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DIY Rustic Crochet Boat Mobile

   Here we go for July's crochet tutorial. Here's a Rustic boat mobile to hang from your windows or decorate the wall. Materials: -1 driftwood branch -cotton - in this case this is organic Fonty cotton -4.5 hook - if you want a stiffer sail, choose a smaller hook -fabric - in this case, it's linen with a stripe pattern -beads if you want to decorate the hanging thread Step 1 :  Pick up a driftwood branch on the beach. Don't forget to clean it to avoid small bugs. I soaked it for 24 hours in a mixture of white vinegar and insecticide. Dry it well in the sun. Stage 2: the sail Abbreviation  :  ch st = chain stitch / sl st = slip stitch / hdc =  half double crochet /  dc = double crochet 1st row (Blue on the diagram)  : 2 chain  stitch . Work to the first stitch. 6 half double crochet. 2nd row (Purple on diagram) :  5 chain  stitch  - then in the hdc of the previous row : 1 double crochet - 7  ch st  - 1 dc - 3  ch st  - 1 dc - 7  ch st  - 1 dc- 3  ch st  - 1 dc - 7  ch st

DIY : Make your own Rose water 🌹

I use my natural rose water every day. Whether it's to cleanse and revitalise my skin in the morning, or to remove my make-up in the evening. I also add it to my shampoo rinse mixed with white vinegar. Result :  more beautiful skin and beautiful, shiny hair. How to make your own Eau de Rose?🌹🌹🌹 It couldn't be easy! 1. Harvest your roses. I use a mixture of pink climbing roses and red roses growing on my terrace. The more rose you add, the less water you add = the more concentrated your product will be. Be generous with your harvest. 2. Remove the petals. 3. Wash in cold water. 4. Place in a large bowl. 5. Bring the water to the boil. 6. Pour the hot water over the petals. 7. Close with a lid. 8. Leave to stand for 24 hours. 9. Open the lid: it smells of roses 😻 10. The petals have turned White. Your water is Pink. Magiccc! 11. Remove the petals. 12. Take a container such as a plastic bottle or small glass vase. 13. Pour in your rose water, filtering it through a funnel and

Little Fabric Dogs Plushes

Following my visit to Fanø , I wanted to make little dogs in embroidered fabric in the spirit of Staffordshire porcelain . I have chosen some pretty fabrics (French Jouy toile, French Provençal fabric, navy cotton, polka dot and star cotton) and drew the pattern for my creatures. The eyes, ears, tail and nose are made from colorful felt. They are glued and embroidered with cotton thread. A few pretty buttons are sewn on the tail. I added beads for the nose and eyes. The finishing touch: a necklace of glass beads and a silver-plated brass chain. The front and back of the dog are embroidered together and the whole dog is stuffed by recycled polyester. And VOILA, a few hours later my cute little critters are finished. Find them in my creative shop: