Monday, February 11, 2008

Mooncake boxes

This post has been backdated to show you some of the mooncake boxes I have stashed away. Aren't they pretty? Mooncake containers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are tins while others are made of cardboard of various thickness or even thin wood.

Here's a close-up of the one I used to create the sewing box in the previous post. It is actually quite appealing as it is but I was sorely tempted to experiment that day and so it became the "sacrificial lamb" :-)

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Sewing Box

I made this for our church's handicraft sale last year. No prizes for guessing what it was before the transformation! Look at the photo below for clues.

That's right, a mooncake box! These days, I go more for the container than the mooncakes. After all, all mooncakes taste more or less the same (at least to me). Since I pay an arm and a foot for them, might as well let the packaging decide for me which restaurant to patronize :-)

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Christmas Diaries

Hmmmm..... Not bad! Hope our friends liked them as much as Deborah and I did. Well, they had better, considering the amount of love put in :-).

This was Deborah's idea - repackaging the diaries into personal Christmas gifts - but since I was at a lost for ideas, no harm "borrowing" from my daughter!

I always knew Deborah was creative (takes after the mummy mah!!!) but these diaries really turned out well beyond our expectations. Except for Doreen's, the rest were Deborah's handiwork. Each looked so sweet and whimsical that I had two more done, one for Amelia and the other for Linda.

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