How Yarn Saved Me from My Anxiety

A few months ago I reached out to This Is Brave, a local organization that shares women's stories of hardships and mental health. These stories are meant to provide support, inspire others, and let people dealing with similar issues know that they are not alone. Not many people are aware, but I used to struggle … Continue reading How Yarn Saved Me from My Anxiety

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5 Things to Do During Your Off-Season

I always have a hard time motivating myself to knit big chunky winter wears in the middle of summer. It’s hot, humid, and muggy. Literally the last thing I want to be doing is working with thick wool. I don’t want to waste my entire summer (I’m sure all my other maker friends can agree), … Continue reading 5 Things to Do During Your Off-Season

How to Manage Your Side-Hustle While Working Full-Time

Have you been considering starting a small business? Do you already have a side-hustle but are struggling to manage? Read Strings & Things' 7 tips and tricks to managing a side-hustle while working full-time!

Slow Fashion – the Shopping Habit That Will Actually Make You Feel Good Inside

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

Miss me? Here’s a quick little update on my life.

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.

New Year, New Projects, New Patterns!

2017, it's nice to meet you. So far my new year has been wonderfully lazy. Yesterday I had breakfast for every single meal. Today I am still lounging in pajamas as I try to get a little bit of work done. I go back to my teaching job tomorrow and I don't have to go … Continue reading New Year, New Projects, New Patterns!

Why I sometimes really hate being a maker.

There. I've said it. Sometimes I really do hate being a maker. And I've got my reasons. Exhibit A: I came across this adorable little cozy mug at the dollar store a few days ago. Wandering the aisles of dollar stores is actually kind of fun because you occasionally come across secret treasures, just like … Continue reading Why I sometimes really hate being a maker.

New things are coming for 2016

2015 has been a year of learning for me. New stitches. New patterns. New computer skills. It has been... overwhelming. But I am extremely thankful for every single thing. These past few months have been difficult in terms of balancing a never ending order list for the Christmas season, a full school semester, as well … Continue reading New things are coming for 2016

My New Favourite Canadian Site for Handmade Goods

I have always been proud of people who sell handmade items online as their job. No day job. No shift work. Just selling online, working at their own pace and schedule, and creating things they love. Proud, and envious. I think a lot of people who make handmade items are torn between wanting to give … Continue reading My New Favourite Canadian Site for Handmade Goods