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French Knitted Names

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One of my favorite things to do when I was a little girl was French knitting, but the only things I ever made of it were small rugs. There wasn't much more to find than rugs in the small world of children's crafts books. But a while ago I saw French knitted names and I think this looks so much better than rugs! I did something with wire and French knitting before, but didn't think about making names for a second. I love this idea! Perfect for a little baby present for example!

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Both my Dragonfly Shirt and the Mango Ice Pops were featured by Creative Jewish Mom!




Thanks, Sara!

Made It #22

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One of my favorite summer vegetables (or is it a fruit?) is rhubarb, so I was really looking forward to making this Rhubarb Strawberry Smoothie! It's even better than I thought!

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Next: Rhubarb Upside Down Cake, because I have plenty of rhubarb left to make more rhubarb recipes!


Fixed Up Lantern

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Last week there was Garage Sale in the village I grew up. We didn't participate ourselves this year (my daughters make bracelets every year for sale and I crochet some small things they can sell, because I think it's a good way to teach them about money), because I thought it would be nice to walk around the village this time to look for children's books. We found some books, but I also found a beautiful lantern, that would look perfect above the coffee table in our living room.



I painted it black and bought a nice looking LED light bulb for it and this is how the lantern looks now.



Unfortunately the spiral light bulb was a bit too big to fit through the small opening in the lantern, so I have to buy another one, but for now this not so splendid looking bulb will do. I just love my new old lamp!

Monstera Coasters

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Last week I told you about my other blog, chores and checking off lists. One of the things on the list that made the checked off list, were these Monstera coasters for underneath plant pots.

The coasters are made from polymer clay. I mixed two colors, rolled it flat, and with a template that I drew by hand before, I've cut the leaves out with a sharp knife.

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Frida was featured by Creative Jewish Mom!


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Made It #21

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The Mango/Coconut/Lime Pops that I made this week were a big hit. To be honest: I didn't expect something else. Ice Pops are among the very favorite foods of my two daughters.  The win for me in this case, is that the pops are completely made of fresh fruits.

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While ice pops are one of the favorite foods of my daughers, a favorite of mine is rhubarb. Rhubarb is one of many that my beloved grandmother grew in her vegetable garden and when I think of rhubarb, my grandmother pops into my head immediately.
I'm a vegetarian and am always on the lookout for renewing recipes. I follow a Dutch blog, called De Hippe Vegetarier (meaning The Trendy Vegetarian) and that's where I found this delicious recipe for Rhubarb Raspberry Smoothie