Confession: I actually graduated from university last year. At the time, I didn’t feel that nostalgic, since I knew I would be heading back to school, but seeing all of the posts that my friends were making this month has made me change my mind. As a result, I decided to make this little mortarboard!
Succulents are so trendy these days, and I thought I would love to join in on the fun! As always, I tend to be drawn towards things that are done in miniature, so when I sat down to tackle this project, I knew I wanted to make it small.
I am not kind to cell phones – I tend to be clumsy, and as a result, my phone is more familiar with concrete floors than it should be. Most of the time, I have a case on my phone, but after my recent trip to LA where my phone case sacrificed itself to protect my screen, I’ve been left with no case while I wait for a new one to ship. In the meantime, I thought I’d use a crocheted case to protect my phone from the worst of it.
Having just come back from the beach, I am filled with a new fondness for the beach and sea creatures! While I didn’t actually see any (live) crabs, I still wanted to make one, mostly because I feel like they are cuter in crochet form than they are in real life.
This week, I’m actually on vacation in LA with one of my best friends! It’s been a lot of fun exploring the city and eating yummy food. Aside from that, my friend swears by her sleep mask for travel, and I was intrigued by the idea! I’ve never really used them before, but I figured it was a worth a try to look into!
Technically it’s spring, and that means it’s (sort of) acceptable for me to start daydreaming about crop tops again! For this one, I wanted to take “sweetheart” neckline in a very literal sense and play around with heart shapes. I was lucky enough to meet Holly, a local maker who also happens to dye yarn, and she was interested in doing a collaboration, so without further ado, here is the final result!
A definite perk of babysitting is getting to play with all their toys, and one of the cutest toys out there are Disney Tsum Tsums! Some of the families that I babysit have quite the collection, and I’ve always had the itch to start my own collection. Since one of my favourite stories growing up were the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, it was a no-brainer for what I wanted my first Tsum Tsum to be. My best friend suggested that I try make a crochet version, and I figured I’d give it a try!
Last month, I was part of a fundraising effort that was obtaining gift cards for Tim Horton’s to share with the less fortunate populations in Edmonton. The idea was that by allowing them to purchase a cup of coffee with dignity, they would also have a way to access warm shelter during times of bad weather. What made this fundraiser extra fun was the fact that my friend and I chose to match every $10 donated with a handmade item! In part of this making blitz, I managed to come up with this pattern using some yarn scraps for a cute headband / earwarmer!
As you should all know by now, I am a huge fan of birthdays. When the boy I babysit regularly proudly told me that he was turning six this year, I told him that he could pick any animal he wanted, and I would make a present for him. Like any self-respecting boy who is a five-about-to-be-six-year old, he chose a shark.
Through my adventures with yarn, I’ve begun to realize just how much variety there is in yarn, and how it impacts fiber arts, like crochet and knitting. One of the yarns that was high on my list to try was Peruvian Highland wool since I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about its softness and warmth. When I saw that We Are Knitters, a company that creates knitting and crochet kits, carried Peruvian wool, I got so excited!