My tutorial for Huarache-type sandals with cork soles is the most popular post on my blog with thousands of visitors – yay! – thank you all! 😀 Today I made another Huarache-type shoe: Huarache bathing shoes with flip-flops and polypropylene cord. Continue reading DIY Huarache Bathing Shoes – Tutorial
You can easily make your own white flour and wheat bran at home by sifting home milled wheat grains. Continue reading How To Make Bran And White Flour At Home
Hardtack, also called ship’s biscuit, is a hard cracker made with flour and water. It was used on long sea voyages, and soldiers in the American Civil War were sometimes supplied with hardtack rations instead of flour. But hardtack is also an early form of dog food: ‘Dog-biscuit is a hard and well-baked mass of coarse, yet clean and wholesome flour, of an inferior kind to that known as sailors’ biscuit; and this latter substance, indeed, would be the best substitute’ (The Quarterly Journal of Agriculture, 1841, p. 244).
Hardtack will keep much longer than flour (in museums there’s still hardtack which is over hundred years old! 😮 )- so it’s my entry for the Historical Food Fortnightly challenge 12 (food preservation). Continue reading Hardtack As Dog Food – Historical Food Fortnightly
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make Bermuda fagoting. Bermuda fagoting is a lacelike stitch which resembles hemstitching. The fabric is pierced with a coarse needle without removing any threads as in hemstitching: therefore it can be worked on curved lines, and it’s easy and fast to make.
Bermuda fagoting was often used in the Edwardian era Continue reading Edwardian Bermuda Fagoting – Tutorial
It’s the first homemade shampoo recipe I tried which is actually better than store-bought shampoo. 😀 And it can’t get easier than this to make shampoo! Continue reading Homemade Easy Egg Shampoo