Sunday, 28 September 2008

Graduation gift 2

Although I had a week off in Basildon with my family, I wasn't very free.
I've made some jewelries during the week.
Plus, I've received some books including the beads magazines I ordered online.
So, I was busy reading them.
Then, I went to London Fashion Weekend on Thursday with my brother.
My brother wanted to try on taking some fashion photos for catwalk.
It's a small show, plus I don't have much fashion sense, so not much to talk about.
There were some stalls selling jewelry, so I did get some ideas.

I know there's a bead fair today in Harrow, but I didn't go.
I've been to the show before, but I think it's always cheaper to get the beads & stones online.
Instead I went to Docklands having lunch with my family in a China restaurant by the river.

I'll work on the last graduation gift (3 in total) tomorrow.
I also receive a special order from my mother, 2 necklaces for her friends.
So, I've to work on the Christmas specials later.

Friday, 19 September 2008

End of the Placement

Photo taken by Sei-Him Cheong

My 12-week placement had finally finished today.
So, I made the necklace to Verity & a pair of keychains to Chris.
They are very nice & take care of me during the placement.
It's such a great experience for me to work in Arrow.
But, it's also great that I can finally have 2-week off before my uni starts.
During these times, I would try finish working on the graduation gifts.
I then maybe start designing for the Christmas specials which is my next crafts-making project.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Lavender Cookies~ (recipe)

It's my last week in Arrow.
I think maybe I should bake a cake or something to thank them.
So I baked some lavender cookies & a honey cake for my colleagues.
I'm pleased that they like it.
I promised to give the recipe to Verity, so I think I should also post it here.
I've baked lavender cookies many times.
It's one of my favourite cookies.

80g icing sugar
100g unsalted butter
200g plain flour
50g corn flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp dried lavender

Infuse lavender in hot water, then drain away the water.
Butter (softened) + sugar, beat until smooth.
Sift plain flour & corn flour in & mix well.
Add the lavender & mix well.
Wrap with plastic film & refrigerate for 30 min.
Roll into small sized balls, place 5 cm apart, flatten slightly.
Bake at 180'C in preheated oven for 15-20 min.

Sunday, 14 September 2008


Sunny & nice weather today.

But I didn't go out, just stay in my room working on the bead crafts.

All of these are for my friends in Malaysia.

I have no ideas what to make, so I make these bead wraps again.

But I have used more kinds of stones this time.

Tiger eye, blue howlite, fluorite, calcite etc...


Sunday, 7 September 2008

Green Tea Biscuits

I've made some green tea biscuits last week.
I always wanted to use the green tea powder I bought from Taiwan.
The recipe I found online doesn't use green tea powder, I think it might be a good idea to put some in.
Fortunately, it still tastes good. ^o^
Next time, I wanna try making green tea cake.


75g icing sugar
50g unsalted butter
140g plain flour
30g corn flour
1/4 tsp soda
50g milk
2 tsp green tea powder

Butter (softened) + sugar, beat until smooth.
Add milk, mix well.
Sift plain flour & corn flour in & mix well.
Add green tea powder & mix into a soft dough.
Wrap with plastic film & refrigerate for 30 min.
Roll into small sized balls, place 5 cm apart, flatten slightly.
Bake at 150'C in preheated oven for 25 min.

Monday, 1 September 2008

Choc Chip Muffins~

I made some muffins last week.
This was the 1st time to bake muffins.
I shared one with Seiko soon after I baked it.
Again, it was about 10 pm, shouldn't have eaten anything~

As I don't like to eat something sweet, such as white chocolate, caramel...
But I think it's really good as it's not too sweet, so suit my taste.
Then, I was thinking maybe I could replace brioche rolls with muffins as my breakfast.
Well, I'm always lazy, so it's just a thought~
But, I wanna make the muffins with other flavours next time.
I'm thinking of lavender, rose, orange, lemon etc.

100g sugar
100g butter (unsalted)
250g self-raising flour
2 eggs
1 tbsp milk
50g plain chocolate chips

Butter (softened) + sugar, beat until fluffy & smooth.
Add one egg at a time, mix well.
Stir in sifted self-rising flour.
Add milk & stir well.
Add chocolate chips & mix well.
Fill a muffin tray with paper cases, then fill each case approx. 2/3 full.
Bake at 180'C in preheated oven for 30 min.


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