Welcome to the Sew It Cook It Craft It Link Party. I’m excited what you’ll be sharing today. Continue reading Sew It Cook It Craft It – Link Party #6
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
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
I made a pair of wooden stick dice! 😀 Yay! I’m so pleased with how they came out. And DIY wooden dice are way easier to make than I thought: All you need is some scrap wood and some hand tools. Continue reading DIY Wooden Stick Dice – Tutorial
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
This healthy, nut-free, dairy-free green smoothie is naturally colored – but not with spinach, peas, matcha or something like that! 😉 It’s naturally colored with sunflower seeds! Continue reading Healthy All-Natural Green Smoothie
This vegan, nut-free, dark green ice cream is naturally colored with sunflower seeds! Sunflower seeds contain chlorogenic acid which turns green with baking soda. Continue reading Vegan Natural Green Sunflower Ice Cream
Welcome to the Sew It Cook It Craft It Link Party. I’m excited what you’ll be sharing today.
I’m now also hosting an ongoing T-shirt recycling link party. I’d be glad if you joined. Continue reading Sew It Cook It Craft It – Link Party #5
Isn’t the dark forest green color of this natural food dye amazing? Can you guess what I used as natural green food coloring? 😀 Hint: It’s not spinach, peas, kale, stinging nettle, avocado or any other vegetable. It’s also not matcha powder, mint leaves, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, pandan leaves, wheatgrass or spirulina. 😉 Continue reading Natural Green Food Coloring