Let's have breakfast!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Each potion does something different:
• Amortentia – Red (Love Potion)
• Polyjuice – Green (Changing Potion)
• Veritaserum – Pearl (Truth Potion)
• Draught of Living Death – Silver (Sleeping Potion)
• Felix Felicis - Gold (Liquid Luck)
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I ate Dim Sum in bed and watched a Christmas Story last Sunday. If you love Dim Sum, please tell me your favorites, so I can try them next time. If you've never had Dim Sum before, I hope this will entice you to try it for yourself.
I didn't know what to order, so I stuck to the basics. Above is shrimp siu mai being dipped in a chili sauce.
This is a fried shrimp ball which was both fried, and steamed. They were crispy, and really moist.
One of my favorite dishes was the white radish cake. The texture is creamy, and I was expecting it to be sweet, but the flavors remind me of a turnip casserole that my great-grandmother makes (Yes, she is still alive!).
Char siu bao is a bun filled with bbq pork. They were ok, a little too much bun in my opinion, but not bad.
This plate is filled with shrimp siu mai in the back, white radish cake on the left, and bean curd rolls in the container. The bean curd rolls remind me of egg foo young, which is delicious.
Dum, Dum, Dum! Fried taro root was my absolute favorite dish:) The center was creamy, while the outside was crunchy. It was both sweet, and savory...it was simply delicious!
I'm still craving the fried taro root...YUM! Please tell me your favorites so I can try them too:D
Monday, December 6, 2010
This week I have 5 finals in 5 days, which hopefully won't be that bad. I'm finished with the red velvet cake tutorial, and it should be up tonight!
Yesterday, I was determined to have Dim Sum, so I did. There is only one traditional Cantonese Dim Sum place locally, and I've never tried it before. As soon as I walked in I wasn't worried. The place was PACKED! I ordered everything to go, and it took about 30 minutes, but it was worth it! I'll have pictures, and details later, but all I can say is mmmmm!
Friday, December 3, 2010
These are pictures from a Bread Loaf tutorial. I used Ecru & Translucent to make the loaf. It took forever to upload for some reason, and it was only about a minute long???
Here is a link to the tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwyoCHSx0yE
Friday, November 26, 2010
Chocolate Chip Cookie Jar Necklace
Chocolate Chip Cookie Jar Earrings
For some reason these cookies remind me of the children's book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.
"If you give a mouse a cookie, he'll want a glass of milk."
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
You can now find Tiny Tongue in Dallas!
I've been "working" with Alicia since this time last year, and this is her third order. So apparently someone in Dallas LOVES food jewelry.
If you're in the Dallas area PLEASE VISIT:
Bows and Arrows Boutique
1925 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Boston Cream donuts are my absolute favorite!
When I lived in Chicago, I got donuts from Dunkin Donuts, but here in Louisiana the only place is Krispy Kreme.
Krispy Kreme makes great fresh donuts everyday, but I still love Dunkin Donuts most:)
Friday, November 5, 2010
I've been watchin anime non-stop for about three weeks! This is weird, I know, but I got inspired;)
I also bought some bento cookbooks per some WONDERFUL advice from Petitplat AKA Stéphanie Kilgast. I lost all inspiration, and Stéphanie suggested I take a break to renew my mind. She was so right! I was loosing all the joy I once had for sculpting, so I decided to only make foods that make me happy.
Bento makes me happy!
Friday, August 27, 2010
If you are just beginning to work with polymer clay you might have a few questions, I know I did! I am here & happy to answer all that I can.
So here are the questions that are most frequently asked pertaining to polymer clay:
1. What is polymer clay?
Wikipedia defines polymer clay as a sculpt-able
only called "clay" because its texture and working
properties resemble those of mineral clay. It is sold
in craft, hobby, and art stores, and is used by
artists, and hobbyists.
2. Where can I buy polymer clay?
Polymer clay can be purchased at your local craft
stores like Joann Fabrics, Michael's, or Hobby
Lobby. (Joann Fabrics and Hobby Lobby are my
favorites because they always have great sales!)
3.What is your favorite brand?
My favorite brand of polymer clay is FIMO, hands
down. I love it because it contains no phthalates.
Other brands of polymer clay do contain phthalates,
which can be harmful to your health if you are
exposed to them over long periods of time.
My second favorite brand is KatoClay.
4. How long do you bake?
Each piece will require a different baking time
depending on the size and volume of clay used. You
must carefully follow the directions on the
packaging. Each brand of polymer clay clearly lists
their baking directions on the front, back, or sides of
the wrapping. It's best to bake for a shorter amount
of time, rather than a longer because polymer clay
has the tendency to scorch or burn.
5. Where can I buy headpins / eyelits?
Both items can be purchased at your local craft
store, Hobby Lobby, JOann Fabrics, or Michael's.
6. How do I make them shiny?
Once a charm is finished baking, and has cooled I
use Sculpey Glossy Glaze. You can purchase glaze
or clear varnish at your local craft store, Hobby
Lobby, JOann Fabrics, or Michael's.
7. Do I add the headpin before or after baking?
I add headpins before I bake. This is the easiest way
for me. If you've just made a charm let it cool before
you insert the headpin. This will ensure that your
charm does not become disfigured.
8. Do I add rhinestones before or after baking?
I have added rhinestone to polymer clay charms
before baking, but they slightly melted in the oven.
They didn't completely dissolve, but they lost their
shape and hard edge. After this experience, I bake
first, then glue the rhinestones on with a heavy duty
craft glue once they've cooled.