When I was little, my mother made four Halloween costumes (one each for my three brothers and I) and as the years passed, getting bigger meant moving to the next costume in the line-up! I started off as a turtle, became a pumpkin, then a Native American, before finally becoming a dinosaur. However, my favourite costume was the turtle, hands down. I loved this handmade aspect to Halloween, and I was very excited to keep it going this year.
Apparently the snow last weekend wasn’t an anomaly, because it snowed again! While I do love winter, I have a bit of regret that autumn only lasted about a week in Edmonton. Still, the bright side of the snow is that it gave me another excuse to whip up a new scarf, and this time it’s my own design!
For me, October is a time when I am intensely grateful for family. My parents were married in October, and my family has two birthdays to celebrate as well. This give-away is inspired by them — without their constant support and very realistic advice, I probably couldn’t function as a human being.
In Edmonton, it’s always safe to assume that it’ll snow before Halloween – I just didn’t expect snow over Thanksgiving long weekend! However, it was lucky that I had already whipped up this beautiful chevron scarf to keep me warm in the cold weather. I think it’ll become my go-to accessory for the winter, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as well!
Life has been really busy lately, but I always enjoy the little pockets of time that I can squirrel away to crochet and craft. While less time can mean smaller projects, that doesn’t mean they can’t be cute too! This week, I can’t wait to show you an adorable miniature sheep!
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!