March 04, 2021

Xmas Gifts - Chinese Knots Decorative Ideas 中國結活學活用

Because of Covid-19 hit, we are suggested to stay home and reduce the gatherings. No more parties, I totally understand, however, Christmas is a big festival for everyone, I still want to do the Christmas presents even only drop off at the doorstep.  So I decided to handmade different gifts for my friends instead of shopping around.

One of my ideas is 'Chinese Knots', first because I have materials, second I remembered that my mom taught me to make the bracelet using the Chinese knotting skills when I was young, third with my unique design, that means it can't buy it from any store. That's also the reason I LIKE handmade.

Why the design is unique? Is it difficult for you to make your design?  The answer is: You can have your own creative design after you learn the basic knots.  The design is about the combination of different basic knots, so everyone can have their very own design.

Chinese Knots -It's originated from China and there is a long history in using knots for decoration on clothing or decorative items hanging down from the ceiling or on a wall.

It's also a symbol of Traditional Chinese Culture.  You can using the knotting decoration to make jewelry-necklaces, bracelets and earrings, to make keychains or any creative ideas that you can think of.  Chinese knotting can be as simple as 10 years old kid can make it or as complicated as you have to take few hours to finish the knotting.

My design is: instead of making keychains or bracelets, I make a bookmark with the Chinese Knotting because my friends love reading, hoping it can be useful for them.  Now, let's have a look.

中國結雙錢結

That's really cool! Right?

March 03, 2021

What can we do with the Socks? ........ Snake it is!

There are so many socks left, some even not really wear once.  Kids are growing up, they said 'The socks are too childish, I am not going to wear it.' 

What should we do with all these socks?????

The idea coming out.........Sock Snake!!!!

Kids Love Sock Snake

May 21, 2020

Table Centrepiece - Origami Storage Box

Some ideas about storing crafty materials or....

Simply arranging your stuff better or.....

Use them as table centrepiece or.....

Super simple that kids can make it and keep their treasure or or or ....

Anything you can think about to use it....

DIY Origami Storage Box


Let's see how to make it!

May 19, 2020

Fantastic!!! Genius!!! ~ Stuffed Animals Hammock Tulle

Stuff Animals never never enough for the kids, and as a three kids mom, I still buy the stuffed animals for them even I always tell myself  'don't buy it, they already have a lot'.

Looking at their treasury stuffed animals, I just don't want to throw it away, simply because too many, don't have space, or we can't keep all.....One day when they grow up, I believe they will make their decision to keep or throw away, but not today.

Today, they only want to keep ALL.

Today, SPACE is not a problem or concern for them.

As a mom, I really need to using my creativity to think, think, think ....

I came up with this idea - easy, simply and very cost-effective.

I call it "Stuffed Animals Hammock Tulle".
Genius way to keep all stuffed animals


May 18, 2020

BORED? Over 20 Google Doodle Games You Can Play for FREE

Google Doodle Magic Cat Academy

Feeling BORED while staying at home during COVID-19 pandemic.......

I must say....I have to or I must to find something different to do, to play or to cook from time to time...........especially you have kids, otherwise.......

This time, I am going to write something about Google Games that you don't need to install, what you need is mobile phone or tablet.

Let's START....see how fun it is!!!!

My favourite go to Google Doodle The Great Ghoul Duel 2018
Google Doodle Magic Cat Academy
Click here to watch the how-to video.

Here are some others I would like to suggest as well, each game doesn't take long to play, you can stop playing anytime and come back the other day.


April 03, 2020

Yummy Yummy Kitchen - Air Fryer Recipe

In this post, I just make everything simple.

What does that mean?

It means.... I only point out the baking temperature, timing and necessary steps.

If you wants more information about using AirFry, please read my first post HERE.

First Post: Yummy Yummy Chicken - Air Fryer Chicken Thigh
Air Fry Recipe Chicken



Air Fry Recipe 1:
Chicken Drumstick (Fresh)
10pcs, 350F, 20mins
Air Fry Recipe Chicken


March 27, 2020

Covid-19: You can help making masks for healthcare workers

IF you are looking for DIY face masks, here it is.

steps by steps making facemasks

During the current Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), there is shortage of PPE.

Talking about N95, surgical masks...let's ask and think: who need them the most? Please reserve all these PPE for healthcare workers.

March 06, 2020

Tutorial: Origami Magic Circle

A
Amazing and Challenging!

Origanmi Magic Circle
Click here to go to my youtube channel and look for 'Origami Magic Circle' video.

How Amazing! Once when you finished it, you will see how eight different colours keep rotating again and again.


January 22, 2020

Yummy Yummy Chicken - Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

For this series of Air Fryer Recipes, the steps are simple and straight-forward. And it all bases on my own experiences and my family's taste of food, that means how soft or how crispy the food they like.

1) Spray oil to the bottom of cooking basket to make sure the food does not stick.

2) Place the chicken thighs evenly but not overlap.
How to use Air Fryer for Chicken

3) Preheat 350F for 5 minutes. Bake 350F for 25 minutes.


January 21, 2020

Yummy Yummy Kitchen - BBQ Crispy Duck / Oven Roasted Crispy Duck

Here comes the another recipe ....*glad that I remember to take photos*

BBQ Duck / Oven Roasted Duck
Oven Roasted Crispy Duck

Ingredients and Seasoning:
Whole Duck

6 tbsp      Light Soy Sauce
2 tbsp      Shaoxing White Wine
(don't know how this wine looks like? please refer to my other recipe post: BBQ Pork)
2 pieces   Anise (break it into small pieces)
Pinch      Ground Cinnamon
Pinch      Rock Suger (melt)

8 pieces  Green Onion
8 slices   Ginger

Steps:
1)  Mix well all ingredients except green onion and ginger. Prepare to use later.