Thursday, February 21, 2008
Another WIP

This is my latest project... It's a freebie that comes with the newsletter from Papillon Creations called How Does Your Garden Grow...

I decided to do the version with the specialty stitches.

It comes in 13 parts. This is just part 1...orang lain dah siap part 2 but biasalah me slow and steady!!!



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Monday, February 18, 2008
Another mattress....
Mattress pincushions are quite fun to make... So I decided to do another one! This time I added
another layer of sponge so it's quite gebu...

This pattern is a freebie from the Drawn Thread called All You Need is Love.

Bookmark...


I also managed to tat this bookmark over the weekend. Guna one shuttle, one ball and Anchor no 20.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tatting lagi...


This is my latest try at tatting using one ball one shuttle...

Picot still tak sama size hehe! I think it shouldn't curve right...it should be straight...so sifu tolong bagi comment but remember me still a beginner haha!!

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Monday, February 11, 2008
A Productive CNY!


I finally did it.... instead of just lepaking at home, I drove all the way to Ain's
house for a tatting session!
So now dah faham sikit2.... balik rumah practice and this is what I managed to do..

Just ignore the picots yg macam2 size tu... ada S, M, L and even XL... Tapi right now I just want to concentrate on getting the technique right... haha...

Athirah says they look like rabbits' ears.... ok ok I know they're big.... looks like I need to practice more.....



Here's the carrot cake recipe. Sorry takde gambar, gambar kat blog Dania!

1 cup oil

1 1/3 cups brown sugar, firmly packed

3 eggs

3 cups coarsely grated carrots (about 3 medium carrots)

1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1/2 cup chopped raisins

2 1/2 cups self-raising flour

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

2 teaspoons mixed spice ( I just use cinnamon powder)


Cream Cheese Frosting


30g butter

80g cream cheese, softened

1 tsp grated lemon rind

1 tblsp lemon juice

1 1/2 cups icing sugar


1. Grease and line baking pan

2. Beat oil, sugar and eggs in small bowl until thick and creamy.

3. Tranfer mixture to a large bowl; stir in carrots, nuts and raisins, then sifted dry ingredients.

4. Pour mixture into prepared pan, bake in moderate oven for 45 mins.

5. Cover loosely with foil; bake about further 45 mins. Stand a few minutes before turning onto

wire rack to cool. Top cold cake with cream cheese frosting.


Cream Cheese Frosting:

Beat butter, cheese, rind and juice in small bowl until light and fluffy; gradually beat in sifted icing sugar.

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Monday, February 4, 2008
My first mattress pincushion
Well I finally made a mattress pincushion! Took this pattern from Ackworth Friendship Book - With My Needle. Quite fun to do but oh so many backstitches....
Instead of batting I used sponge, but maybe I should have put in another layer so that dia lagi
gebu!!!

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