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Made It #15

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~Since I pinned lots of recipes on my Pinterest boards through the years, but never made anything from the pinned items, I've set myself a goal to try one recipe per week to reduce the overload~  
This week I took the difficult task on me to make Lemon Macarons. I've made macarons before, just one time, and although those looked like macarons, I found it a bit of an effort to get the right result.  The ones I showed you last week, the Lemon Macarons, looked so delicious and I so love the taste of lemons, that I wanted to give it another try. 
Well, what shall I say... The taste was great and everything I expected, but the way they looked, well, I don't know... 
The one below is the one that looked the best:

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After coffee with a lot of milk (aka Latte Macchiato) my favorite drink is tea with a lot of milk, especially spiced tea, so I was delighted when I found this recipe for Chai Latte!


Can't wait to make it! 

Knotted Pots and Lanterns

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We have our first day of REALLY nice weather today and when I sniff summer in the air, I always think of long sultry evenings with friends and barbecue, or even better: both. And when I think of evenings like that I always get the urge to make lanterns. So I made a few today. 



And while I was busy knotting I made one for my strawberry pot, too. 

You can find a tutorial for knotting here

Ladybug

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Another Lalylala Pattern from her book Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies! This time I made the Ladybug.




The ladybug as a pupa. 
I didn't even know they were a pupa before becoming a little beetle, but after seeing it in the crochet book (it's funny, the places where you sometimes find new things to learn) I looked them up, and just like butterflies ladybugs go through four stages: egg, larvae, pupa, ladybug. 


The pattern comes with loose wings and hat with antennae, that you can put on when the ladybug comes out of her pupa cocoon. 
I've made several pattern from the book now, as shown below.



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My Easter Eggs Cake was featured by Sum of Their Stories!


Thank you so much, Julie!!

Made It #14

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~Since I pinned lots of recipes on my Pinterest boards through the years, but never made anything from the pinned items, I've set myself a goal to try one recipe per week to reduce the overload~  


Look at this beautiful flower cup that I inherited from my grandmother! The Sesame Cookies that I made this week look so nice on the saucer, don't you think? Inside the cup is written 'August' in gold, because that's the month she was born in. I gave it to her when I was a child and when she died, also in August, a week before she would turn 84 actually, I got it back. I never use it, too afraid to break it, just this time to show you the cookies. 
Oh, by the way: the cookies were great, too!
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I saw this great looking Lemon Macarons and you all know I love lemons, so although it takes a lot of time and effort to make macarons, I will give it a try the upcoming week.