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Do it yourself

Learning to Knit and Crochet

Even though I’m still learning everything about sewing, Fall has inspired me to learn how to knit and crochet too. I always love to learn new things, but as you may notice I’m not the kinda girl who wants to be the greatest at everything. I’m the impulsive type with a short attention span who loves to know little bits about a lot of things. I like to learn at my own pace, and I’m confident that in the end I will learn how to sew, knit and crochet just as good as anyone else. It just might take a little longer and there will be a lot of detours along the way. That’s the way I like it. It might just be a metaphore on how I live my life.

I’ve been watching a lot of tutorials and websites about crochetting and knitting. It’s gonna be a challenge, but I’m going to start by crochetting a scarf. If you have any helpful comments, links to tutorials that are easy to follow or nice books you’re very welcome to leave a comment!

Do it yourself

DIY Beaded Collar

Lately I’ve been trying to buy less and recycle more. I want to simplify and not feel spoiled and greedy while walking past ‘sale’ signs. That’s why I decided to give my old, oversized denim blouse a new look. My dark and fitting denim blouse has been getting a lot more attention lately, so let’s hope that some sparkle will get this blouse to be worn again! This is a very simple and cheap DIY, just the way I like it.

What you need:
– A blouse or anything with a collar
– Beads (I got mine at for only € 0,50 ct.)
– Transparant (or the color of your blouse) thread and a needle

What to do:
Decide how many beads you want to put on the collar. Just sew the beads onto the collar with needle and thread. It’s easy as that!

Do it yourself Foodie

Roasting Chestnuts

Usually my favorite seasons are spring and summer, but this year I’ve fallen in love with fall. I’ve even learned to embrace the rain and cold, and find myself enjoying all the coziness inside and the beautiful scenery outside. We went for a walk in the forest the other day while it was still early and pretty quiet. Next to spotting some beautiful birds, we enjoyed ourselves collecting chestnuts. Today I roasted chestnuts for the first time! It was quick, easy and most of all delicious. All you need to do is pre-heat the oven at 200°C, cut a cross on the top of each chestnut and put them in the oven for 15 minutes. Yum!