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New Pattern – Happy Crochet Mushroom Ornaments

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

A new pattern is here! A new pattern is here!

This time I am super-excited to introduce to you my new crochet pattern called ‘Happy Crochet Mushroom Ornaments’.

I had a blast designing these little ornaments and I loved filling my home with as many happy mushrooms as possible.

Naturally, I took many many pictures for you to enjoy…

 

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

crochet pattern - mushroom ornament

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The pattern includes a lot of colorful step-by-step pictures to make the project as easy to follow as possible. To learn more details about the pattern and the project, just follow THIS LINK.

This project has brought a lot of joy and fun into my days, I hope it will make you happy too.

Enjoy!

Love,
Petra

 

Random Joy (A Very Colorful Edition)

colorful glass flower beads for crafting

Crafting is my love and joy and a few lovely and colorful things of crafty kind have made me really happy recently. I love those phases of my creative process where I gather cute little things and let them inspire me. Ahh, pure joy! And the joy gets even bigger if I can share those little thingies with you…

 

crochet

I enjoy using my new colorful flower beads. They are already playing an important prettifying role in my new crochet project (psst, more on that in my later post).

 
 

crochet presentation in ikea frame filled with burlap fabric

I also enjoy my new Ikea frame that I have adjusted a little and use it as a presentation board for my crochet ornaments.

 
 

colorful sequins

I enjoy these colorful sequins. Christmas projects, here I come!

 
 

colorful heart beads

And these heart beads – them and me, that is true love.

 
 

wooden sticks heart and star

I have yet to find a way how to use these wooden sticks (any ideas?). But aren’t they just adorable?

 
 

colorful ribbons

And these ribbons. A colorful ribbon is a girl’s best friend… is what I say.

 
 

owl notebook with owl pen

I really love my new owl notebook too. Oh, and it came with an owl pen. Ahh, my heart is happy.

 
 

heart punch

Thanks for letting me share my little joys, dear friends! I appreciate it!

Wishing you a nice day!

Love,
Petra

 

One-Minute Whipped Cream And Vanilla Pudding Treat Made In A Jar

one-minute treat in jar

This treat or dessert is a result of a little experiment of mine. It’s actually based on a recipe for so called ‘shaken cake’ that is beyond simple and very popular here in the heart of Europe.

To make the ‘shaken cake’ all you do is place whipping cream, canned fruit (along with the syrup, if there’s any), sugar and instant pudding powder in a larger container, you cover it with a lid and shake-shake-shake it until the whole mixture becomes firm. That way you have created a filling which can be spread over any (even store-bought) plain cake base. Easy!

I liked that idea a lot but kept thinking what would happened I pushed the whole thing a step further by simplifying it even more.

The result was super yummy and the whole process took no more that one minute. Although there were a few pudding powder lumps, I did not find them too distracting. All in all, I loved it!

And this is what I did…

 

one-minute treat ingredients

I gathered these ingredients.

 
 

one-minute whipped cream treat in a jar for one recipeone-minute whipped cream treat in a jar for one recipe

1. After that, I grabbed a 1-cup (about 250 ml) jar.

 
 

one-minute whipped cream treat in a jar for one recipe

2. I poured about 2/3 cup (160 ml) whipping cream in it.

3. I added one heaping teaspoon of powdered sugar and mixed it in.

 
 

one-minute whipped cream treat in a jar for one recipe

4. Then, in small batches, I added about 3 heaping teaspoons of instant pudding powder.
 
 

one-minute whipped cream treat in a jar for one recipe

… just like this…

 
 

one-minute whipped cream treat in a jar for one recipe

5. I whisked the mixture thoroughly after each addition to eliminate the lumps as much as possible.
 
 

one-minute whipped cream treat in a jar for one recipe

6. I then closed the lid and shook the whole jar until the texture was firm (you will need to check the state of the mixture every 10 seconds or so because, if you shake it too long, the mixture can become curdled – so, my advice is – don’t try to make it too firm, just try to get the texture on the firmer side).

 
 

one-minute whipped cream treat in a jar for one recipe

Yummy, this tasted very delicious already. But we want it even better, don’t we?

 
 

one-minute treat in jar

7. So, why not mix in some delicious fruit and nilla wafers.

Or, to serve this dessert in a more fancy way, just use a different jar and spoon all the layers neatly over each other (fruit – nilla wafers – mixture) achieving a cute and eye-pleasing effect.

Enjoy this super-quick summer treat!

Love,
Petra

 

Lovely Handmade Baskets

handmade baskets

I have always been a big fan of crafts and handmade products. They hide so much love and make me truly and utterly happy. I love looking at them, I love studying each and every part of them, I love imagining life stories of people who created them and why they were drawn to this or that particular craft. And most of all, I absolutely marvel at products made by my own people, I mean, my family.

Like, these baskets, they were made by my Grandpa – an avid basket weaver.

I introduced his work to you a couple of years ago. I loved his recent baskets so much that I thought I’d definitely need to share them with you.

Enjoy!

 

handmade baskets

 

handmade baskets
 

handmade baskets

 

handmade baskets

 

handmade baskets

 

handmade baskets

I am looking forward to all the future baskets that my Grandpa will give life to. He is a true master!

Love,
Petra

 

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