Sunday, August 30, 2009

Random - From Macarons To Embroidery

Hello...Hello...Yes, it's me, hope I'm not forgotten :). I have not been blogging much lately as my day job is keeping me busy, sapping away all my energy. Sad to say I also have not got much time to craft either. Hope things will settle down soon at work so that I can find some time (& my mojo) to craft again.

Oh, I finally managed to try some macarons lately. I have always enjoyed looking at macarons as they are so colourful & pretty. But sad to say I didn't really like eating them as I found them a tad too sweet for my liking. Also didn't like the biscuit-y texture. So, I guess I shall continue to admire them from afar instead. :)

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I know I'm getting quite random in this post but anyway, I found an embroidery book that's really cute & thought I'd share it here as well.

"365-Design Collection For Kids":
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So, do you like it? It's cute, isn't it? If you are interested, the book's ISBN No. is 978-4529042048.

I tried doing embroidery once. Yes, just once. I embroidered a sweet corn on a handsewn bag. I remember it took me sooo long (weeks!) just to embroider the little corn that I never tried embroidery thereafter again. I think I am a lazy crafter as I prefer to sew/make things quickly. But after looking at the above embroidery book, my fingers are itching to try embroidery again. If only I have some time to craft...


Well, that's all from me for now. Hope you all have a good week ahead! :D

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy Birthday, Brother #3!

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This miniature felt cake measures 5cm from tip to the other end.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Birthday, Brother #2!

It's my brother #2's birthday!!

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Happy National Day!

Singapore celebrates its 44th birthday today, on 9th August 2009.

During this period, you'll see proud Singaporeans displaying the national flag outside their homes.

National Day

Today is a gazetted Public Holiday. However, since it falls on a Sunday, tomorrow shall be a Public Holiday in-lieu. :)

There'll be a "live" telecast of the National Day parade on TV tonight. Interested viewers in Asia will be able to watch it "live" on Channel NewsAsia International from 6.30pm to 8.30pm Singapore/Hong Kong time. If you want to know more, you may also visit the official National Day Parade 09 website.

Happy holidays, fellow Singaporeans!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Oyster Sauce Chicken Wings

I can never get tired of this:

This may not look appealing because of the dark colour but I assure you it's delicious! It's one of my favourite dishes. It's quite easy to make, so why don't you give it a try & see if you like it too? Here's the recipe from my mum :

Serving for 1-2 persons

- 6 Chicken Wings (you can use other chicken parts if you like)
- Oyster Sauce (1 - 1.5 teaspoon)
- Dark Soya Sauce (1/2 teaspoon)
- Sugar (1/3 teaspoon)
- Sesame Oil (1 teaspoon)
- Ginger (a few slices)
- Chinese Wine - "Hua Diao" (1 teaspoon)
- Water (1/3 cup)
- Black Fungus (a few pieces; soaked in water to soften them first)
- Mushroom (a few pieces)
- Chilli Padi (1 piece - Optional to you but a must for me)

(1) Add sesame oil & ginger. Stir-fry.
(2) Add chicken wings, black fungus, mushrooms & chilli padi. Stir-fry till fragrant.
(3) Add dark soya sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, Chinese wine & water. Stir to mix well.
(4) Cover frying pan & simmer for about 10 minutes over medium heat.
(5) Stir the chicken wings one last time to mix them well.
(6) Turn off fire & serve with rice.