Four-leaf Clover Coaster

Whenever anyone tells me he/she needs more luck, the four-leaf clover comes straight to my mind as it is one of the most common good luck symbols.

4 Leaf Clover

So I decided to draw some four-leaf clovers onto this plain round cork coaster. I think it would be a great gift for the next person who tells me he/she needs more good luck 😉

 

 

Waterproof Paper Coasters

I bought a set of Tin Tin coasters from Belgium last year when I was on holiday. The coasters are pretty BUT they are made of paper! If I place any cold drinks on them, the coasters would be ruin.

Hence, I have been toying with the idea of coating the coasters with resin to make them waterproof. And finally, I had the time to test out my idea.

Before that, I added a different quote on each of the four coasters as the quotes not only suited the pictures but made them utterly unique =)

TinTin Coasters with Quotes

Then, I used resin to coat the surface of the coasters. Now my coasters look pretty, glossy and waterproof (I know the difference is not obvious from the photos…one is matte while the other is glossy and a little more 3-D). Hmm…I was even thinking that maybe I should use them as wall decorations instead of coasters…haha!

Waterproof Tin Tin Coasters with Quotes

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The downside of using resin is that the coasters require quite a lot of resin to coat its surface and resin is not that cheap here. I guess it is possible to use mod podge hard coat instead which is less time consuming and easier to manage. I think I’ll try using that for the rest of my paper coasters.

Freshly Baked…

I have been really busy with work and I know it has been ages since I last posted. Thankfully, I’m having a break this week to finally do things that I like.

Baking to me is a process…

  1. Baking
  2. Taking photos of my cookies (which are placed on the new plates that I bought from Daiso)
  3. Seeing the number of cookies deplete day by day (thanks to the cookie monster in my home).

I followed this chocolate chip cookie recipe as it was stated as “Top secret recipes version of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies” and I simply love their cookies.

BUT…my cookies did not taste like the Famous Amos Cookies though they did turned out quite crunchy and not too sweet which I like.

Chocolate Chip Cookies