At the hen's night I was waiting in line at the ladies, there was a girl wearing a missoni knit dress. I complimented her on it and she was floored and appreciated the compliment. So I've used this pattern with the Missoni like fabric to come up with this simple knit dress. I bought this fabric at … Continue reading Missoni like – V8724
I just wanted to make this dress up because I had the fabric; the lace remnant; and the test dress worked. What I was curious about was how this dress would work in a medium weight fabric instead of georgette print.I found that as tedious as hand sewing can be I loved spending the time handsewing the … Continue reading Just one more – Butterick 6582
This year I started working with vintage patterns. So why not buy a old sewing book and see if we're doing anything different than previous sewers? This book doesn't have an ISSN number but is registered with the Adelaide Post Office and there's no date. I bought this on ebay in May and it comes up from … Continue reading Successful dressmaking
We love visiting local market stalls and DH picked up a lime chutney from a market in Canberra and he's been wanting to make an Indian meal for a while. I bought this enamel pan from Aldi recently and DH has been using this for lots of his recipes. This biryani dish was one of them. The poppadoms … Continue reading Biryani by DH
This is what I was trying to achieve in June when I first tested Mum's lemon slice recipe. This version received 2 thumbs up on Sunday and a request for the recipe so I think I've nailed it by using a foil rectangle tray with lid that I bought at Woolies.I'm stoked.
I can only give you part of this recipe because the cheese/mint filling was already inserted into the frozen filled zucchini flowers when I was helping GM.The batter uses half flour and half cornflour and the liquid is beer. Only use enough beer to make the batter smooth. Drink the remaining beer. Don't waste it!Use … Continue reading Battered zucchini flowers
Here's another one of Mum's 1990s recipe that could make a comeback.Ingredients4 eggs1/2 c butter or margarine1/2c plain flour2c milk1c sugar1c coconut2t vanilla essenceMethodBlend all the ingredients together.Pour into a greased pyrex pie dish.Bake at 180c for 1 hour or until the centre is firm.The flour settles at the base to form a crust.The coconut … Continue reading Impossible pie