Crafting

From making jewelry, to sewing, home decor.  You will be amazed by how many different things you can make by your own hands.

Craft Tutorials

 

Cooking

By cooking your own food, you can shop your own ingredients and know that they are from a good source, and you can adjust the dish to your own taste.

Many dishes served in a restaurant is actually very simple to make even at home.  Why not try cooking them yourself?

Recipes

Farming

Growing your own food is both fulfilling and safe because you know where your food comes from. 

Having a backyard farm is nice.  But now that I am living in a city, I start from learning farming by renting a small plot of rooftop farm.  And here is a record of some of the little things on the farm.

Farming Diary

 

 

 

Oct
18

Japanese round white raddish seed sown

  So the typhoon has come and gone. Luckily the white radish seeds are ok and the little leaves have popped out from the soil.  We have sown seeds for Japanese round white radish (聖護院) today.  The birds are a big problem recently. Our cabbage and kale seedlings were protected in the plastic rings we […]

Oct
11

White raddish seeds sown

  We have planted white radish seeds today. There are two types of Chinese white radish. One is planted earlier around October (早水蘿蔔) and the other one is planted later around December (遲水蘿蔔). These are the earlier ones.  The white radish would grow long, both into the soil and up above the soil surface. But […]

Oct
04

Seedlings to the farm

The seedlings are not getting enough sunlight and air circulation at home. So after about 4 weeks, they’re still very small and mold starts to form on the soil… So we moved the seedlings from their pots to our rooftop farm today. We’ve been having some heavy rain recently so we put a plastic ring […]

Sep
19

Getting Ready for Winter – Growing Seedling

  Although it’s still quite warm, the daylights are getting shorter and we are getting ready for winter.  We 5 kale and 6 cabbage seedling pop their heads out from the soil.  Fingers crossed they will grow bigger soon so we will put them in our rooftop farm.    

Mar
13

How to make Glass Bead Cufflink

We’ve used fabric covered buttons to make stud earrings for the girls.  Let’s make something for the boys today.

May
11

Guide to Choosing Bow Tie Hardware

Traditionally bow tie is an accessory for men with a classy feel.  But in recent days, it is getting more casual and in fact babies, toddlers, kids and even women can wear bow ties and with style. And talking about the texture of bow ties, besides traditional fabric like silk and cotton, people are also […]

May
03

How to make Fabric Covered Cufflink

  We’ve used fabric covered buttons to make stud earrings for the girls.  Let’s make something for the boys today.

Apr
26

How to make Fabric Covered Stud Earrings

Now that you know how to make Fabric Covered Buttons, we are going to use it to make a variety of accessories. The first to come is Fabric Covered Stud Earrings.

Apr
20

How to make Fabric Covered Button

Fabric covered button is super useful. By using it as it is, you can customize your garments. And with some creativity, it can be used to make a vast variety of accessories. Earrings, cufflinks, bobby pins etc. And most importantly, once you’ve got all supplies ready, it is unbelievably easy to make your own fabric covered button – it just takes like 10 seconds to make one!