Pinning the hedgehog was fun. Needed a lot of pins and patience. This pattern is from the Be-stitched website. I did not add the beads for the eyes and nose and improvised. A simple pattern so do try it. I love how the colour changes in the thread show up in the long picots especially in the orange one.
Now, why did I not think of that. So pretty. Tasted good too as it was not too sweet. I wanted to try the red velvet which was stencilled with Christmas trees but it was sold out. Lots of other flavours to choose from too. This is from Mika cake shop at L3 in City Square, Johor Bahru.
This is one of the healthier noodle dishes if you order less of the fried items. Another yummy one in JB. Strange that they do not serve it with the usual sweet sauce or chilli sauce. Dry or soup, both were delicious. Lots of tofu, vegetables and fish paste, in a soya bean soup stock.
I gave my nephews a book by Eric Carle titled 'The artist who painted a blue horse'. They loved it. I love the graphics in those books too. Now they have a blue horse on their blanket. Well, soon, that is!
The last dog I tatted was in a variegated thread. This time, I used a solid DMC Perle cotton 8 in #223. How do you describe this colour? Pinkish brown? Again, this dog looks happy and cheeky, just like the last one. Pattern is by Inga Madsen in her book Tatted Animals.
I often find macarons too sweet but these mini ones (approx. 1 inch across) are sweet but because of its size, they were just right on the palate. Perfect to have it with unsweetened coffee or tea. Forget the calories, it is a new year.