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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Stone Age knitting--Nalbinded Scarf on: July 31, 2009 08:12:18 AM
This is so neat!  I totally wanna try it Smiley
12  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: July's featured interview and artist. on: July 30, 2009 05:58:34 PM
that is awesome and would make a wicked tattoo  Wink
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Beaded Leaf Pendant on: July 30, 2009 05:28:24 PM
this looks great!  i love the addition of the little leaf charm  Cheesy.
14  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: My first bento (and tamagoyaki recipe) on: July 29, 2009 02:34:29 PM
Oh!  I forgot to mention the blog was http://www.aibento.net/ ^_^.  She does some really amazing stuff, won some competitions and all that jazz.  The blog started when she began trying out bento so check it out!
15  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / My first bento (and tamagoyaki recipe) on: July 29, 2009 02:30:34 PM

I was bored at work yesterday and came across an awesome blog about making bento that inspired me to give it a go.  I went down to the local Asian supermarkets and Asian-run .99 shop for supplies.   I got a cute bento for $1 and whatever ingredients I needed for this tamagoyaki recipe [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja8fCHS4aRI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja8fCHS4aRI
.  It came out pretty good, tho rolling the egg was quite difficult!  Mine was not quiiiiiite as pretty as the one in the video, but I think it takes a lot of practice to roll the egg like that.  The presentation is very simple since it was my first bento and I was running late for work.  

FYI... If I remember correctly the recipe doesn't say what temp to cook the eggs, I did it round med-low since the layer is so thin and you don't want them to burn.  I also used a round stainless frying pan as opposed to a rectangle non-stick tamagoyaki pan and it came out just fine.  I also added some sesame oil, and would ease up on the sugar next time I make this, but overall it was delicious, like the melt-in-your-mouth kind of mmmm.  I made the tamagoyaki last night and left it in the fridge overnight.  I ate it with Jasmine rice (apparently I'm out of my favourite sticky rice) and also ate Taiwanese cucumbers with daikon.  I hope other people like this recipe too... surprisingly easy!
16  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Bento at the beach!! on: July 29, 2009 01:54:46 PM
omg so cute!!!  i just made my first bento today... incredibly simple, nothing fancy and still a lot of planning when it comes to aesthetics, i can just IMAGINE what you had to go thru!
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A Patchwork Skirt on: July 20, 2009 08:06:27 AM
Yes, at first I was like "wow, these panels are so big!" then when I put them all together not so much.... gotta figure out how to draft an a-line skirt for the dress :/
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / A Patchwork Skirt - Now pics in post! on: July 16, 2009 07:56:49 PM
This is my first post and my first attempt at making 1. something patchwork and 2. a skirt.  Please be gentle!

I got a bunch of pre-cut quarters and some other fabric intending to make a cute sundress... I got to a point where it was either rip out a bunch of seams for the third time or make my project into something else and start over on the dress.  Luckily, what I had was the perfect measurements for a skirt!  All I did was hem and turn down the top/add a drawstring and voila.  I may add some slits on the sides because it's a little constricting to walk in, but we'll see...

This is the completed skirt:

Front view:

And side view:

Sorry about the fuzzy quality of the last 2... it's late and taking pics in a mirror w/a flash just doesn't work out too well, which I'm sure you all know!  Aside from this not being the intended project, construction went very smoothly.  I had no idea what I was doing but somehow the math all worked out in the end.  The only snafu I had was that the cotton material I used was very thin, so when I was doing the buttonholes for the drawstring (which I would definitely make a bit longer next time) the material kept getting pulled down by my bobin so they're a little sloppy looking.  Overall I'm quite pleased with how it came out considering it was trial and error and my first try at clothing without a pattern.  

Now I just have to figure out how to get the dress to work... if anyone knows any resources for drafting dress patterns online I'd love to know!
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