Chia Pudding with flavour variations

Sometimes you have to break from craftingΒ  for sustenance πŸ˜‰

I love homemade food; and I also like to have easy and quick choices for the lazy days (yep, most days).

Chia pudding hits the spot: requires little effort and no cooking! It’s also perfect for summer πŸ™‚

This pudding takes just a couple of minutes to β€˜make’, but needs a couple of hours sitting in the fridge to set.

Cinnamon chia pudding with fresh pear

Cinnamon chia pudding with fresh pear

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Quick & Easy Rectangle Shawl

If you can crochet at all, you can crochet this shawl!
Even better than its simplicity, is that this one shawl has two looks! You can wear it either way – with a round neck front or v-neck front with the straight end. I like the cape feeling of wearing it round neck style πŸ™‚

Finished rectangle shawl

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Quick Crocheted Scrunchies

In just a few short minutes of crocheting in front of the TV and you can have new hair ties!

Being little and quick, these designs don’t use much yarn (woo!)

Skills required are nothing fancy. You really just need to be able to put a stitch or two into another stitch – and have the fine motor skills to grip an elastic hair tie and hold the yarn around it and somehow manage to keep the tension (stitches the same size and looking neat).

Stitches to know: chain, single crochet (begin with no additional loops on the crochet hook), half double crochet (1 extra loop), treble crochet (2 extra loops) and slip stitch (drop-it-like-it’s-hot stitch). Crochet stitches help

photo of crocheted scrunchies (hair ties)

FYI: I tested them and, yes, they stretch just fine to work as hair ties once complete! πŸ˜‰

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