Monday, May 20, 2013

Boy's Patriotic Shirt

I made my very first boy's shirt. It took me awhile to figure out how to attached the collar. I was following the instructions that came with the pattern but it seems too hard for me to follow. I guess ESL is my problem hahaha. But I came up with the idea to find an old boy's shirt and just take a look at how it put together and it took me 2 minutes to figured out to put the collar together. I read the instruction and trying to follow it it took me maybe 3 hours :(.
aw this shirt cost me $ time is priceless!
I used butterick 3475 size 5 for pattern.
Patriotic shirt
My boy wearing the new mommy made shirt!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Tote bag with zipper and a matching wristlet

A simple and easy mother's day gift ideas. For tutorial visit for a ruffled tote bag. With this tote bag I added a zipper.
Happy MOther's to all moms out there!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ruffled Tote Bag

A great gift ideas for teacher's appreciation week...a ruffled tote bag.
I made this for my son's teacher and I hope she like it!
I was very easy and cheap to make.
Thanks to for a great tutorial. So, if you would like to make one for your child's teacher of for you mom for this coming mother's day head over to for her tutorial. You will love it! Oh, it is reversible :) how cool is that 2-in-1 tote bag.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Yellow and Black Flowers on White Easter dresses

I made couple dresses again today. I used the same pattern from the previous sewing post. I used simplicity 2432 and the pattern the I made from my daughter old dress.

I used the pattern that I made with this dress.

 Simplicity 2432 and modified the front bodice. I added ruffles in the middle area for change a little bit.

She loves it but she said she need a pocket too :)
Floral dresses by Nelda

Happy sewing and have a great one!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Old Town Scottsdale

It was a beautiful day today. My friend Melody and I went strolling around the Old Town Scottsdale. It's been awhile since the last time I visited this place and thank God that I had a chance to come back again. Thanks to Melody because she grew up in this place, and became my tour guide. I had a great time with her company.

 looking good Nurse M.
My food it was realllllllllllyyyyy good! Shrimp tempura 
Chicken terriyaki 

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Make sure you visit Alida's website and check all the cool stuff that she have today. I am joining her new series of Calling all Kids link party.

I made another dress for my youngest daughter. I used the same fabric from this post. I just want both of my girl have matching dresses but not the same designs. I just don't know what to call this dress. I made the pattern from my daughter's old dress that was given to her by her Aunt.
I took me forever to make this since I don't know what to do with a limited fabric. Plus I was praying that this dress size will be just her size. I made so many dresses for my girls and when I finished it never fit for them because I did not add an allowance when I cut it. So, It was either too short or too narrow and won't fit.
 Anyway, she loves it!
I add some pockets. I love the ruffles.
 I didn't realized that my daughter is taller than I thought. I thought I add more allowance at the bottom of her dress. Well, I still can add it later though.

 This is the dress that I made the pattern from. This dress now is too short on her.
Love the outcome!

Have a great one everyone and thanks for stopping by.

Spring dress

Pattern I used is Simplicity 2432
I modified it a little bit since I don't know how to read patterns.
 It should have ribbon on the front bodice .

 Well with ribbon or not she still loves it.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

St. Patrick's ideas

My first St. Patrick's decor
I spent $2 for the flowers 
I dyed the old beans and used the old rice that I found in mg pantry :)

Beautiful Quilting Fabrics

Look at these quilting fabrics that I got yesterday. Aren't they gorgeous?
I've been admiring these colors every time I go to the sewing aisle. I cannot afford to buy any of these fabrics because it cost too much! But yesterday as I was walking towards to the cashier at Walmart I spotted the clearance cart. And these babies are in there. You bet I bought everything that was in that cart. The regular price for these are about $10 to $11. But yesterday it was almost 98% on sale. I payed $8 for all of these gorgeous fabrics.
Good deal isn't it?
 Now I can sew something for Spring!
 How lovely!
Sometimes patient pays off!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Home made POLBORON

I've been itching to make some polboron (like short cake maybe)  for years and last week I finally cooked some. What happen was my aunt went back to the Philippines last month and I asked her to buy me some polboron mold :-). So last week she came back from the Philippines and guess what... I got my polboron mold. Thanks a lot to her!

Anyway, I search some recipes of how to make polboron. I found few websites that I like but this one site is easier and uses less sugar and butter. This is the website This taste really good! But when it cooled it gets harder like a candy. My youngest daughter can't bite it unless I smash it before I give it to her...but it was good.
 So, I tweak the ingredients a little bit. I'd like it a little soft and easy to melt in my mouth plus I like it less sugary. In this picture the lighter color is the best and the darker one is taste burnt. So, when you toast the flour make sure it doesn't stays in the pan longer. But it was still good though.
Here is the ingredients:
1 1/2 cup of Shifted flour
9 tbsp of butter ( 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp) milted
1/2 cup of sugar
3/4 of powdered milk ( NIDO without the word Kinder+) or Anchor milk
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

- Toast the flour in the pan over a medium heat. Stir continuously until light brown roughly 5-7 minutes.

- In a separate pan, transfer the toasted flour, add sugar and powdered milk mix well 
- Then milt the butter and add the vanilla extract. Mix it to the dry ingredients until the butter is fully incorporated to the dry ingredients.
- Use the mold to form the mixture
- Refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes then serve.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

DIY Waterproof Sewing Machine Cover

Back to sewing again!
I have few sewing machines in the house, but they don't come with sewing machine covers. So tonight I made one for my new Brother sewing machine. I bought the material in Goodwill so the color is kind of off... but who cares about colors hahahaha. It is waterproof and that what matter the most. 
Anyway, this cover is so easy to make. If you are a sewer you can make this with 10-15 minutes easy. Since I am learning to put things together when it comes to sewing this project took me 30 minutes even.
 Just cut and sew!
 the side is not perfect but it do the job ... to cover!
I also put a little handle for easy lifting or removing the cover.

Friday, February 1, 2013

My Wedding Bouquet

Reconstructed Wedding Bouquet
My little daughter got a hold of my 9 years old wedding bouquet and tore them apart into pieces. So, I collected some of the pieces that I saw on the floor and on the table and reconstructed them and framed it. At least I still have some of my wedding bouquet and not totally lost!
Advance Happy Valentine!
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