January 15, 2017

Chili Miso

Try out this Chili Miso from Abokichi.

They had sample at One of the Kind Show and I fell in love with the flavor!
Here is simple breakfast you can add the chili to make it extra flavorful.

rice bowl


Egg Drop Rice 

- 1 serving bowl of rice
- 1 egg
- chopped green onion
- Abokichi: Okazu Chili Miso

1. Pack rice into a bowl with center dipped in so the egg falls into middle.
2. Drop an egg and sprinkle green onion and chili.
3. Mix everything together.
4. Add more green onion and chili if you wish.

rice bowl


Breakfast Menu:

- Egg drop rice with choli miso, green onion
- Miso soup with konbu, onion, green onion
- Stir-fry cabbage and bacon (You can add veggies to the egg drop rice.)
- Sliced banana, apple

rice bowl

rice bowl

rice bowl

January 8, 2017

2017 Moleskine Planner

In 2016, I decorated my Moleskine Planner and I enjoyed a lot decorating it so I gave it a try again for this year!

For this planner, it's very similar instruction to my 2016 Moleskine Planner if you want to take a look here too:
http://yukikotsu.blogspot.ca/2015/12/2016-moleskine-planner.html

2017 Moleskine Planner


Earlier, I got a planner as a gift but I wanted to continue the tradition of using Moleskine planner so I asked to exchange. While deciding on the new design, I decided to use the same cover design from the planner I exchanged.

So I drew the design that I want on the planner with right scale on a piece of paper. I used any marker to draw the design so I can see the design from the back of the paper for transferring purpose.

2017 Moleskine Planner


Material:
- Moleskine weekly planner
- Sewing needle
- Embroidery thread
- Sewing Awl or Button Hole Cutter
- Tranfering paper(regular paper with sketch of image)
- Pencil
- Scotch tape


1. Use a pencil to color in the design.

2017 Moleskine Planner


2. When all the design is covered with pencil lead, flip the paper on the back of the planner's back side.
Use Scotch tape or removeable tape to secure the paper.

2017 Moleskine Planner


3. Use the pencil to redraw the design.

2017 Moleskine Planner


4.Slowly remove the transferring paper and check if all the design is transferred.

2017 Moleskine Planner


5. Use button hole cutter to pierce the hole to stitch. (have a hard board underneath)

2017 Moleskine Planner


6. Pick any thread color and stitch.

2017 Moleskine Planner

2017 Moleskine Planner

2017 Moleskine Planner

2017 Moleskine Planner

January 3, 2017

2017

Happy New Year everyone! Here is quick sketch of the year.
Lot of things I want to make and draw this year so hopefully I can accomplish them all!

Today is Kiddy Factory's 16th anniversary. Yay~

170103

December 24, 2016

Happy Christmas Eve

Happy Christmas Eve! I hope everyone's excited for Christmas tomorrow.

Spent the few days with Tim to do chalkboard art together drawing Christmas theme using Funko Pop's Santa and Rudolph.

Funko chalkboard art

Funko chalkboard art

Funko chalkboard art

Funko chalkboard art

Funko chalkboard art
photograph by Tim
Funko chalkboard art
photograph by Tim

December 4, 2016

Candy Cane Mitten Pattern

My second attempt to make mittens for the winter!

I had mittens that I was wearing it for almost a decades and still wanted to continue to use them. So to carry on, I made knitted mittens and use my old mitten as inside lining to make good use of it.

This post includes free pattern to make Candy Cane Mittens without the lining.

Candy Cane mitten



I had these grey mittens from high school that I got it as a gift. After using it for 17 years now, it was time to make changes. I re-used this mitten as lining for my new knitted mitten so I modified to make it smaller to fit, remove any tags.

Candy Cane mitten

Candy Cane mitten

Candy Cane mitten

Candy Cane mitten

Candy Cane mitten

Candy Cane mitten



Candy Cane Mitten Pattern
Simple Christmas colors with scalloped patterns with striped thumb.
*you need basic understanding of circle knitting and knitting thumb hole.

Materials:
Needle Size: 8US/5mm
Yarn Type: 4-Medium
-Red yarn
-White yarn

Cast 36 with red yarn
Row 1-12 : K, K, P, P, Repeat (K, K, P, P,) across
Row 13-29 : K across.
Row 30 : Using separate yarn to discard later on, stitch across K8. Go back to red yarn and K across.
Row 31 - 38 : K across.
Row 39 : Switch to white yarn, K1 white, K4 red, K2 white, Repeat (K4 red, K2 white) across.
Row 40 : K2 white, K2 red, K4 white, Repeat (K2 red, K4 white) across.
Row 41 - 54 : K across white.
Row 55 : Decrease K1, K35, Decrease K1.
Row 56 : Decrease K1, K15, Decrease K1, K15, Decrease K1.
Row 57 : Decrease K1, K13, Decrease K1, K13, Decrease K1.
Row 58 : Decrease K2, K9, Decrease K2, K9, Decrease K2.
Row 59 : Decrease K3, K3, Decrease K3, K3, Decrease K3.

Thumb
Row 1 : K across white.
Row 2 : K across red.
Repeat Row 1 and 2 until 16th row.

Candy Cane mitten

November 27, 2016

Printable 2017 Calendar

I'm excited to share that I finally got the 2017 Calendar ready at my Etsy shop!

I've been experimenting inking to draw kids doing activities. I combined my character, Kite with that style and illustrated activity you do for the month. Each month have unique illustration hand drawn so you can see what these kids are doing for the month.

Digital Download is available now in 2 different sizes:
PRINTABLE : Letter Size 2017 Nursery Calendar
PRINTABLE : Mini Desk Nursery Calendar 2017


If you missed out my last year one, it's also available for 2017 too!

Nursery Calendar 2017

Mini Desk Nursery Calendar 2017

Mini Desk Nursery Calendar 2017

2017 Calendar wip shots

2017 Calendar wip shots

2017 Calendar wip shots

Mini Desk Nursery Calendar 2017

Mini Desk Nursery Calendar 2017

Mini Desk Nursery Calendar 2017


Nursery Calendar 2017
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