In an age of PowerPoint lectures and typed up notes, I always get weird looks when I tell people I prefer to write my notes by hand. I find that it helps me remember the material better, and being able to have colour-coded notes is just a bonus! When I saw this pencil case pattern, I knew I wanted to use it for my pens.
A crochet technique that I have always been fascinated by is the process of cabling! I think it provides such an interesting appearance, and with the whole “crochet-that-looks-like-knitting” trend going on, cabling fits right in. I’ve also been itching to make a blanket lately since winter always makes me want to cozy up under a warm throw, so all these factors came together in this project.
Confession: I don’t actually drink coffee. Everyone likes to kid about drinking coffee non-stop in university, especially for a graduate program, but the smell of coffee just doesn’t appeal to me, much less the taste of it. Still, since I do drink tea (and hot chocolate!) I figured I could still use a nice coffee sleeve, and the heart seemed perfect for Valentine’s Day!
As a pretty messy person, I’m always on the lookout for good / cute storage solutions. When I saw this amigurumi tea cup, I immediately thought that it could work as a great way to store small jewelry or other trinkets if I didn’t stuff the cup.
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 don’t know about you guys, but I grew up thousands of kilometres away from most of my grandparents. Whenever I heard stories about friends who grew up baking with their grandmothers, or fishing with their grandfathers, I always felt a small tinge of jealousy that I had never experienced these things. However, I count myself extremely lucky that in these last two weeks, I had the chance to spend some time with my grandmother in Hong Kong! I made her this beautiful ripple blanket during my time there as a good-bye gift, and I’m hoping that this way she’ll have a piece of me even though I’m so far away.
When I was younger, I never went anywhere without a book in my hand. Sadly, when I got older, I stopped reading as much. I still love curling up with a good book, but I’m definitely not the bookworm I used to be. In homage to my younger self, I decided to make a bookmark and I’m hoping this will encourage me to make more time to read.
Meet Puff! He’s my work-in-progress friend who agreed to be the star of my mini photo shoot tests, but more on that later.