crocheted baby beanie

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Finished up a baby beanie and hope it fits. Had no idea as I have no measuring tape at home (at least not that I know where). Tried it on one of the blythe dolls, which I know has a head circumference of around 27.5 cm. Will add embellishments, such as a flower, later.

Modified the free shell stitch pattern found at the Dainty Daisy. She  also shares a lot more premie beanie patterns on her blog.

i’m thinking of doing this pattern next. Not too sure if it looks a bit too much like a doily.

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Notd: jinx opi and solitaire

Im not partial to corals so I didn’t expect to try this first out of a set of mini 007 liquid sand polishes that I received from a friend. However, it turned out really cheery! The sand like finish was also interesting and it seems be a popular finish nowadays. The formula is good and applies and is removed relatively easily, unlike most glitter polishes. The texture really reminds me of sandart and is unique.

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After two of them chipped I tried out solitaire. Quite weird looking and think some people were looking at them but kept quiet cos no one commented. 🙂

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Then I went on to pussy galore (what a name!), which is a soft sweet pink. Very subtle.

Carrot Fantasy addiction

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The whole family is playing carrot fantasy, with exception of my mom (which is really quite ironic since she’s the gamer of the family these days). I just told hubs, “Thanks for introducing me to Carrot Fantasy and making me waste so much of my life”. His reply: “You take responsibility for your own actions.”

I’m quite surprised the game is free, YES, FREE, and yet is quite complex and contains so many levels.

Here are some screen shots of my game. I liken it to Plants Vs Zombies somewhat. You plant “towers”, which then shoot or radiate stuff that kills some monsters/aliens.

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I was quite done with it in a whole day of gaming

BUT then, growing monsters gets you more levels….AND…

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I found out finally how to kill that whale (poor thing), and yes Google taught me. AD says the whale tells you himself (DUH!), and too bad I didn’t bother to read his speech bubbles. Hmmmm….

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Update: I realised I forgot to mention it’s an iphone/ipad app game. Did I mention it’s free? NO, I don’t get commission!!

Did you like the game too?

AD’s favorite dish

I don’t pretend to be a good, even competent chef, and I have to admit my repertoire is limited. So this year, one of the things I hope to do is to learn some new recipes. I won’t be overly ambitious but will start out with some simple ones.

Mom recently taught me this one that is simple and versatile and a favorite of AD’s as she loves tomatoes. So I took step by step pics to share with you.

Step 1: Dice and fry onions till fragrant.

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Step 2: Then add in dice tomatoes

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Step 2: Crack and beat an egg.

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Step 3: Pour in and wait about one minute before stirring. Add in water and let the whole thing simmer. Season with salt or other mixed vegetable seasonings.

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What I like about this dish is its simplicity and versatility. The other day I did one with tofu as an added ingredient. With that, I have quite a few vitamins and protein all packed into one dish. For more flavor, add in prawns, minced meat, etc.

Do you have a recipe that you could share with me? Something that is your go-to for a nice wholesome easy dish?

Survived

We have survived our first major children’s birthday party. I woke up with a bad sore throat but perhaps that is unrelated. Anyway, a few things I learnt:

  • Some people do not RSVP, they just show up, so prepare excess whatever
  • Kids do not like cake nowadays (!!??), they don’t even like spaghetti (this one takes some research)
  • Must provide non stop entertainment in the form of a train of games, games, games
  • Set down ground rules early so they don’t end up jumping on your bed (yes it really happened)
  • Get all of them together for group photos cos they just move too fast for candid shots (somewhat, as fren says, like taking pics of dogs – you just end up with blurry photos).
  • Pencil cases are a hot gift at their level.
  • They love arts and crafts (maybe this only works with girls?)

What other things did I miss?

update: Fren who was present added:

  • pizza may work better. and maybe cute looking pasta. With cream sauce rather than tomato sauce.
  • put a “Do not enter” sign for your bedroom door the next time.
  • Perhaps cupcakes or chocolate cake may be popular.