Panda Charm!


I made a Panda Charm with the Grace Clay I bought!

Grace clay isn't too bad. Dries hard, unlike most other airdry clay. However, not sure if my clay is old and is Grade C(?), when pressure is applied, the charm may crack and the white lines will not go away! It will be better if varnished.

I saw from various sources that it is water-resistant, but other sources said it is not! Might test it out. Intend to make reviews of the clays.

It's so cute right? Uber fatness!

Painted on the face. The nose is a mini heart shape, painted it as a heart by chance, decided to leave it as that. Dayum, haha, it's really fat. It's still drying out. Wondering if I should paint a face. Worried that I might ruin it by accident.

I've placed a feedjit on my blog (: It's really wonderful to know people from all over can view my blog. I will try to spend more time for my blog, but no promised. I'm really rather busy with school because I'm sitting for the Cambridge "A"s this year.

That's all for now!



Online Names Dilemma

Do anyone spazz out over choosing of your online name?

I changed my blogger profile names a couple of times, from Rainbow Melancholia to Fuyumi to Joo.

Rainbow Melancholia is just too "trying-too-hard".

Fuyumi is so Wapanese, after all, I am a native Singaporean Chinese, not Japanese. I do like Fuyu, cause it's winter. I used to have my IDs as Dark Winter in Japanese. So Wapanese of me eh?

Joo is part of my name. I have a Chinese name, which I can simply use my han yu pin yin, which is a romanised form of my Chinese name. But it is really short. 2 words, 2 letters per word. I do not dare to use my full English name because my name is really too unique.

Neither do I have the confidence to be Wapanese, or to even decide on a Japanese name. I so called short-listed Rei, Reiko, Fuyumi. I want to know what these names means. When I searched up of names and meanings, I get distracted by other names!

Neither can I decide on an English name. Tania? Rebecca?

ENDLESS! Too many names and decisions! I'm a very very indecisive person. I want to appear normal and normal and not be judged for trying too hard to be 'cool' or Wapanese.

I'm so terrible at names too!

Well, I guessed what ever we do, we will always be judged. Inevitably I become conscious of that and thus explaining my so called 'dilemma'. Too bad for me.

On a side note, will be updating soon on Furitama Ball by Kracie.

I bought it a while back and just tried it this evening! Will edit my video soon and update with my review~



The Great Haul

Hi everyone!

I'm back with an update~ HAUL!! (´∀`)

I just made a huge haul from 2 online shops. One is Sophie and Toffee and another shop, which has since cleared their stocks, I shall refer them as Clay.

I enjoy having the feeling of excitement, waiting for my packages to arrive in the mail. Makes me feel really happy when I get my hands on it. I tend to look at the shop and the various items I want to buy and ponder for rather long, for a few days, to decide on my purchase.

My Sophie and Toffee  package came really quickly because I live in Singapore and it is registered mail.
Clay's package took the whole week as it was normal mail.

Here's my unpackaging video. (◕‿◕)

From  Sophie and Toffee, I got a lot of Padico items. Hearty Soft 200g, Mermaid Puffy Clay 50g (White), Water-resistance Clay Varnish (Matte), Sweets Paste Mold (Hard) and Sweets Soft Mold. I also got a set of 200 Turquoise 3mm rhinestones and a Japanese Snow Rabbit Cabachon.

The rhinestones were greener than I thought. Impulse buy, since I had mostly pink and purple rhinestones. The packaging for the hard mold was flimsy, and I tore it. (´_`。) The soft mold had a nice hard box. The soft mold is really big! The Ice cream scoop is really detailed! But I have no use for it at the moment.

Sophie and Toffee Haul!

From Clay, I got Grace Clay and a Floree Biscuit Mold. I initially wanted Grace Light, but it has dried up. However, Clay agreed to let me have it, for free! I managed to revive some, but that's for another post. (: The Floree Mold was a impulse buy. I just thought, "why not?" because it was on clearance is was very cheap. The Grace clays and Floree mold were really a lot smaller than what I thought!! Clay also nicely gave me some extra lightweight clay for free.

