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

Making gathered ruffles on garments

Making gathered ruffles on garments

Ever thought something how gathered ruffles on the garments are made? This blog post is on making gathered ruffles on the garments. It may seem easy at one glance but to make ruffles to look good on a garment takes practice.  Read further on how […]

Courgette carpaccio homemade recipe

Courgette carpaccio homemade recipe

Here is a recipe on to make homemade courgette carpaccio. This recipe is best made with courgette Albenga or trompette (trumpet) that has got a nice light crunchy texture compared to ordinary courgette. It is commmonly found in the mediterranean along the  French and Italian […]

Fabric dyeing with hardy hibiscus

Fabric dyeing with hardy hibiscus

It’s summertime hardy hibiscus are in full bloom. I have found a great plant near where I leave and I have managed a substantial harvest (30- 40 flower buds). I love natural fabric dyeing with every day let it be food or weeds found easily. […]

Sewing a waistcoat – how to sew

Sewing a waistcoat – how to sew

Here is a post on sewing a waistcoat. Sewing a waistcoat can quite challenging as there are welt pocket, notch collars, buttonholes and lining involve. For detailed instructions on how to sew welt pockets here is the link. Waistcoats do come in trend every now […]

Growing and harvesting sorrel at home

Growing and harvesting sorrel at home

This blog post is on growing and harvesting sorrel. Sorrel is a perennial salad leaves that is very easy to grow. To be honest it is not my family and everyone’s favourite salad leave. As it’s got a funny oxalic acid taste in it. Sorrel […]

Lemon drizzle cake

Lemon drizzle cake

Here is a recipe and review on making a lemon drizzle cake. Lemon drizzle cake is a very British classic cake. This recipe uses not only lemon drizzle but lemon curd, buttercream and fondant icing. A great cake for that special occasion. be it a […]

How to line a garment, sewing tips

How to line a garment, sewing tips

This is a blog post on how to line a garment. You may have notice that in some of the garments I make it is lined. Like this post on how to sew tweed skirt and making a kick pleat Lining a garment can be […]