Professional-look Dimsum and Garbage-like Hotpad

November 28, 2006 at 10:36 pm | Posted in All Finished Crafts, Craft - Blogs, Food | 3 Comments

Steamed Twisted Rolls

This is what we are having for dinner tonight. These are steamed twisted rolls with green onions (葱油花卷) made by hubby as I am not good at handling yeasts. I was really surprised that hubby can make them in such good shapes. They look and taste exactly like those I had in China long time ago. Actually, it has been more than 10 years since last time I had these twisted rolls as it is not typical in my family.

Hotpad from Recycled flyers

Here is another thing I have wanted (to try) for more than 10 years. And I finally did it! I weaved with paper! Tuesday is my most relaxed day in a week, so I managed to weave this simple hotpad with Lidl’s flyer today. It took only 3 pages of flyers. Hubby had been asking me why I kept rolling those flyers during the whole weekend. And, he gives NO comments on the final result. 😛

I have to admit that it is too colorful and it still looks like garbage. Certainly it may look better if I choose newspaper for the cane. But I cannot bear the feeling that much ink from the newspapers would be all over my hands:-(, which is obviously the reason keeping me away from this kind of recycling crafts. I would rather leave it as it is. It just fits our soup pot.



I found the blog Great Green Goods when I was searching for similar recycled woven projects this morning. It is very inspiring for recycled crafts.


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  1. I really like the dim sum rolls..mmmh. I’ve actually never seen rolls like that before. My most memorable moment with dim sum was in Chinatown, SF, where you could pick all the little plates you wanted and they were so cheap.

  2. These rolls are not typical Cantonese. That’s why these are usually unavailable in Chinatown restaurant. That’s also why my husband is doing this much better than I do. 😛

  3. […] with simple backgrounds, say monotonic. Sometimes, the results are surprising. For instance, the hotpad from recycled flyers is among my top 10 most “interesting” […]

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