Friday, December 6, 2019

Nutcracker Soft Body doll with Bead joints and movable head

Nutcracker Soft Body doll with Bead joints and movable head








This is a fun Holiday doll that I deciDed to make this year. I was inspired by antique and vintage toys. 

15.5 inches tall

This adorable Nutcracker is very festive and is made with the inspiration of the vintage toys. However, this is not a toy and is to be meant more of a collectible item. She is made entirely by hand. She is made to look like she is made out of wood, however, she is made with a combination of stone clay and fabric.

Her head can move as well as her arms and legs. The ball joints are treated with gold leaf and serve as an articulated points on this doll's limbs. AND THE HEAD MOVES!


Fun and festive creation made to make your Christmas magical!

Love, Elena




Christmas Tree Keto Pancakes

Christmas Tree Keto Pancakes




I made some Christmas Tree Pancakes for my kids this morning. This is also ok for any adult, especially for all of us who are watching what we eat. This recipe is KETO friendly and it is super simple to make.

Here's what I did: I took my favorite pancake recipe and replaced some ingredients with KETO friendly once.

ELENA'S KETO CHRISTMAS TREE PANCAKES:

1-1.5 cups Coconut or Almond Flour
4-5 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 tsp baking soda
1 Table spoon Maple Syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Around 0.5 - 1 Cup of Whole milk.
EXTRAS: Green food coloring and Christmas Tree cookie cutter

Use Coconut Oil on your pan to fry the pancakes.

Combine all dry ingredients first, then add eggs, vanilla  and maple syrup. You can totally skip the syrup if you prefer to stay sugar free. Finally, gradually add the milk, making use the consistency of the batter is somewhat liquid. It is completely up to your liking. I like my pancakes thin, so I add more milk. Experiment with flour and liquid proportions, see what works best for you.

Add green food coloring (just a few drops) to add the green color and start cooking by placing the batter on a hot frying pan greased with coconut oil.

When pancakes develop small bubbles on the surface it is a perfect time to flip them. Once they are ready, place them on a plate and use a cookie cutter to cut our the shapes. Decorate with berries and serve with maple syrup.

Bon appetite!




Happy Holidays!




Monday, September 23, 2019

Miniature polymer clay deer

Miniature polymer clay deer

I was playing around with clay the other day and decided to make this tine deer in polymer clay. So cute, she fits right into my hand!




I am finishing making tiny apples for her. 

Xo, Elena

Alice in Wonderland art clay bust in magazine

Here's a little article about my Alice, (original clay bust) in AforArtistic e-Magazine, Winter 2019 issue.












Alice in Wonderland Bust clay sculpture by Elena Loukianova

Alice Bust clay sculpture

My Alice

One of a kind art piece, made with Japanese air dry clay and mixed media.






Here' are some additional photos in progress for Alice in wonderland art sculpture: