Monday, December 31, 2012

Owl Love - Happy New Year

Laptop Case by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
New year just about 2 more hours here, in my city STL .. and today we get a snow shower for the first time. Just 2 inches of snow *that's all* but we take it ^_^ well, my daughter want some more off course.  The temperature is very freezing - we don't feel like to go out, we just celebrate a new year at home, having pizza party and dancing :)

Anyway, do you see my owl fabric above ? how do you like those ? that is my last sewing project in 2012 , and I wish I will more productive in new year !! Santa has been nice to me, I got a new laptop for Christmas  and since than I'd like to spoiled my self, make my own laptop case and mouse pad .. I love the owl fabric so much , even kind of hard working with this type of fabric. The fabric fray so much.

At last I'd like to say Happy New Year to every one - May your new year be blessed with peace, love and joy.  Thank you to all my follower , you all are awesome..

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Last minute gift idea

H O L I D A Y - Season  mean is spend .. spend .. spend !! I'm not crazy about shopping during holiday season , its always get hard time to find parking space, car bump with other car, wuuuhuuu.. scary situation, stay too long in the line and so and so ..  but since we have many nice people around , I like to give something for them .  Well, we are not celebrate Christmas but since families and friends like to bring something for us, I would love to share something with them too.
I made several last minute gift to share with them ** why must be last minute idea ? well, are you like me ?? always confuse what should you get for someone ? always worry if the person you will give the gift will like or not ?  The easy way is giving them a gift card ! that's it .. problem solve ! But not always work for me .. I need something more personal to give, well course I add this .. that .. and ending with reached deep pocket .. LOL
Ok, here we go .. I made several craft stuff for my little one teachers and some other relatives - easy peasy craft but made me happy. Just grabbed some fabrics , cut , add ribbon, and.. voila ...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you

Monday, December 17, 2012

National Blogging Day of Remembrance

National-Blogging-Day-of-Remembrance1 by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
Let sorrowful longing dwell in your heart. Never give up, never lose hope. Allah says, The broken ones are my beloved. Crush your heart. Be broken.
Shaikh Abu Saeed Abil Kheir

Saturday, December 15, 2012

... I wish ...

blew the candle .. by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
I'm one year older than yesterday .. actually I need more than 1 candle to blow :) I wish always stay healthy , happy, and sexy LOL.

No, I didn't bake birthday cake - I bake a lemon cake several day before, I just want to play with smoke from candle - it was fun, grabed the camera, blew the candle and capture the smoke and see what I got through my lens ..

Lemon Cake
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pans
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs plus 3 large egg yolks
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 lemon, thinly sliced and seeded
Lemon Butter Cream frosting for decoration

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour two 8-by-2-inch cake pans, tapping out excess flour. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. With mixer on low, beat in eggs and yolks, one at a time. Beat in 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Alternately beat in flour mixture and buttermilk beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix just until combined.

Divide batter between pans; smooth tops. Bake until cakes pull away from sides of pans, 32 to 35 minutes. Let cool in pans 10 minutes. Run a knife around edges of pans and invert cakes onto a wire rack.
While cakes are baking, bring remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Add lemon slices and simmer 25 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer lemon slices to a waxed-paper-lined plate. Stir remaining 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice into syrup.
Using a toothpick, poke holes in warm cakes on rack. Brush with lemon syrup. Let cool completely. Prepare frosting, substituting 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice for vanilla extract. Frost cooled cakes and top with candied lemon slices.

Lemon Frosting
100 gr butter
100 gr vegetable shortening
300 gr powder sugar
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

I Spy Christmas ...

Roll Quilt by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
I'm just as exciting as you are when come to Christmas Decorations.. Christmas Fabrics .. etc. really, I  like a little kid just get a jar of candies when I go to stores during this day. All the Christmas atmosphere always remind me when I came to US for the first time,in the winter time , first day of December many years ago, every thing were so festive.

And here it is .. my new collection of Christmas Quilt , all the fabrics choice are so personal, so festive , so brightly ..

The size of quilt is 45 x 51 inches's gonna be one of kind Christmas present ever, and will stay longer oh, I have a special offers .. free shipping around US area .. so go get soon .. :)