Saturday, September 23, 2017

When You Are in the Mood for Cute


Folding Origami stars is very relaxing. All those available cute designs make it incredibly tempting to just keep making more. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The One with the Birthday


I have been slowly making my way through all the seasons of FRIENDS. (Almost done!) I saw this design on Pinterest and knew exactly who I wanted to make this card for....

Thursday, July 6, 2017

More Babies!



I had almost forgotten about this card. A family friend had a baby boy while I was neck deep studying for my exams. A simple card was all I could manage at the time but it was a nice break from memorizing genes and biochemical pathways. :)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Stamps and Ribbons



Playing around with some crafting elements on pre-cut card sets. Simple, fast and colourful!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Little Colouring



Picked up a free sticker from the Carp Fair a few weeks back and finally decided to colour it in. I like the boldness of Sharpie colours. It was a relaxing activity and I think I'm starting to understand the appeal of adult colouring books. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

French Toast


Saturday mornings are now my favorite time of the week. Most of the time, I sleep in or spend it lounging around but every once in a while, I end up actually doing something productive. This morning, I decided to whip up a fancier breakfast than usual with my cousins Henrika and Brianna. So behold our French Toast creations!

Ingredients:
Bread (from the freezer - really, our main impetus to make French toast was to find a way to finish it off)
Eggs
1% Milk
Vanilla flavouring
Ground Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Butter


We gathered together the ingredients based on a few different recipes that we found online.

In terms of proportions, we just added as much as we felt like of each item. We ended up using 6 eggs for 7 slices of bread.

Frying them up on a little butter.

Drizzle a little maple syrup on and we have a deliciously warm, sweet breakfast!
As for the first picture...yes, that is a scoop of ice cream (MarbleSlab Cheesecake Ice Cream!). I found the flavour of the ice cream overpowered my French toast though. I think I'll save it for when I try to make crepes!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Onward to a More Organized 2017!


Happy New Year!

I love starting a new planner - I get to indulge in these lovely delusions that somehow, I will be more organized and productive from here on out. This year I'm using a Brownline Daily planner since, sadly, I don't have the time any more to design, print and assemble my own from scratch. However, you can see that I'm trying to make up for the lack in brightly coloured tabs, stickies and pens. I also splurged on Black Friday and bought myself a pack of craft tape and have been extensively decorating my monthly spreads.

I finally understand why crafters like this stuff so much!
Will this result in a more productive year? I guess we'll just have to wait and see...

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!


A quick card for a Christmas gift. Gotta work on my lettering for next year. Maybe I'll make it a new years resolution... :)

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Little Christmas Baking


Blackforest cupcakes with fresh whipped cream topped with crushed candy canes. Yum!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Origami Butterfly


I am away from home for a month on an elective and so I am not surrounded by my usual diversions. I brought a pack of origami paper as entertainment for my down time. So far though, this is all I have produced. Simple but pretty. :)