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

Vietnamese beef wrap homemade recipe

Vietnamese beef wrap homemade recipe

This is a blog post on making Vietnamese beef wrap recipe. This is street food recipe that uses perilla leaves which can be found in big Asian grocers. I use betel but leaves as a substitute as it gives the same flavour. It is basically […]

Mrs stylebook sewing magazine Review

Mrs stylebook sewing magazine Review

Here is a blog post on Mrs stylebook sewing magazine review. Mrs stylebook is a Japanese womenswear sewing magazine. It’s published if I am not mistaken twice a year. It is not sold in the UK but you can buy it on eBay or Etsy […]

Natural (plant-based) mordants in fabric dyeing

Natural (plant-based) mordants in fabric dyeing

This a blog post on natural (plant-based) mordants in fabric dyeing. Nowadays there is a big wave of saving the planet and environment. The textiles industry has been going in the same way too. Using more eco /environmentally friendly products that cause less harm to […]

Bluff / seamless patch pocket how to sew it

Bluff / seamless patch pocket how to sew it

This a blog post sewing bluff patch pocket. It’s called a bluff as one can’t see the sewing lines on the pocket. It is also called in-seam pocket as it’s sewn inside rather than outside. Pockets are a great item to have in a garment. […]

Making prawn crackers from scratch

Making prawn crackers from scratch

This blog post is on making prawn crackers from scratch. This is a great as a starter, snack and party food. Prawns crackers or crisps is a crunchy and popular Chinese takeaway and restaurant starter. It does take some time to make it but it […]

La Maison victor sewing magazine review

La Maison victor sewing magazine review

This is a blog post on La Maison victor sewing magazine review. It’s a sewing magazine published in a few different languages and it’s sold worldwide. On my recent sewing magazines shopping, I bought this from a WHSmith shop. To find you stockist in the […]

Vietnamese beef beansprout salad

Vietnamese beef beansprout salad

This is a blog post on how to make a Vietnamese beef beansprout salad. It has got Thai and Vietnamese notes and flavours in this recipe. I love its fresh taste of lime juice, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass. Red chilli hot peppers are used […]