I now I have a lot of Japanese air dry clay. I will soon show you my epic battle to revive dried Grace Light and my personal experience with Hearty Soft and Grace. When I have time, I will make a proper review on Puffy, this time with White and maybe open the packet of Fuwa Fuwa in a the next few months.

So that's all from me for now~

Thank you!


Sophie and Toffee Discount


Here to quickly share a Sophie and Toffee discount code!

Code will entitle you to a 10% discount and will expire on 23 April 2012~

Enjoy shopping!


Daiso and Rhinestones

Who doesn't love Daiso?

It's a land of AWESOMENESS!

I had been buying rhinestones from Daiso, before Sophie and Toffee appeared in my life. A mix-match of nail art stickers. My reasoning was that i didn't need that much rhinestones that Sophie and Toffee offers, which is 200 for each colour and size. That's a lot!

And then I realised, that this 2 packs of rhinestones, has 13 x 19 rows, effectively telling me that I had nearly 250 rhinestones of that colour/size. (; ̄д ̄)

Anyway, I just got this really nice lil box from Daiso's travel aisle.

It has 2 tiers. The first tier is a big compartment (bottom left), and the bottom tier has 8 smaller compartments, with a lid like a pill box. The 4 lids are actually joined and can be pulled out, allowing easy access to your rhinestones!

As time went by, I actually gotten quite a bit of rhinestones, I realised. And I just order a set from Sophie and Toffee. i have yet to recieve a comfirmation mail, though I have paid already. I ordered 3mm turquoise because most of my rhinestones are purple or pink.

I organised my rhinestones~!

Top tier -- Rhinestone sticker sheets, the huge teardrop rhinestones, my trusty smaller pincette

Bottom tier -- White flower, blue flower, small purple hearts, small pink hearts, pearls, teardrops, hearts, empty

I feel SO happy now that they are all organised neatly!! I love to organise my craft supplies. I love my craft supplies!

This box is really nice, small and handy~ (´ω`) They come in 2 colours, white and green. I might just get another one cause it's quite good for storing rhinestones. I mean, how much rhinestone of a certain size and colour could you have that it can actually fill the entire small compartment?

So this box gets loads of thumbups. I like to pick it up and open it, fiddle with it because it's so neat, cute and convenient now. *Current obsession.

True Story

That's all from me~ Daiso is really a magical land to me.

Over and out!

Meiji Yan Yan!

Yan Yan Dance~! *:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*
Delicious cream and biscuit in a box.  

My mum didn't want to buy me one the other day, so I got one recently to satisfy my craving. Hehe.

They have different Japanese sentences on the each stick, but my Japanese isn't good enough to decipher what the sentence means 
It was yummy as always~ 

Even Tombot is here~

Picnik was bought over by Google (´A`) I do hope that the Google version will be as good as Picnik. Sad to see it go. Picnik advertised these three sites, AviaryPicMonkey and Google+ (which is rather user-unfriendly to me) Can also use Picasa.

Picnik is easy to use and quick tool for making collages. I liked it a lot even thought I used it for only a few months. 

Thank you


Marvel's The Avengers


The superheros of all times eh? (:

Today I'll be doing a lil ad on the up coming Marvel's Movie, which will be officially release in Singapore on 1 May, based on....

The Avengers~

And here is the trailer!

Looks awesome~

I really like most of them because they are so human and alien at the same time. Somehow.
I enjoyed my childhood days of watching Marval animated cartoons and movies. It is amazing how Marvel makes all the movies link up together. (Now how about a movie for Hawkeye/Goliath/Ronin?) DC needs to buck up! They have the Justice League and Teen Titans too!

Black Widow
I.. Never really read/watched stuff about her. We are living in a rather sexist world. But as a Women in Literature student, I shall praise Black Widow as a symbol of feminism and the rising power of the women. Yea.. right. ^^, She is beautiful and strong in her own way.

