Four Leaf Clover Keychain

4 leaf clover keychainI had this idea of making a four leaf clover keychain in my head for the longest time. But as usual, I can’t seem to find the time.

Finally, thanks to the public holiday, I had some spare time. I cut out felt using my Cricut machine, stitched the felt together and added some green beans inside.

I know my sewing skills are simply terrible, that’s why I have been reluctant to invest in a sewing machine which I have no confident in operating.

Although the keychain didn’t turn out the way I had envisioned it to be (due to my poor stitching)…at least it still looks like a four leaf clover. Hopefully, it will bring some good luck to the ones who received it =)

Guitar Memento

My friend wanted to give her students a farewell gift. And after researching online, I thought it didn’t seem too difficult to make a polymer clay guitar memento. So I happily told her that I will try it out and make 10 guitars memento for her.

What I didn’t foresee is that making stuff with polymer clay isn’t really my forte. Firstly, I had difficulty gauging the correct thickness of the polymer clay. Also, I didn’t have a pasta machine to help me roll out the clay evenly and I had to use a rolling pin instead. Anyway, to cut the long story short, I made numerous mistakes and had to redo the guitars numerous times.

After the many trial and errors…these are the final products. Though they’re still quite far from perfection…it’s really my best already. Hopefully, her students will like it =)

Guitar Memento (1)Guitar Memento (2)

 

 

Blueberries & Banana Yoghurt Treats

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I ordered this cute silicon mold online as I wanted to bake some homemade treats for my doggie, Ellie. But baking required quite a bit of time so I decided to take the easier way out first.

I blended plain greek yoghurt with blueberries, banana and a little manuka honey. Then I poured the mixture into the mold and freeze it. The process was really easy as I did not need to measure the quantity of any ingredients. All I needed to do was to taste it to ensure that it wasn’t too sour for my little princess…haha!

The final product was yummy! Ellie, her daddy and I all love it! It’s such a perfect and healthy treat for both humans and dogs!

 

Toothpick Holder

Toothpick Container.jpgI’ve always wanted to decorate a big Tic Tac container so that I can use it as a toothpick holder. However, I refuse to buy Tic Tac as

1) It is too expensive (especially the ones that come in a big container).

2) I don’t really like eating it.

But thanks to a friend S who gave it to me, I finally got a container to test out the idea. It’s really nothing fanciful. I simply used some acrylic paint and gold marker to decorate the container.

Now I have a new toothpick holder that blends in totally with the rest of my other containers =)

 

Art is Everywhere

I love taking photos of art when I’m abroad, be it wall murals, sculptures, signages etc. as they give each area a very unique flavour. I spotted these mainly in Jaman Mural Village (자만벽화마을) and Jeonju Hanok Village (전주한옥마을) in Korea…what a pleasant surprise I had!

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

V-day Breakfast On-The-Go

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Made this On-The-Go V-day breakfast for hubby to bring to work as he has no time to eat breakfast at home. Minion is one of his favourite cartoon characters while nutella, butter and sugar are his favourite spreads. Hope he has a sumptuous and sweet breakfast!

Happy Valentine’s Day!