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A bit of food for thought.

Well I finally got around to making the Cinnamon Crown last week. It wasn't as sweet as I'd liked because I used caster sugar instead of white sugar. Still, it came out nice and I had a friend come over for a playdate so it was the perfect opportunity to impress. The recipe makes two of these crowns so she got to take one home to impress her hubby.












This was lunch the other day. I had a hankering for Char Kway Teo. It's something I grew up loving and my large band of sisters and I would visit Cabramatta every Sunday for this fried rice noodle dish. For some odd reason mum didn't make this at home. Back then it was something like $6.50 a plate and well worth the trip and experience. I used the method presented by Rasa Malaysia and it came out really nice. I used half a bag of rice noodles and fresh vegies. We added some chilli sauce. Yummmm!
The kids are back at school. Awesome. Cos the past three weeks have driven me nuts. We went to three birthday parties in one week…

A Quick Easter dress

You know, I'm all about last minute. I have been deliberating on if/should/can I just make my own dress pattern. Being a Gemini, I can not decide for the life of me. Anyway, I had thoughts about making a simple shirred dress for Easter Sunday. Then I just could not be bothered shirring all those lines. Then I finally decided to use two patterns and blend them into one. I've never done anything like this before but I threw caution to the wind and this is the (almost) final product (it's un-hemmed on the bottom). I'm thinking knee length but I was too excited to wait. It goes on over my head without the need for a zip.
I used the top C pattern from New Look 6035 and the skirt piece from New Look 6697 for the skirt. I pushed up the skirt pattern piece about an inch below the waist line of the top. The white band in the middle is a belt from some linen pants. It looks like a sack without it. I don't have any matching belts at this time and I vowed not to buy anything …