Archive for March, 2009

Craft Shop in Japan


Fyi, this is the place where I bought most of my craft’s hobby stuff s while I’m in Mikawa -Anjo, Japan. It’s crazy thou, because they have almost everything from knitting,crochet,sewing, beads, painting & arts, Jewellery making and many more. It’s difficult for me to narrow down my shopping lists. They even sells craft book ( of coz in Japan language) , however it’s easy to understand because most of their book consist many visuals on project. This place is about 10 minutes walk from my hotel. Any of u have any doubt where to shop for craft shop in Mikawa-Anjo, Japan? – juz simply hop into this place and of coz there also Tokyu Hands and Ginza Hands in Tokyo city and all major cities in Japan. No doubt about that. Normally, wherever there is Takashimaya, for sure you shall find Tokyu Hands in it. ( Well, that the only tips I can share with u gals).

But for those in living in England, there are many hobbies and sewing shop around the town and cities. There is a textile warehouse in Norwich, England nearby the railway station. Knitting shop? well almost everywhere!… you can buy some recycle needles and yarn in charity shop too. Same goes to the other part of Europe too.

Well hope it helps ….


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Something to share with my fellow readers. It’s a recipe given by one of my friend (Shah) for you all to try and enjoy. So good luck trying. Do let me know how it turns out.  😀

Ingredients ( for 1 dozen )

3/4 cup Fresh Milk

1/4 cup Butter, room Temperature

3 1/4 cups Multi Purpose Flour

1/2 tsp yeast (Mauripan)

1/4 cup fine sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup water

1 Egg

*1 cup Brown Sugar

*1 tsp Cinnamon Powder

*1/4 cup Butter, room temperature

*1/2 cup Raisin (optional)


Simmer Fresh Milk, add butter and Salt. Stir and let it cool.

In big mixing bowl, add 21/4 cups of Flour, Yeast,Sugar and Salt. Then stir.

Add water,egg & milk mixture, beat it. Then add in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup by 1/2 cup then beat it well.

Roll it to dough, dash in some flour below and on top of the dough all around. Kneadl  for 5 minutes till the dough texture is smooth. Dash some flour if it still soft and sticky ( in a bowl).

Close the bowl with damp cloth for 10 minutes. In the mean time mix all * ingredients tarely.

Flatten the dough to square shape, approx 12″ x 9 “. Spread with cinnamon powder and raisin.

Roll the dough,Pinch edges and ends together well to seal.

Using sharp serrated knife, slice dough into 12 slices and place side by side in a baking pan (leave space between the rolls as they will rise)

Allow to double in size in warm place for 30 minutes. Keep cover with damp towel so they won’t dry out.

Preheat oven to 325°F / 190 °C and bake for 20 – 30 minutes or until rolls are lightly golden. Serve them warm.

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My Baking Craze!!!

I don’t know what’s gotten into me last week despite of my long MC… I had a huge urged to bake. Yup!..bake few cakes and cookies.  Among my  girlss favourite is Chocolate Chip Cookies..Nothing specially, juz would like to share one of my crazy moment, that’s all. Yet I put my quilting pending momentarily. Remember I did mentioned I had started a huge black hand sewn quilt… (Yup that one) Unfortunately still not yet completed, however, I’ve started another Hand Sewn Baby Patch and Quilt Blanket.. Not to worry . I shall put it in my eShop once completed. One of my midiocre project. Today one of my friend just share with me his Cinnamon rolls recipe and I shall bake it sometimes this week too..


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