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Garden Lantern Of Pumpkin. The Fall Craft Project

>>  9/12/2015

pumpkin lantern for garden

If you have a small green pumpkin or a large squash  you can turn it into a nicely looking lantern.
The lantern consist of 2 parts, they are a lantern body in a tube shape and a cone top.

Clean out the tube body.
Carve a pattern imitating a garden lantern.
Use the squash end part for the top. Clean out this part too and make a hole on top to let the candle's heat go out.
Decorate the top part with some simple cuts made with the U or V knives.

Build a lantern by bringing the body and the top together.
To light up the lantern take off the top, place a fire (candle) inside the body and bring the top detail back.
Be sure that you left a hole to let the heat out.

Enjoy fall crafting!

Tools used in the project:
U and V knives to decorate a top detail
Thai knife to carve a parten
Paring knife to cut vegetable
Melon baller to clean out pumpkin and squash

autunm project pumpkin craft


Disney Themed Food Idea. Apple Carving Gifts

>>  9/10/2015

fruit gifts disney themed apples

Two dozens of the cute Disney themed apples made a kids party in the playschool.
I carved more than 20 images of the different characters, they are Winny the Pooh, Stich, Mickey, Pumba, Olaf, Minion and the others.
Each apple is packed into a plastic wrap to be prevented from browning and then into a gift wrap.

aplle carving party gifts idea
Disney themed apple carving gifts

disney party food idea
Apples are packed and ready to be gifted

More Disney themed fruit displays:
Chip-n-Dale Fruit Idea
Halloween Disney Garnish From Carrot
Snow White Watermelon

Fruit Sculptures: New Ideas 2014, Photo Album

Photo album with new ideas for fun fruit sculptures and Baby Shower's fruit platters. Fruit models of Gummi Bears, Giraffe, Teddy Bear, Minion, Thomas the Tank Engine, Mickey Mouse, 9 sculptures in total with description of materials to use.
Written in English and Russian languages. PDF Download
Price: $4.75



Bear Head Pumpkin Sculpture

>>  9/01/2015

roaring bear head carving art
Roaring bear's head carved of pumpkin

3D pumpkin project

The wild nature has became a theme for my fruit display. Can you imagine this roaring bear's head placed on the top of a watermelon? And served to a fruit buffet? I did that :)

Sculptured of pumpkin this bear head has been designed for a birthday party of a man, a lover of hunting. The watermelon design is made in hunting theme too.

The bear head has been carved with Ray Villafane Pumpkin Carving Tools which are loops in different sizes and shapes. Each carving artist should have them. The Ray Villafane's 3-D Pumpkin Carving Tutorials DVD will help you to master the pumpkin art.

hunting theme fruit display watermelon carving
Hunting themed fruit display with the bear head pumpkin sculpture

pumpkin sculpture bear head watermelon design


how to pumpkin sculpture with ray villafane tools
The bear head's sculpture in the process, made with Ray Villafane's loop tools



Ikebana Arrangement With Thai Spirit

>>  6/16/2015


thai ikebana show
Floral Ikebana arrangement with Thai spirit

Happy to share my floral arrangement made for the latest Ikebana show in Yuzhno city.

This arrangement is special to me because there is a story and a memory behind it. The arrangement is a complex of three different cultures as Japanese (Ikebana art), Thai (fruit carving and Thai lantern) and Russian (my personality and my mind). It is a mix of minds, it's a path I enjoy to walk now.

In this arrangement I've focused on the Thai component. Together with the carved apples I have used a Thai lantern with a Bodhi tree. I brought this lantern from Bangkok when I was on carving art study in Malisa school. In the arrangement, the lantern is a symbol of Thai, it is a temple of Thai. It is a temple of ART. More, we show our souls by arts.  I want visitors to feel this deep message.

More photographs from the show on Facebook. Don't miss guessgames on my Facebook page!

floral ikebana arrangement show

interview for ASTV

Our teacher and a head of Sakhalin Ikebana School Mrs.Alexandra Kudryashova came to Sakhalin from Sochi (where Alexandra-sensei is residing now) to make the show. Was so great to study and to work with our beloved teacher again.

together with teacher Alexandra Kudryashova and Ikebana group

Sakhalin Study Group of Sogetsu Ikebana School, signed by Akane Teshigahara

More beauty from the Show

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ikebana sogetsu russian sakhalin

ikebana show 2015

sogetsu ikebana sakhalin

floral and natural materials arrangements

ikebana floral arrangement show

alexandra kudryashova ikebana show 2015

sakhalin ikebana school


Fruit Art. Apple Panda Tutorial

>>  6/10/2015

Dear friends,

Hope you are enjoying the summer time and good things are coming your way this season.
As for me, I became a media person and time to time I am on TV and news timelines here and there with fruit carving, ikebana and even more activities :)

I remember about my blog activity too. So a new short PDF  tutorial is ready to be downloaded.
"Fruit Art. Panda" tutorial is a lesson from the complete guide "Cute Fruit Sculptures For Children".

