Tuesday, December 7, 2010

An Interview and Giveaway with Pei Li's Miniatures



1. What inspires you to come up with new designs?

There are so many things that I find inspiring. Everyday life inspires me. The things that surrounds us, pictures and photos that I see in magazines inspires me. Music plays a big part too! It allows and gives me so much room to imagine. The ability to create and inject my personal style into my pieces continues to inspire me.



2. How long have you been creating?

I have been creating since I was a young child. I was always interested in crafts. Cross stitching was and continues to be one of my favourite past time. But it was about 4-5 years ago that when I first touched paper clay that I started creating miniatures seriously.



3. Where do you do your work? Do you have a dedicated area of your home, or?

I do my work in my bedroom. Unfortunately I don’t have a luxury of my own craft room or studio, but hopefully one day, I will be able to have one of my own.



4. Tell us about a goal you have for your business

It is my sincere desire that through my miniature creations, people would be transported into a world of fantasy and delight. I’m always so happy to hear customers telling me that they cannot take their eyes off my creations when they hold it in their hands. Teaching is a new goal for my business as well. It is empowering to hear students tell me that they never thought they could create something so intricate and detail. I hope I can travel to teach students all around the world.



5. What is your favorite album?

I love jazz, bossa nova and urban groove. It’s so hard just to pick one favourite album but a few of my favourite artistes include Sade, Celso Fonseca, Blue Six, Aya and Diana Krall.



6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?


Hopefully still creating miniatures and teaching. 5 years is a long time, but I would love to continue to do what I love.



7. What is your favorite thing to do on a weekend?

Relaxing, crafting while listening to music, or watching a DVD, looking through magazines and churning out ideas in my mind. Sometimes I like to go to the craft store or go into a cake shop to get inspirations.



8. Tell us about a new skill you'd like to learn

I would really love to learn floral arrangement. I’ve taken a one day course and loved working with flowers.



Look what you can win!!!



To Enter;

Visit Pei Li's Miniatures and pick your fave item, and leave it in a comment.

To qualify for additional entries you can..

1. Follow Pei Li on Twitter
2. Like Pei Li on Facebook
3. Follow Pei's blog on GFC
4. Blog about this giveaway
5. Follow this blog on GFC
6. Follow Papercakes on Twitter
7. Put my button in your sidebar
8. Tweet this giveaway
9. Like Paper*Cakes on Facebook

Closes Dec 20th

137 comments:

Lisa Mantchev said...

I absolutely adore everything on her site (and it makes me want to build a dollhouse!) I have four sugar-obsessed fairy characters who'd love the strawberry shortcake. XD

Like Pei Li AND PaperCakes on Facebook as well, so three entries, please. :)

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Amber said...

The Dollhouse Miniature 1/12 Scale Kiwi Fruit Tarts are my favorites!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I like Papercakes on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow papercakes on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I like Pei Li on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow @peiliminiature on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow Pei Li's blog with google friend connect
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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va said...

i like these macaroon earrings
http://www.etsy.com/listing/44485229/pink-strawberry-macarons-earrings

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thanks

va said...

liked pei li on fb under ana amanti

va said...

following pei's blog with gfc .

va said...

i follow this blog with gfc ,

va said...

liked papercakes on fb under ana amanti

va said...

blogged
http://va-internationalgiveawaysblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/mini-macaroons-from-pei-lis-miniatures.html

Ivana said...

My favorite is the blue shabby chic framed applique decoration
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Ivana said...

I Follow Pei Li on Twitter
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Ivana said...

I Follow Papercakes on Twitter DreamyLilThing
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Ivana said...

I Like Pei Li on Facebook
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Ivana said...

I Like Paper*Cakes on Facebook
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Ivana said...

I Follow Pei's blog on GFC
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Ivana said...

I follow your blog on GFC
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Melody said...

The macaroons are my fav.
They're so darling!
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Melody said...

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Following this blog

Melody said...

