Kitties and Sweets

Who doesn’t love kitties? Those fluffy little felines sure are adorable. But being in combo with flowers or sweets sure makes them a deadly combo x3 The first kitty pictured is my first needle-felted cat and the second critter I made with needle felting technique. I never knew needle felting requires such patience, but I start to really like it! From the wool leftovers I made a second identical cat and put him on a carpet with the little lamb I made. The lamb was made from the last scraps of the two cats :)

The first cat was named Siobhan, after my best friend’s cat. I made this cat especially for her. Siobhan is now on his way to Belgium! I hope she will love him. Siobhan is complemented with a bucket of roses. The rose bucket is especially designed for the cat, and is carefully sculpted by hands without molds. I only use needles and toothpicks as usual^^

 

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Indonesian style – Shephard Pie

I think this is the first time I ever posted a recipe here, without writing it in an external site. Lets see if it works better, since I am not active in that site anymore. Maybe its better to write it here, also to maintain this blog because maintaining two blogs (the other with general articles) is hard >_<

Shephard pie is one of my personal favorite, but I always think the taste could get a little spiced up. So I made an experiment of this pie awhile ago and my friends loved it. Actually I’m writing this down here also to fulfill my promise sharing the recipe with them. I don’t know what a chef would think, but this recipe is something I made up to make use of the limited resources I have here. I also tried to make adjustment in the taste. The meat uses a heap of spices so instead of milk or heavy cream I used sour cream for the mash potatoes to balance the taste. I hope you like it! :)

 

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May Roundup and Another Giveaway!

This month I think I made quite a lot of stuffs than usual. Or maybe because I was so bored that I want to distract myself by making cute stuffs :D One of my favorite that I recently made is a winter robe refashion. Yep, you read it right. I finally did another refashion since forever. Well, its because at the moment I absolutely have no sewing machine nor some space to put it even if I would win it from a giveaway (would still love one, though). So around two years ago when I just got to Germany, I went from a totally skin-burning degree of 35 degrees C to nearly zero. I was even freezing in my sleep even with a thick blanket. So I thought I would buy an extra winter blanket…which turns out to be…yeah, a robe *facepalm. And I realized it way too late so I couldn’t return it to the store and get my refund. So after nearly two years sitting in my closet doing nothing I finally got the idea to turn it into a cape with hoodie. I even added cat ears! I got the idea from the manga Himouto Umaru-chan. Now I’m wearing it everyday, even in my sleep. I’m telling you, its really comfortable :3

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I also got back my mood of making clay, and I follow tutorials and stuff for help. Well, this is also partially because the glass cabs I ordered for making the art dolls still haven’t arrived yet. As usual, Deutsche Post makes me wait forever for anything I’m getting. So I decided I will try to make something else. Here are the pictures of some of the stuffs that I made in May! It was a lot of fun. And oh, by the way don’t forget that the giveaway is still running! The prize is one of my cute sheep or bunny plush (you can chose!). It ends soon so you better hurry. Its a friendly giveaway, thus there’s no mandatory entry. Enter here
Good luck if you’re entering ;)

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New Call: Art Dolls!

So I finally gather my guts to make art dolls! I’ve been wanting to try it for quite awhile but since I’m a total noob in sculpting and painting and I’m not an expert in sewing dolls yet, I totally have no guts! I started sculpting a face which is a total mess, and I wasted nearly one block of fimo. So with the leftovers I made a smaller one and procrastinate months until I finally won some free art doll supplies and think, now or never. Though I think in comparison to other artists who started before me, I’m still lousy but I’m quite happy with the result. At least I don’t need to be embarrassed when I show it to people ^^;

