Friday, April 20, 2012

Chocolate Cheesecake for a Sewing Break

No sewing post today, but I believe every sewist needs a slice or two of good chocolate cheesecake once in a while :)

If you are looking for a good chocolate cheesecake recipe, I recommend Gino Cofacci's on Williams-Sonoma's website. It works great with or without rum. I usually use 1.5 times the ingredients and bake a 9-inch cake for a party and 8 muffin-cup size ones for my family.

You can cheat this recipe a little bit: The recipe instructs you to warm the mixture over a pan of simmering water but I always skip this step and the cake comes out fine. You can also use microwave to melt chocolate.

Until next time, cheers to you all!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

On my Sewing Table: Vogue 1177

Hello, everyone! It has been a while since my last post. Here is an update on what I have been up to. I have been working on Vogue 1177 Anna Sui dress. So far I cut all the pattern pieces and did my usual petite alteration.

Vogue 1177 Anna Sui Dress

Meanwhile this Milly poppy print voile was washed and ready to be cut.

Since I have been very busy keeping up with my school work, I can not spare even thirty minutes sewing time a day these days... The pattern pieces have been sitting on the table for days. It is not a good sight. Obviously somebody thought something had to be done. Yesterday I caught Leo studying the instruction!

It's so easy, a kitty can do it!

Was he trying to sew for his mommy?! Maybe:D Since this kitty scoops water with his paw from his water bowl to drink, my instruction sheets have some water marks now. He definitely should not work on silks.

I hope I can sew sometime soon. Until then, cheers to you all!

UPDATE: You can read Vogue 1177 in progress here: Vogue 1177 Pleats Please