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Our Pawprint Keepsake-s

Throwback to the days when I was the only child (gosh, I miss them so~), Mummy made me an adorable pawprint keepsake.

And when Pecan came along, Mummy made a mental note to make one for her too. A pawprint keepsake for Pecan ah ma was seriously long overdue. #fouryearsliaonowthando #queenofprocrastinatingwindeed

So when Mummy came across this Scupley kit at Art Friend (Plaza Singapore) a couple of months ago, she decided to finally get it done.#likefinally

The kit she bought for me was specifically for pets. However, only the baby impression kit was available.#samesamela #wearemummy’sbabiesma

We came to realise that both kits are actually identical, except for the packaging. Each came with a bar of clay dough, a roller, a circular rim (to create the shape of the keepsake) and a string of ribbon to hang.

To save some $$, Mummy decided to buy an extra slab of clay for Pippin monster. Afterall, the additional slab cost only half the price of the entire kit. #shesoproudofherselflor #thoughtshehadagooddeal

The old lady got first dips.#likeliterallyPecan’s hollywood moment. #shenotimpressedlor

Her *cough* sexy hairy leg. The clay was really soft, making it a bit of a challenge to shape and remove from the rim. On the other hand, it made it extremely easy for Pecan to leave her pawprint.

And on the other hand, Cheapo Mummy’s plan kinda backfired on her. The additional slab was extremely stiff, making it really hard to imprint Pips’ pawprint on it. Pippin’s dreaming that she was at Hollywood Boulevard already. #inherownworldman

Not only was the clay of a stiffer texture, it was an off-white colour. #mummyfacepalmmomentla

Oh well, I guess it kinda worked out since Pippin was kinda yellowish/brownish when she first came. #excuses #butsheisdamnwhitenowliao 

Anyway, we sent the pawprints to bake for a good 30 minutes!

Our very own pawprint keepsakes!

My pawprint was personalised using a stencil. Despite turning the house upside down, Mummy couldn’t find the exact stencil. 

So she turned to … Photoshop. #temporaryonlyla #shewillgobuyandredo #eventually

Putting them side by side makes it really obvious how brownish Pips’ pawprint is. #kindaworkedoutIguess

And up the pawprints went. To make it uniform, Mummy also replaced my red ribbon with brown string.#diediemustbematchymatchylor

Now we only have to wait and see how long it takes Mummy to find the stencil and print Pips and Pecan’s name. #hopefullyitisnotgoingtotakeanotherfouryearsman

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