Teatime

Jul. 3rd, 2011 10:35 pm
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On Friday, I went to visit my best friend who moved into a new condo with her sister recently. Her boyfriend baked scones and made sandwiches so the four of us had tea outside on the terrace, which was nice. ^_^

We tried some of the flowering tea I’d brought as part of a housewarming present, a new variety I found at Pearl River. They seem to have somewhat random names and this one was called “noble madam.” It bloomed prettily though!



And here’s the food. Mixed berry scones, egg salad sandwiches, watercress sandwiches, watermelon chunks, and strawberries (the bowl on the bottom that you can’t see into).



Cosplay Meme, Questions 6-10 )
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Let’s see… This weekend was somewhat productive. Yesterday morning, I baked strawberry cornmeal muffins (http://bread.allrecipes.com/az/BrryCrnmlMffins.asp). They were good when still warm from the oven. ^_^ I also made a marinade for Greek chicken from a recipe on that site. (http://barbeque.allrecipes.com/az/GreekChicken.asp) We cooked ours in the oven instead of on a grill though. It was okay although my brother said it needs work since all he could taste was the oil.

I’ve got to dig through that site more sometime. My father complains often we never have anything new for dinner and I get tired of seeing the same dishes over and over all the time. It’s tricky finding new stuff to cook though because my siblings are very picky about food and there are a lot of things they won’t eat. -_- Plus, my mother insists on cooking rice every night so it has to be something that will go with that. Like it wouldn’t make much sense to eat pasta or sandwiches with rice!

I’ve been working on painting the fabric for the Count D costume. The peacock feathers I’m doing on the dress are larger than the test one I did and boy, they take a long time to paint! I’ve done 4 of the ones near the bottom of the dress so far and they’re taking a hour and a half to two apiece because of all the strands sticking out from the eye. I’ve got 4 more to paint on the front of the dress and I figure I should do some on the back too so it won’t be plain. So, it seems like I’m probably looking at 20 hours of fabric painting on this dress, more than I would have thought before I started. o_o

I’ve also started on a Q-Chan plushie. ^_^ He’s a little rabbit with horns and bat wings that normally sits on Count D’s shoulder. There are several different colorings for him on the manga covers and I think he’s beige and black in the anime but I’m making him yellow with purple wings like the cover from Vol. 8 since I liked that one best. It’s about half done. Nearly all the pieces have been cut out and quite a few have been sewn together, too.

And while I was out today, I found a fuschia eye shadow by L’Oreal that should work for the costume. (new shade, I think, since I hadn’t seen it before) Guess it was a good thing Lancome was out of the color I wanted last week. This was $10 cheaper!
ladyofthethread: (Count D)
I was in a mood to play in the kitchen so I baked banana muffins with crumb topping this afternoon. It came out pretty well although my father thought it was a bit too sweet. ^_^; I used this recipe: http://bread.allrecipes.com/az/BnnCrmbMffns.asp I managed to get 11 muffins out of the recipe although it said it was for 10.

I was also thinking that I should bake sweets after I have a Count D costume done since he is always having tea with cakes and pastries! Too bad I’m not good at making cakes look pretty though. ^_^;

And speaking of Count D, I thought I’d make a new icon with him since I finally upgraded to the supported account and had room for more icons. That’s supposed to be a three-headed dragon with him in the picture but I had to crop some of it out.

Also, today, I got pictures from my best friend who went to Japan and China for vacation. Some of the scenic shots were really pretty. ^_^ Looking at the Chinese garden she got pictures of, I’m jealous that there aren’t places like that here that allow photography. It looked so perfect for Juuni Kokki costume pictures! T_T

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