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Leather Clutches DIY – No sewing! #1

Leather clutch DIY

Hello you!

I hope you are enjoying the first days of Spring… or staying at your place making a ton of crafts! I prepared a series of articles to show you how to design original leather clutches — with no sewing! Those who follow me on Facebook or Twitter have already seen some examples from when I was still living in Lyon. I bought these leather falls “Chez Boudin,” which literally means “sausage” in French XD

Anyways, though it may not sound like it, Boudin is one of the suppliers for some famous Parisian “Maisons de Haute Couture.” Boudin is a great location to find excellent quality leather for only 10€ per kilo. Inspired by these great materials, I started making clutches without sewing. My tip? Neoprene transparent glue: it stays supple and dries quickly.

The tutorial for this scaly clutch is right below. See you soon for the second episode of this series!

xoxo Clemmo

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Leather clutch DIY  … In next article, we will see how to make this clutch!

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Kokedama clemmo

The hanging kokedamas moss balls

Hello!

Today, I would like to tell you about kokedamas. “Whaaat the eff are those?,” you might ask. Kokedamas: little earthen balls covered with moss in which you can grow plants. Kokedamas come from Japan, where you can even find them in specialized shops. Kokedamas are easier to cultivate than bonsais, and they are adored by the Japanese.

Japanese DIYers make their own kokedamas with plants collected from forests. What about the watering? It’s so easy!  Step 1) Spray water to keep the moss moist. Step 2) send your favorite blogger or bloggeuse a lovely note saying hello.

Nanou told me about this technique after she discovered it herself on Pinterest. Here is a selection of my favorite kokedamas, found by perusing Pinterest (for, admittedly, a couple too many hours). Delicately beautiful, aren’t they?

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Here are the kokedamas we made for Nanou’s kitchen with ivy. Soon it will grow up and fall on the counter. Beautiful!Kokedamaclemmo1kokedamaDIYen

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My Halloween costume: the Evil Queen!

RavennaClemmo1enHello everyone!

So today is October 27th and, since I am becoming an American in my heart, I am in the middle of preparations for Halloween. Fall in the US is so festive: Halloween and its hilarious parties, then the feast of Thanksgiving, and finally Christmas time! I am back in France for a while, but I have firm intentions to celebrate everything as it should be.

This year, I wanted to make an elegant costume—but something more maleficient than last year (for the record, I was a Raspberry). Why not a Disney villain? Yes, but a blonde one! A blond Disney villain? Does she exist? I researched a lot, and then I watched “Snow White and the Huntsman,” with Charlize Theron playing the evil queen. I didn’t watch the film until after making the costume. [Snap review: not my style, but it will snare Twilight fans.] Charlize’s performance was striking, and I literally quivered at the sight of her costumes. I finally got my blonde villain! So I made this costume inspired by her. Below, I tell you how to make the crown :)))

Happy Halloween! I hope you are proud of your costumes!

 by clemmo

RavennaThe original: the Queen Ravenna, played by Charlize Theron.

RavennaClemmo2enI am malefic, but still blonde! Hey, what did you expect?

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Monster Smoothie

The Monster Smoothie!

Monster Smoothie

Ladies and gentlemen, Halloween is coming. And let me introduce to the MONSTER SMOOTHIE. The smoothie is healthy but doesn’t seem to be. The smoothie will make all your guests shiver with its awful protruding eyes that stare at you and freeze your blood. To get rid of them, only one solution: gulp them down! Monster Smoothie

Monster Smoothie

To make this smoothie, and scare your guests, the recipe is simple: blend together one pear, one apple and one kiwi, then add a tiny bit of pear nectar and cinnamon.

The smoothie needs to be thick enough so the sugar eyes don’t sink down. Little tip: if you want to boost the green color, you can add two drops of blue food colorant. Here you are! You just have to decorate it as you wish. I had an extra kiwi and made a skewer out of it, but it is possible to add hair with parsley or mint, or add a slice of orange for the Halloween touch… Let your imagination guide you!

So, is it: horrifying? Disgusting? Repulsing? Chocking? Hilarious? Monster Smoothie3 en

MY GOD, the monster is ALIVE!GIFMONSTERSMOOTHIE2

If you are looking for inspiring ideas for Halloween, I invite you to visit my Pinterest. I just created a board with Fall decoratios and recipes. On my to-do list: pumpkin religieuses, apple chips and squash humus!

I’ll see you soon for a new post in which I will reveal my Halloween costume… Will you guess what it will be? Hint: it’s a blonde Disney villain.

xoxo Clemmo

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