Knit a Circle Clutch

Circle Knitted Clutch

How boring would it be if I talked about a knit clutch yet again?

I am currently on a trip to Europe visiting friends and family across England and Bulgaria and haven’t had much time to write posts. As I had this pattern lined up I thought why not share it now while I am too busy having a rest to actually blog.

So back to my newly finished knitting project.
I love making clutches. They are an easy project yet very enjoyable!
I found this lovely pattern through Pinterest. A great post with clear instructions on how to knit a circle. Very easy and fun to make. I wasn’t sure what I would make out of it but thought I’d give it a try. After I finished the circle I looked at it and thought it would make a pretty and unusual bag, either by folding it in half for a small clutch or knit another one and join two circles together. Well, that is my next project. This time I simply folded the circle, lined with a fabric and used a zip closure.
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Palette 2 Fruit Snack

Fruit Colors

Since Maya is a big fruit eater I thought I’d do a palette with some of her favourite fruit snacks. This is what we would always have in stock at the house.

Almonds are not part of Maya’s menu just yet but they looked great among all these fruits so I thought they would bring a nice warm colour.

Palette 2 - Fruit Snack

Weekend Links

Fruit

Here are some of the things I have been reading on the internet lately. Some are inspirational, some are sad, some are simply of things I have put on my wishlist.

Have a great weekend!

There are times when I say “I wish I saw this coming”. But some things we have to learn the hard way.

I have a girl but this article still relates to me – crazy things moms of boys do.

Love these portraits!

This story is equally sad and inspiring. Appreciate what you have and the time you spend with the people you love!

Being a stay at home parent is a luxury for your spouse! Agree!

It tastes like fall!- Pumpkin chocolate chip cookie.

More on fall food and drinks – Healthy pumpkin spice cold brew coffee!

Love this fall make up tutorial by Lisa Eldridge!

Follow her facial massage tutorial as well for a younger looking skin! I have been doing this for a few years now using the Boots cleansing balm.

I want these shoes, this dress, this bag, this scarf and this necklace.

Knit Elegant Clutch

Knit Elegant Clutch Woven Cable Stitch

I have been working for a long time to complete this clutch. I found the pattern on Craft Foxes but got stuck to figure out the Woven Cable stitch. It is a really fun cable to knit and has a great texture effect. I absolutely love it. But this was the first time I worked with this stitch and it got a little tricky. Result is that I am a real master of the Woven stitch now and am very willing to knit a project entirely in this stitch.
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Name Labels For Kids From Kidecals

There are a lot of things I learnt along the way after becoming a mum. Funny, but before I had never heard of pretty designed name labels that can be attached to kids’ belongings. When Maya started day care and I had to label her things, I bought plain white labels from the nearest stationery and wrote her name with a marker. Nothing fancy. And boring.

But when Kidecals contacted me and offered a trial of their label service I got hooked on cute toddler name labels. They offer all sorts of fun stuff with a wide range of colours, shapes and designs to keep kids happy.

Kidecals Name Labels for Kids
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Berries Smoothie

Frozen Berries Smootie

The smoothie season is over I know! It’s time to make pumpkin spice anything rather then drink frozen fruit. But I am not ready to say Good Bye to summer. Not yet! And it’s still pretty warm here.
A while ago I bought a bag of frozen berries and stuck them in the freezer only to forget that they are there. A big waste since it’s a bag of organic locally Colorado grown berries. I took the bag today to make a delicious smoothie, just what I needed to enjoy during the couple of hours I have for myself while Maya naps.

Frozen Berries Smootie

What you need:
A cup of frozen berries (any of your choice)
A cup of whole milk (I never drink anything like reduced or 0 fat milk, but feel free to use whatever kind of milk you like)
One tbsp whipping cream
One tbsp coconut butter
Two tbsp whole milk plain yoghurt
A little honey to sweeten (optional)

Directions
Place all the ingredients in a blender and, well, blend! Blend until the mixture is smooth and if you have to use more milk do so!

Pour in a glass, put a straw and enjoy!

Kids Arts Studio Paper Vase And Flowers

Paper vase and flowers

I was looking at a glass vase with some really pretty flowers when I got the inspiration for this paper art project. I thought it’d be great to recreate a vase and flower arrangement with paper and get kids involved in colouring, shaping and flower arrangement.

The only thing that went slightly wrong in this project was that I used the same weight paper for both vase and flowers. So when I try to make it stay upright it tilts on one side. We put it on the fireplace rack and it leans on the wall to stay as it is.

The paper for the vase has to be significantly heavier than the paper you use for the flowers. Maybe even a cardboard would be best. Which adds yet another dimension for this project since a cardboard is open to a lot of decoration and creativity.
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