Sep 19, 2011

Banana split

Banana split must be one of the best desserts ever - it's easy to make and tastes lovely! At least when you make your own chocolate sauce.

Chocolate sauce:
Mix 1 dl water and 1 dl sugar in a pot and let it boil. When boiling, stir down 1 dl cacao in the water. Let it boil until the texture is good. Ready! This gives enough sauce for around 4 portions.

Banana split:
Put vanilla ice cream, sliced banana and whipped cream in bowls and put the chocolate sauce on top. Eat and enjoy!

Sep 17, 2011


Here are some newcomers in my fabric stash, everything second hand, €2 each:

Red/pink cotton

Some kind of knit

Some soft cotton(?)

Futuristic shiny silver something. (don't ask why, I just had to have it)

Sep 7, 2011

Monkey see monkey do

Two days ago, it was my niece's second birthday. I made a long cozy hoodie for her. It's hard to make clothes for kids when you're used to sew for grown ups, because you don't really know the sizes and I think it's harder to see if it will fit. I haven't given it to her yet, so I keep my fingers crossed that it will fit her. I made the pattern by looking at one of her sweaters. The wristlets and the lining for the hood is reused from a big sweatshirt. Here's the result:


I take the risk that her parents will see this. Livin' on the edge you know ;)

Sep 5, 2011

The white one

This is the white summer top I made a couple of months to that I promised to show (the same as the one together with the green shorts) I's my own pattern and it's made of an old curtain.

Sep 2, 2011

How to

So this is how I dyed my dress with the tea:
  • Fill a big pot with water and heat it until it's simmering
  • Put some tea-bags (I took 8) in the water 
  • Then put the dress in the pot and let it boil between 30-60 minutes depending how dark you want the color to be. Mine boiled for around 30 min (I'm way too impatient to wait longer than neccessary :)) You have to mix some times so that the tea bags doesn't make darker spots on the fabric.
  • 10 mins before you take out the dress, put around one cup of salt in the water and mix.
  • Take out the dress and rinse with cold water.
  • Put to dry, and then you're done!
If you do this I'd love to see your result, so don't you dare not telling me about it ;)


 Now I've tried to dye with tea. I had this white dress that I never used just because it was white. And I don't really like wearing white clothes. So I decided to try what I've been wanting to try for so long. If anyone is interested, just ask and I'll make a tutorial. The funny thing is that you never know what the exact color will be until it's ready. This dress turned out to be some kind of grey-purple, I like!
Anyway this is the result: