If you’ve ever met me in real life, you’ll know that I love to “borrow” oversized sweaters and t-shirts from my brothers. I’m 90% sure that they’re made of softer fabrics than female tops and that alone fills me with happiness when I wear them. The only problem is that since I’m on the short side, oversized sweaters can sometimes make me look like I’m drowning in fabric. As an alternative method to get that comfy, tomboy look, I wanted to look into unisex style scarves this week!
I’m not sure about you, but 90% of the contents of my wallet never get used. There are gift cards for stores I rarely frequent, membership cards for stores I’ve been to once, and stamp cards for a variety of bubble tea places. Unfortunately, I’m also a girl who doesn’t like to carry a purse very often. This means that when I’m leaving the house, I’m clutching not only my keys, but a very large wallet that doesn’t fit into my pockets. I’m always on the lookout for a more convenient alternative, and I think I’ve finally found it! I decided to crochet a mini wallet, big enough for an ID and a debit card, and I’m so excited to share it with you!
I think that giant pandas have to be one of the most universally loved animals. I mean, what’s not to like? They’re cuddly-looking and I think the endangered aspect just adds to their mystique. Also, being a good Chinese girl, I like to think that I just have an affinity for them. Still, my love for them can’t compare to my friend, and since it was her birthday this week, I knew I wanted to try making an amigurumi panda!
I wish I came up with this name myself, but I can’t take any credit for this at all. The completely adorable name and accompanying pattern were such pleasant surprises to me as I explored Ravelry, and once I saw it, I knew I would have to try making it.
My friend is moving to Calgary, and I wanted to make her a good-bye present before she left. It turns out that she really likes eggs, so I decided to try my hand at making a fried egg!
Okay, I know I’ve been on a little bit of a crop top spree, but this is the last one before summer ends. Pinky promise! I’m actually super excited to tell you about this crop top though, because it’s finally an original pattern! I love being able to experiment and try new stitches, and not to toot my own horn, but I really like how this pattern turned out. In fact, I would be honoured if you’d take the time to check it out.
This summer, I’ve been working with some international students visiting from China, and it’s really helped to remind me of how blessed I am to live in Canada! I asked one of them what their favourite things about Canada was, and their reply was “the sky”. That made me pause for a second, as I’ve never even considered what it would be like to live in a city that is constantly dealing with smog or air pollution. In tribute to that, I wanted to try make a little amigurumi star, since that’s my favourite part of the sky!
When I first learned how to skate, my mom used to tease me by calling me “Penguin” since I was waddling on the ice, rather than gliding. In my defence, I was only three years old, and I’m happy to say that I have definitely improved since then. At any rate, I’ve always had a soft spot for penguins since then.
A few weeks ago, I was volunteering at my church for a summer camp, and the theme was Submerged! All of the decorations were really cute, but my favourite by far were the jellyfish that hung from the ceilings! It turns out they were super simple to make as well, which made me fall in love with them even more.
Summer is honestly gorgeous in Edmonton! The sun stays up until 10PM and it’s perfect for adventures like music festivals. My friend Rachel is planning on going to Chasing Summer, and she asked me if I could help her make a crop top to wear! I was so excited to try a new pattern, and I hope she likes it.