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Sunday, October 25, 2009

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

A lazy Sunday afternoon and just had a hand at new recipe..'Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake'. No idea how it will taste like as it's now in the cooling process but the aroma is just fantastic! Will post the pic in my next blog ok..and yes, with the recipe too!

Ok..apart from food, there are other things in life in case you haven't notice! Haa..haa.. Arts & Crafts! Yes, you heard me right..nothing to do with food.

There are glass painting, embroidery, needlework, quilting, paper craft, sketching and the list goes on. Well, in this area, I do glass painting, some embroidery and sewing stuff. I'm not good at it but I'm not that bad either, if I may say so. Here are some of my 'collections' and tell me what you think.

Here's my son's Liverpool pillowcase which I painstakingly embroidered the Liverpool logo and sewed the pillowcase as well. Like this? There's more. When I did this for him, I've to consider my daughters as well..and hence, the birth of Snow White and Belle pillowcases as pictured below. These 2 princesses pillowcases is a mixture of embroidery and ribbon embroidery. Ribbon embroidery is new to me and where did I learn to do this? YouTube of course!

Before you do any embroidery, you will have to draw the image first and all these images are hand drawn by none other than yours truly..hee..hee..not bad eh!

From these small little projects of pillowcases, I thought to myself...Why not do a Comforter? That is a big project for someone who never sew one in her life at all. So, I gave myself a challenge and did it with lots of help from my 3rd sis who is a genius at needlecraft. She had done so many comforters, dresses, blankets, baby cot bumpers, kitchen stuff ie. coasters, kettle covers, fitted bedsheets, crochet, cross-stitch. You name it and she had done it all! My hats off to you, my dear Julie!

So, I had some sort of a 'crash course' from her on what needs to be done and then I went fabric searching etc. Everyone, this is my first ever Comforter (extra Queen Size) and I am proud of it!

There are over 200 motifs that I hand stitched using various designs in blocks of fabrics. This method is called Applique. Yes, I did this all, complete with batting and the backing as well. And the result is...SELF ACHIEVEMENT! If you think this is good, wait till you see the ones my 3rd sis did. Here are some of her projects..

Hey sis, you Rock! Well done!

What is my current project?
Well, my office friends (the G-Force) and I, almost completing our first project together in making a quilt comforter all in the name of charity. We are all amateurs and every single stitch is hand stitched. No sewing machine what-so-ever! Good job, G-Force! my glass painting. If you have a flair for drawing, glass painting is easy. Be creative and explore your ideas..if it goes wrong, don't worry. Try another one! Here are my creations..

Guess who? Right! Michael Jackson..drawn by my hubby using marker pen on a whiteboard.

Now, before I pen-off, let me treat you to a bowl of Nyonya Laksa Lemak...sorry..can't give you the recipe. It's my family recipe and if I were to tell you the secret, my siblings gonna kill me! Let me treat you to my creation of a basket of flowers & fruits too! Haa..haa..

Happy Drooling!

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