Posts from ‘June, 2010’


My favorite pins used to be ones from shirts from the Italian shirts and ties store where my wife worked a long time ago. They appear to be between 2/128″ (.01562″, 0.4 mm) and 3/128″ (.02343″, 0.6 mm) in diameter and 1 1/16″ (30 mm) in length. I love these pins because of the fine […]

Recipe for bánh mì

Here is my recipe for bánh mì, a kind of baguette used to make Vietnamese-style sandwiches.

Sewing For Haiti

This past Saturday, one of my meet-up groups had a meet-up where we sewed children clothes for Haiti earthquake victims. We met in one of the beautiful rooms of the Austin History Center. (A bonus was that the room hosts photos of early Asian residents of Austin.) One of the attendees’ Significant Other took […]

Baking Bánh Mì!

I was reading reviews of a few Vietnamese baguette places. One Google’ing led to another and soon I was trying to verify claims that the baguettes used for bánh mì (Vietnamese-style sandwiches) contain rice flour. Using rice flour in what is basically French bread dough doesn’t sound right. Rice flour has no gluten in it […]

Clipping corners…

I made this post into a “page” under “Tailoring how-tos”.