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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How to check for seeds viability

How to check for seeds viability

Here a story that I would like to share on how to check for seeds viability. It’s now in March here in London. Spring this year has arrive early and it’s now gone a bit (it’s been some strong cold winds around lately). It’s time […]

Invisible (concealed) zip – how to sew

Invisible (concealed) zip – how to sew

Invisible or concealed zip is a great invention for dressmakers as it’s visible at all once it’s inserted. This technique can use for all invisible zip insertion whether is a dress, skirt or trousers. Here is how I sew an invisible zip to a skirt. […]

Chocolate brownie

Chocolate brownie

Here is a recipe for chocolate brownie that I have made today. It’s winter now the daylight hours are short. I like nothing better just sit on the sofa and have some chocolate brownie. so bad for you but tastes sooo good. Recipe makes about […]

Sewing stretch fabric

Sewing stretch fabric

This is a log on sewing with stretch fabric. I have recently got myself some stretch jersey fabric to make a dress. If one knows how to sew stretch or jersey fabrics one can sew a lot of garments like t-shirts, leisure wear like yoga […]

Fabric dyeing with ivy

Fabric dyeing with ivy

Fabric dyeing with ivy (using mordant). I have been dyeing with ivy again recently as my first attempt didn’t turn up very well. Dahlia flowers and ivy dyeing This time round I simmer the ivy leaves in a pot for at least half hour till […]

Water spinach stir fry

Water spinach stir fry

Here is a recipes on cooking water spinach stir fry. I love cooking this recipe as it makes a great side dish to accompany a meat dish. As it is a South asian dish it serve with boiled rice. water spinach is very common vegetable […]

Growing and harvesting Skirret

Growing and harvesting Skirret

Skirret is a forgotten rooted vegetable. It was grown in Victorian and Tudor times. However over the years it became a forgotten vegetable as it’s not available in supermarkets at all. This post is about growing and harvesting skirret. Also known as Sium sisarium. They […]