Monthly Archives: May 2017

Hibiscus Ice Cream Float

Vegan Hibiscus Ice Cream Float

Isn’t the red color amazing? 😀 These hibiscus ice cream floats are made with homemade vegan hibiscus ice cream and cold brewed hibiscus tea. Cold brew hibiscus tea or agua de jamaica is quite tart, very refreshing and tastes similar to cranberry juice. Continue reading Hibiscus Ice Cream Float

Edwardian Lace Lavender Sachets – Tutorial

Lace Lavender Sachets Tutorial

Lavender sachets were a popular gift in the Victorian and Edwardian era: ‘A delightful gift that will cost but little in time or money’ (Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2a).

Lace lavender sachets are fast to sew and a great way to use up fabric and lace scraps. I used lace scraps from my Edwardian lingerie blouse and muslin scraps from my Victorian afternoon gown. (UK) Muslin is very sheer – perfect for lavender sachets. Continue reading Edwardian Lace Lavender Sachets – Tutorial

Drawn Thread Work Tutorial

How To Make Drawn Thread Work

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make basic drawn thread work by hand. Drawn thread work is a counted thread embroidery: some warp or weft threads are removed and the remaining threads are grouped together with hemstitches. Drawn thread work has been popular for a long time: It was already used in the Middle Ages (source), and was still popular in the Victorian and Edwardian era and the 1920s. ‘Drawn-thread work forms a connecting link between embroidery and lace work […] it is very durable, and washes well.’ (Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2) Continue reading Drawn Thread Work Tutorial

Rainbow Ice Cream Cake With Natural Food Coloring

Rainbow Ice Cream Cake With Natural Food Coloring

I made rainbow ice cream cake! Yay! Doesn’t it look pretty? All ice cream I used is homemade, vegan and naturally colored with fruits and vegetables – even the blue ice cream! 😀 Continue reading Rainbow Ice Cream Cake With Natural Food Coloring