Detoxing Turmeric Tonic Recipe

Detoxing Turmeric Tonic Recipe
     Turmeric has been all rage lately in the wellness community. It's health benefits are being widely celebrated. Turmeric naturally fights inflammation in the body and can aid with indigestion and upset stomachs. It's also rich in antioxidants. I decided to jump on the Turmeric bandwagon and give it a try.

      I've been drinking this Turmeric Tonic Recipe every morning for the past month. The earthy flavor and the zing of ginger is a great pick me up. This is usually the time of year I'm hit with a string of mild/moderate colds and so far...nothing. I don't know if it's the antioxidants in the turmeric or just plain luck, but either way, I'll take it! 
Cheers to good health! 




Turmeric Tonic Recipe
(you can make this in a juicer, blender or emulsifier)
Ingredients
3 cups coconut water
1 teaspoon dried Turmeric 
1 inch fresh ginger root
1 teaspoon raw honey

Directions:
1. Combine ingredients (except honey) in blender (or use a juicer) If you're using a blender, strain the liquid through a fine, mesh sieve to remove the bits of shredded ginger. 
2. Add honey and stir
Detoxing Turmeric Tonic Recipe
Detoxing Turmeric Tonic Recipe
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Fox Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern

Fox Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern
     I'm so excited to finally share this Fox Baby Blanket knitting pattern with you guys! I've been working on this knitting pattern for a while. I wanted to create a baby blanket that was gender neutral and not over-the-top cutesy. It works perfectly in Indigo's woodland themed nursery and it can easily transition into his "big boy" room. 

     The idea for this baby blanket came from my Fox Scarf knitting pattern. I (approximately) doubled the size of the foxes and sewed them together. It turns out that they fit together perfectly- like puzzle pieces! I knit diamond shaped pieces to fill in the missing spaces. This blanket may look difficult to make but it's actually all garter stitch with some increases and decreases. 
      
     I'm really happy with the way this baby blanket turned out. I can't wait to make some more animal-themed blankets. Happy Knitting! 
   



Yarn (2 skeins of beige and 1 each of the other colors):
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn  Beige
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn Linen
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn  Rust
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn Chocolate Brown
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn Toffee

Needles:
Size 5 straight knitting needles
Bates Luxite Yarn Needle 2 3/4''

Boye Aluminum Crochet Hook Size H

I wanted to give a big thanks to Fabric.com for supplying the yarn for this knitting pattern! I've been a Fabric.com shopper for years and I'm so excited to be working with them! Fabric.com not only has an amazing fabrics, they also have a huge selection of yarn. Also, shipping is always free over $49
  
Free Knitting Pattern
Make 3 foxes in each of the following colors:
Rust nose/eyes and Linen face
Linen nose/eyes and Rust face
Chocolate brown nose/eyes and Toffee face
Toffee nose/eyes and Chocolate brown face

To make the fox:
Cast on 2 sts 
Pattern
*Knit across
Increase 1 sts. at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
Knit across*
Work in pattern until you have 10 sts.
Knit across row.
Switch color and continue in pattern until you have 28 sts.
For the eyes:
Knit 6 sts, add new contrasting color and knit 4 sts, knit 8 sts in face color, add new ball and knit 4 sts in contrasting color, knit 6 sts in face color
Work in pattern for 6 rows. 
Knit next row in the main face color
Work in pattern until you have 44 sts. Ears are worked separately- start with 22 sts for each ear. Place stitches not in use on a holder. 
Knit 2 stitches together at the beginning of the first 2 rows. Knit across the 3rd row. 
Repeat these 3 rows until you have 14 stitches left. 
Knit 2 together at the beginning of each row until 1 sts remains. Bind off. 

To make the inserts: 
Made 6 using the Beige yarn
Cast on 2 sts. 
*Knit across
Increase 1 sts. at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
Knit across*
Work in pattern until you have 22 sts.
Knit 8 rows. 
Knit 2 together at the beginning of each row until 1 sts remains. Bind off. 

Finishing: 
Make a single crochet around each fox and around each diamond. Lay the foxes out, 3 across and 4 up. Sew the fox nose in between the ears of the fox below. Then, sew together at the point where the ears meet. Finally sew in the diamond pieces. Weave in ends. 

Want more Free Knitting Patterns?
Fox Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern
Fox Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern

Fox Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern
Fox Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern
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Free Knitting Patterns for Winter Hats

Free Knitting Patterns for Winter Hats
Winter is in full force and that means cold weather accessories are a must! I never leave home without a hat (and one for Indigo too). I have them stashed everywhere, in the car, in my purse, in the baby bag...you get the idea! I love colorful hats knit in chunky yarn, and bonus points for ear flaps. Here are 8 of my go-to winter hat free knitting patterns. PS- they're beginner friendly! Happy Knitting!
Free Knitting Patterns for Winter Hats
Free Knitting Patterns for Winter Hats
Women's Trapper Hat Knitting Pattern
Free Knitting Patterns for Winter Hats
Free Knitting Patterns for Winter Hats
Free Knitting Patterns for Winter Hats
Free Knitting Patterns for Winter Hats
Free Knitting Patterns for Winter Hats
Free Knitting Patterns for Winter Hats
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Fabric Twine Flower Pot DIY

Fabric Twine Flower Pot DIY
     Last month I posted a tutorial showing how to turn your fabric scraps into twine. I love the twine I made and I'm constantly finding new ways to use it! I decided to do some experimenting over the weekend and see how easy it was to sew together. Spoiler alert: it's super easy! I coiled the scrap fabric twine and hand sewed it together row by row using metallic yarn that has a silky texture. I covered a plastic flower pot, but this could easily have been a basket. I'm really happy with the way this DIY turned out. The flower pots adds color and texture to my white walls...and best of all, it was free to make! 

Note- You don't want the flower pot to drain onto the twine. Make sure you have a second plastic pot (with no holes) over the original flower pot to catch any water.

Supplies
Scrap Fabric twine
Yarn:    Needle: 
Want more Scrap Busting Projects?
Scrap Fabric Flowers
Fabric Covered Flower Pot



Fabric Twine Flower Pot DIY
Begin coiling up your scrap fabric twine on a flat surface.
Fabric Twine Flower Pot DIY
Starting at the inside of the coil, begin sewing the rows together. Loop the thread around the row and stitch in a circular motion.
Fabric Twine Flower Pot DIY
Keep winding and sewing until your base is the desired size. Make it slightly larger than your flower pot.
Fabric Twine Flower Pot DIY
To begin working upwards, just place a row of twine above instead of next to the previous row. 
Fabric Twine Flower Pot DIY
Keep working upwards until you reach the desired height. 
Fabric Twine Flower Pot DIY
When you reach the end, knot the end of the twine with the yarn a few times.
Fabric Twine Flower Pot DIY
Fabric Twine Flower Pot DIY
Fabric Twine Flower Pot DIY
Fabric Twine Flower Pot DIY
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