Monday, September 23, 2013

My new hobby - Sewing

I've got a new hobby! Well, not exactly new but I've picked up sewing again and I'm loving it. =)

Sewing is not new to me, my grandma taught me how to use the sewing machine when I was a teenager. Back then, I would sew clothes for my barbie dolls, soft toys & make crafts. I've stopped for many years but recently a friend sparked my interest again and I'm hooked now. 

My skills are far from perfect but I am having tons of fun. =)

Here are some of the crafts that I have made:

 Casual polka dot handbag 

 Hello Kitty bag for my Fat Cheeks. 

A dress for my cutie Fat cheeks. 

A floral clutch bag for a friend. 

A sweetie pencil case for me.  

Made another pouch for fun.

Made these coin/key pouches for Fat cheek's teachers; Teacher's day gift 2013. 

Mooncakes 2013

Made cute cute mooncakes this year. =)

There's green apple paste, blueberry paste, pu er lotus paste, white lotus paste, sesame paste and royal milk tea paste. 

 Absolutely love the bunny.

 Also baked flakey mooncakes. Finally got the spiral layer effect right. Happy! =)

Inspired by Anncoo's sakura mooncake, I added osmanthus flower to the snowskin. Pretty. =)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Cookies Galore!

Exams are over, my birthday came & went, and Christmas is here!! Merry Christmas everyone! I have been ambitious and wanted to bake as much cookies as I can for my family & friends. This season, I think I baked at least 100+ pieces of cookies & all in a span of 1 week. It was tiring but really fun and very satisfying. This round I also managed to pipe delicate snowflake patterns on to the cookies, a technique which I failed miserably last time. Overall, I'm very pleased and proud of the cookies. Hope my family & friends enjoy them as much as I do. =)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Organic Soybean Milk

I've been really lazy posting blog entries nowadays. I'm still active in my kitchen, just slow when it comes to posting entries here...tsk tsk tsk. This is one example, made it a while ago but only posting now; homemade organic soy bean milk. I've started making soy bean milk weekly a couple months ago after reading the benefits of soy milk here. You don't need a fancy soy milk machine to make it; I make mine the manual way and it takes less than half an hour. Hubby and Fat cheeks loves this and it's really full of goodness. By making my own soy milk, I get to choose the quality of soy beans, adjust the sweetness and the "thickness" to our taste. On top of that, the soy bean pulp (also known as okara) left behind can be used to make delicious snacks. I use it to make tuna fish patties and Fat cheeks can't enough of that. I will share that recipe here in my next post. =)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Bread Bento #7

It's been a while since I've made Fat cheeks these cute bread bentos. So the other day, she gave me the Puss in boots puppy eye look and said " know I'm so sad coz teacher ask me why I don't bring cute sandwich to school anymore...sigh..." Aiyoh, so poor thing right?? Hahaha so stright away she gets this Bunny from the Gift Dragon. I know I know...I spoil my baby to bits. ^^

Friday, November 2, 2012

Cookies: Spongebob, Girl Bear & Angry Bird!

October was a busy busy month! Fat cheek's celebrated her birthday, had her graduation concert and is now preparing for her ballet exam in mid Nov. Then there's her school orientation coming up...yup, my baby is going off to primary 1 next year! How time flies! My exams are also coming up...ugh...and I don't look forward to it at all. Bleh! Anyways, before I start stressing about my exams, I had lots of fun the past couple of weeks baking cookies for Fat cheeks, her friends and fulfilling a couple of cookie orders. I was really thrilled to be able do these orders. Thank you for the support! Here are some photos to share. ^^

Spongebob cookies.

Hello Kitty cookies.

All prettily wrapped up. 

Angry Bird cookies

Girl teddy bear cookie

Made these for Fat cheek's bday

All wrapped up & put into goodie bags for her classmates. ^^
Lastly, my baby in her costume, all ready for her concert! I am so proud of  my baby.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012