Monday 31 December 2007

Three button fairies

I put these three button fairies in the mail today. They are off to three different people. It's part of an international exchange which I joined. I enjoyed the tussie mussie exchange so much, I decided to join another. I pick those that require me to make something which I have never made. I really had fun making these button fairies.

Saturday 29 December 2007

Seasons Greetings

Belated Christmas greetings to you. Happy Holidays and hope you have a Happy New Year. It has been a busy period. I made these tags for family Christmas gifts. Tags were made using coloured cards. I trimmed the corners, added some Christmas stickers and punched a hole. It added some colour to the normal curly red ribbons I usually tie on my presents.

Tuesday 11 December 2007

Waterlilies, blue rice, landscape, chair and porridge

Beautiful blooms which I could not resist taking a photo of. I wish I had my Canon digital camera. Took all these photos with my Nokia phone instead. Waterlilies of various colours. Aren't they just beautiful?

Blue rice?? No it is not genetically modified. It is just dyed with the blue petals of the butterfly pea flower (Clitorea ternatea). The rice is used for making a local dessert, a nyonya kueh which is eaten with kaya (coconut jam). Hmmm.. have not had that for a long time.
There is a recipe here
but I have never tried to make this myself.

I love the grass along this walkway with a water feature on the right. It is actually a landscaped garden of a shopping centre called Esplanade.

Love this chair too. I dream of lounging on it watching sunsets at the beach.

This is for a friend MM. She asked me to check out this porridge stall and I did. It was a nice change and had the porridge two days in a row. It was smooth with minced pork, kidney, liver, small intestine, egg, and the eu char kueh. Yummy with a distinct burnt charcoal aroma.