[DIY] Cat Ears Beret with free pattern

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DIY Cat Ears Beret
[Easy level tutorial]

I just can’t help it, can I? It try so hard to come up with more edgy and cool designs but at the end of the day I end up putting cute cat ears onto a beret hat. I still hope you guys like this tutorial. The cat ears do look adorably cool! 😉

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You will need:
  • beret
  • matching felt fabric
  • pattern
  • scissors, matching thread with needle, pins and sewing machine
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1. Pin the ear pattern onto the double folded felt fabric and cut out 2 ears. 
DIY Cat Ears Beret {via www.fashionrolla.com}

2. Sew along the ear tip with the sewing machine.
DIY Cat Ears Beret {via www.fashionrolla.com}

DIY Cat Ears Beret {via www.fashionrolla.com}

3. Turn the ears inside out iron them flat.
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4. Push the edge inside the ear and close the opening with hand stitching.
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5. Pin the finished ears to the beret. The placement depends on the way you wear your beret. Put the beret on and play around with the placement in front of the mirror. 
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DIY Cat Ears Beret {via www.fashionrolla.com}

6. Sew on the ears so that they have  a slightly oval form. Finished.
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Thanks for reading,
Xenia
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[Gourmet] Sweet Potato Eggplant Pancakes

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Sweet Potato Eggplant Pancakes
[Vegetarian recipe]
In Germany the sweet potato gained the popularity only a couple years ago. Before I hat to drive to another neighborhood to get the sweet plant because my local store didn’t sell it. If you live in USA it’s probably hard for you to believe that something simple like a sweet potato could be a deficit product somewhere else. 
Once I’ve discovered the plant in my market I lived on the sweet potatoes for weeks. I basically replaced the regular potato with it’s sweet version in my cousin. During that “sweet potato period” I created some delicious and I would like to hope healthy recipes for lazy cooks.

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Ingredients for 2:
dough

  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 onion
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons of flour
  • salt, pepper, nutmeg
dip
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 lemon
  • sault, pepper, dill
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1. Peel the onion and the sweet potato. Wash the eggplant. 

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2. Grate the onion, the eggplant and the sweet potato with a food processor.

Sweet Potato Eggplant Pancakes. Recipe via www.fashionrolla.com

3.  Beat the eggs and the flour until smooth.

Sweet Potato Eggplant Pancakes. Recipe via www.fashionrolla.com

4. Spice with salt, pepper and a breeze of nutmeg.

Sweet Potato Eggplant Pancakes. Recipe via www.fashionrolla.com

5. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.

Sweet Potato Eggplant Pancakes. Recipe via www.fashionrolla.com
6.  In a large skillet heat some coconut oil until hot. Scoop large spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the pan and flatten them out (thin pancakes yield crispy ones). 

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7. Fry until golden on the bottom, then gently flip and fry the other side, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Sweet Potato Eggplant Pancakes. Recipe via www.fashionrolla.com

8. Drain on paper towels.

Sweet Potato Eggplant Pancakes. Recipe via www.fashionrolla.com

9.  For the dip mix sour cream, juice of the 1/2 lemon, dill and some lemon zest. Don’t forget the slot and pepper.

Sweet Potato Eggplant Pancakes. Recipe via www.fashionrolla.com

Sweet Potato Eggplant Pancakes. Recipe via www.fashionrolla.com

Sweet Potato Eggplant Pancakes. Recipe via www.fashionrolla.com

Sweet Potato Eggplant Pancakes. Recipe via www.fashionrolla.com
Thanks for reading,
Xenia
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[DIY] Faux Rings Gloves

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DIY Faux Rings Gloves
[Gloves makeover]

Rings over gloves are too decadent? I say they’re awesome and stylish. Whether skulls, spikes or rhinestones- more is more is the rule here. How you decorate the gloves is totally up to you, but I suggest you choose your decoration based on the material of the gloves. 
If you use leather gloves, like I did in this tutorial, I recommend you to go with bulky, metallic embellishment. If you pick knitted/fabric gloves I would go with something soft like pearls or rhinestones. One more thing- more is more but still try to avoid too many colors. Otherwise it might look clownish.

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You will need:
  • (leather) gloves
  • piece of golden leather
  • rings, screwback spikes, all kinds of embellishment
  • punch pliers, scissors, glue, screw driver, matching thread, sewing needle and thimble

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If you take an actual ring as embellishment, pick a ring that is one size bigger than the finger. It is better if the ring sits slightly loose on the finger. Otherwise it will hurt after a while, because the ring is too tight.
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1. Put the ring on the finger of your choice and attach it to the glove with the thread and needle. The way you attach it depends on the form of your ring.
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If your ring doesn’t give you much of an option for attachment (because of it’s form), you can simple secure the ring with only couple stitches on it’s bottom.
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2. To create the spiked ring cut a thin golden (leather, fils) stripe and punch the holes for the spikes. 

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3. The punch the matching hole into the finger. Make sure to pick the right spot for the ring- not too high, not to low.
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4. Now attach the golden stripe and the spikes to the finger.
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5.  Wrap both ends of the stripe around the finger (not too tight), cut the leftovers and glue the ends together.
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6. Sew the skull embellishment onto the glove finger. This particular skull used to be part of a cheap bracelet. 
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7. Attach the rhinestone to the last finger.

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Finished!

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Idea and photo by Xenia Kuhn





 Thanks for reading,
Xenia
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