Monday, January 29, 2018


Recently, I was looking at pictures of past projects and came across this little Madeline-inspired dress. It's been years since I've read the books, but I remember being so taken in by the charming illustrations when I was younger. When a friend requested a dress for her kid to wear at her Madeline-themed birthday party a couple of years ago, this project brought back a wave of nostalgia. Now, I'm not much of a seamstress, so I had to keep things simple. For the base, I tried to replicate a store-bought shift dress, and the capelet part was essentially a circle skirt with a slit. There are a few things that I would've liked to do better, e.g., make neater buttonholes, use heavier fabric for the exterior, but overall, I was glad that the dress fit the birthday girl!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Slow Sundays are the Best Sundays

I'd been out with an awful cold the past few days and just started feeling better, so I'm taking things slow to ease back into the workflow. Also, I'm thankful to smell and taste things again! This morning I made a simple pork sung (shredded dried pork) sandwich that I'd been craving all week. If you've never had pork sung, you are missing out. Seriously, it's great on its own and works as a delicious topping for congee, rice, and buns as well. It's available at most Chinese grocery stores, though I was happily surprised to find a large container of it at Costco.

(I added an over-easy fried egg and topped everything with a generous amount of cayenne pepper.)

Friday, January 5, 2018

Pepperoni Pizza Garland

When I first started crocheting, I personally didn't know anyone IRL who was interested in this sort of hobby, so I sought inspiration online and came across Twinkie Chan's super cute kitschy food scarves on LiveJournal (yes, that was years ago). I've been following her work ever since.