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  • ayakapaca 11:05 am on March 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

    Happy Belated!! 

    So sorry that I didn’t have time until today to post! Happy Birthday Linzi!!!

    Sending love from NYC <3

    • Linzi 5:22 pm on March 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Happy Birthday Ayaka!!!! <3 <3 <3

    • lauraishere 11:57 am on March 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply


  • ayakapaca 7:46 pm on October 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Ayaka’s Photo Project 

    Thanks Chris, Sabrina, and Sue for the awesome photos!

    From the left: Chris's photo, Sabrina's photo, Sue's photo

    Photos I took

    • Linzi 12:57 am on October 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Cute! Are these photos of the photos printed and cut out? Or photoshopped to look like they’re cut out? They look too real to be photoshopped. You got those 3 photos to work really well together. :)

      • ayaka 9:56 am on October 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I printed the photos out -> cut it out -> pasted it together -> scanned it. It seems like a roundabout method, but I like that slight imperfect look haha. The photos were fun to play with!

  • ayakapaca 4:39 pm on June 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Apple Spice Truffles – Poison Kit 

    Since Sir Chris Tsotakos has been failing to post his pictures of the craft I made him, I decided to take the honor myself. :)

    “My craft swap receiver this time was my friend Chris – whom upon my assumption, loves chocolate. So I decided to make him a kit to create POISONED Apple Spice Truffels inspired by my all time favorite childhood story, Snow White!

    Apple Spice Truffel Poison Kit is a 1930s chocolate molding kit inherited from family generation. This handy small suitcase includes a ‘used’ recipe book, the chocolate form, a skull decoration, and two bottles of ‘poison’ needed in the recipe. The wooden suitcase has a child’s face carved on the outside, and their skull form ironically burned on the inside. This motif is carried out in the the recipe book as well.”

    The kit!

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    • lauraishere 5:00 pm on June 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      woooah this is so so so cool. Nice work! Nice truffles, Chris!

    • tlrh 5:07 pm on June 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      it is one of the loveliest thing I saw from you <3

    • Linzi 7:17 pm on June 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      So cute! I love the little bottle labels! Was it hard to make the chocolate mold?

      • ayaka 10:22 am on June 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        No not really. The planning took waaay longer (1 month) than the actual execution (an afternoon) lol Had to go find the right rubber molding kit and the right plastic container. After that, it was just figuring out how to shape the paper clay to fit it in the container to make the chocolate molds.

  • ayakapaca 10:23 am on June 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Berry Maple Pulled Pork Deliciousness 

    Two weeks ago (ehem) I received one large yellow envelope…from Chris Berry!!

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    • Linzi 12:19 pm on June 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Yay! Cute little piggies! :)

    • ayaka 9:44 am on June 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      What did Chris use to screen print them? Screenprinting + origami is like the best combo gift ever!

    • Christopher 3:04 pm on June 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Ayaka,

      I just used a Speedball screenprinting kit (http://www.speedballart.com/). The kit itself was very thorough and came with almost everything I needed, I did have to buy additional ink (didn’t come with white), and in the future I would make sure to use non-fabric water based ink only, as it came out too thick for the marker paper.

      I’m glad you like the gift! It combined 2 of my favorite things, food and origami, and added a new one, screenprinting!


  • ayakapaca 9:08 pm on November 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    Happy Belated Birthday Laura! 

    Sorry it took a week to post! Little Laura now lives on my desk in NYC too :)


  • ayakapaca 2:24 pm on May 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    Craft to Graeme 

    I wanted to make a book that reminded readers of ways to escape their daily built-up stress. I also wanted to show these solutions through peeking holes on imagery that represented ‘stress’, ‘sadness’, and ‘loneliness’.

    After some research on book binding methods, I started out by writing the content of the book. Once I figured out  content, I took photos depicting each ‘method’ of escaping everyday crisis, and designed the book. After many trial and error of printing, cutting, and book binding, this is what I came out with.

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    • me! 9:21 pm on May 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome! Except “Let’s” should be “Lets”. But awesome anyway! :D

  • ayakapaca 3:03 pm on April 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    My Craft Conclusion 

    My craft person was Matt!! He made an awesome Racoon Hood – Scarf !!! It’s super cozy, and I’ve been wearing it to work all the time :) Finding out that Matt made this totally blew my mind.

    Thank you!! I love it sooooooo much!!


    • Chris.t 5:16 pm on April 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Adorable to the max! :D

    • Linzi 7:28 pm on April 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I love that the ears are so far back! Super kawaii!!! :3

    • lauraishere 9:04 pm on April 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      brown is a good color for you. you look like a tree nymph. go forth and prance!

    • beefsoupplease 12:08 pm on April 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      wow thats freakin prefect! i really like this :D

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