Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Creative Sewing Projects

Hello to all ehomemakers readers. For this post I would like to share about several interesting webs regarding sewing projects.

      These are the useful lists for anyone who has a keen passion in sewing. The tutorial and tips given by these great homemakers are really useful and could be our inspirations to enhance our own sewing projects.
 
      Besides sewing classes, I regularly refer to these blogs and website for extra and up-to-date information. Sewing is all about creativity. The more you sew, the more creative you will become.

      One of my favourite websites is Craftpassion.com. The owner, Mdm Joanne, is such a creative person and full of unexpected ideas. My advice to any beginner is to follow her web and facebook as you will learn a lot from her and also to practice what the projects she recommends as this will enhance your sewing creativity.

      One of the link that I would like to share is http://www.craftpassion.com/2011/06/triangle-coin-purse-with-zipper.html.

      The project is easy yet unique. probably you could generate some income from the zipper bag ;-). 



The following websites are also useful. Take a look and enjoy the tutorials!!!

1) http://www.freeneedle.com
2)http://freesewingpatternsdaily.blogspot.com/
3) http://www.sewing.org
4) http://www.sewing.org/html/quilt.php -for quilt lovers
5)http://www.simplicity.com - great for fresh ideas!
6) http://www.nationalsewingmonth.org/files/projects/Anti_Ouch_Pouch_instructions.pdf

Friday, June 1, 2012

Marble Pudding



       Pudding has always been a great cold dessert that is easy to prepare and very economical to the household budget.

       The best time to eat this chilled, smooth and rich custard-like mixture is during breaking fast. The silky smoothness that slides down you throat will satisfy your sweet tooth immediately.

       This marble pudding recipe can also be used to make puddings of other flavours - chocolate, vanilla, orange, peach etc. The most important thing is not to boil the jelly strips too long so as not to reduce the water too much. 

       The ingredients you need are a packet of jelly strips, a liter of water, a liter of fresh milk, a can of evaporated milk, 2 cups of sugar, a cup of custard powder, a tablespoon of cocoa powder mix with a tablespoon of hot water, 30 grams of melted butter, few drops of vanilla essence and 3 large eggs. 

        In a large pot, boil the jelly strips, sugar and vanilla until the jelly strips dissolve. In the meantime, mix the egg and custard powder with milk. Then add the egg-custard mixture into the jelly pot stirring continuously. Keep on stirring until the mixture thickens. Turn off heat. Keep on stirring the mixture and after 5 minutes add the melted butter and mix well. Take one third of the mixture and add the cocoa paste. 
 
        Use a 9 X 9 or 10 X 10 inch square tin as the mold. Begin with a scoop of vanilla mixture placed in the middle of the tin. Then on top of the vanilla mixture, place half scoop of the chocolate mixture.

        This is to create a zebra-marbled effect. Continue with this step until all mixture has been used. Shake the tin lightly to level the pudding mixture. Chill for at least 2 hours. Serve plain or with fruits. 
 
        This pudding can also hold its shape in a fancy mold. You can also use small dessert cups or aluminium cups as the mold. That would be great for tea and celebrations. Have a great pudding!