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.

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Embroidery design on a cape coat

Embroidery design on a cape coat

Here is a blog post on the recent make from your truly on an embroidery machine. I have got myself a new embroidery machine by Janome which is also a sewing machine. I have been inspired to do more embroidery after previously experience seeing my […]

Making sausage rolls

Making sausage rolls

Here is a blog post on making sausage rolls at home. They taste so much better than shop bought ones. Of you can good organic ready-made ones nowadays but they cost just so much. They are a great hit at parties for the young or […]

Sweet potato chips

Sweet potato chips

Here is a blog post on how to make sweet potato chips from scratch. It’s dead easy to make. In recent years Sweet potato has taken over the supermarket shelves. Now it’s widely available as ready frozen oven chip. The health benefits of eating sweet […]

How to make an elasticated waistband

How to make an elasticated waistband

This post is on making the elasticated waistband. This is commonly seen in tights, gym, yoga, children’s and sleepwear clothes. It is also one of the easiest ways to make a waistband as it does not require a proper fit to be undertaken. Unlike like […]

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 […]

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 […]