I baked 4 dozens of these Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies for a luncheon auction for our friend’s literacy foundation. I love product packaging design, so I use this chance to make a simple packaging design for the cookies. You can print out the label that I design onto card stock papers and cut them out. I simply put the cookies in the cello bags lined with a piece of parchment paper in the bottom (cut to 3″ X 3″). Fold down the opening. Seal the bag with washi tapes and labels.
These cookies are delicious. They are not the soft chocolate chip cookies. They are more crunchy, which I like.
We finally hire help to take care our little boy after me being a full-time mother for almost 2 years. That means I can have more time to work in the studio and create new products for Flowie. I haven’t done much hand silkscreen printing for the last three years since I found out that I was pregnant because I couldn’t reach the screen with a big belly in front of me and then I didn’t have enough time after our little boy was born. While I love to have fabrics digitally printed by the professional, I also love the simplicity and the handmade quality of silk screen printing. I’m going to work on both mediums for my textile designs because certain designs work better when digitally printed and some work well with screen printing.
Here are a few pictures of my studio right now. I’m cutting, printing and working on two new bag designs with Mia print and one new print design.
Leather piles and supplies. I’m also thinking how to combine different materials to create something new.
My Juki machine. It sews through layers of fabrics and leather easily.
Listening to Pandora while working. My current obsession is Maroon 5 Radio station.
I haven’t posted much lately. Here are a few photos of our backyard right now. We’ve been working hard in the past few weekends to revive our backyard after not paying much attention and care to it in the last two years (a new baby took away much of our free time). Our little boy is getting older and can hang out with us in the backyard. We are able to spend a few hours a week to clean and maintain our backyard together, as a fun family activity!
We got rid of our lawn (it was dead after not watering it at all last summer). We put down pavers. Our little boy is going to enjoy riding his little bike here! No more watering and lawn mowing, nice!
Our vegetable garden starts to produce vegetable. Yay!
There are new tea towel designs available in my design studio, Flowie. And, if you buy two or more tea towels, you can get 15% off using coupon code “LOVEMOM”. Enjoy!
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