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
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
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!
For me, the beginning of the year starts in September. As a student and a dance teacher, everything starts again this month. After having July and August off from working and homework, September can be a bit of a stressful adjustment. Next week I will have my "last" first day of the year of university … Continue reading Hello, September
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.
I recently visited a cute little yarn shop owned by a fabulous indie-dyer. She carried the most beautiful yarns in her shop, many of which I have never even heard of before. I am super impressed with my willpower. I only bought a few skeins, and they were all meant for particular projects I wanted … Continue reading Is it okay to be a yarn snob?
I love making blankets during my lulls between orders. I usually keep them for myself or give them away as gifts. Handmade is so much better! Plus it gives me an excuse to watch all of House of Cards season 4 in one sitting without feeling overly guilty. The hardest part of blanket planning for … Continue reading Blanket Planning 101
I've mentioned on other posts how difficult this time of year is for me. It is now March! Spring break is upon us in British Columbia, which hopefully means the weather will begin to grow nicer (still waiting for that part). I have a hard time cuddling up with my chunky yarns and thick needles … Continue reading Fellow knitters and crocheters, I need your help.
Hello again, back with a free pattern! I call this the Brioche Head Wrap. Honestly, I am not entirely sure what "brioche" means other than that it is the name of the stitch that is used and I believe it is French. I just love the way it sounds! This pattern is super easy and … Continue reading Free Knitting Pattern – Brioche Head Wrap
I recently filled a large wholesale order for a local business and one of my requirements was to have proper packaging and washing instructions, as my items were all wearable accessories. This was a little scary as I barely know how to properly do laundry. Those little washing symbols are an alien language in my … Continue reading Free Printable Washing Instructions for Knitwear!