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.
Confession: I love ice cream. It’s actually one of my favourite desserts, and I’ve been seriously craving ice cream in this hot summer weather. When I found out that it was National Ice Cream Day on July 17th, I was so excited! I decided that I wanted to try making my own ice cream amigurumi to celebrate.
I’m not very on top of the fashion game, but something I’ve noticed a lot in the last few summers is the emergence of crochet crop tops / bralettes / bikini tops, especially at music festivals! I’ve always wanted to try making one, but I’ve never found a pattern that I’ve fallen in love with – until I found this beautiful halter top! You do have to sign up for e-mails from Wool and The Gang in order to access the pattern, but I think it’s worth it.
I always tell people that if they tell me their what day they’re born and a little about themselves, I might make them something for their birthday! People normally don’t think I’m serious when I say this, but honestly if I’m not busy the week of their birthday, I’d totally be willing to make something for them. I made this offer when I was camping with some friends from church, and someone jokingly gave me fake birthday and asked for a wolf. I don’t think they expected me to follow through, but I had time this week, and as a result, here is their very own wolf!
There are so many things to celebrate right now! There’s my seven month blog-versary, my brand new URL here, Canada Day, and last but not least, my birthday is coming up! This felt like the perfect time for a give-away, and I had a great time looking for a suitable pattern to follow.
I’ve always liked toys that make you think a little bit, so when I saw this Amish Puzzle Ball, I was immediately enthralled! I couldn’t wait to try put it together, but first, I had to crochet the pieces!