Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Maker gardener

Maker gardener

Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.


Recent Posts

Fabric dyeing with ivy

Fabric dyeing with ivy

Fabric dyeing with ivy (using mordant). I have been dyeing with ivy again recently as my first attempt didn’t turn up very well. Dahlia flowers and ivy dyeing This time round I simmer the ivy leaves in a pot for at least half hour till […]

How to wear tweed skirt

How to wear tweed skirt

I have recently made myself a tweed skirt. Now I would to share on how to wear tweed. Tweed is basically a wool. It is very English type of fabric. It hails from Scotland and the north of England. In Scotland there are so many […]

Chicken curry noddle soup

Chicken curry noddle soup

How to make chicken curry noddle soup a malaysian classic street food dish. I love making at this time of the year as it’s cold outside and this dish a warm you up dish. There are a few elements to this dish – ‘sambal’, noodle, […]

How to sew buttonholes by machine

How to sew buttonholes by machine

This is a blog post on how to sew buttonholes by machine. Recently I have made a blouse using silk organza fabric. Bias cut At home I have got a Toyota sewing machine for many years (it’s nearly 10 years old ?!!). I must admit I […]

Growing and harvesting chinese artichoke

Growing and harvesting chinese artichoke

Here is a post on growing and harvesting chinese artichoke.  Chinese artichoke also know as stachys affinis or crosnes. it originates from China. It is another quite hard to find tuber or vegetable plant as it’s not availalbe in supermarkets. It is just not commercial […]

Water spinach stir fry

Water spinach stir fry

Here is a recipes on cooking water spinach stir fry. I love cooking this recipe as it makes a great side dish to accompany a meat dish. As it is a South asian dish it serve with boiled rice. water spinach is very common vegetable […]

Growing and harvesting Skirret

Growing and harvesting Skirret

Skirret is a forgotten rooted vegetable. It was grown in Victorian and Tudor times. However over the years it became a forgotten vegetable as it’s not available in supermarkets at all. This post is about growing and harvesting skirret. Also known as Sium sisarium. They […]