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!
About a month ago, my Instagram feed proved to be too much of a temptation for me – I saw the BrickBubble Hand Loom kit, and I knew I had to try it!
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 was feeling quite nostalgic this week, so I thought I’d throw it back to something I used to do a lot in elementary school! My friends and I used to fold origami stars a lot, and when we got a little older, we realized that if we filled glass jars with them, they made for excellent gifts and decor!
Growing up, we always used to use the same old fake Christmas tree year after year until one year when my mom randomly brought home a real Christmas tree. We’ve never gone back! I love the smell, and it just makes me feel infinitely more festive. When I found this pattern, I got that same tingly Christmas cheer, so I knew I had to try it!
This season, I’ve been noticing pom-poms popping up over the place! Initially, I was a bit hesitant about this trend since pom-poms feel very “little kid” to me, but I was won over in the end, mostly by how much fun pom-poms are to squish. It turns out that they’re incredibly easy to make as well!
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!
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 love getting flowers! I know they’re not exactly the most “practical” gift because they don’t last, but I still enjoy them. I’ve always meant to learn to press flowers, but that’ll be a project for another day! This week, I wanted to make a more lasting crochet flower, and I found a great pattern to try out.