Melody.DuVal[at[gmail[dot]com

Following PaperCakes on Twitter (everybodyelse01)

Melody said...

Melody.DuVal[at[gmail[dot]com

Liked Paper Cakes on Facebook

Jingle said...

I absolutely LOVE the tea time display!

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Jingle said...

I follow this blog on GFC.

Jingle said...

I follow papercakes on Twitter!

Jingle said...

I like Papercakes on Facebook.

Wendy City said...

I positively love this jar of macarons! So adorable!!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/57518703/dollhouse-miniature-112-pastel-macarons

Wendy City said...

I follow Paper*Cakes on Twitter!

Wendy City said...

Now following Peiliminiature on Twitter.

Wendy City said...

Liked Pei Li's Dollhouse Miniatures on facebook.

Anonymous said...

I just adore the Shabby Chic White Cake Box! It would be perfect for my neices doll house. She would be very happy. lisajones4(at)hotmail(dot)com

Wendy City said...

Tweeted this giveaway :)
http://twitter.com/#!/WendyRGould

Wendy City said...

liked papercakes on facebook (can't believe I hadn't already!!).

Wendy City said...

Now following on GFC. :)

Libbi H. said...

I like the baby flowers :)
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Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi All!

Thanks so much for following me, and I'm happy to hear from you all what are the particular items that you like!

Good luck to ALL!!

HUGS,
Pei Li

TZel said...

These are all absolutely beautiful, but I especially like the Dollhouse Miniature 1/12th Scale Mint Green Patisserie Display Shelf. Thank you
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alvind95 said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! my favorite is the Dollhouse Miniature 1/12 Scale Homemade Strawberry Short Cake! Looks like the real one! :D

(alvin _ darmawan at hotmail dot com)

Kimberly Finkel Davis said...

Wow, these are amazing! The french macaroons in the box has to be my favorite!

captainliss40 said...

My favorite is Dollhouse Miniature 1/12 Scale Assorted Macarons in Box. captainliss40@gmail.com

alvind95 said...

Followed Pei Li on twitter, name: @alvind95

(alvin _ darmawan at hotmail dot com)

alvind95 said...

LIKED Pei Li on facebook, name: ALvin darmawan

(alvin _ darmawan at hotmail dot com)

alvind95 said...

Followed Pei Li's blog via GFC, name: alvind95

(alvin _ darmawan at hotmail dot com)

alvind95 said...

Followed this blog via GFC

(alvin _ darmawan at hotmail dot com)

alvind95 said...

Followed paper cakes on twitter, name: @alvind95

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alvind95 said...

Tweeted this giveaway :)

http://twitter.com/#!/alvind95/status/12421281060233216

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alvind95 said...

LIKED Paper cakes on facebook :)

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oksana said...

I love Dollhouse Miniature 1/12th Scale Decorated Christmas Tree!!!
Charming!!!

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oksana said...

I Like Pei Li on Facebook!

(oksana vladimirovna)

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oksana said...

Following Pei's blog on GFC!

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oksana said...

Following your blog!

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oksana said...

I Like Paper*Cakes on Facebook!

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Chani said...

The white cake box is one of my favorites. Everything is so shabby chic!

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Chani said...

I follow Papercakes on Twitter (janichani)

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Chani said...

I follow Pei Li on Twitter

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Vanessa said...

I am so lovingthe dollhouse miniatureeeee!! It's sonadorable! And when something is cute, PLUS minute, it's double cute! :D

(soft spot for adorable things)

anyway I've NEVER eaten macaroons in my etire life. (honest) so I really hope that I can win it..

Meg said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/40732248/dollhouse-miniature-112-scale-bakery

This is just to die for!

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Meg said...

I'm a gfc follower

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kibbygirl said...

I love her bread and cookie boxes and the gerba daisys are amazing! Pretty much anything from her shop would be fantastic. Love your blog too, I am glad I found it

TheOptimist said...

I love the Dollhouse Miniature 1/12th Scale Decorated Christmas Tree

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TheOptimist said...

