DIY Denim Choker

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Try this super easy DIY denim choker! Tag @designworksinternational if you share on Insta!

 

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What you will need

-old jeans or denim

-velcro you can cut

-scissors

Directions

Step 1: Decide if you are using denim fabric or an old pair of jeans. I went with an old pair of straight leg jeans for this.

Step 2: Cut the hem off of the pant leg of the jeans, make sure to cut close to the stitches to make sure it’s even.

Step 3: Cut the hem in half, make sure both sides are symmetrical.

Step 4: Cut a small piece of velcro and attach to the ends of the hem.

Step 5: Voilá! You’re done!

Playful Products

Color, Chaos & Creativity

So nice to find playful products on my travels these days…really love the spontaneouty of these ceramic bowls for their color and imperfect pattern design. I am not a fan of matching patterns but I do love collections of similar objects….hence loving this ceramic collection!



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Homemade Soup Day!!

Creativity is not limited to just the visual arts. The designers here at Design Works have been known to dabble in everything from writing to cooking and more. Here is a wonderful Butternut Squash recipe from Christine to keep you warm in the dead of winter. Yummy!

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Prep time – 20 mins           Cook Time – 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 5 cups cubed, peeled & seeded butternut squash
  • 1 large potato, peeled & cubed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

Heat butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add in the green onion, garlic, & cayenne pepper; sauté about 3 minutes. Add the squash, potato, broth, bay leaf and bring to a boilSimmer for about 20 minutes or until the squash & potato are tender. Remove the bay leaf, puree with a hand blender. When finished, salt & pepper to taste if desired.

Enjoy!