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.

Author: Kar-Ling

Sewing elastic shirring in garments

Sewing elastic shirring in garments

This is a blog post on sewing elastic shirring in garments. Elastic shirring is commonly seen in children’s garments. It’s used to make collars and sleeves. As it’s elastic it can stretch easily and at the same time giving shape to the garment. In recent […]

Tomato and tofu fried rice how to cook it at home

Tomato and tofu fried rice how to cook it at home

This is a blog post on how to cook tomato and tofu fried rice. It is a vegan/ plant-based main dish. Easy to make all in one cooking under 30 minutes. While it’s better to use chilled rice it is possible to use freshly cooking […]

Growing and harvesting mashua

Growing and harvesting mashua

This blog post is about growing and harvesting mashua. Mashua is a tuber-like an oca tuber. It’s scientific name is Tropaeolum tuberosum. It has origins from the Andes. The Andes climate has similar to the UK, therefore, it is suitable to grow in overcast misty […]

Coconut pancake (Kuih Ketayap)

Coconut pancake (Kuih Ketayap)

This is a blog post on how to make Coconut pancakes (Kuih Ketayap). It is a coconut milk-based pancake that is originated from Malaysia. Commonly sold in street food stalls as a snack. It is not easy to obtain freshly grated coconut abroad I use […]

Elderflower cordial making it at home

Elderflower cordial making it at home

This is a blog post on how to make elderflower cordial at home. Elderflower comes from elderflower tree which is easy grown. To make this cordial you will need to find some fresh elderflower. They are normally available some time end of April to early […]

Growing and harvesting Chard at home

Growing and harvesting Chard at home

This blog post is about growing and harvesting chard at home. Chard comes in many different varieties there is Swiss chard to the massive big ones. When it is in the season they appear in fruit and veg stalls. Chard has got a mild flavor […]

Atelier brunette Paris review

Atelier brunette Paris review

This is a blog post on the Atelier brunette Paris review. Atelier Brunette is a, in my opinion, a mid-range market sewing and haberdashery shop. In the recent years, haberdashery shops have revolved from dinghy packed DIY-like shops to more mid-range market shops. This is […]