Sunday, June 27, 2010

My First Amigurumi

What is amigurumi actually? Wikipedia define as the jappanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features.

Dian teach me how to make amigurumi for the first time. She also sharing a simple pattern to construct an amigurumi with me. So i can make my own amigurumi by crocheting. Eventhough i never knitting amigurumi yet, but i think its more easier crocheting amigurumi than knitting (How i can compare between crocheting and knitting amigurumi if i never done one them, hhhmmm i must learn knitting amigurumi later). One of my reason, its more easier to shape any creature by crocheting than knitting.

All above is my first amigurumi. I take a picture a month ago and i didn't put any caracter yet. But now they have eyes, nose, and mouth (sory, but i forgot to take a picture). One of them has sold (below)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Photocakes decoration

Last thursday i came to 'hands on demo photocakes decoration' program. Its nice, i have something new to learn. Cake decorating become more easier. Unlimited creativity in decorating cakes.

You can put your own picture on a cake and on chocolate lolipop.

It will more easier to design, if you can operate 'photoshop' or 'corel draw'. Compatible printer recommended was canon IP series like IP 3600 and IP 4700. You also need compatible food cartridges as well as set edible ink. You are not recommended using edible ink in in a printer that has previously been used with regular ink cartridges, even you try to cleaned it because it was contaminated and the cake can not eat.