Cute Christmas soap ornamnets
Soap carving for Christmas I got this idea of Christmas soap carving ornaments after reading Soap Carving books of Miho Morita. Mrs.Miho Morita (http://fruitscarving.wordpress.com) is a famous carving teacher and tutorial book writer in Japan. We have met at Carving Contest Event held in Tokyo in 2011. I took a lesson from Miho-sensei and it was a great impulse for me. Miho Morita's style is elegant and looks like a lacework carved in melons. She also does cute car...
I have good news. 1. Some of the Carving Contest's winners have recieved their prizes. 2. It is December and it means Christmas Rush is on.
I have a big hope that all winners will get the prizes before December 31. I wish they can use the things for the Holiday food presentation.
As for me, I have got new toys too :) I try the new things out. One of them is Lekue silicone mold for 3D chocolate.
3D Chocolate made in Lekue Silicone Mold
Christmas Tree, Hearts, Hare and Easter Eggs
What do you do wirh carved fruits and vegetables after they were displayed? I use them for cooking. Apples, oranges, kiwi, pineapple go to baking and compote (a Russian drink). Beetroot, daikon, bell pepper, carrot, pumpkin and squash go to soups and stews. Today I am sharing a Savory Corn Crumble recipe by Ive from Kopiaste blog. Kopiaste blog is mainlydedicated to Greek and Cypriot meal. For her Savory Corn Crumble Ivy used a butternut squash which is great for crafting and delicious cooking :)
The Contest is over and I am happy to announce the result. It was a hot competition. We met friend's support. Lot of efforts were applied to win.
I thank ALL OF YOU who participated and who voted!
At the end of this article you will find statistic data of the contest poll.
Please meet the top winners!
Fall Flower Bouquet by Durdana, Bangladesh
Wonder Tree and a nice leaflet with WT decoration ideas is flying to Bangladesh.
I wish the Wonder Tree will ...
The Carving Contest is coming to the end. The poll will be closed on November 10, in midnight Alaska (USA) time, 24-00 GMT -9.
I thank all the friends and visitors for giving support to the Contest's participants! Great job has been done. We are having leaders and they are yet competitive. It is very intriguing. Don't miss the fight and help our participants to win the main prizes, they are
a Wonder Tree
a Watermelon plate
and a set of unique 'How-To' books on carving art. ...
Black cats out of zuccini skin
Black cats out of zuccini skin and a pumpkin heart as a top decoration of the fruit display made for the 1st birthday of a young girl.
This is my 'Cute Halloween Greeting' to all my readers and friends!
Fruit display for kids
We are having Ikebana Sogetsu week here in my hometown. Six teachers from Sogetsu Branch in Sapporo came to Sakhalin to exhibit thier arrangements and teach. Being a student of Sakhalin Sogetsu school Iset up my Ikebana arrangement.
Usually Ikebana arrangements have no names. It lets people to think thier own meaning. The main point of Ikebana is beauty of natural materials (flowers, leaves, branches). Sogetsu is a free styled Ikebana art.
This time I used whole pumpkins with no carving elements....
I recieved messages about the Contest Poll fault, that does not count votes. Indeed, the Google Poll service works incorrectly. It sounds like a Halloween nightmare! I have changed the poll service and restarted the Contest Poll. I am sorry if you voted, but your vote didn't count. Please visit the page back and vote again.
The Contest Poll is prolonged to November 10, 2012.
I am so sorry for the mess. Hope you understand, and the situation didn't hurt you. Thanks and hugs!!
The Online Carving Contest Stage 2 is on air. Find the Contest entries below and use the side bar poll to vote for your favorite carving work. Invite your friends to support the participants by voting for them.The poll ends on November 07, 2012.
According to the poll results the top 3 winners will be given with the valuable prizes:
The 1stplace – Wonder Tree
The 2ndplace – Watermelon plate
The 3rdplace – A set of carving books.
Besides the top prizes, there are special ...
A pair of doves sit on the wedding watermelon. The bird's material is daikon. Carved with a thai knife. I use the Soap Carving Book for birds carving ideas.
Bird carving for wedding