The panda sculpture is made with red apples and some grapes using an orange knife. Though it requires some knife skills it is OK for beginners to start with and to do a wow-effect.

Fruit Art. Panda

Tutorial for cute fruit sculpting

Instant PDF Download
DIY Baby Shower fruit decoration
20 pages with more than 50 photos of step-by-step direction and extra 20 photos of fruit displays with using the cute sculptures.


Hawaiian Themed Installation

>>  4/28/2015

fruit tower hawaiian theme
Hawaiian mask carved of pumpkin

This Hawaiian themed installation was presented to the public at "Sakhalin Artisans" exhibition held at the biggest trading center in my city on 25th of April, 2015.

This installation is a new project of me and my friend and painter Marina. We combined painting and fruit displays to deliver a feeling of the exotic place.

The masterpieces on the photos:
The fruit tower with a Hawaiian mask carved out of pumpkin and flowers carved of daikon.
A sculpture of parrot carved out of daikon and flowers of vegetables.
A painting of a beach.

hawaiian fruit carving
Painting and fruit carving displays

hawaiian flowers carving

How we spent our day

fruit carving hawaiian party

What has inspired us

animals hawaii

Our guests

hawaiian decoration with fruits and vegetables

Workshop zone

how to learn carving art

More projects of us:

Four Seasons. Exhibition at The Sakhalin Art Museum
Pumpkin Lanterns At The Beach


Easter Fruit Carving and Eggs Dyeing, 2015

>>  4/09/2015

easter garnish
Chicks and Mickey Mouse Easter eggs
How was your Easter party?

Here in Russia Easter is celebrated on the 12 of April, 2015.
Last weekend we had a class on making Easter garnishes. At the class I taught how to carve spring flowers out of vegetables and how to make Easter bunny with fruits.

We arranged some branches in a vase and decorated them with soap carving eggs, paper eggs and mini plants in the egg's shell.

On the photos you see my ideas of eggs dyeing. They were fun to do with kids. I liked the chicks and the kids liked to do the Minions ))

minion egg dyeing
Minion eggs dyeing

Watch the video taken at our Easter class:

easter bunny fruit crafts
Easter bunnies carved of fruits

Tutorial on fruit sculpting:
Cute Fruit Sculptures For Children

Step by step tutorial on carving fruit sculptures for children's party.
This is a collection of the best sculptures I have carved for Baby Showers and kid's parties.

Fruit Sculptures: New Ideas (2014)

A pdf album with new ideas of fruit displays made for children. The photos from the file have never been posted in the blog.
The photos have brief descriptions and lists of the materials used.


Fruit Basket With Melon And Fruit Flowers

>>  4/02/2015

New fruit basket with a watermelon, melon carving and fruit flowers. A pumpkin bird on the top.

Today's tags:

apple carving
melon carving
watermelon carving
frut basket
fruit flowers
fruit carving art


Fruit Sculptures: New Ideas 2014. PDF Download

>>  3/20/2015

Photo album with new ideas for cute fruit sculptures and Baby Shower's fruit platters made in 2014.

The album is a downloadable PDF file with large photographs of fruit sculptures of animals and popular movie characters, made by me in 2014 to decorate Baby Shower's buffets and children's birthdays. They are Gummi Bears, Giraffe, Teddy Bear, Minion, Thomas the Tank Engine, Mickey Mouse,  9 new sculptures in total with brief description of materials to use.

19 pages, 17 large photographs of the sculptures and displays made with fruits and vegetables.
Written in English and Russian languages. PDF Download
Price: $4.75
 Upon a payment you will be given with a link to download the file. Mail me to if  you have a question.


Wedding Fruit Basket

>>  3/12/2015

fruit basket watermelon carving


The fruit basket with watermelon was designed to be a wedding decoration. Estrella and 5 rose medallions carved on watermelon, a pair of white swans of daikon and delicious fruits surrounded by clouds of Gypsophila flowers.
fruit basket with watermelon wedding decor
The fruit basket for a wedding table decoration
My favorite wedding fruit displays:
Blue and White Themed Wedding
Flower Monogram on Watermelon
Medallion carved in Watermelon
Family Tree Design For Wedding Fruit Display



Fruit Carving Tutorials, PDF Download

>>  2/27/2015

Here are good news for everyone who wants to learn fruit carving from me.
Two new tutorials on carving wowing fruit garnishes which amaze your children and guests. In the tutorials I explain in photos with detailed instructions how to make these fruit cuties.

Take advantage of the courses and make really good looking fruit decorations as you see in the pictures.
These fruit decorations are perfect for Baby Showers, children's birthday, kids party or simply Thank You gift.

baby shower DIY decoration  garnish with fruits

Fruit Art. Apple Girl

Tutorial for cute fruit sculpting

Instant PDF Download
DIY Baby Shower fruit decoration


fruit carving tutorial

Little Chick On A Fruit Plate

Fruit carving tutorial for making the great looking fruit platter for children

Instant PDF Download
DIY Baby Shower fruit platter garnished with the cute Chick/Penguin fruit sculpture
Enjoy fruit sculpting!


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