Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Recap

In 2010...

Baking took up most of my time, especially during the last couple of months.  I never ever imagined I would be asked to make a cake for someone outside my family, much more, get paid for it.  Now I don't even have time to bake for them!  I learned a lot of new techniques and honed my cake decorating skills a litte bit more.

Just a few of the cakes I made during the year.  The top row are the cakes which I am most proud of!
I think my most popular post for the year was the one with the Ube Macapuno Cake recipe.  I received heaps of emails asking for help and advice, as well as, messages of thanks for sharing my recipe.  Really, this is one popular cake among Filipinos!

Sadly, sewing had to take a back seat.  I wish I had more time and more new ideas.  I came out with only two new patterns for my Etsy shop.  But definitely, sales were better than ever before.  Thank you to those who bought eBooks from me.  I hope you all were completely satisfied with your purchases.  Keep on sewing!

Digital camera and toilet paper roll cozies
I just had a trip to Spotlight and purchased some great materials.  My fabric stash is growing and really needs to get moving.  Hopefully, inspiration will set in very soon.

I finished a few more sewing projects but the two I absolutely loved were my daughter's school laptop bag and my black mini messenger bag.

I sewed the mini messenger bag back in September and have been using it everyday since.

Overall,  2010 was a very good year.  I am grateful and thankful for everything, despite the fact that I lost one of my brothers in May.  I am aware that I am not getting any younger (and will in fact turn another year older in a few days) but I am more fulfilled now than in years past.   I have a loving and supportive family.  They are very happy with my little successes as I am with theirs.  We are all healthy and materially blessed as well.  I need not ask for more.

I know we all have things to thank for and lots to look forward to.  May we all have a blessed 2011!


  1. The cake collage looks fabulous. All your cakes look so professional - well done on such a productive year. Hope 2011 is full of lovely baking and sewing too.

  2. I love the little digital camera cosy and your cakes have put me in a baking mood, or an eating mood. Maybe both ... at the same time ... yum.

    Happy New Year

  3. Hi Corine,

    do you know this site about cakes?

    I love it... some cakes are really awesome... some gives you the creep... lol...

    A happy New Year to the other side of my world...


    P.S. Do you have troubles with floods?

  4. Hi Andrea,

    Yes, I've checked out that site. It's funny!

    We are safe from the floods as we are located in another state. Thanks for asking!

    Happy new year to you too!