I completed this quick little project in one afternoon while watching Netflix… lazy day. I enjoy adding a bit of personality to things. On occasion I will buy objects (typically from thrift shops) particularly to use them for projects. This is such an easy way to add interest to a simple basket! Of course it would be difficult to give exact instructions considering baskets are mostly different, but I’ll tell you all what I did.
-A basket (one with a loose weaving or a design will work best.)
Think of the type of design you’d like to create. Take the first color of thread you plan on using and secure it around a part of the basket.
Weave in your first color. Repeat with any other colors included in your design.
Like I said, a quick project. At the very least I hope it provides some inspiration!
It’s officially fall, and like it or not, that also means it is officially pumpkin spice everything season! I must admit I am definitely one of those ‘pumpkin people’. I can’t resist it. It calls to me. I’ve recently been making chia seed pudding in various flavors semi regularly, so I felt it would be appropriate to come up with a pumpkin spice version!
-1/4 cup Chia Seeds
-1 cup almond milk (I used vanilla flavor, but I’m sure regular or even normal milk would do fine.)
-1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
-2 tablespoons pumpkin
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
-1/4 teaspoon ginger
-1/4 teaspoon cloves
Whisk together the almond milk and pumpkin until it’s smooth and all the lumps are gone. Add the brown sugar and spices and whisk until they are incorporated.
Add the chia seeds and mix them in. You want to make sure they are all submerged into the liquid.
Place the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 2 or 3 hours while the chia seeds gelatinize. Mix the pudding a few times during this period. After the seeds have gelatinized, it’s good to stay in the fridge however long you want!
Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and serve. I feel a bit of whipped cream would also be lovely, but I’m trying to be healthy…
So, I have recently picked up a new hobby. I came across this weaving class series on one of my favorite blogs, and decided to give it a try. One thing about me: I don’t like spending money on something that I’m not sure I’ll like or use… Weaving requires a loom. Since I wasn’t certain I would even enjoy weaving, I didn’t want to make the commitment of purchasing a loom I potentially would barely use.
There are a ton of DIY Loom projects on Pinterest, but most of those also required me to purchase something or another. I wanted to use only things I already had. Here’s what I came up with!
-A box with a lid (such as a shoe box)
-Nails or screws (I used screws because that is what I had)
Cut the box so that it is the same height as the lid. I simply put the lid next to the box and traced where to cut.
Use your measuring device to mark dots 1/2″ apart on one side of each component of the box.
Insert a nail (or screw) where each dot is. Leave about 1/2″ of the nail raised above the surface.
You’re done and ready to get weaving! The great thing about this ‘loom’ is that it’s easy to adjust it for most any size weaving. Just place the two components as close or as far apart as you desire!
I’ve made a few weavings now, and I must say that I do enjoy it! While I probably would not have regretted purchasing an actual loom (and I may still do so with one of these: looms), I am glad that I tried it out beforehand.