Well Crafted, Well Lived – Quality Handmade Projects For Homemade Fun
Our love for craft is legendary, and resides in the details of every shoe. Each stitch is an expression of passion and progress. We revel in the effort. We earn the right to let loose and be swept up by the energy of our fascinating friends. We seek beauty and excitement in every corner of our lives. We are discerning and uncompromising — from work, to play, to celebration.
Every moment of every day is well crafted, and thus, well lived.
If anyone knows the sheer quality of handmade goods, and the sheer joy of homemade goods – it’s Sebago.
Why not take inspiration and give in to the rewarding experience that is making your own foods, drinks and beauty items from scratch?
Here are a few ideas to get you started!
The benefits of homemade foods are two-fold. Firstly, you’re avoiding items that are packed with preservatives to survive shelf life, as you know of each and every fresh ingredient you put in. Secondly, there is such a great feeling of achievement as you create things that you thought could only taste this good if it were store-bought.
Breads & Rolls
As long as you’re stocked up on flour and yeast, all you need to add is water or milk, salt and sometimes sugar, and you can make the most scrumptious breads and rolls – hotdog, hamburger, cocktail, and more!
Get creative with your ornamentation as you brush the tops with egg or milk and sprinkle sesame or poppy seeds or flour over before baking.
Sauces, Dips & Preserves
Buy some fruit in bulk to make jam, or create yoghurt-based sauces for salads and chips. Puree fresh tomatoes and onion with lime, chilli and coriander for an easy Mexican salsa, or make a simple hummus using chickpeas, tahini (sesame seed paste), salt and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Your options are endless and you can make each condiment or preserve according to your personal taste – leaving out the flavours that you don’t enjoy.
You’ve tried Dalgona coffee and various versions of ‘Butter beer’ or home-style pumpkin spiced lattes and are starting to get bored as you search for more exciting options? We’ve got you covered!
If you’ve acquired the taste for this sweet, slightly bubbly, fermented tea-based drink from East Asia and the Far East, maybe it’s time to take up the challenge of brewing your own.
Although complicated at first, once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to just sit back and let the magic happen or spruce it up by adding fruity flavours. Try out this beginners’ recipe to learn more about the drink and how to make a homebrewed kombucha.
Chai is a word that means tea. But forget about the powdered sachets, because these can barely do justice to the real deal, originating in India.
Made in a pot on the stove, you simmer and boil milk, water and tea with a range of delightful spices and sugar to create a mystical, flavourful elixir that is good for the body and soul! The primary spices are ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and clove, with optional additions including aniseed or star anise, fennel and black and white peppercorns.
Even if you don’t usually take sugar in your tea, chai is incomplete if it hasn’t been boiled with sugar to cut the strength of the spices. The end result – a hot drink to be enjoyed all year round!
Can’t go to the spa? Treat yourself at home!
You can make your own body scrub with just two core ingredients! These are Epsom salts and a carrier oil such as coconut oil, olive oil, or almond oil.
Once you have those, you can create the most incredible exfoliating scrubs. The simplest addition is generally essential oils in your favourite scents, like peppermint oil or lavender oil. But why stop there? Make your own coffee or brown sugar scrub, green tea or honey scrub, or any combination you can think of – each will have their own unique benefits for your skin over and above being able to add incredible aromatherapy to your body scrub experience.
Using a base of beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter, or any combination of the three, you can add oils, vitamins, fruits, flavourings from your favourite cordial or mixer drink sachets, and even baking essentials such as vanilla extract or rose water.
Decide whether you need your lip balm to moisturise or add colour (or both!) to help you decide what combination is best for you.
Pro tip: Beetroot will add that touch of colour to give you lips that even Snow White would envy!
Just like each pair of Sebagos is crafted by hand using the highest quality genuine leather, you too can use your hands to craft incredible ideas!
Take inspiration and shop the look to match your resourceful and chic style at Sebago, online or in-store.