There. are. so. many. miniature. items. in. Singapore. It’s. incredible.
Greetings, folks! Today I’m here to talk about miniatures and where to find them. Actually, I won’t tell you where (yet). I’ll let you make it your goal when you’re in Singapore to look around for these miniatures… because, well, that’s part of the fun of discovering them. Finding stores and craft events on your own. (Don’t worry: if you’re stuck or don’t know where to look, check back in a week or so and I may have a couple of T&A posts on the subject.)
To showcase what I’m talking about, here are a few items recently found in one of the stores around the island. The location shall remain a surprise, but for now I’ll say that the items themselves are Japanese erasers. How the companies in Japan come up with all these molds is beyond my comprehension.
The other day I brought back two Japanese eraser sets. The “food” looks incredibly realistic, and the items are PERFECT for 7″-12″ dolls. The set above features six separate sushi dishes and two cups of green tea (all erasers) on a plastic conveyor belt, similar in style to that of a real restaurant.
The pieces can all come off individually… for instance, the fish and rice below:
The other set had two teacups, a canned drink and onigiri:
There were also two trays of bento, complete with little eraser chopsticks:
I brought Debbie out to the pool to see how in-scale the food would look. The bento was just the right size for her. It took quite a few tries to get the chopsticks to balance in her hand, but overall the set suits her perfectly. 🙂
A few more photos of Debbie by the pool, with the food:
Another cool thing about the erasers is how compact they are, and how neatly they stack together.
There are so many ways to incorporate these miniatures. Next time, I’ll have a few photo stories to share, featuring these very items.
It’s been a while since I last crocheted… but don’t you worry! A new project is in the works, for Ruby. 😀