Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Double zipper long purse sewing pattern

I’ve had serious craving to try my way of making a double zipper pouch.  After few round of testing, I finally get the measurement and methods right, in a faster and easier method of course!

While testing my instructions to make this purse, I thought of making something more unique than the normal purse, that is to use multiple fabrics for the card pockets.  And my idea works well in my pattern.  When I showed this purse to my friends who came over to my house for coffee break last weekend.  They were all surprised by the interior of my purse and they found that using multiple fabrics actually added so much more character and surprises to a purse.  I really feel so happy for the result.  I have got a lot of ideas in mind now but so far, let’s make this style as the start.

Purse making is really full of fun, when you changed the fabric style, it will change the character of your purse too.  Like this purse, I chose Japanese zakka and vintage style, the result is beautiful.  You can also try as many style as possible using this purse pattern from shabby chic to retro to sporty style. Just play with the pattern, you will surely be amazed with your creations.

Here is my latest double zipper purse.  

The purse pattern has 2 zipper compartments for coins and some other loose items / documents.  

There are 6 card pockets and 2 large pockets for your money or check book too.  

If you are interested in the purse pattern, please feel free to check it at my Etsy shop.  More details about this pattern in the link below ^v^


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dessert of the day - angel food cake with orange cream cheese topping

I have not been making my own cake for ages, today, with so many egg white left over from my pastries, I am going to try something less fattening.  Searching through the entire web to look for suitable recipe.  It’s really fast and easy to make, most importantly, the result of my cake is light and delicious (I can have more bites and never be afraid of getting any fatter :p).

Just beat the egg white and sugar (add a few drop of vanilla essence), beat until soft peak forms.  Then add in flour, softly mix the batter, then bake it for 25 – 30 minute at 180 degree C.

Angel food cake recipe from here :  

Take the time to prepare the cream cheese frosting while baking my cake.  I added a lot of orange zest to my frosting.  My entire kitchen smelled really really great !!

The cream cheese frosting is from this site here : 

Adding additional layer for my custard and beautiful oranges adds more taste to this cake for sure

Ok, here’s my nicely frosted cake, it really smell so good that I wish I could bite it straight away but with the nice frosting, I need to let it rest in my fridge for even better result.  

After an hour, my cake is ready to be served. My good old neighbor passed by my house just in time to chat with me and I invited her to come for tea then.  She loved every bite of this cake.  

I am going to try more recipe like this, it’s going to be nice coffee cake for my friends ^v^ .  Bon appetit !!!