Let’s be honest — no nation is perfect. Canada, which had its national beginnings steeped in colonialism, struggles even now with racial and gender equality. Still, I believe that Canada is a nation with potential, and I am thankful to have been born and raised in a country that strives to embrace multiculturalism and freedom. Because of that, I wanted to try crochet something special for the upcoming Canada Day!
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.