Monday, 4 April 2016

Anatomy of a Birthday Present

I've been trying to get back into penpalling, so I've been watching a ton of videos about flipbooks and pocket letter and what have you. So I have been very inspired, and since it was my crafty friend's birthday recently, I decided to creatively package the miscellaneous papercraft supplies I got her for her birthday instead of shoving it in a gift bag and calling it a day.

I taped two big envelopes together, added little strips of scrapbooking paper with slits cut into it to tuck little washi tape samples, made a pocket from a coin envelope, and decorated with lots of washi tape and stickers. I also wrapped some washi tape around these adorable wooden bobbins I found at a local store for some fun flair.

The washi tape samples are from this wonderful Etsy shop called LePresentDelicat - I grabbed a couple of her washi sample mystery grab bags and as you can see got so many fun designs.

All in all, I managed to fit a lot of stuff in this flipbook.

Monday, 27 April 2015

One more bracelet and WIP

My crafting has been put more or less on hold due to being in and out of the hospital for some health issues, but here is one more friendship bracelet I made before getting into the hospital:

And here is my current WIP - this adorable watermelon pattern:

Oh, and I don't know if anyone's noticed, but I revamped my blog a bit! Which was long overdue. I'm really feeling the soft blue and vibrant red color combo lately.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Entrelac Scarf, Redux

I recently got commissioned to knit an entrelac scarf. This project completely ate my life for over three weeks, but I think the end result was damn worth it.

I used a multi-colored yarn this time, instead of three different colors of yarn like last time, and I am definitely in love with the result. Much less fussy, and the result is quite stunning.

This yarn is particularly pretty, and has great variation in color. I am actually making a second scarf like this right now in another colorway, and I am still so in love with how different the colors come out. The yarn is quite perfect for entrelac.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015


Incidentally, this is how much embroidery thread I have now:

Fun to make bracelets with, and arrange in pretty ways.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

New crafting obsession

I know, I know. Long time no see on the craft blog.

One of my goals this year is to be more active over here; to worry less about making perfect posts of super unique things, and just post more about, well, things I am actually making on the regular.

So I'm kicking off the new year with a post about my newest crafting obsession - friendship bracelets.

I know, such a throwback to middle school. However, this time, I have discovered and and all their lovely, lovely patterns.

I can't stop making them! I have acquired way too much embroidery thread, and even a bobbin winder so I would have no more horrible tangled messes of thread.

The above pattern is by my currently favourite user on, Mikkomix. I don't actually know her, but I've fallen in love with her patterns and colour schemes. She also has a shop and other cool things on her website, like cool free fonts! Do check her out!

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Christmas Tree Beanie: the pattern!

Remember this?

I promised to write the pattern for it ages ago, but then life happened (as it does, which is also the reason this blog has been inactive for so long). But I finally, finally wrote the pattern and put it up on Ravelry. So if you need to make a last-minute gift, or something festive to keep you warm in the following weeks, check it out! It's a super simple, super quick project.

Here's the link again.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Spring scarf

I found this gorgeous lightweight linen-viscose yarn on sale at the yarn store the other day, so I grabbed some to make a nice lacy spring scarf.

I really love this yarn. It's light and soft and drapey, and it's that wonderful cream color that makes every outfit look amazing.