Captian America ♥
I love this dude. He is one of those hero I loved when I was younger.
The hero for American soldiers to look up to during times of war back in 1939. A story to show us how a frail young man would brave experiments in order to fight for Justice. I really like him and used to select this character a lot when playing those Street Fighters games. Pretty cool how he throws his shield around. *Whackswhackswhacks*

Now that I'm a History student and having studied the Cold War, I feel upset over the agressive American actions, but still love this embodiment of heroism that allow countless of soldiers to look up to, to boost their morals and fight against the Nazis. (So who said comic artists are useless)

Sexay green dude who is misunderstood and definetly needs anger management classes. Nah, joking.
Face it, we all had our fair share of bursts of anger. And we seriously need to stop judging people when we barely know them. the personification of the phrase "don't judge a book by it's cover".

Come on ): How can you hate archers?! And in the comics, he wears purple with black! How cool is that?

Iron Man
I watched the film and boy is he awesome. An amazing and resourceful engineer. Very self-centered guy from what is seemed, but learns to work together with the Avengers. (I watched the cartoon Avengers Movie (Y)) His a rebel, a bad ass. But I hated how the first movie ended with him saying his the bad guy. SUPERHEROS NO REVEAL THEY IDENTITY! ):

Nick Fury
His the head of the Organisation! I have this thing for black guys. :/ What?! They are so cool and talented in a wide array of stuff!

Thor ♥
Nordic methodology! I likes~ And who can blame me for liking the pretty boy, Hemsworth, that plays Thor? I am fascinated with Nordic Mythodology (despite the inaccuracy of the depiction of Thor which can be defending with the phrase 'based on') and that may be further fueled by Amon Amath's song.

And the armour! Amours re amazing and beautiful. Some plain and simple, some with intricate designs, all serving the sole purpose toa defend the host.

All in all, I like Hulk, Captain America and Thor more. ^^

That's all from me, and remember to catch Marvel’s The Avengers in cinemas this 1 May 2012 and like the Official Marvel's The Avengers Singapore Facebook Page and subscribe to Marvel Singapore YouTube Channel for more updates!


Review: Mermaid Puffy Clay by Padico


I recently ask my friend, Misaki, to help me order 2 packs of resin clay from Sophie and Toffee, a Singapore-based online shop. They sell loads of rhinestones and cabochons at cheap wholesale prices.

This is an airdry clay made by the company Padico. This clay series, which are in packs of 50g, comes in 3 colours; White, Biscuit and Chocolate. (: After reading a post by A Tiny Obsession, I got interested in trying it out. So I got a pack of Chocolate and Biscuit from Sophie and Toffee at SGD 5.50 each, since they didn't had White.

We got our clay real quick through the mail. I'm doing up this review so people out there can have more information about this clay. Prior to my purchase, I could harder find reviews about this clay.

So here is a video of my first impression of the clay!

I just got it yesterday from my friend and made a few items already. While making, I was lamenting over the fact that there wasn't White Puffy at Sophie and Toffee, so I randomly used some air dry modelling clay for the 'cream' and it made the charm heavier. 

What was funny was... Sophie and Toffee started stocking WHITE. Today!! (; ̄Д ̄)

I also added some rhinestones which I got from Daiso. Took some white glue and stuck an eyepin in for a cute charm~

Kira kira~  

You can also get rhinestones from Sophie and Toffee. From various sizes to colours, Sophie and Toffee sells a whole, wide range of rhinestones and pearls. For less than SGD 4, you can get a set of 200 pieces of rhinestones. That's real cheap! The downside for me is that I don't use so much rhinestones since right now since I only decorate my charms with one or two rhinestones, compared to people who bling up their phones and stuff. So I'm still undecided about buying them, although it's really definitely much cheaper and prettier, obviously.

The clay can be rolled out quite thinly.

