Happy Mother's Day

After we install in the new house for a month, the Internet works finally since Friday evening. I am glad to access to the networks at home directly.

My parents-in-law come to the southern France since Tuesday for giving us some "training" because I am not good at tinkering at all. These days we all work together for repainting the shutters, the walls of the garage and for weeding in the garden. I am motivated and would like to know more techniques of house arrangement with them.

Before they arrived, I continued playing some caning at home but I don’t really make some new stuff. I will plan for the next collection soon.

Today is Mother’s Day in France; we prepare some cakes and champagne as the dessert and celebrate together at the lunchtime. Last week I wrote one brief story of mine for Mother’s Day and it’s published on Etsy.fr. We will read it with my parents-in-law this evening.

Since my husband and his dad are in front of the TV and watching Formula 1 now, my mother-in-law and me are able to access to Internet and do our own things. We both are very happy to get rid of the men for a while. :)


Create our own clay pantone

I have passed a period of time without Internet and TV in my life after the house move. I went shopping alone and read a new book that I ordered from Amazon.fr last week when my husband had business trip in US.

I was touched and so much inspired by this book: Polymer Clay COLOR INSPIRATION/ Lindly Haunani & Maggie Maggio

It starts from the theories of Hue, Value and Saturation but there are also some very interesting techniques in this book.

I spent two days making three clay pantones. It's useful to get the formula of each color.

Here are also two inspirational videos on YouTube:
Color Scales in Polymer Clay
Color Scales II - Playing with Color Scales
Highly recommend!

When my husband was away, I made a new friend--- a gray cat. He came to see me all the week. When seeing him in the garden now, I just need to wave my hand and call him, and he jumps and runs to me immediately. What a lovely cat!:P


Tutorial of Strawberry Canes is featured in the front page of Pixnet.net

I made this tutorial before house move and I don’t even have time to make an English version.
Original link is

Pixnet is one base of Taiwan blogs; I choose it instead of Yahoo just because I prefer its style.

I believe this tutorial is more interesting for Asians since polymer clay is not that popular there and caning is more chic in Asia. I will continue practicing since it’s fun to challenge myself.

Okay, need to jump back to our house now; a lot of works wait for me. :D
Happy May!


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