Longing….My Love, My Life, My Art

My Love, My Life, My Art

I long to write every single time I stop by my blog. And if it’s any help, I stop by every. single. day.

I think it gives me some sense of accomplishment that I haven’t given up on my dreams and that soon, I’ll be reunited with Koltureshoq again.

So, just so you know, I think about you everyday. Every. Single. Day.

All my love,

Renah

My Pinterest DIY Board

Just found out I could embed stuff from Pinterest and decided to give it a try. I’m using my DIY projects board right now, but I’ll post other boards up soon enough.

 

 

Great huh? We learn along the way don’t we? ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Love,

Omo

DIY Dulce De Leche (Milk Caramel)

I can’t seem to get enough of food these days. Lately I’ve been spending most of my free time scouting the web for recipes to try my hands on. Like I always say, I you’re going to eat everyday, you might as well make it interesting.

 

Anyways, this time around, I got tired of searching for the perfect recipe and jumped right into making this delicious Dulce De Leche….also known as milk caramel.

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Want to make yours? Here’s what I did:

 

Ingredients

  • Butter – 125g
  • Evaporated milk – 345g (that’s 3 115g cans)
  • Whipping cream – 500g
  • Granulated sugar – 3cups
  • Vanilla – I tablespoon
  • Pinch of salt

 

Method

  1. Pour the milk, cream and sugar into a pot on medium heat and stir continuously with a wooden spoon for about 30mins until the mixture thickens and turns brown
  2. Stir in the butter and pinch of salt. Continue stirring for about 15 mins.
  3. Take the pot off the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  4. Allow to cool and enjoy

 

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NB:

  1. You have to mind the pot and keep stirring. Do not leave it unattended or it will burn
  2. Keep stirring for longer if you want a thicker consistency. I wanted mine to be a bit runny.
  3. I do not claim the idea as mine but decided to wing it after seeing so many variations. And it turned out so good ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Let me know if you try this recipe or if you know a better way of making this yummy dulce de leche.

 

Have fun guys and enjoy your weekend

 

Love,

 

Omo

 

 

 

 

Update on my Darby Smart Designs – Bejeweled Macrame Knot Bracelet + Off Tha Chain Necklace

So just a quick update. I submitted 2 of my Darby Smart designs yesterday and I wanted to share them with you. The first one is a necklace made with chain and t-shirt yarn and the second is a macrame bracelet also made with t shirt yarn and embellished with swarovski crystals.

 

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I totally, totally love them both. I’ve still got supplies left to make some more stuff and I’ll share them as soon as I’m done. I do hope they get accepted so that you can have access to the DIY kits and make some rad accessories with them. You can check out awesome stuff from other Darby Smart designers here.

So which is your favorite – my Bejeweled Macrame Knot Bracelet or the Off Tha Chain Necklace? Also, what other stuff would you like to see me make with the t shirt yarn, embroidery thread and pearl trim I’ve got left?ย  Please let me know in the comments section.

Ok, gotta go now. I do hope you have a great weekend.

For more updates on my DIY adventures, please follow Koltureshoq (button is to your left) and do remember to share with your friends.

Love,

Omo

 

Newest Darby Smart Designer!

I was accepted as a designer on Darby Smart about a month ago (so it’s not so new anymore) and I was given $50 to shop for supplies on their store…yay! What is new is that my box arrived last week and I am so excited. So here’s what is in my box; t-shirt yarn, swarovski crystals, pearl trim, embroidery thread (in various colors), a gold curb chain and Martha Stewart acrylic paint (I really love the color)

 

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The top of the box was ‘mutilated’ but that’s not unusual with international shipping. I can’t wait to show you what I make with these…(patience my darlings). More exciting is the fact that if my designs get accepted, then the DIY kits will be available for purchase on the Darby Smart store, so you can make your very own accessory (or gift it to a friend). You can also purchase DIY project kits by other awesome designers and join the maker movement ๐Ÿ™‚

And if you are a creative junkie like me and would like to become a Darby Smart designer, visit their website right now. Once you get accepted, you then have to submit your designs for acceptance and then full production of your DIY project kits. As excited as I am about Darby Smart, there are 2 drawbacks for me personally;

 

1. They do not accept payments from cards outside the US. Thank God for the free $50 they gave me.

2. You stand a greater chance of getting your design(s) accepted if you use supplies from their store. This is so that they are sure they can get these supplies in large quantities if you make it to production stage. However, this may be a challenge for designers outside the US because of (1) above.

 

All in all, I think is a great opportunity, if you are so inclined . No, I am not being paid for this (that’s not a bad idea though). I am totally for pushing the maker movement forward and I think Darby Smart is doing a great job in that department.

 

For updates on what I make with my Darby Smart supplies and more, please follow Koltureshoq (button is to your left) and remember to share this news with your creative designer friends ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Ciao,

Omo

 

 

DIY MULTISTRAND CHAIN AND PEARL NECKLACE

 

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It just hit me right this minute how much I’ve abandoned this blog. I mean I come here from time to time and try to hook up at some link party or the other but I have missed sharing my projects with you guys. I have taken to Instagram lately and I just get so lost in the sea of amazing pictures that actually assume I have shared my pictures here as well.

 

We have a lot of catching up to do and I’ll make up for it…I promise. In the interim, here’s a picture of the multistrand chain and pearl necklace I made a month ago…what???

 

It’s really easy to make, trust me and I soon will put a post (although, there may be no step-by-step pictures, but not to worry)

 

I really think it’ll go well in other nude, neutral or pastel colored beads. What do you think?

 

To get updates on more awesome projects, please follow Koltureshoq (button to your left) and remember to share (you don’t want to keep this to yourself).

Love,

Omo