Almost three years ago I decided to crochet a dress. By then I had a good amount of crochet experience but I was in no way ready for the challenge that is lace crochet. I remember finding this crochet dress pattern on Red Heart and thinking, “This looks easy. I bet I could make this in a weekend. No problem!” I bought the thread,readied my
Have you ever had an awesome outfit ready to go, but felt that it was missing something? I recently went through my wardrobe and felt it was missing something, a bit of je ne sais quoi. My keen fashion senses quickly realized that the lack of appropriate accessory was the issue. Then like sunlight piercing the parting clouds, I realized I was missing a lacy
If you’ve been following me on Instagram you’ve probably noticed a few (ahem, several) photos of Colas, our dog. Colas, which means tails in Spanish, came to us from a rescue shelter over 2 months ago and already she’s found her way into our hearts, making us melt with her soulful eyes and silly antics. She loves going for long walks and sniffing every atom
I must say, this spring has been a bit temperamental. Some days are incredibly warm it almost feels like the middle of summer. Some days are mild and fresh, the way it should be at this time. Other days it’s cold and rainy. And some days…it feels like we’ve gone back to frigid cold winter. I thought I was done with my winter clothes and
One of the first crochet amigurumi projects I ever did was a starfish. Of course, my first starfish didn’t turn out that well. But since those early days of my crochet career, I’ve made several amigurumi starfish and the most recent one was filmed, sped up 12 times, and covered with an awesome chip tune. Check out my awesome crochet starfish time lapse video! If
In our home, at the height of summer, when it gets really hot and the house plants flourish, I sometimes see a strange creature rummaging through the basil, or chewing on the stems of our English Ivy. It’s hard to make out what exactly it is because it moves so fast, but if I didn’t know any better, I’d say it was a mini stegosaurus! Naturally,
I love spring in Toronto. After such harsh winters, spring is especially pretty here. It is the gateway to summer with bright and cheery colours, and the sweetness in the air from all the blooming flowers! Lemons happen to be bright, cheery, and fragrant, which is why I was compelled to make these super adorable crochet lemon earrings! I’ve been exploring crochet jewelry recently. I
This adorable crochet Haikyu crow would not have been possible if it hadn’t been requested by a fan and supporter of handmade work. I was approached on Etsy to design and create a pattern based on a character from the manga series, Haikyu. I was provided with a photo of a plush version and was asked if I’d be able to make a crochet version!
For a while I had been wanting to experiment on slipper soles with the non-slip rubber coating called Plasti Dip – I was inspired by a post on All About Ami where Stephanie covered the soles on a pair of toddler booties (so cute!). Years later during a trip to my local hardware store I came across a container of Plasti Dip. It wasn’t the
Even though, as I type this, the city is covered in inches of snow with thick flakes continuing to steadily fall I am optimistic that spring is just around the corner. It’s not that this winter has been horrible – it’s actually been a roller coaster of warm days and somewhat cold days, which is actually ideal for using my newest crochet accessories; wrist warmers!