latest mini-works, ice cream. One of them is now on my Etsy shop (the oval plate) while the round plate will be ready to be listed by tomorrow. Working with ADC is just like this. :)

Got some new wrapping papers to play with. Woo Hoo!!! ;)

Have a joyful weekend,
Rachel :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Back with the Bakes

Vacation is over! Felt like it was just a dream. Time does fly! :P

I'm back with a couple new cakes, but still can't catch up with my mini-clay play schedule.
Also have some new boxes which need to be filled. Whom to complain to? I need 48 hours a day! lol

Both my Etsy and Dawanda shops are back on active again. Please pay them a visit or two. :)

Wish you all a great day!
Rachel :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I'm currently off from all my clay play and mini-making. I'll be back as soon as my 'battery' is fully charged (will be soon enough though ;).

Have a great summer!
Rachel :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Simple Day

I think I'm turning (more) crazy. :P

Well, it started with a simple flower cake. I selected sky blue flowers with variety tone and couldn't help myself putting these colorful butterflies on. But if you ask me, the part I like most is the greenish 'grass' . :D

Have a sweet weekend,
Rachel :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Spring Earrings

Yeap! :D

I'm back to cupcake earrings again, this time with gold and silver plated wires and also sterling silver wire. Still cupcake though. lol Can't get my hands away from cupcake, if it's about earrings. But they look good, don't they? ;)

Rachel :)


I have been tagged by one of my favorite miniature artisan, Kim. Her works are wonderful, realistic and sweet. You gonna love them! :)

1. Name and link back to the person who tagged you (see above :) ).
2.List 6 unimportant things that make you happy.

And here are 6 things that make me happy:
1) My parents' happiness (well, this is important though :)).
2) A beautiful, sunny day.

3) Peace (in my mind), green trees and blue skies.

4) A fine book to read (normally, one is not enough). :D

5) Private time for my own clay play.

6) A quiet moment at 'home'. :)

And now I must tag 6 bloggers, oh my.... I bet most of you guys are already tagged. Anyway, I will leave my comment to those in my (happy) list! ;) And please do not worry if you do not want to participate, I just wanted to send you a small happiness. *hugs* :)

Thank you Kim.
Rachel :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Something Else...

Other than cookie. I tried these 'cookies' out and used them for cakes. They surely are pretty cute and adorable as cookies, but I would like to know if there is anything else I can do and 'play' with them. And here we go! :)

One is 'kitty in the garden' cake. Imagine your little kitten playing in the spring garden in a beautiful day. There are flowers, green trees, sunshine, and so on. I love the idea though. ;)

Another one, still in spring theme, is chocolate cake with pretty pink flowers and delightful yellow butterflies flying all around as if you are looking out into your beautiful garden. I need a longggggggggggg vacation! ;)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Let's Box The Spring

Yeah, right! I'm still making box(es). lol Obsessed and so addicted! It's fun though, eventually. ;)

This time I tried something else, instead of patterned paper I use plain color paper (and such) and instead of ribbon I used mulberry paper flowers. Don't look bad eh?
Anyway, they are still cake/bakery box. :P

Rachel :)

Friday, May 22, 2009


What nurture our lives and livings?
We all have similar and different answer in different aspect.

I love good feelings...

Have a beautiful Friday!
Rachel :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Spring Has Sprung

After all... :)

And this year my first spring cake is a fairy's early spring garden with butterflies. The cake sit on a green 'lawn' and flowers are blooming all around. You can see soil and the melting snow. *whisper - have a closer look...* ;)

Oh well, I'm in my 'fairytale' mood. :)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Beautiful Day

Time for sunlight, flowers and fruits! :) If you are on diet this menu could be one of your choice only that you may have to eat more fruit and less chocolate. ;)

You can also select your favorite fruit, make it more variety. Eat alone or with friend(s) and your loved one(s).

Available at my Etsy shop. :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Simply Sweet...

In a beautiful day with sunshine and tiny flowers blooming all around, cool wind and peaceful, quiet moment....... Like a heaven.....

Time stop flying and the world is yours. No hurry, no worry...

Missing you all!

Rachel :)

P.S. Added new tutorials in Tips & Tricks, have fun!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Missing The Red Roses....

Weather is not so good these days, gloomy and stormy. Windy and rain. I didn't have chance (time, mood and ...) to make new miniature lately. Simply ran out of energy after work. I don't think I'm turning to be a workaholic or a robot. But now I know how daily life and works kill inspiration and all the drive forces. It just pressed and pushed things down and not long these things will be buried somewhere and left forgotten...

