Colette has a fantastic sewing blog, and here they shared some terminology I’ve been struggling with since I started sewing (every one just expects you to KNOW IT!) – like bias, edge stitch and notches. Click through for the full post.
This is a ridiculously easy and unbelievably delicious snack, and is pretty great with mustard.
- chipolata pork sausages (this also works with full sized pork sausages)
- 1 apple, sliced
- a handful of sage
- a good knob of butter
- 2 – 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- Warm up your frying pan and melt the butter. Add the apple, and soften in the pan.
- Add the chipolatas, sage and garlic, and cook until the sage is crispy and the sausages are done.
The first of these is a truly delicious three citrus whisky and ginger marmalade – my fiance loves whisky, and I love marmalade, so it seemed a perfect(ly delicious) pairing.
Marmalade is a bit of a mission to make – you need to get rid of all the pith, keep the seeds separate (in a muslin cloth), and soak the rind overnight. But believe me, it’s well worth it.
I loved quickly sewing up these jackets for my sweet greyhound, Sophie.
Greyhounds NEED winter jackets because they, like models, they are very thin and have no natural defenses.
It’s THAT time of the year.
The December holidays feel as out of reach as a mirage in the desert, and work sits heavily on the body. Waking up is hard, work is hard, getting to sleep is hard. And it’s at this time I find myself working ridiculous hours: prioritising myself less and less. I stop eating properly, I stop exercising, and worst of all, I stop creating too!
Shibori is a beautiful and simple method of Japanese fabric dyeing by binding – a lot like tie dye, but it looks so much better!
There are many different methods of shibori, and each has a lovely and different rippled pattern effect across the fabric. I loved the geometric look of the squares, so that’s what I did here. HonestlyWTF did a pretty in-depth tutorial with many different binding methods, and they stuck to the traditional indigo. I accidentally chose a royal purple dye, but I’m leaning into it!
The Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair is a trend-setting, haute couture ‘craft’ market that showcases exceptional South African design and hand crafted goods. From truly exceptional gin, to exquisitely crafted cloths, decor and jewellery, this market is a wonderland.