Maker of clothes, printing fabrics. Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Maker of clothes, printing fabrics. Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

About

This is a personal blog, my name is Kar-Ling Sow. I am of chinese origin but I grew up in Malaysia. I have been living the UK for the past 20 years. I guess would call it home now. However, I do miss the warm, humid tropical weather of Malaysia. My other half is British so hence the surname.

Growing up with my mum cooking and baking from scratch almost every day  has always inspire and almost in grain in me to cook all the time. I thought everybody always did that.

My mum also sew most of her own clothes. She took to buy the nicest fabrics in town. That is why I always love great quality fabrics. Now that I living in the UK I can access to Italian silks and recently found british tweeds. I love to support the small businesses.

I am very much into keeping everything as environmental friendly as possible by using natural dyes. From kitchen waste to natural dyeing.

I started growing my own food after I bought my first property in the UK. I have  been growing my own since. Obviously whenever I can. I work as nurse in the busy hospital.

I write about making things at home like dressmaking, fabric dyeing and printing. I also write about home cook recipes and homegrown edibles like flowers, fruit and veg. I welcome working with others but only if it is relevant to this blogs future. Thank you for having a look.