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Month: December 2018

Xmas presents – Sashiko stuff

Sashiko (刺し子, literally “little stabs” or “little pierce”) is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868). Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, making the darned piece ultimately stronger and warmer, this running stitch technique is often used for purely decorative purposes in quilting and embroidery. The white cotton thread on the traditional indigo blue cloth (said to recall snow falling around old farmhouses[1]) gives sashiko its distinctive appearance, though decorative items sometimes use red thread.

 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia

So in a nutshell Sashiko look like this :

So in addition with the book I buy some week ago, I receive special shashiko needle, the original white threads that’s write in Japanese seems to be the real thing and an indigo clothes.

So I have everything to try to make sample of the technique, rest the planning to do, looks really exciting !!!

I’m gonna need a white chalk to transfert the patterns and that would be it 🤪

As an open door find that could be an amazing way to mend or personalise jeans.

Raspberries fool

~ 2-4 Servings ~ Time 3 h ~ 3 Days in the fridge ~


  • 300 gr heavy whipping cream

  • 150gr crème fraiche or sour cream

  • 150 gr fresh raspberries

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp coconut nectar

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder


  1. Clean the raspberries and keep 4 for topping

  2. Put the raspberries, coconut nectar, vanilla powder and lemon juice in a pan bring to boil and lower to simmer for 3 to 5 min until the berries are soft, set aside to cool completely.

  3. Pour the heavy whipping cream in a large bowl whisk to form peaks, gently fold through the sour cream

  4. swirl half of the cold raspberries mix juice in the cream mix real gently.

  5. Assemble a spoon of berries/cream in each 4 jars (or 2 for bigger serving) add a layer of the softened raspberries and juice repeat the process again and finally top with a fresh berries.

  6. Place 2h in the fridge to set up keep up to 3 days.

Nutritional data

Xmas turkey 2018

Can i lick the bowl 😋

Brrrrr looks cold outside 🥶

Dawn on the shack


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