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This doll is only roughly 7cm tall, made from faux fur and fimo. all features are handmade. the doll is not posable but she can sit by herself without support. Now another good news is, I won another free supplies. This time its craft eyes from Sun Catcher Eyes. I can’t use them with fimo, as fimo needs to be baked, but I will order some air-dry based velvet clay so I can use them together. I still have a grey faux fur and the white ones as well from Mira, the really nice lady who gift me the art doll kit supplies. She said if I need something she will help me, very nice of her right? :)

On top of that, I do have a deep green glitter fimo that I already plan to use with some glass cabochon for eyes. All I need now is some more white acrylic paint and shade brush. Thankfully, they’re supposed to be provided in the local craft store. I’m contented, seems like the second art doll doesn’t have to wait that long to be made and the third should be planned well already. Experiment is fun! xD

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Last Year’s Birthday Clay Rose Bauble

So my birthday is crawling closer…and I already knew what I’ll be getting as a gift from my boyfriend (he’s not very discreet) :P Anyway, for various¬† reasons, this year I don’t plan to celebrate…So I just wanna share what I did last year with my cake. My best friend baked it for me, I only contributed the concept.

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The idea is actually really simple. I made clay roses and put them into small baubles (the baubles are store bought). I also put paper scraps and small beads as an additional decoration. Like you see in the picture, I decorate it upside down so the part where you normally put a string to hang on the tree functions as a stick that keeps the position steady when you put the bauble on the cake. After blowing the candle, I took out the baubles, wipe them clean then distribute them to my special guests as a gratitude. Neat, right? One of my friend told her brother’s girlfriend ans he thought it was a good idea so she planned to do the same for hers. If you think it is, you might consider it for yours too. ^^

Free Tutorial Alert!! My Little Pony Sock Plush!

Yes, you read it right. its a sock version of my baby Fluttershy plush! It’s easier to make, of course but not less cute! Will update here with the link as soon as the site approves the tutorial ;) Just a little Valentine gift for you all! <3 Come back anytime to check it out. wee~

#UPDATE: It’s published!! Hop here

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Note of Progress

So, I’ve been trying to spare time between study and plush-making lately. If someone ask when did I start making plushies, I’d say when I’m 6. It was because I need to sell them to earn my pocket money. Every time I went home with an empty happy meal box that used to be full of tiny bears, rabbits and santas, all that I have in my tiny head was how much chips I can get with those money.

However, at that time those are really simple shaped ones, its nothing like the ones I’m starting to make recently. So to say, first plushie was actually a terry cat that I made with a Runo pattern. That was around 2010 and afterwards I didn’t make anything much but simple shaped ones like onigiri or an owl. Only in mid 2013 I decided that I’ll start again, clean from zero. The first one I made at that time was the little guardian plushie. I wasn’t satisfied. I did lots and lots of observations of other people’s work, even in a way that you may think ridiculous such as observing seam lines in pictures, just so I get a better grip of pattern-making. I’m actually still doing it until now.

After that the first thing I made for my shop was the fox girl plush which was quite a hit. However I’m not that satisfied because basically she’s only a beanie, and her had is 2 dimensional. But I’d be honest…I wasn’t sure what to make for my first 3D head plush. By browsing DA I know that I’ve grown interest in pony plushies, but maybe I won’t start with making a filly. In the end I decided to do baby steps with making a pony beanie (though I called it baby pony) with a 3D head. If its a success, go further. If its a failure, try again. that’s how it is. Trial and error in this case is kinda tough because I don’t have a machine. So I had to be sure that everything will seem to work then try it on. Here is the result! :)

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Well, still far fetched from other plush artists that I’m looking up to – but a progress is a progress no matter how small it is. Now, figuring out what’s next to challenge myself…thoughts? :)


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bootingskoBlog ProfilHello everyone! Here in this blog I would share you my creations. I'm half Chinese-half Indonesian, love to write articles and creating artworks. adores soft pastel colors, snowflake, cat, tulip, mineral stones. secretly obsessed with bottles and glass tubes! have a deep passion of Venice. and yeah, a typically INTJ woman, believe it or not ;) read more..

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