I have tons of idea to make my miniatures, plans to do and experiments to try out. How come a day of 24 hours simply over in a heart beat? Let's play it another way around, stay focus and be more determine. We all have 24 hours a day, all the same. I should stop dreaming during day time and set it free when night falls. Perhaps this works. ;)

I'm missing the red roses.......

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

I received this award from Ruth. Thank you very much! :)

Now rules! : The rules of this award are to list seven things I Love and then pass it on to another seven Kreativ Bloggers.

7 things that I love (beside making minis ;)) :

1. Of course and certainly, my family.
2. Life, living and traveling (should I count these as 3 different things? :P)
3. Reading and writing (I do write poem ;))
4. Blue sky and a beautiful sunny day
5. Peace and quiet moment
6. Spring and natural scene
7. Music

I would like to pass this award to:

1. http://miniaturepatisseriechef.blogspot.com/
2. http://terry-minihouse.blogspot.com/
3. http://minnasdollhouses.blogspot.com/
4. http://ooakclay.blogspot.com/
5. http://debbiestinytreasures.blogspot.com/
6. http://kimsminiatures.blogspot.com/
7. http://kaysk9s.blogspot.com/

Wish you all a lovely weekend!
Rachel :)


And this award from Lena. Thank you! :)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Colorful Day.....

I love spring and summer. But now as I moved to the big mango I've no more spring yet all (well, almost) time sunshine day - summer forever! :) Not bad, not bad.

There are always different kind of fresh fruit and veggies a whole year long. So, let's make something for a sunny day. :)

I've prepared a small dish of berries and grape together with apples, cherries, strawberries, banana, kiwi and orange for this fresh fruit salad spiced up a bit with fresh lemon. Anything else?

Happy Sunday!
Rachel :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Life Is Surprise!

(And busy!) With ordinary things in ordinary days there always something happen! :)

After a long time of hot and humidity weather here in the big mango temperature decreased, some degrees did help me survive the living. That was one good thing happened. Been invited to be an invited speaker in a seminar, got positive comments and feed backs. :) Feel more relieve and relax, etc., etc.

Ice cream anyone? Select one strawberry-banana, lime sorbet, cookie and cream or orange yogurt? :)

I also received a 'Sisterhood Award' from
A. Wright and
Lena. Thank you very much! :)

There are also some rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received your award.

I'm would like to pass this award to friends who come visit my blog and:
1. http://debbiestinytreasures.blogspot.com/
2. http://kimsminiatures.blogspot.com/
3. http://kaysk9s.blogspot.com/
4. http://marjabalvers.blogspot.com/
5. http://marliesminies.blogspot.com/
6. http://christeljensen.blogspot.com/
7. http://petitplatbysk.blogspot.com/
8. http://une-petite-folie.blogspot.com/
9. http://miniaturasdaisy.blogspot.com/
10. http://caseymini.blogspot.com/

Rachel :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Blog Award

And today I receieved a blog award from Maria. Thank you very much, Maria. I would also like to pass this award to blogs I read and like. However, I decided to select 5. Here we go!

1. Kim Saulter , (You got the award, I know. But you deserved it! :)) I love Kim's creations.

2. Stephanie Kiglast , Stephanie always creat new things and they are beautiful!

3. Debbie , Debbie has a wonderful blog and she's so kind and often share her tutorials with us.

4. Donna Hager , Donna makes pretty and adorable mini-bear. She also making beautiful miniature cake. You will find out how hard to believe that Donna was just recently start making mini-cake! :)

5. Linda Carswell Hobart , Have a look at her blog and you will fall in love with dollhouses and scenes! (I know you received this award, Linda. But I hope you don't mind to get another one - again. I just can't resist! ;))

Have a wonderful weekdays,

Rachel :)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Eye Candy

I love their color!
Pastel, pastel, pastel, I love pastel color....... *^^*

I make 2 different size cupcake, in 1:12th scale - regular and king cupcake. These are regular size.

Available upon request at my Etsy Shop (other than this depends on my mood :P).

Have a pretty pastel Sunday! *^^*

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

We Are Not Perfect.....

And so do strawberries..... They do not always come in perfect shape and not always sweet and tasty. But I still like them. :)


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pralines vs Truffles

I love both! :D

Here is my latest chocolate box made to order for a customer, replicated the real things. I quite like it and hope she likes it too
. I started on Friday and almost finish (I know I'm kinda slow (and lazy)).

