Sunday, November 1, 2009

Chinese veg board

I couldn't stand to look at that thing anymore, so I'm replacing it with something better that I made a few years ago. I like making bean sprouts. I must be a masochist.




11 comments:

  1. Kiva, how do you churn out these beauties so fast!! :) and what a familiar sight, yumm those taogei/beansprouts look so real and crunchy!

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  2. Thank you Jocelyn!! This is something I made about 3 or 4 years ago, so it's an old pic! I had hideous one up but I took it down because I couldn't stand it, lol! I do crank em out pretty fast, though.

    When I first started making stuff, I visited Bertha Wong's old site and was inspired after seeing her bean sprouts. I got so excited because I didn't know at that time that people made miniature Asian food :-D! This was maybe 6 years ago. I'm glad you like them!!

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  3. Here it is, Jocelyn- her old site where I saw the bean sprouts:

    http://berthawong.8m.com/vegetarian/index.html

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  4. The bean sprouts are looking just fabulous !!!
    Synnøve

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  5. Awww, thank you synnøve! I should have made a bigger pile!

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  6. ack Kiva! i'd probably hate making bean sprouts as much as i hate plucking 'em :X

    but they are worth it...so cute > <

    i actually saw the hideous pig head, i just was so flummoxed by it i didn't have anything polite to say LOL :X :X

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  7. ROFL!!!!!!!!!! Cindy, flummoxed is being KIND! Come on, that thing was TRAGIC!! It stayed up for all of, what? Half and hour? That was long enough, lol!!!

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  8. loool! I saw the "thing" anyway :D :D you should have left it, it gives other miniaturists a bit hope!

    hugs!

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  9. Steph!! Damn, I'll never live that thing down now! That was like the first pig's head I tried to make, following Sue Heaser's book. I didn't like the way it looked uncooked, so I probably painted it some weird color :-p. It's much better to look at a real pig's head...a COOKED one! I actually found that thing in a drawer- I never bothered snapping a pic of it back then. I took a picture of it to show you guys just how ghastly it was!

    The first time I made a fish, I followed the instructions in an old issue of a miniatures magazine, I forget which one. But it said to cut out a fish shape using paper, lay it on some rolled out clay, then cut it with scissors :-/. WTF?? You can imagine how THAT one turned out!

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  10. Oh shucks! I missed the pig's head???Amazing how many Singapore bloggers follow your blog, Kiva :):).

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  11. Hey Sans, I am glad you missed it. It would have visited you in your dreams, like it did to me last night. A giant, shiny, orange pig's head. That thing will haunt me for all eternity. I wish I never found it.

    I love the Singaporeans!! They are my peeps :-D!!

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