Wednesday, February 26, 2014

More updates on the Miniature Tidbits Stall

I made a little more progress on the tidbits display counter...I think this will be the final arrangement for the sweets, gum etc. Although there were a lot more little toys and sweets that I would like to add, it seems like I've run out of space! (the blank spots are for 2 more items which I am still working on.....)

1:12 miniature Hudson's and Sugus sweets

 These are the little candies that I've added. Hudson's in 3 different flavours, the ones that I remember seeing in my childhood - Honey Lemon, Lime and Eumenthol. Although I would have liked to add Hack's sweets, I don't think I have the time or energy to keep wrapping more sweeties after this batch -_-"""" My hands are all cramped up from working with tweezers!

In the centre are Sugus sweets! It seems they're no longer sold in Singapore, and the closest match would probably have to be Fruit-tella? Maybe I'll make them for a different sort of tidbits stall :)

1:12 miniature Fusen Bubble Gum

Chewing gum has been banned from import into Singapore, so it was a little difficult to obtain any as models. I had to re-work the graphics for these from scratch (using Inkscape) and referencing photos I found online. These were a childhood fave of mine, behind the wrapper is a water-transfer tattoo!!!

1:12 miniature woven hand fan, with the abandoned first attempt at top :P

1:12 miniature woven hand fan

I suppose on warmer days, the stall owner would need to keep himself cool....I had wanted to solder up an electric fan but seeing how cramped the store was, the idea shifted to this little handheld fan. Although the detailing is terrible and weaving worse, I figure, it's not going to be -too- noticeable, probably even overlooked, what with so much detail going on. But....again, it's another one of those details I thought would be cute to have :)

I hope to complete the roombox by this weekend. There are SOOOOO many other little odds and ends to add to the realism of the scene, but I think I'll save them for another roombox.

On a personal level, I feel almost sad that this project is almost done. It's like, whenever I get near to the end of a good book or movie, I almost do not want it to end? Do you ever feel that way too?

Also, there's another bloodwork to be done tomorrow, part of my annual checkup. Probably going to get some stern looks and warnings from the doc, but I'll blame the Chinese New Year celebrations for my blood sugar and cholesterol levels :P :P :P

As for Dad, he's mending well and will also have another checkup tomorrow. :)

G'nite, and thank you all for the nice well wishes for Dad's recovery! He was really happy to read all of them ^_^


  1. Yup, I feel the same way... So usually I am looking around for ideas to add something anyway. ;)
    I am admiring handfan! Lovely scene Cindy!

  2. This is like a trip down memory lane. Same sort of sweets but different names. I loved the bubble gum with the tattoo transfers. Had them everywhere =0P Just out of interest, why is gum banned?
    Glad your Dad is on the mend and I hope your check-up isn't too bad tomorrow.

    1. PEPPERRRRRR ^_^
      good thing they're temporary, though a 'gateway tattoo' for me hiaks.IIRC gum was banned soon after we got our underground train system, people were spitting and sticking gum everywhere, it was an eyesore and as a tourist state, a serious no-no! (Oh and might have caused some train delays, maybe. Needa read up)

      Dad really enjoyed ur comment and laughed alot :) thanks! My vein burst again during blood collection....sigh. but otherwise good, till next week's results! Ha.

  3. Es perfecto me encanta, los caramelos están muy realistas.
    Un abrazo.
    Villa Pulgarcito.

    1. Hi Yolanda! Am typing on my mobile, so no Google translate but I think I understand! Thank you, the sweets were alot of work!

  4. Oh my gosh...I love all of the candy :-) I agree with,'s a trip down memory lane. That fan is incredible! I just love to see your progress...every detail is made with care and such craftmanship. Thank you for sharing.
    Glad your dad is doing better.

    1. Hi Lisa!
      Thanks :) Dad's much better and getting restless from resting XD

  5. Hi Cindy,
    it's so great to see the progress and I love the chewing gum box. I know how many, many, many hours have to be spend, but it's always forgotten when you see the result:))) I'm looking forward to see your finished shop. It's a wonderful work you're doing.
    Best wishes

    1. Hi Andrea,

      Thanks, and I totally agree about how time gets away from us when we're creating :)


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