Macrame Air Plant Hanger

Hello everyone!

Today I’m sharing a DIY with my new obsession: Air Plants. I know. My last post also involved air plants… its an obsession.

plant hanger

You Need:
you need
-Yarn
-Key Ring
-Scissors
-Air Plants

One:
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Cut three strings of yarn in equal lengths, about 3 feet each. Pull the yarn half way through the key ring and tie them to the ring.

Two:
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Tie two of the yarn strands together two or three inches down from the key ring. Do the same with the remaining strings.

Three:
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Repeat step two, but tie two different strands together each time than you did the last. Repeat this step one more time.

Four:
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Tie the same group of strings together a second time, not with different strings like the past two steps.

Five:
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Repeat step three once more. Knot all of the strands together leaving about six inches of lose strands hanging. Insert an air plant so that it sits on top of the large knot. Pull it’s leaves through the strands of yarn to secure the plant. Hang it up and you’re good to go!

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I hope you all enjoy this new DIY!

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-The Whale

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Pumpkin Spice Chia Seed Pudding

Hello hello!

I have a new recipe to share today!

Pumpkin spice chia seed pudding

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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!

You Need:
you need pumpkin
-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

One:
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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.

Two:
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Add the chia seeds and mix them in. You want to make sure they are all submerged into the liquid.

Three:
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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!

Four:
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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…
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Happy fall!
-The Whale

Easy Cat Shirt DIY

Hey, everyone!

I haven’t done a DIY in a while… it’s also gotten rather warm here in Cincinnati. Both of these things inspired me to come up with this little project just for you all!

Cat shirt diy

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty into this whole cat clothing trend… I’m not ashamed to admit I own about sixish cat related clothing items. I don’t really plan on preventing it from expanding either. That’s just me though. Maybe you’re not crazy like me.

Anyways, I started out with a simple white t-shirt (like one of the ones that come in a three pack at Walmart) and some fun fabric. Of course you don’t have to make a cat shirt. It can be anything really. I made something similar using a heart shape last summer!

You need

You need:
-T-shirt
-Fun Fabric
-Thread
-Pins
-Scissors
-Sewing Machine (unless you feel like sewing by hand!)

One:
cut neckline
First thing you need to do is cut a new neckline. I wanted my shirt to be kind of off the shoulder, so I cut it wide. I also wanted shorter sleeves, so I cut those as well.

Two:
pin hems
Pin down a hem for the neckline (and the sleeves if you’re cutting them!) Make sure you do this with the shirt inside out.
Three:
hem
Now use your sewing machine to stitch down the hem!

Four:
draw and cut
Draw the cat (or other shape) on the back of your patterned fabric, and then cut it out.

Five:
pin cat
Pin the cat to your shirt! Make sure you only pin it to the front layer of fabric.

Six:
stitch cat
Now it’s time to stitch on the cat. I used a zig-zag stitch and went around the entire shape twice. This will make sure your cat is definitely secure, and keep the fabric from unraveling too much.

DONE!:
all done!
Gaze at your work in awe!
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I love this shirt a lot, and not just because it’s cat related. I love the breezy and laid back fit it has to it as well! If any of you make this DIY I’d love to see the results!

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Bruges Lace Scarf

Hey, everyone!

I have a new project to share with you!
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I found the bruge lace stitch at crochetme.com and was intrigued! I really liked the curvey zig zag look that it created, so I decided to attempt to create a scarf with the stitch!
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I’m pretty pleased with the results!
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I’m pretty pleased with the results!

-The Whale

Senior Project.

Hello all!

So I’ve been out of school for nearly a week now so this senior project post is overdue! I’ve been in a family vacation in Charleston, South Carolina this whole week, so posting has not been my top priority. (I do feel the urge to do a vacation post though so keep an eye out!) Anyways, my senior project was to renovate the Ball State Art Museum. Of course tons of hours of work went into this project and there is a lot more to it, but I’ll just show you guys the pretty pictures (renderings) of the finished product!

The main staircase.

Top of the staircase.

Cafe area.

Reception Area.

One of the gallery spaces.

Well that is about it! I’m so pleased to be finished with school! Now starts the process of finding a job… fun, fun. :]

-The Whale