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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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My DIY Russian Dolls

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These Russian dolls…

Everything started when I saw a bunch of Russian “Comtesse Sofia” scarves on fashion blogs. Yes, they are beautiful and I am leering at them with envy. But they are quite out of my budget for now, so I designed these little Russian doll pendants to stay in the Russian spirit. This made me go back to my childhood, when I used to make my own paper dolls (Barbies? Don’t give a ****!). Then I would use them so much that I had to make-believe play a surgeon with tape to fix them. If only I had known resin at this time: I could have made super durable dolls, like these pendants. Anyways, it was good to play with dolls again. And guess what? I even gave them names! Which one do you prefer?

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poupées russes clemmopoupées russes clemmopoupées russes clemmopoupées russes clemmoMany thanks to Val’ for this colorful photoshoot at rue Crémieux, near Gare de Lyon ! 

poupées russes clemmoI drew and colored the dolls on paper, and then I covered them with resine to make them strong and shiny. Then I stuck them on black foam and assembled them to make a necklace with a colored string. The little leather tassles were found at Loisirs & Création. I found similar ones on A Little Mercerie website.

poupées russes clemmoDownload the templates in color or black & white here. Easy!

Russian Dolls DIY

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A Muffin with a Mousse Heart

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Chocolate muffin or chocolate mousse? Both, please! Since we need to eat a little bit of everything, why should we choose? This dessert perfectly pairs a smooth cake and a light mousse.

The story of this cake begins in a Spanish restaurant in Seattle: Tango. Their specialty is a dessert called El Diablo: “A Bittersweet cube of sinfully rich dark chocolate graced with cayenne, spicy almonds, cocoa nibs and burnt meringue finished with a tequila caramel sauce”. Enough to make me crazy! I loved the mix of cake and mousse textures, and the spicy touch added by the Cayenne pepper is a welcomed surprise.  In France, we don’t eat much spice, and even fewer spicy desserts! For this reason, every time I add Cayenne in my chocolate mousse, it’s a big hit!

Here is my recipe inspired by this cult dessert!

This blog is earning more and more followers on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Thank you so much! You are the lights of my geeky nights and I wish you a lot of blondness & all the best.

xoxo Clemmo

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Guess what? This is Mickey Mousse favorite dessert!

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Atomic Purple Smoothie

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Look at this awesome flashy purple color! I have named this smoothie “Atomic Purple”!

Did you guess which ingredient hides behind this color?

It is the“Dragon Fruit”, also named “Pitaya”, a weird fruit with a kiwi flavor and a super bright pink color. My parents live in French Guyana, we just gather in France and they brought these with them. As soon as I saw it, I was yelling and excited (I am happy easily!).

What is your craziest smoothie recipe?

PS : if you are looking to another bright pink recipe, try my pink pesto pasta recipe! 

Xoxo Clemmo

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Clemmo’s recipe for 4 smoothies: 

In a blender, mix together:

– A little pink dragon fruit, peeled and cut in little pieces

– A banana

– The juice of one lime

– One glass of pear nectar

Mix and mix, and here you are: it’s flashy pink!

Epileptic GIF time:

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