Sunday, June 20, 2010

The 3 sacred alphabets - P, B and J.

One of the things I enjoy most in the entire process of crafting miniatures - is when I get to create molten, liquid items. It's utmostly satisfying to beat the crap out of both solid clay and liquid clay, and watch the ugly lumps miraculously form beautiful swirls in the end. They often resemble the real-life items so much, I just want to lick them off my work-slab. (But PLEASE don't!) Such items include liquid egg white, cream soup, cupcake frostings and of course, sandwich spreads.

And what spread would be more notorious than the almight duo - Peanut Butter & Jelly.You can almost smell the delectable fusion of nutty and fruity, can't you!

I was mad hungry while slathering on the spreads on the miniature toasts, and I worked late into the night. Oh, how I craved for a PB&J at that time!

Food manufacturing giants have long latched on to this delicious concoction, and came up with the convenient bottle of peanut butter and jam, readily mixed. I too, have a bottle in my house, having succumbed to the fast-food world we have now become. But as most good things are, the old-fashioned method usually produces the best results. That's why I made mine (minature ones) with a thick slap of peanut butter, and an equally generous spread of jelly.

 Measurements: 3.2cm (longest side of halved sandwich), 0.7cm in height.

And if anyone's missing this bright-eyed cutie, here's a bunch of photos showing Ai, munching on her teatime treat.

That's it. I'm digging into that pre-mixed bottle of PB & J now, ciao! :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The one where I plead and beg.


It turns out that non-Singaporeans can't vote, because registration requires a NRIC number. :( Thank you to all of you who tried though, it's really sweet. :) To the Singaporean readers, I need your support even more now! -kowtows.


I really am beating myself up for taking the longest time ever to write this post.

This humble 18-months blog of mine, has been nominated as a finalist in the Singapore Blog Awards.

Honestly, I have no clear idea of how it all happened.

One day, out of the blue, my cousin texted me, "Hey, do you know your AiClay website is in some blog awards?" Which I didn't.

And so immediately, I pounced on a computer and conducted a Google search, which easily pulled up the fact that AiClay has indeed been nominated as a finalist in the E-commerce category in the Singapore Blog Awards.

After reading through the selection process, I was feeling extremely flattered that a panel of judges had actually chosen my blog, together with 9 other finalists, amongst many others who had registered or been nominated.

Until now, I still do not know who had registered for AiClay, but I thank you, whoever you are. :)

So now, here comes the pleading and begging.

Here onwards, besides the 70% weightage given to judges, a heavy THIRTY PERCENT rests on votes by the public, namely you!

If you're one of the lovely 172 people following the blog, or if you've just popped by and enjoyed my writings and photos, it would mean a lot to me if you could cast a vote of support for me.



Register here as an OMY user. (this takes about 1 minute.)

After activating your account through your email, log in.

Head to the Categories & Nominees page, click on the E-commerce category at the side.

Search for my banner picture, I've circled the portion you need to look at!

Place your cursor on the vote banner, it will turn from pink to green! Now just click!
Note that if you click on the picture outside of the vote banner, it would lead you back to this blog instead.

A pop-up window will ask to confirm if you want to vote for AiClay, just click Yes.

Voila, you're done! :)


Even if you're not the least bit interested in showing your support, the website is a treasure trove of carefully hand-picked blogs, even separated into categories like 'Best laugh-out-loud', 'Best Modeling' etc. What more can a bored Internet user want! :)

To sum up my emotions for this post.

Pretty please, vote for me? :)

P.S Every OMY member gets a fresh vote everyday, and voting ends 31st June 2010!