Archive for February, 2011

Fortune Cookies

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

A few years ago I lived in China for almost a year, for me it was quite an experience and many of the things that I learned there have made me who I am today. I am not going to bore you with those details, but if you want to laugh until your stomach aches you are more than welcome to come over for dinner and Mr Fabric Loft and myself will tell you all sorts of stories that will have you in stitches.

As you can imagine I never saw a fortune cookie in China, you might correct me but I think they were created in America. I did see them once in Hong Kong in a Kiehl’s shop, which again is an American company. I really don’t care where they are from, because I think they are a brilliant way to finish a meal and focus your mind on something other than counting the calories and grams of fat that you have just eaten; so when I found these non fat, no calories fortune cookies I thought I’d make some for the Chinese New Year, or Lunar Year, whatever you wish to call it.

I read this tutorial and looked at the photos of this other one and sort of made my own with what I had at hand. The outside fabric is medium weight but I added interfacing to make them a bit stiffer and used felt as the inside fabric just because I had some.

Fortune cookie made with Milly in Pink

They are increadibly easy and quick to make, and they will add a nice detail to my oriental dinner tonight.

I thought this kawaii was the perfect choice as I don’t have a traditional Chinese design in stock, but if you check the tutorials you can see that any fabric will work just fine.

And to celebrate the start of the Year of the Rabbit, you can buy Milly in Pink at a discounted price from today until the end of the weekend.

Happy Lunar New Year!