Hello Internet Friends!
Today I’m bringing you part one of the #fluffyblondemonster’s 2018 Christmas gift, a pair of Quadra Jeans by Thread theory. While these jeans were not ~quite~ ready in time to put under the Christmas tree I did finish the bulk of the sewing on boxing day so I say, close enough!
(Also featured in this post’s pictures is the Jackdaw Sweater that I knit as a belated Christmas gift from 2017, he apparently really likes it as he even wore it for this photoshoot!) Read More
Hello & Happy New Year Internet Friends!
Hope you’ve all had super relaxing and craft filled holiday season :D
Today I’m sharing my last selfish knitting project that I finished in 2018 (so much Christmas knitting this year!) I finished this back in November and it’s been a cheerful and warm companion through the dark and rainy Vancouver winter. The pattern is Wool and Honey by the oh so talented Andrea Mowry and the wool is from my knit city haul, Sweet Fiber’s Spiced pumpkin on her Super Sweet Sock base. Read More
Hey Internet Friends!
Today I have my two January makes to share with you, my first Matcha Top and my second pair of mid rise Ginger jeans!
Let's start with the matcha top! I was super excited to sew up this pattern when it appeared in the indie sew winter collection, I've been looking for more tops with interesting sewing details to help fill some wardrobe holes in my closet. I was really intrigued by the neckline, especially the way the collar construction makes an interesting and flattering diamond like shape. Read More
Hey Internet! Long time no blog post......
I know....for a while there I seriously lost my sewing mo-jo....I was still doing crafty things and knitting all the time but work and life just started to get the best of me and I found I wasn't enjoying any of it anymore....and it made me sad :( It's not that I no longer loved doing crafty things I just wasn't getting the joy and satisfaction out of it anymore. So I took a step back, and just allowed myself to chill and remove the 'pressure' I had put on myself to continuously do creative things at every spare moment... When I wanted to sew, I sewed, and when I wanted to knit I knit, and when I wanted to be a vegetable on the couch or go to spin class, or play HOURS of Zelda (breath of the wild what have you done to my life?!) then I just did those things and tried not to be mad at myself for not doing #AllTheThings all the time. And that really, really helped...just letting myself be myself without beating myself up for not doing every single thing on my massive 'I want to do all the things' list. I also started a bullet journla which also really helped because it let me write down all the ideas I have in my head for all the projects I either wanted to start or have started and create realistic goals for when I can get those projects done (I also got to deep dive into bullet journals on Pinterest which is highly satisfying) :) Read More