The clay shrinks after it is dried. Here's a comparison with the doughnut made with eraser clay from the Kutsuwa Eraser Kit from Love Melancholy. (The erasers work pretty well, will do a review soon)

When the clay is set aside, it will start drying. The surface will dry first and the insides are still soft. So if you squash the charm, it will still collapse. A day after drying, the insides will be less soft and when you press it, the charm will expand back in shape (not totally).

Update 29/9/12:
Water Resistant 

I didn't talk about it much previously, but this clay, as advertised, really IS water resistant.
A water test I did showed that the clay may become flaky after being soaked. The water was enter the clay and the whole thing will become soft, but retains its shape, AS LONG AS you don't press and squish it when it's soaked with water. Simply pat with a cloth and leave it to dry completely, and it'll be fine.

In comparison to my Grace Clay Review, Grace had 0 resistance, literally melting in my hands, as I mentioned in my Panda Charm post. This means that with Puffy, you can literally washing the item, not to hard, as it may wash off the surface details. Refer to the below photo, I washed one of the flower waffle, the details it slightly affected.

When it's dried, you can add on a layer of clay varnish, to protect it and make it more resistance. Sophie and Toffee sells Padico Varnish in Gloss and Matte.

So after trying the clay out for a couple of days, here is a summation of how I feel:
  • The clay feels rubbery, as mentioned. 
  • The outer layer dries fast in a couple of hours, and 
  • after which, the surface of the clay will be hard and the insides, soft and squishy (be careful)
  • Keeps really details well
  • Easily removed from mold (you can read A Tiny Obsession's post too)
  • Dries water resistant 
  • Comes in the widely used dough colour
  • Can be mixed with paint to attain other colours
  • And shaded with pastels for baked effect
  • Time to dry depends on climate and the size of the charm, but usually takes around 2 days for top layers to dry. 
  • Shrinks after it is dried
  • Clay is ridiculously light weighted,
  • Yet durable enough to withstand abuse

What I made so far (⌒∇⌒

Only the flower and macaron shells were made without a mold. 

I might update again if I try throwing a piece of dried Puffy into water.

Remember, because this is an air dry clay, place it in a ziplock bag and squeeze the air out then place it in an airtight container. Remember to check back once in awhile to make sure it's really not drying up. Make sure you keep the clay properly so you will not waste your money~

Hope that this was helpful for you and that you enjoyed it! Remember to check out Sophie and Toffee.
Thank you!

UPDATE! (16 April): Here's a 10% discount code for you! (24/5/12: Coupon has expired!)
8/4/13, New code! JCSV6NC, 10%

All photos are credited to ME! Do NOT steal and re-post them without permission!  ヽ(`⌒´メ)ノ


Self-intro! :D

Hi again!

Do you see something new?

I've joined Nuffnang! (⌒▽⌒)☆ All this is a first for me; to join and post videos (well, only one so far, but I'm in the progress of making another!), joining Nuffnang.. All these are quite interesting.

So a little about me. I am a Singaporean and I am 18 this year, studying in a Junior College, hoping to go to University to further my studies and become a teacher!

I made this blog to share my crafts! And well, actually I was motivated to make a video because I wanted to help promote my friend's site, as she sells those hyped Japanese novelty candies at a really cheap retail rate! (What a weird reason eh?)

I used to draw. I still do actually, but they are more of doodles than actual drawings. I've been too busying in Secondary 4 studying! Ever since then, I seldom draw any more. I hope that after my "A" Levels, I would have more time to maximise the use of my Wacom Baby~ (´∀`)

This blog is for documenting my craft tutorials/reviews and videos or maybe bits of funny moments in my life. Because I am so new to this, and not to mention, busy with my studies, I do not know what exact direction this blog will take and how often I can update.

But to anyone who sees this blog/post please give your support. 
(シ_ _)シ
*sniff, small unknown lil bloggy*
Keep a look out! Sneak peek~!
Thank you!
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