Saturday, March 29, 2014

Miniature Marie Antoinette inspired pastries - 1:12 scale miniature dollhouse scale

Do these look familiar to you? Yeah, it's more St Honore and other Marie Antoinette inspired pastries! But this time, in 1:12! And...polymer clay :)

The order was for 4 white St Honore, 1 pink Religieuse and 1 pink Nipple of Venus. I have done a version of the Religieuse and Nipple of Venus in larger, 1:4 scale before, but not out of polymer clay nor in 1:12. As usual, I made extras 'just-in-case' and for practice. 

Top view of the Religieuse and Nipple of Venus pastries. The reference photo wasn't clear, and I couldn't find any other good references, so I came up with my own design, which included a touch of actual gold leaf.

Vanity shots! It's kind of difficult to show the little piping details on the 'fat nuns' to enlarge!


This week has been rather eventful, the fiance and I went down to pick our unit on my 'jie' says, SHIT JUST GOT REAL


The spare bedroom will be converted to my workshop, and I think the theme for the flat will be Minecraft XD SHO EXCITING NA~ more exciting than planning for the wedding, which should be mid-next year. I think. Dad wants me to sit down and plan the list tomorrow...until he told me this afternoon, it never occurred to me that I would be the first of his kids to get married and that he would be interested in the nuts and bolts of it. *blinks*

/whine on


/whine off

Sunday, March 2, 2014

1314 seems there is a new anniversary date to remember from today onwards ; )
The proposal was inelegant and yet extremely memorable, echoing how he asked me to be his girlfriend oh.....8 years ago? I am still recovering from the shock and cannot stop smiling.  No wonder I can't get to sleep XD

He picked out a really apt ring. Surprising because our tastes are so diverse but I love it cos it's kinda masculine, and has a slight hint of steampunk-ishness to it :) if it were up to me, I'd wear a lug nut..but he wouldn't stand for it :-/  Will bring it back tomorrow for resizing, they didn't have my size for this right now it's on my pinky finger kekeke.

Also, the moment came as quite a shock to me. He had had a rather hectic week at work/school (part-time degree program)  with an important mid-term assignment due today, and me just recovering from yet-another-cold..... You know how girls are supposed to always anticipate and imagine how their wedding would be like? Well I have never done any of that, so it was very interesting to experience the sort of elation and light-headedness that I had just barely 2 hours ago :P

As I lay in my bed staring at my ring he went, "aren't you going to whatsapp D the ring?" LOL . He even prompted me to change my fb status, and we did so simultaneously.  But as things tend to go with us, fb comically picked one of our friend's photos as the 'icon' of our engagement status change (it was mis-tagged with our names!)

Anyhow, I have rambled on too long but I guess I can be forgiven for it :P

=stares at sparkly ring one last time in the dim glow of my handphone= :P :P :P

p.s. 1/3/14 is significant because in Mandarin and Cantonese it sounds very much like "one life, one lifetime" :)))

From Wikipedia
  • 1314: "一生一世" This sounds like "one life, one lifetime" in both Mandarin and Cantonese, and is often used romantically, akin to "for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part" in English.
 As you can probably tell, he's the romantic in the relationship :P