Pencil Case – DIY

Me: ” What is your favorite animal?”

Twin 1: ” Hamster”

Me: “ok, and your name is …?”

Twin 1: ” I’m Abie”

Me: ” and what’s yours?”

Twin 2: ” Turtle”

Me: “and you are Alie right?”

Twin 2: “Yes”

That’s the conversation a week ago. I was thinking about making something for their 7th birthday and planning to incorporate their favorite animals into my projects. Then with all the things happening here and there, I almost changed my mind… life would be much easier if I would just go to the store and purchase something as the gifts, problem seemed to be solved, fast. Well at the end of the day I decided to make pencil cases instead, my gifts to them would be something that nobody can get from store, something that nobody else has because it’s personalized only for them. Hope they like it as much as I do :)

 

pencil case 1

 

 

 

pencil case 4

 

pencil case 2

pencil case 3

 

 

 


Lohikeitto – Finnish Salmon Soup

This is the soup that has become a hot topic between me, my mom, and my cousin… Lohikeitto, creamy salmon soup. Such a perfect soup for this fall weather. When I and my mom visited Helsinki last month, this soup was almost in our daily menu… we kept talking about how delicious it was and how we would miss it.

After spending nights googling and reviewing recipes, I finally came up with this. Enjoy!

 

Lohikeitto

 

1. Saute 1 C sliced leek and 1/4 C chopped onion in 1.5 tbs butter until wilt.

2. Add 1 C diced potato and 1/2 C thinly sliced carrot.

3. Add 3 C fish stock and 1 C water, cook until potatoes are soft then add 1 C heavy cream (less or more if you prefer thinner or thicker soup).

4. Stir to mix then add 2 small bay leaves, 2 lime leaves, 1/2 tbs pink pepper corn, 1 bunch chopped dill leaves.

5. Let it boiled for another 5minutes before adding 2 C diced salmon, continue to cook until the salmon is cooked through. Add salt to taste. Add 1 tbs butter then turn it off.

6. Serve, bon appétit!

 


Petite Apron

Made this apron for my friend’s daughter for her birthday. As I know that she likes to help mommy in the kitchen, I thought an apron would be a perfect gift. This was the project I did a month ago, almost forgot to post it.

 

Kid apron

Yeah.. I know.. You probably have seen this green polkadot fabric everywhere in my projects… can’t help it since I still have lots of this fabric and don’t you think it’s so cute :)

 

 

 


Flower Garden Summer Dress

I almost forgot about this one, very late posting because first, this was the project I did a month ago and second, it’s end of summer, look like this dress will be the last summer dress project for this year.

I had so much fun working on this dress, the fabric itself is very inspiring…  happy with the outcome.

 

flower garden dress 1

 

flower garden dress 4

 

flower garden dress 3

 

flower garden dress 2

 

flower garden dress 5


Chicks & Polkadot Dress

This is the 3rd posting of sewing children dress in a row. Seems like all I have been doing is just sewing and sewing dresses for my little one :) … actually this is not a recently finished project, I made this 2 weeks ago and only be able to post it today.

The design is what my mom usually made for us, her children, pretty classic and timeless.

 

chicks and polkadot 1

 

The polkadot fabric is, again, left over batik fabric which complement the main fabric very well.

chicks and polkadot 2

 

chicks and polkadot 3

 

Do you see the miss match buttons? blame the spare buttons :)

chicks and polkadot 4

 

The best moment of this project is seeing my little one wearing it!

chicks and polkadot 5


Backless Tie Dress

My favorite part of this dress is the blue fabric that I got from JoAnn with 40% coupon. So classy, elegant, and also cute at the same time, children version of toile fabric. The design inspiration came from the romper I saw at Janie&Jack. Instead of romper, I changed it to dress. This dress is very versatile, it can be adjusted to adapt to my little one’s growth. When she is taller I just need to lower the tie, when she is bigger the elastic band on the waist area will still make her comfortable. Hopefully it brings you inspiration!

 

backless tie dress 1

 

Isn’t it pretty?

 

backless tie dress 5

 

backless tie dress 4

 

backless tie dress 3

 

backless tie dress 2


L O V E Applique

It’s been more than a month since my last posting, really that long?? I thought it’s just last week or two weeks ago… and it’s July? already?I guess World Cup and Wimbledon have been keeping me quite disconnect with the calendar.

 

I am working on dresses for my little one, soon will be posted. Before that, this is my weekend project I did 3 weeks ago, Love applique.

 

Love applique

 

love applique 1

 


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