Have a pretty Sunday!

Rachel :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Simply Sweet

Yes, they all are sweet sweets (and a cake). :)

I guessed you see that I'm in strawberry mode - whole fruit and new cane. LOL It's fun to try to do things with these strawberries. I do wish that they are edible. You know that they are fresh, juicy and sweet. ;)

Happy belated Valentine's day! :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Chocolate Cake

Most of the time, most of the time. Don't ask what my fav. cake in real, but for miniatures I love making chocolate cake and this is my newest one! :) I, too, made new style strawberries. I like this style. :D

With a closer look the strawberries are so cute (IMAO). And in all this cake looks pretty yum. I wish it's edible (and big).....

Sunday, February 8, 2009

When You Are Under The Weather...

I'll cook for you! :D Chicken rice soup will not be bad.

Let's see what do we have here.... Veggies, rice, chicken breast. Perfect!

Would you like extra veggie in the soup? Veggies are healthy and yum. Some slices of lemon to garnish? More green onion?

*hugs* :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bitter Sweet...

After struggling with paper box making for quite a while I'm now on my box-making obsession. :D

I've discovered the fun of paper box making even if most of them are more or less useless. The great fun is once a box is being made, different pralines also being considered in order to fill the box. I like these tiny chocolate boxes and very much satisfy with the results (at the moment).

I now have my very own chocolate box made entirely by me. :)

P.S. Thank you Ana for the award. I'm honored! :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

'Take Home'

Wanna take home? You'll get it right away! *pack* *pack* *pack* Here you go! :)

You know that I'm not good at paper-box things. I tried to make different kind of box from tutorials with techniques just wanted to make mini-box for my mini-bakeries and chocolates. It just seemed like box making is not for me... This one is my latest try, quite happy with the result though but there are things to be corrected and improved. I'm not yet giving up! ;)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Butter Cookie

Sunday! What to do this on this Sunday? Still cold and freezing? Let's bake some cookies! :)

I like many kind of cookie, but my forever favorite is butter cookie. So, let's bake some! :D

This time I tried circular prep. board for the cookie, doesn't look bad to me. I also tried making spilled egg on the prep. board. lol I will try again for my next egg-related prep. board. ;)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Hot Pot-Bread...

What else is better than fresh baked bread in these cold, freezing days?

Fresh baked grandma's recipe sun dried tomato pot-bread with Italian pesto and hot tea will warm you up. *^^*

What kind of pesto do you like? For me, I vote for traditional basil pesto
. :D

Do you smell the fresh baked bread? They are ready! Don't forget to bring some butter on the way and we can start our day out! ;)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Spice Up Your Life!

Thinking of food set as combination between flower and fruit and edible things and eye consumable. I, in general, like colorful mini-food. Together with chocolate, color of other food are brighter and that make the food 'colorful' and 'spicy' for eyes. Soft, pastel color are warm and sweet. *^^*

Sweet/dessert and bakery making sites are my real inspiration and other mini-artisans' works spiced up my mini-making eagerness yet... I'm a bit too lazy after these holiday and vacation. *blush*

Monday, January 5, 2009

Freshly Baked...

What would you like to eat after Christmas and New Year food? Something a bit different, tasty and yum? :) I do agree!

Here I made a new food prep board, chicken curry puff. You can add other ingredient(s) as you like to make the puff tasty or spicy. I kinda like mild taste of chicken curry puff and not so spicy. Hmmmm... ;)

One thing I like about making miniature is to make something new even if often that I came up with totally no idea about what to make. I may like things and want to make what other miniature artisan(s) made but, to give respect to friends who are in the same field of 'work' I try not to do so. And try new things bring me great fun and good feeling.

I'm back! :)

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Happy Belated New Year! :)

I got a surprise sign-in to my blog today, a new blog award from Chris V. Thank you! :)

I have to admit that I can't get 15 blogs to pass this award to so, I decided to pass it to some blogs I know and think they will be useful for those who interest in miniatures, making and collecting. Some blogs can inspire you on making pretty things, some are with useful information, tutorials and such. Here are blogs I selected:

One-Of-a-Kind Clay by Cre8
Petitplat by Sk
Polymeri Online - Iris Mishly Polymer Clay Blog
Little Treasures by Christel Jensen
Kay's K9s...& Kritters

Please visit Chris's blog for more detail on the award.

Rachel :)