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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Made my first skirt! on: December 28, 2007 10:30:23 PM
After sewing the bandana for Georgia, I went about preparing to sew her a skirt. She likes to wear skirts and dresses so much these days that she refuses to wear her shorts and pants. She said that girls should wear skirts and dresses and wearing shorts and pants would turn her into a boy!!! That's so funny!!!

This skirt is from McCall's pattern M4867, B pattern. I had such a hard time making it!!! I was literally having a cow everytime I realised that I had sewn incorrectly! I also happened to cut out the wrong patterns and thus wasted a bit of the fabric. Then I must have stitch and unstitched a thousand times for the many mistakes that I had made!!! Finally, after the ordeal and resizing (as Georgia is quite a petite girl), the skirt is completed. With many of my brains cells dead OF COURSE!!! Haha!!! Grin



2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Bandana in 15 minutes! on: December 28, 2007 10:25:48 PM
I made a simple floral bandana for Georgia. Simple because all I need is a 60cm(L) by 30cm(H) triangle and a 110cm(L) by 3cm(W) bias tape made out of the same floral fabric. Stitch a silver ribbon at the edges of the triangle on the right side of the fabric and attach the bias tape to the base of the triangle and it's done. All done in 15 minutes!




She specifically requested me to take a picture of her in this pose! Grin
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Rabbit print travel document holder *WITH TUTORIAL LINK* on: December 27, 2007 08:57:50 PM
This is a long overdue belated birthday present for my friend, Stella! I managed to complete it yesterday and I used the Japanese Kimono fabric with rabbits dressed in kimono. Rabbits are Stella's favourite so I hope she'll like it when she receives the holder!

I had a little trouble sewing the bias tape around the border. Not perfect but still OK. And I'm glad the zipper turn out alright!!! Overall I like how the holder turned out!





 Cheesy
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Good news!!! I have completed the tutorial for this travel document. I am very new to writing tutorials so do let me know if I have made a mistake and also feel free to modify it if you deem fit  Cheesy

tutorial is here http://buttnakedbaby.blogspot.com/2008/01/gift-for-new-year.html
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Wristlet for a dear friend on: December 27, 2007 08:52:58 PM
My friend, Aileen, was in town for a short visit and it's been six long years since we last met. I knew that she loves all things Japanese so I made her a little wristlet using Japanese Kimono fabric with little rabbits dressed in kimono for her. I'm glad she likes it!



This is my first time using lobster clasps and I think I like it.

 Grin

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Also another simple sling bag on: December 20, 2007 04:53:17 PM
Georgia has been bugging me to use the Japanese fabric with elephants prints on them to make her something for the longest time. So after making the simple totes, I set about making this also easy and quick sling bag for her. She was so happy seeing the completed bag. Glad that I made her day!



6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Simple totes for little children on: December 20, 2007 04:45:51 PM
I made these simple totes (pattern from Amy Karol's Bend the Rules Sewing Book) yesterday. One of them is a birthday present for my neighbour's three year old daughter and the other is for the Christmas gift exchange party for Georgia's nursery class on Monday. I just love the cute Japanese fabric with prints of little boys and girls! Kawaii!



 Grin
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Vintage smock on: December 13, 2007 04:39:01 PM
I made this vintage smock (pattern from http://www.themayfly.com/weblog/) a while ago for Georgia and I used this cute Japanese fabric and cut out the shapes from the fabric and used them as appliques on the pocket. This pattern is so fun and easy to make!





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8  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / My very first design of Oriental baby booties!!! on: December 01, 2007 02:34:15 AM
I am so, so happy how this pair of Oriental baby booties turn out! They look soooooo adorable!!! I had the idea in my head while I was putting Georgia to bed. I knew that the design will work and I'm glad it did! Yay! It took me about three days of brainstorming, drawing, resizing, cutting, sewing, undoing stitches and killing a quarter of my brain cells and also a couple of hours of sleep for the last three days!!! As the saying goes, no pain no gain!

I used Japanese kimono fabric and I made the chinese knots/buttons myself. I will put up a tutorial on how to make the chinese knots/buttons but not the baby booties (sorry folks). However, I'll be delighted to create another baby booties design and give a tutorial on it soon!

*NEW* I have put up a photo tutorial on how to make the chinese knot on my flickr album http://www.flickr.com/photos/buttnakedbaby/collections/72157603357490816/ Do drop me an email if my instructions are a little fuzzy. Have fun!





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9  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Marble yoghurt pound cake on: November 30, 2007 09:05:32 AM
I had just got my hands on the new VEGANOMICON and I saw the recipe in the book and I just had to try it! I added two tablespoon of 100% Valrhona cocoa powder (hmmm...heavenly chocolatey) to 1/4 of the batter, used Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla extract and omit the lemon zest. Result: A delightful vanilla-chocolatey pound cake with a hint of orange! I love it and so does my three year old, Georgia.



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10  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Cereal Abalone Mushrooms on: November 27, 2007 05:19:55 PM
These are really, really good! It's one of Andy's favourite food and he's always requesting for me to cook them. So I finally granted his wish for yesterday's dinner.



RECIPE

Cereal Abalone mushrooms


Servings: 2-3
INGREDIENTS
1 pack of Abalone mushrooms, washed and drained
5 tablespoons of rice flour (makes the fried batter light and crispy!)
1 pack of cereal (the pack where it said it's for cereal prawns and these are non-diary ones)
Canola oil for frying

METHOD
1. In a bowl, mix the rice flour with cold water. The batter should not too runny nor too thick. If you have accidentally added too much water, add a little rice flour to achieve the consistency.
2. When the oil is hot (to test it, drop one drop of batter and when it fizzles, the oil is hot enough to start frying your mushrooms).
3. Coat the mushrooms in the rice batter and cover them with the cereal and slowly lower into the hot oil. DO NOT DROP OR THROW into the oil as this will cause spills!!!
4. Fry till they are golden brown. Put them aside on a strainer to drain off excess oil and lay them on baking sheet to absorb more oil.
5. Serve immediately and garnish with lettuce.

P.S. You could also use white button mushrooms or Golden mushrooms too!

Hope you like eating them as much as we do!  Grin
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