I'm also a follower of this blog via gfc.

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Charmily said...

Why are you so amazing...I love the strawberry cake!!
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Charmily said...

i am following your blog!
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Charmily said...

I follow Pei Li's blog too. Go Pei li!
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Charmily said...

I follow Pei Li's blog too. Go Pei li!
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pippirose said...

I love the Strawberry Shortcake.
Adorable!
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pippirose said...

I follow Pei Li on Twitter
@pippirose77
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pippirose said...

I like Pei Li on FB
(Piroska).
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pippirose said...

I follow Pei Li's blog via GFC.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I follow your blog via GFC.
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pippirose said...

I follow you on Twitter
@pippirose77
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pippirose said...

I like you on FB
(Piroska).
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Rossi & Dave said...

My fav is the mint counter!:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/43635922/dollhouse-miniature-112th-scale-mint

My Blythes would love it!

aj said...

The Dollhouse Miniature 1/12 Scale Shabby Chic White Cake Box is my favorite ( :

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Eva said...

Hi,
I am an old blog follower of Pei Li because I love her style doig miniatures. I love the square container with the gerberas.
love,

Eva
www.mini-escenas.blogspot.com

Eva said...

And now I follow Pei Li in FB too.

Eva said...

And I have hearted too her Etsy shop from long time ago.

Eva said...

And finally I have announce the giveaway in the side bar of my main blog about miniatures
www.mini-escenas.blogspot.com

veró said...

Hi! lovely work! i really love it <3
and i fall in love with the "Dollhouse Miniature 1/12 Scale Blue Christmas Cupcakes". so pretty!

I follow Pei Li and Papercakes on Twitter (@doodling)
I like Pei Li and Paper*Cakes on facebook (verónica domingues)

(5 entries)

veró said...

Hi!! i truly love your work, and i fell in love with every single miniature! one of my favorites is "Dollhouse Miniature 1/12 Scale Blue Christmas Cupcakes" <3

veronica
vero(dot)iness(at)gmail(dot)com

veró said...

I Follow Pei Li on Twitter (@doodling)

veronica
vero(dot)iness(at)gmail(dot)com

veró said...

I Like Pei Li on Facebook (Verónica Domingues)


veronica
vero(dot)iness(at)gmail(dot)com

veró said...

I Follow Papercakes on Twitter (@doodling)

veronica
vero(dot)iness(at)gmail(dot)com

veró said...

I Follow Pei's blog on GFC

veronica
vero(dot)iness(at)gmail(dot)com

veró said...

I Like Paper*Cakes on Facebook (Verónica Domingues)

veronica
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iChigoMado said...

My favorite would either be the hand bouquet of Daisies or the Strawberry short cakes... They look so dainty, and adorable!

Thanks ever so much for the chance in this giveaway...

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iChigoMado said...

I've followed Pei Li on Twitter as iChigoMado...

Thanks ever so much for the chance in this giveaway!

luvlikachu@hotmail.com

iChigoMado said...

I've liked Pei Li on Facebook as Verdell Hunystar...

Thanks ever so much for the chance in this giveaway!

luvlikachu@hotmail.com

iChigoMado said...

I've followed Pei's blog on GFC as iChigoMado

Thanks ever so much for the chance in this giveaway!

luvlikachu@hotmail.com

iChigoMado said...

I've followed this blog on GFC as iChigoMado

Thanks ever so much for the chance in this giveaway!

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iChigoMado said...

I've followed Papercakes on Twitter as iChigoMado

Thanks ever so much for the chance in this giveaway!

luvlikachu@hotmail.com

iChigoMado said...

I've tweeted this giveaway on Twitter as iChigoMado

Thanks ever so much for the chance in this giveaway!

luvlikachu@hotmail.com

iChigoMado said...

I've liked Paper*Cakes on Facebook as Verdell Hunystar

Thanks ever so much for the chance in this giveaway!

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iChigoMado said...

