Japanese Fashion: 2011 Spring Trends

It will be fun to use some of these trends for my line ^_^


It's a bunny! It's a bunny that eats braaaains! It's a Zom-Zom. And soon they will invade your home and town, the school, farms...

ATC's= Artist Trading Cards

I've started a new hobby up, and I owe it all to Swap-bot. I have started making ATC's also know as Artist Trading Cards. Fabric ones are not as popular as paper ones. But, I am a fabric artist :p! Here are some that I have made and swapped so far:

Soft Beer Pretzels

Soft Beer Pretzel Recipe

3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 pkg. rapid rise yeast
1 tsp salt
2/3 cups beer
6 1/2 cups water
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. baking soda
1 egg beaten
Kosher salt

1. Combine 3 cups of flour, yeast, and salt in bowl. In a saucepan, heat beer, 1/2 cup water and oil to 120 degrees. Add beer mixture to flour mixture. Mix until moistened. Stir in remaining flour to form soft dough. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead for 5 to 6 minutes. Cover and let rise in warm place for 15 minutes.

2. Divide dough in half. Divide each half into 6 pieces. With lightly floured hands, roll each piece into 14 inch ropes with tapered ends. Form pretzel by making  U shape, and then criss-crossing the ends to form a circle. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes.

3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a non-aluminum pot, bring 6 cups water to a boil, then add baking soda. Working in batches, gently lower pretzels into boiling water; cook for 30 seconds, turn once. Using a slotted spoon, remove pretzels to wire rack.

4. Brush pretzels with beaten egg and sprinkle with salt. Bake on ungreased baking sheet 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

I Miss New York

I miss New York. I miss the culture, the food, the shops, and how easy it is to travel. I must start making some sells soon, or come up with a work related reason to go there once again. Hey, my state I.D. doesn't expire until 2019!!!

Peanut Butter and Maple Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter and Maple Cookies

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1. Place peanut butter and butter in bowl and mix on medium speed. Beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Stop and scrape bowl. Add sugars, egg, and vanilla. Turn to medium-low and beat for about 1 minute. Stop and scrape bowl.

2. Turn to low. Gradually add all remaining ingredients and mix for 30 seconds.

3. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place balls about 2 inches apart on baking sheet and press criss-cross design onto cookies with a fork.

Bake at 375 until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

Optional: Can add chocolate chips for the kids, or for those who love chocolate ^_^

Note: Maple syrup adds a but of sweetness that the sugars does not, as well as depth.


This is my 100th post!!! Woot! It would be cool to have 100 followers to go with my 100th post, a girl can dream, lol.

Let me start by saying that I do not win contests/giveaways. It just does not happen for me. But, I entered a giveaway on The Shop Bug and I actually won! Here are photos of the dress on some random person...my model, lol.

Also, stay tuned for tomorrow...I plan on revealing secrets about myself. *Insert evil laughter*

Japanese Fashion: Retro Candy Pop

I have decided to work on my clothing line! Candy colors and pretty spring prints are my inspiration. Chiffon, cake, and sweets are my motivation:

The Engagement Party Dress

Spring is in the air, well more like summer weather where I am located now! I finally finished that engagement party dress, and I only have a few pics *torn*. 

All of my designs start from a sketch. The client chose which design she wanted, and which fabrics she wanted for the dress. Florals are all the rage right now, and she was the spring flower at the event. The alterations were minimal for there only being one fit meeting for the actual garment! Woot for pattern-making, lol. Please ignore the bra that the dress form is wearing, I had to have it to make sure that the dress fit her bust properly, lol.