I made pan-toasted cheesus and so can YOU

The selling point? Let me market these to you with every imaginable (and applicable) English word. These are undeniably the perfect quick-fix hungry-student comfort-food staple for whenever you have no time, want a warm hug, but can’t seem to locate a friend or family member to physically bother for one.

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Super easy ice cream! (no ice cream maker required)

I made my own homemade ice cream! For the first time ever! From scratch!! Without an ice-cream maker!!! I was inspired by this video from Tasty, but I changed the quantities of the recipe to suit my family’s preference. All you need is a whisk – electric, if you don’t want to waste precious manpower…

Panache

Last March I did my first ever entire collection worn by people other than myself. The collection was based around my trip to Tibet in October, so it featured three elements; colour, metal, and movement. I tried to incorporate all three with the use of silver bells on the hems of shirts, fringing and strips…

I was (somewhat) productive!

I finished this cheongsam top a week ago!  In actual fact the bodice and shoulders were mostly stitched together already, but the project was left abandoned for a couple of weeks to focus on schoolwork. It’s always frustrating for me – I love to get things done all in one go, straightaway, so I often…

it’s ac-tulle-y an angsty princess dress

I’ve got a confession to make. I’m really careless when I sew clothes. I’m so obsessed with getting it done (so that I can wear it) that I don’t finish edges properly, or forget to check the alignment of details. These are all major crimes! Compare it to not adding salt and pepper to your eggs…

spinach and pesto ravioli with kale

As a beginner cook, it’s really difficult for me to handle many ingredients all at once. What should be a 10-15 minute preparation (chopping vegetables, or cooking the spaghetti before adding sauce). So this recipe is pretty simple and is comprised entirely of pre-bought/washed ingredients, save for one ingredient essential in almost every cuisine: garlic. …

joggers and collars

Fun fact: sweatpants have actually been around for almost 100 years!!  Émile Camuset, the owner of French sportswear store “Le Coq Sportif” invented this very comfortable legwear back in the 1920s. However, the sweatpants of yesteryear didn’t look particularly attractive – they were intended only as exercise gear for astronauts. It was revolutionary; Camuset’s use of…

recipe: greek yoghurt parfait with chocolate, cacao and cereal

Yesterday’s university fair got me thinking – I shouldn’t just look for universities. In fact, I should practice my horrifying cooking skills! So last night I made penne with Greek yoghurt, cheese and kale. There was some yoghurt left in the fridge afterschool, and after a brief experiment this is the result.  This is for…

GCSE Textiles Dress

Bearing in mind that this was the first time that I’ve ever formally created lined a garment from scratch (or done anything that requires such intensive sewing, invisible-zipping and bias-binding), I was really happy with the result…

butterflies

Uniqlo just started selling some really cool off-white polyester satin necktie blouses! The sleeve cuffs hang at an angle (this mostly happens with well-designed shirts so that the fabric doesn’t billow as much and it drapes more flatteringly), and the satin finish is exactly like silk! Also, these butterfly clips are so cute. Shirt: Uniqlo…

6-ingredient carrot and ginger soup

Being the lazy couch potato that I am, my improvised recipe for carrot and ginger soup (not counting seasonings such as oil, salt, and pepper) contains only 6 ingredients,  is vegetarian and vegan-friendly, and a quick way to use up spare ingredients.  You will need: 3 medium-sized carrots, roughly chopped into small pieces A piece of…

Game of Thrones inspired shirt

I don’t really watch Game of Thrones that much, but after my friend showed me a bunch of things from the show, I was struck by the sheer detail and embroidery on the costumes. With the intention to make an inspired shirt that I could actually wear in real life, here’s my efforts so far. …