Oct 21, 2009

Birthday gift for my father

Leather strap for my father
I made a leather strap for my father, as a birthday gift.
It took very long time for hand stitching. It's very simple.

Leather strap for my father
I usually feel difficult to make something for my father, because he doesn't put anything on him. All he has is his cell phone, keys and the wallet.
So I made it. In future, if I can make more detailed item with leather, I'd like to make a wallet for him.
Leather strap for my father

Chicken ham
This is a salad what I made today.
I made the ham with breast chickens also. It's very easy.

Put a spoon of sugar and salt on two or three pieces of chicken breasts. Put them in a plastic bag and put it in the fridge for one-two days.
Then, wash them under running water and put in water for 30 minutes.
And wrap them well with plastic wrap making the shape of ham, and put them in boiled water. If you want to add some seasonings or herbs, put them on the wrap before roll the chicken.
After 5-10 minutes, turn off the stove and leave them in the pot till they cool down.
That's all!
I like them because they are healthy and very cheap.


Skinnymum said...

i like your ham ala chicken breast - easy and healthy too. will make it for my family ....

Elle said...

What a sweet thing to do! And very practical too. Love how the salad looks!

Miss Pelicano said...

Amazing your handstiching! Hard word and so neat!

Janet said...

Such a lovely little strap, more so because it is done by hand. Did you need to pre-punch every hole for the stitches or did you just use the needle with the thread and push it through each time?

jacqueline said...

Happy birthday to your daddy! Your salad looks soo yummie and its making me hungry. :) Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Laura and Kelly Allen said...

Hello Mai,
I received the package you sent me today. It is even lovelier in person. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I too want to wish your dad a very Happy Birthday. If my dad were alive, he'd be 100 in Dec.
Thanks for the healthy recipe and I agree that the strap is very well made.
Mena :)

julie said...

Happy Birthday to your Father. may he have many more. Your gift to him was so beautifully crafted.
I have my chicken breasts marinating in the salt and sugar.
Can't wait to taste it.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Very nice work. Your stitches are perfect!

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