Whenever I see a message for a custom order, I get really excited. First of all, it means that I get to work with someone in turning an idea into reality, and I love that whole process. Second of all, it pushes me to try new things! When I got a message about making an amigurumi character from Cardcaptor Sakura, I was instantly intrigued.
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I love the attitude of “collaboration over competition” that exists in the online crochet community. When I looked on Instagram under hashtags related to pattern testing, it was so neat to see all these beautiful patterns out there! I was excited for the opportunity to collaborate with someone new, and that’s how I stumbled across this pattern!
fernweh — (n.) a homesickness for a place you’ve never been; a longing to travel, an ache for distance. // heimweh — (n.) a desire for going home, the longing for return
These two German words may be opposites, but I feel like I inhabit both of them equally. When I’m home, I’m dreaming of far off locales, but when I’m travelling, a part of me longs for home. In order to tackle this fernweh/heimweh cycle, I decided that I wanted to ground myself and mark where home was. I was cleaning out my car when I found some old maps, and I decided this would be a perfect project!
When my friend Ryan asked me to make her a full-length cardigan, I was really excited. I’d never tackled anything with sleeves before, and I loved the idea of a robe-like cardigan that would be extra warm and cozy in the winter. Ryan may have had to wait patiently for this cardigan, but I hope she likes it as much as I do!
So a few months ago, I posted about a Kirby I had made for my friend, and I mentioned that I wanted to do more with it. Between school and the holidays, it took me a lot longer than I had expected, but here is the final addition – a little Yoshi “hat”, just as if Kirby had absorbed Yoshi in a game of Super Smash Bros.!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season spent with loved ones! I didn’t quite make most of my deadlines for homemade Christmas gifts, but these quick little mittens did make the cut.
Ever since I stumbled across time lapse videos of pottery, I’ve really wanted to take some classes and try it for myself. I knew that it would be way harder than the videos made it seem, but I wasn’t quite prepared for how much I would enjoy it!
In recent years, my church has had a Christmas Carnival, and this year, I was helping with the craft table! This mini toque was a super easy craft shown to me by my friend, and it was a hit with all the visiting children!