Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Discounts for my workshop?

My latest dollhouse miniature hydrangeas are placed in the metal pitcher pot. This time round, I decided to glue them in, which I had to as I wanted to display it evenly in the pot. It's something different from the usual ones I've made. I'm still loving the purple shades!!


As you can see, I am still posing the pot of hydrangeas with my mini decorative iron wrought fence. I'm loving it so much! Also, I'm intending to teach a workshop on making these decorative iron wrought fence, but I would like to come up with at least another design before advertising it, so stay tuned.


It takes a bit of planning to come up with designs that are not too difficult but still look really beautiful. I'm also mindful of the fact that most people want to accomplish everything in one class. We'll see...


Also, I'm in the midst of updating my Q&A section of my classes webpage. Lately, I've been receiving the same question - Do I offer discount if I bring a friend along for the workshop? Ordinarily, I don't teach in groups, and it's only for the really basic classes that I can take in 2 people at the maximum.
Teaching is fun, and getting to know my students on a personal level is gratifying. This isn't something that I can do if I were to teach a group. I also believe there is also an exchange of energy when teaching.

Although one can make more money teaching in a group, I prefer to do it in a way that personalizes the experience as much as possible for the student.  I feel my students get the most out of my classes by structuring it this way, and it is most enjoyable on my end as well.


So back to the question...due to the highly personalized nature of my workshops, I cannot offer a discount if you bring along a friend. The amount of time I spend with each student, along with the supplies and materials, are the same per person, regardless if one or two people attend. For a more detailed answer, you can read it here or here.

I hope I have attempted to answer this, and you can understand why discounts aren't applicable for my workshops. If you have further questions, feel free to contact me here.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Dollhouse Miniature Bouquet - Spring Morning

I'm back! This latest dollhouse miniature Spring Morning bouquet has taken slightly more time than usual. A little story about this bouquet. I was working on each individual flower type one at a none. At that time, on their own, none of them really “stood” out. I was wondering if this bouquet was going to work out. As I continued, everything just kind of fell into place...they belong together.


I also made a little miniature decorative iron wrought fence to go along with this. I have been inspired by many Japanese real life florists, and their flower pieces are often accompanied by a little iron wrought decorative piece.




And the bouquet in my hand...


Auntie passed me her Playmobil Florist Doll. I had to take a photo of it with my bouquet.


I hope everyone is having a good week!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Pink Macaron Earrings

I've been busy trying to complete the large custom order of pink macaron earrings here. Feeling really happy that they will soon to be completed.

Now that the large order is going to be completed soon, I can start working on other things.

Looking forward.

The other day, I received a negative feedback about a doily mold that I was selling in my shop. The customer wasn't happy with the depth of the center of the mold, which according to her, was deeper than the edges. It wasn't as flat as the edges. I took the same mold that was sent to her, and made another doily so I could scrutinize it.


I tried understanding what she was talking about. Unless my eyes are playing me, the depth difference we're talking here is really minuscule. But I accept her opinion. I've retook photographs, so that there isn't any mis-interpretation moving forward. We live and learn :)