I love minion from Despicable me.
Not a huge fan of the actual movie but the minions are so adorable!
This was my recent project I worked on. I get carried away most of the time where I forget to take work in progress shots most of the time. But Tim took one photo of cutest part of making minion, his little feet.
Let's see what else I can make!
I love minion from Despicable me.
Finally I get to show this! Making children book was one my goal. I got an opportunity to do cute and fun illustration for my friend. I like how the cover turned out!
It's a story about 2 pandas how they met, how they spent their times together and then lead to where the boy panda propose to girl panda.
Another recipe I want to share that I found from Walmart Live Better(Fall2013) magazine. The combination of brussels sprouts and bacon goes so well! Serve it with your favorite steak!!
Roasted brussels sprouts with cranberries and bacon
- 6 cups Brussels sprouts
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 3 strips applewood smoked thick sliced bacon
- 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/2 cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar(I used brown sugar)
1. Trim and slice Brussels sprouts in half, leaving the core intact. Toss with olive oil, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Transfer to baking sheet and roast for 25-35min at 400F, turning every 10min until golden and tender
2. Slice bacon thin strip and cook at medium heat, stirring often until bacon is brown and crisp. Lay bacon on to paper towel. Remove bacon oil but leave 1tbsp in the pan.
3. Add onion until tender. Add cider vinegar, cranberries, and sugar. Bring to boil and continue cooking until small amount of liquid.
4. Transfer Brussels sprouts into a large bowl. Pour cranberry-onion mixture and sprinkle with crisp bacon. Toss to coat.
Random idea came across what food to serve for small gathering. We're not fancy people but always try to come up with something simple and fun.
An idea we had was guest can make their own gourmet hot dogs. We served hot dogs cut into half so people can try out more variety of combinations they can come up with. Many ideas were inspired from Japadog, Food Network Magazine and Burkies Dog House from ACC.
In case people can't tell, a ball of smile in white bowl is mash potatoes. Combine it with ground beef with bacon bits and make yourself a gourmet Shepperd's pie hot dog!
A small new year's resolution this year I want to challenge is to write a daily diary. It's a diary that includes calendar date you fill in the year. Write about your day and turn the page to fill in the date accordingly throughout the year. When the year end, you go back to first page and fill in second entry space.
An idea I had with this diary when I saw this for the first time was that it would be nice to see people do is for mothers-to-be to start this diary the day they find out they're having a baby and record their changing life for next 5 years. And to go a little further, when the kid grows up, the mother can share or give that diary to the kid and show what their first 5 years was like.
It's more like 5 years of new years resolution but this is the best time for me to start and compare what my life is like for next 5 years. My lifetime goal will always be how many projects can I accomplish so this would be fun to look back each year.
Happy new year everyone!
Hope everyone had wonderful holiday.
A little late but here are my photos of Toronto's ice storm we all had to put up with before Christmas. On my side I was stranded 2 nights with no power, it wasn't so bad until you realize you haven't showered for 3 days....
Outside was beautiful, everything was crystallized and it was interesting to see how these icicles wraps around any surface. The fun part was cracking ice from my car, shatter like glass.
Minus the storm, it has been great year for me in 2013 and hope to carry on with it this year.
Take a few moment what these fish toys are made from....
There was cute post I found on Pinterest using old paint brush handle! Tim got excited with this so we pulled out our old brushes.
Used a saw to cut off and discard the bristle part of the brush.Drill a hole beside "eye hole" to put in wooden dowel through as fins(Used IKEA's wooden pegs instead). Painted in white and dipped in color paints for variation.
Fish hook was made with coat hanger and painted in red.
These turned out so cute I had to make a bag for storing!
Photography by: Tim