This pattern is very near and dear to my heart. For a long time, I told myself that this was MY pattern and I didn’t want anyone else to have it, but they are just so dang cute and ferocious that I need to share it. Years ago a friend of mine from university made … Continue reading Free Crochet Pattern – The Mighty Cthulhu Amigurumi
I love amigurumis. They just make my day. The endless possibilities to adapt and adjust your creation to maximize its level of adorable are so fun to toy with (pun intended). If you haven’t heard of this term before, here’s a quick breakdown. Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small yarn creatures. They are … Continue reading 5 Tips for Improving Your Amigurumi Skills
When I first saw another maker use this hashtag, I felt a little weird about it. What did she mean by “#HandmadeNotHomemade”? The two terms are basically synonyms. Something that is handmade is usually also homemade. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. I will always support handmade items when I … Continue reading Why I Refer to My Items as “Handmade” and NOT “Homemade”
Learn how to crochet this quick and easy sleeping mask! Choose your favourite cotton yarn and start crocheting. This free pattern only takes about an hour to complete.
Happy Sunday everyone! I have a new pattern for you, finally! Introducing The Perfect Rectangular Basket. I had some truly lovely crocheters help me test this pattern a few weeks ago and, as life would have it, I fell behind on my end of the process. Other life things got in the way and I … Continue reading New Crochet Pattern – The Perfect Rectangular Basket
Coming up with a pattern idea is fun. Testing the pattern and physically making prototypes is even more fun. Actually typing up and posting the pattern is definitely not fun. Regardless, I am excited to share with you what I have fondly named "The Benjamin Scarf". This is probably one of my favourite patterns I … Continue reading Free Beginner Crochet Pattern – “The Benjamin”
You’ve probably heard many people use the term “slow fashion”, but I’m guessing you are not totally sure what it means. The phrase was unclear to me for the longest time—and this was pretty embarrassing because my entire business revolves around slow fashion! Have you noticed an overall decline in quality of clothing, that has … Continue reading Slow Fashion – the Shopping Habit That Will Actually Make You Feel Good Inside
Can you tell fall is just around the corner? I can't. The weather where I live has been atrociously warm. In fact, today we broke a 66-year temperature record, which is insane. The forest fires in the northern regions of my province have been sending so much smoke to the Fraser Valley that is has been … Continue reading The Mountains Are Calling and so Is This Toque
I've got something close to home to talk about today. Summer is a difficult time for most of Canada. We are fortunate enough to have so many different types of climates in our country, but the summer takes a toll on the more barren and desert-like areas. Right now there are hundreds of forest fires … Continue reading Help Fund-raise to Fight the Fires in British Columbia
Hey everyone. It's been a while (again). I feel like I owe a bit of an explanation to my horrendous lack of online activity lately. There really shouldn't be an excuse, but I needed a break. The last post I made anywhere was on May 18th, which was just over 3 weeks ago. I didn't … Continue reading Miss me? Here’s a quick little update on my life.