There is also a glowy blue necklace too, but it too dark to capture its glory with artificial light.
The weather in melbourne has changed recently too. It is starting to get chilly & rainy.
Time for scarf season again :)
Handmade Spaces: Hunting and creating all things lovely
Some reading for the new year. Ever since Borders opened its store in the neighbourhood 3 months ago, the number of books in my house increases exponentially. H cannot leave the place without buying something. Thank god, we signed up for discounts, at least it doesn't burn a hole in the pocket. Nonetheless, it has rubbed on to me too .. ( thanks, H) My weakness are chick lits and craft books, which i buy once in a while.
Can you see the 2nd book from the top ? It's "the friday night knitting club", not a fantastic read but great inspiration for knitting. There is also a rumour that julia roberts is going to be in its movie version. This book makes me want to abandon what i am doing and work in a yarn shop full time.. haha
The first book on the top is P.S I love you. It makes me cry buckets and cherish the people around me. I have yet to see the movie. But i guess it will be great with Gerard Butler in it.
Well, did you spot the sewing reference at the bottom? I think it is high time that i revisit the domestic craft again. I am so inspired to sew ( machine sew actually) bags after checking the wonderful fabrics & sewing blogs around. At least sewing is faster than knitting.. am i right ?
This is tonight's dinner. Nothing fancy on a sunday night.. (oohhh sighh.. i am feeling the monday blues already..)I made nasi lemak and some left over grilled salmon and kfc winglets. Rice is cooked with coconut milk, salt & pandan essence. Together with some fried eggs and anchovy and peanuts, served with cubed spam with chilli onion sauce. We couldn't even finish half of these, i guess we will be eating these tomorrow as well :)
That's all for now.. Have a great week ahead.
Here are some cookies i baked yesterday. I have not been baking anything for myself since those sticky date puddings for christmas that fed 15 people !( sorry, no pictures, i was in busy-daze throughout those eventful days) and i was absolutely craving to create something edible besides yarn crafts.
The recipe is adopted from here. They are soft cookies that do not need to be in the oven for a long time, not more than 10 minutes. Easy to bake even when you are tired and the ingredients are all readily available in any functional kitchen.
Most of them were gone once they were off the oven, I was too slow to capture the moment !
P.S: No eggs are harmed during the process, they were substituted by plain yoghurt.
I would like to share this picture of Blythe from the 2007 Shutter muse contest. Isn't she lovely ?
Here is an excerpt from the site:
This year's Miss Popularity prize goes to Akiko Yajima! Congratulation! Her photo of Blythe has captured the hearts of many Blythe fans.The ray of light coming from the sky, the clear air, her Blythe looks like a fairy in the forest. She looks so adorable with her hands full of pine cones. We received comments from the fans like "Suddenly, I was drawn into this soft mystical world." , " If I go this forest, I felt like I really will see her". Thank you for this beautiful photo!
Little Forest Helper, i am still saving money to own my first blythe !