I've blogged about this giveaway on http://ichigomado.tumblr.com/

Thanks ever so much for the chance in this giveaway!

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AmbreRose said...

I was in 4th grade and I asked Santa for a dollhouse. Well I got a box full of dollhouse parts and I got to put it together. Well many years later and I still don't have it finished. But it will be soon! So I need some things to fill up this dollhouse and I think one item will be the Chestnut Lavendar Cake Slices. ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

AmbreRose said...

twitter follower of pei li, ambrerose1

AmbreRose said...

twitter follower of papercakes, ambrerose1

*Evelyn* said...

ohh i love this shop!!

my fav is Dollhouse Miniature 1/12 Scale Christmas Cookie Star Stack Pastry

*Evelyn* said...

I follow her on twitter
http://twitter.com/ SumikoShop

*Evelyn* said...

i follow her on facebook http://www.facebook.com/evelyn.palazzin

Shaha said...

love the dollhouse macaron jar
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Honey Girl said...

Ooh! I love the Dollhouse Miniature 1/12 Tea Time Display!!!

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Honey Girl said...

I follow Paper*Cakes on Facebook


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Jacqueline said...

i love the strawberry shortcake! jmmccarr@gmail.com

liz said...

Gosh, lot of things i adore, but this one is the faviest http://www.etsy.com/listing/61021048/dollhouse-miniature-112-scale-pink

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

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liz said...

Gosh, lot of things i adore, but this one is the faviest http://www.etsy.com/listing/62073403/dollhouse-miniature-112-scale-pink

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

liz said...

I follow peiliminiature on twitter bird name doki doki co :)

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

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liz said...

Hi, I already fan of Pei Li's Dollhouse Miniatures in FB name doki doki co :)

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

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liz said...

I follow @PaperCakes on twitter bird name doki doki co :)

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

liz said...

Hi, I already fan of Papercakes in FB name doki doki co :)

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

liz said...

I twit here http://twitter.com/#!/dokidokico/status/16501424695279618

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

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Athina said...

Oh my... incredibly cute things!
I adore the Dollhouse Miniature 1/12 Echeveria Plant in Rusty Tin.

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Athina said...

I follow her on FB.

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Marci J said...

I'd love the macaroons!
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Francivusk said...

omg her creations are just lovely :O
I hope I'm still on time!!

my favourite item is this ring (:

Francivusk said...

I liked Pei Li's page on Facebook. my FB account is here.

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Francivusk said...

I followed Pei Li's blog via Google.

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Francivusk said...

I liked Paper Cakes on Facebook. my FB account is here.

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Francivusk said...

I liked Paper Cakes on Facebook. my FB account is here.

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Karen said...

love the multi profiteroles - found u on twitter - beautiful work!

Cerena-Leigh said...

My favorite is the cream puffs!
My mom and I have a dollhouse and love to add items to it. We have it displayed in the living room. This would be an amazing little addition to it!!!
Keeping my fingers crossed!!

Cerena Leigh
Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

Cerena-Leigh said...

i follow your blog through gfc

Cerena Leigh
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CerenaLeigh said...

I follow Pei Li on twitter @cerenaleigh

Cerena Leigh
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Cerena-Leigh said...

I follow Pei Li's blog via GFC!

Cerena Leigh
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Cerena-Leigh said...

I like you on FB!
(Cerena Hammond)

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Cerena-Leigh said...

I follow you on twitter! @cerenaleigh

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Jessica said...

I LOVE the feminine elegant profiteroles ring
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Jessica said...

follow pei li on twitter
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Jessica said...

liked pei li on facebook
Jessica Sage
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Jessica said...

GFC follow papercakes
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Jessica said...

GFC follow Pei Li's blog
Jessica Sage
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Jessica said...

follow papercakes on twitter
JessicaSage22
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Jessica said...

liked papercakes on facebook
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stanech said...

My fave item is this ring:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/64514579/feminine-elegant-profiteroles-ring

It's so cute!