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Paper Cutting: Horse Card

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My daughter had a birthday party of a class mate this week and asked me to make a card. The girl who was having her birthday is a horse girl (not entirely sure this is a word other languages recognize, but 'horse girl' is a Dutch word for girls with a life that's totally about horses), so the card, and the presents of course, had to do something with horses. 
Years ago I made some paper cutting art (didn't blog back then, so I'm very sorry to say that the paper cut heart isn't recorded anywhere here on this blog) with a Martha Stewart pattern and just this weekend I found the little knife I used for for the cutting, so it seemed like a nice idea to pick up the paper cutting art to make a nice horse card.

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Kokeshi Doll

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A colleague of mine is totally into Japan and has traveled around there for three times now. The last time she was in Japan she shared a couple of pink children's chopsticks on Instagram to let everybody know she was expecting a little girl, so making a little kokeshi doll for the baby seemed logical. 
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I found the free pattern for the doll here
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Frankenstein, Zombie Brian and Vlad were all featured by Strawberry Butterscotch!





Thank you very much, Anna!

Made It! #37

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~ I love Pinterest and would like to make a recipe of my boards every week. Since I have lots of recipes pinned (that, until now, I just pinned and only that), I hope this will be a way to reduce the amount of pins on my boards ~

So simple to make and so totally tasting like fall, that's the Chestnut Soup I made this week! I didn't follow the recipe entirely, to be honest. I left out the mushrooms, because except for me no one in my family and/or circle of friends likes mushrooms. To make the soup creamy I put some creme fraiche in it at the end.   Instead of thyme I used sage, because sage is just a herb I really love and it has an evenly strong taste as thyme.  For the cooked chestnuts I used chestnut puree, just because cooked chestnuts were nowhere to be found in the little underdeveloped town I live in. 
As this was the first time ever I ate Chestnut Soup I can't tell you if my own version of the soup tasted as good as the original recipe, but never mind: I thin…

Pokemon's Chamander Pinata

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The last time I made a pinata I posted a picture on my personal Facebook account and told people I accept orders. I didn't expect much of it, because most people prefer fabric made things because it's so much cheaper. And you wreck the pinata anyway.  But two weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to make a Pokemon related pinata, most desirable a figure named Chamander (don't know about you, but I had to google), because that's her son's favorite.
Here he is: Chamander!

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Made It! #36

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~ I love Pinterest and would like to make a recipe of my boards every week. Since I have lots of recipes pinned (that, until now, I just pinned and only that), I hope this will be a way to reduce the amount of pins on my boards ~  
Very sorry that I didn't post the Apple Pie Bread Pudding that I had planned to make last week. Well, not only planned, but actually made, except that I forgot to take pictures. And after making and eating the whole pudding, I didn't feel like making another one soon. Not because it didn't taste good (because it did), but I had to cook and bake a lot of other things for the friends that came over for my birthday. But this morning I made the pudding and it's even better than I remembered!
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For next week I want to make a real Fall Recipe, namely Chestnut Soup! I really love the taste of roasted chestnuts, but never tried a soup with chestnuts in it, so this will be a try out.