Fortune Cookies

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!

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4 Responses to “Fortune Cookies”

  1. Silvia says:

    Lizzet, moi je veux bien venir diner chez vous et entendre vos histoires ! ;-) but it is not possible maybe one day… a very good idea this fortune cookie! j’aime beaucoup!
    Suerte en la cena, que vas a hacer de cenar? chino?

    Besos y abrazos

  2. Mme et Mr Luengas says:

    Greetings from the Monterrey Intl. Airport waiting on our delayed flight.
    We enjoyed today’s entry and wonder when can we go to visit you to hear all those funny stories. At this early hour we could certainly use some real fortune cookies but your version is certainly cute and nutritionally harmless. Lots of hugs and Happy Chinese New Year!!

  3. Suzy says:

    Oh wow, would love to hear some of the stories! I have a fascination for the far east but have not yet managed to travel there.

  4. lizzet says:

    Thank you for your comments, you all are invited to come over, I bet it would be an interesting evening, talking Spanish, French, English and Portuguese!!!

    Drop me an email if you decide to come and bring a bottle of wine, food is on me ;)

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