MakroMonday: Market Blues

28 07 2014

cornflower and chamomile by lebenslustiger.com

cornflower and chamomile by lebenslustiger.com

cornflower and chamomile by lebenslustiger.com

cornflower and chamomile by lebenslustiger.com

Happy Summer Week with MakroMonday

Anette


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Soon In My Shops...

25 07 2014

In less than 5 months we will celebrate Christmas!

Isn't that crazy how time flys by? Is that a cosmic thing or is it just me?

So I am already working on stocking up my shops.

Currently I work on these natural gemstone pendants. I love the beautiful, soft colors!

These gemstones are absolutely natural with no artificial color treatment. 

natural gemstone hearts by lebenslustiger.com

It's difficult to find those gemestones these days because they are often treated to create lot's of the same color.

But all these here are one-of-a-kind!

For example the light turquoise one is a Larimar, the large green heart is Chrysopras and the taupe crystal heart is Amethyst.

natural gemstone hearts by lebenslustiger.com

natural gemstone hearts by lebenslustiger.com

natural gemstone hearts by lebenslustiger.com

Soon in my Shops...

Happy Weekend,

Anette



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Urban Jungle Bloggers - How Do I Water My Plants?

24 07 2014

Well - choosing my new plants for the apartment and the deck was a lot of fun but I have to admit that I didn't spent a single thought on how I will water them or - an even more pressing question with vacation time around the corner - someone else will have to water them. Especially with that heat wave going on in Germany right now. 

It's not that I have no experience with potted plants or with gardening in general - I have owned and taken care of large gardens in the past but I kind of have forgotten (suppressed really...) the fact, that having plants means also there is responsibility and regular work involved. 

Like with all living things, right? 

I don't mind. Having plants in the house is a wonderful thing. They are like family members. And especially the large plants create a kind of protecting and embracing feeling in a good sense.

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For now we will keep watering them with a can but my neighbor told me that there are hose adapters for kitchen spouts available. So I will definitely check out those in the next days.

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urban jungle bloggers lebenslustiger.com

urban jungle bloggers lebenslustiger.com

Happy Summerday,

Anette 

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Crochet - Bangle

22 07 2014

I have shown this crochet bangle before but haven't done a full tutorial for it yet - so, here it is!

It's such an easy and fun little project - perfect for summer.

I like to crochet my bangles from fabric yarn because it's thick and gives the bangle a nice stability but it's still cotton and therefore feels cool to the skin. 

You could try to make it with several strands of regular cotton yarn - I think that would also be really pretty.

Just make sure your hook has the right size to create that extra chunky look.

Mine is size 12.75mm and you need about 10 meter of fabric yarn. 

crochet bangle tutorial by lebenslustiger.com

crochet bangle tutorial by lebenslustiger.com crochet bangle tutorial by lebenslustiger.com

Depending on your hand and wrist size chain about +/- 20.

This crochet bangle shouldn't fit too loose nor too tight.

Making a bangle just takes minutes so you might need to redo it until you find the perfect chain amount for your hand. 

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After you did your chain simply join into a circle by placing a sc in the 1st chain.

Row 1

sc in each chain.

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Row 2:

sc but thru the back loop only. That creates a running ridge. 

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Row 3:

sc thru the back loop - skip two stitches in that last round to create a nice arch. (For example sc 7, than skip 1, sc 7, then skip 1 and finish the round)

Cut the yarn.

Now with your fingers or a needle weave the endings around and through the border stitches to create a smooth line.

Weave the endings further inside the bangle and finish with a little knot. Pull really tight and cut the endings.

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crochet bangle tutorial by lebenslustiger.com

That's it!

Easy, right?

crochet bangle tutorial by lebenslustiger.com

Happy Creadienstag,

Anette 




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