Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Merry Merry

I had a merry merry Christmas with my lovely friends surrounded. I have some snacks for them during this late night party (yes, our party started at 9pm!).
To make the party a little special, I have used my newly bought Martha Stewart paper punch to make these cute green and blue name tags on their wine glasses.

Friday, December 25, 2009

{Updated} Christmas eve dinner

Hello, Merry Christmas!

I am blessed to have my 2nd Christmas with my husband. This is our Christmas eve dinner. I shall share the recipe later.

Afterall, enjoy a happy day!
Hi I am back and here is the recipe.
1) 將買回來大概8 吋長的豬肋骨抹乾, 用餐叉刺有膜/脂肪的部分
2) 預備醃料: 切碎一個檸檬的皮(只是黃色的部分)﹑留皮略切3個紅蔥頭和2瓣蒜頭
3) 為了方便, 將肉放入保鮮袋, 加入醃料及少許塩﹑胡椒炒﹑檻欖油﹑mixed herbs,﹑basil leaves, paprika和酒,大概醃至少20分鐘
4) 開大火加少許檻欖油,將袋中醃料的紅蔥頭和蒜頭下鍋﹑爆香, 再下肉煎至兩面金黃
5) 加入2片檸檬,4湯匙黃糖,再澆酒, 酒差不多燒乾可加入1.5碗雞湯, 閂蓋用小火煮1.5小時至肉汁漸濃, 再調味,熄火讓肉在鍋中再燜45分鐘,待肉汁收回肋骨肉
6) 吃時可用中火將肉汁煮沸淋上肋骨。

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I have mustered my courage to host a Christmas party this year. Lots of preparation works have to be done. Today

1) Guest list is kinda confirmed.
2) House is vacuumed and cleaned.
3) Our Christmas wreath is now hanging at our door.

I enjoy the decoration part a lot. While I tied the wreath at my door, kids just stepped by, watched, talked and laughed. We were both excited!

I got so many inspirations from Martha, in particular, eco-friendly way to celebrate Christmas. I have used the apple green ribbon, which I saved it from the bouquet during our anniversary, for our wreath.

Btw, this is the same wreath we used last year. I have unplugged those glittered red balls and swtiched to green and gold.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Viva Red

Viva Red
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Finally, I got a great afternoon and unpack my jewelry tool box... I have been trying to make some more casual work with wire art.  You may also try at home, it is very easy. 
Material required:
Pliers (chain nose, round nose)
Wire Cutter
Your focal bead - I have chosen a bright red teardrop Swarvoski crystal.  To celebrate the New Year!
Lobster claw clasp
Some jump rings

1 Cut 1'5in wire to make a traditional dangle with a loop.  Please have some length between the loop and the your focal bead
2 Wrap your wire around the focal bead and form a cone.  Remember to leave some space between so the bead can dangle.
3. End both ends of the chains with the jump rings
4 Attach the lobster clwas clasp
Da-la - DONE! Very easy!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A year with handmade

1. My booth 2. Me and Candice's booth 3. Libby's and Olivia's corners and their creations

Finally I have finished my X'mas Market and some custom orders. I think it will be a good end for 2009, my handmade year. It was grateful to be invited by Libby, a handmade artist to be in the X'mas Market at Amor Workshop. My creations are appreciated and valued. I was biting my nails during the market. I knew I did not have lots of fans at the local market. Few guests were expected to visit me... But, my booth was doing unexpectedly well. This is a feeling I never had.

I am confident for what I am doing. I can now say I am a bead jewelry maker / designer rather than a housewife.

Of course I met some brilliant handmade artists during the market. I have received fruitful opinions of producing more conceptual creations. (though I was a bit shocked) I disagreed that my creations are not handmade in appearance. Handmade can be sophisticated as well. It can be rustic in style but not in appearance. Handmade is craftsmanship of one's performing the best of beauty and taste.

I wish Hong Kong handmade market can be stronger. Handmade products should be consumed but not admired. I will work harder in 2010.


終於我完成了X'mas market. 是次活動我有好大的成功感, 一開始得Libby邀請﹑再得到Amor accepted 我已好開心, 自己做的東西有人欣賞; 到了market當日我是戰戰兢兢的, 因我知我的客人多數是US的, 本地實沒有多少fans會特意上來。Unexpectedly, 其他的handmade artists的visitors都會買我的作品。這是之前擺openair market沒有的驚喜。
今年可謂我handmade year, 我之前都是以興趣為出發去做: 有人可以間中喜歡我的作品買下已十分高興,不竟有人欣賞和有人會用錢去買是大大的不同。擺檔當日都遇很多experienced的handmade artists, 我會明白我的作品會比她們似是少了點concept的味道,我沒有讀過design / arts, 我只想做出我認為最美的東西。我沒有想過如果作品做得不似handmade會是太commercial; 我只是好用心的做, 用了好多心機時間去練習才不似handmade, 我不禁問自己為什麼handmade一定要是粗糙的? 是我們的stereotype吧!

我希望香港的handmade market有日會壯大起來, handmade products 不再是只供人欣賞/抄襲﹑沒有人consume。

這是我個人有感而發, 希望不會得罪任何人。

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Be a fan and win a gift!

I know it is a little late for me to setting up my own fan page at Facebook! However, I am very excited of it and would like to give a little motivation to you.

Be a fan of love.Jujube and you will have a chance to take this lovely Cinnamon earrings home! I will have my lucky draw on 1 Jan, 2010. The lucky one will have these gorgeous peach moonstone hand wrapped 14k gold filled earrings!

Do not miss it!

Be a fan on my Facebook now!
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I've been featured!

I am suprised to see a familar photo while serving through Ez's inspirating blog. Yay, my Petite is on the Holiday Showcase 2009 of Creature Comforts from In Style Best of the Web 2009.

It is a hugh news for me.
To take Petite home, please go to my store.