Sunday, October 15, 2006

sushi anyone?

It was so exciting to open up the big envelope that arrived a while back. In it was Jen's bento box (the third dish of our fibre food swap to arrive).

Here are pictures of Suanne's tempura (naked and with batter). Great job!



I opened up the wonderful box of fabrics that were given to me by my friend Janice and found just the right material to create my additions to the bento box. Included are Ikura (salmon roe) and Tamago (egg) nigiri along with Gari (pickled ginger), a little felted Wasabi and last but not least, a Shiso* leaf. You should have seen the look on the woman's face when I walked up to the mall sushi stand to ask for one plastic shiso leaf (to use as a pattern). I'm sure she thought I was nuts.



*A little factoid...called "shisho" in Japan, this herb was traditionally served with sushi to alleviate seafood poisoning. Today it is rarely served, but it is represented by a green, plastic leaf in pre-packaged sushi.

6 comments:

Shari Beaubien said...

You are just blowing me away!! These are AWESOME, Deb! Each one is just a perfect representation. I love the ginger, the egg, the roe... fabulous! You are SO talented. Hugs, Shari

Laurie G. said...

Bravo! Bravo! Each piece is so wonderful! Hmmm I'm going to have to go out for sushi to do some research for more "pieces" since the box is coming here next! Can't wait to see your wonderful art pieces in person. --L.

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

OK Deb... those look better than the REAL THING

YUCK ... I HATE SUSHI!!!

xoxoxox

Anonymous said...

Wow, you have outdone yourself! TRuly amazing.

I am currently dreaming up some fancy appetizers for laurie's plate... I should finish this week...

Anonymous said...

Jeeez! There's a swap for EVERYthing. LOL

Holly Stinnett said...

Absolutely adorable!!! Ummm... I'm hungry.