Monday, October 5, 2015

Happy Teacher's Day!

Hello! Happy World Teacher's Day to all the teachers out there!

My daughter brought these for her teachers today:

I made crochet covers for the mason jars and filled it with sweet treats. It may seem like a quick project but errr... those covers actually took a few hours.

It feels so good to be able to post something after a very long hiatus... and before another very long hiatus, I suspect. Big hugs to those who are still following this blog in spite of the lack of recent content. I've been a silent lurker on my favorite blogs, checking every now and then for inspirations I know I will never have the time to make. But such is life, We go where it takes us and trust that God is leading the way. 

And I am rambling so I'll say good bye before this turns into a monologue of my daily struggles. Till next post!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Something old and something new

Wow, time does fly. I never realized my last post was so long ago.

I'm still deeply mired in this corporate set-up I entered a couple of years ago. It's still tiring and it leaves me very little time to do the things I like, but I am getting used to it. Also my baby girl is now a little girl and doesn't require me to be at her beck and call all the time, you now, to survive :)

With the very little time I find for myself, I did manage to use it wisely and have managed to complete some projects. I didn't get a chance to photograph all of them though. Lately, it has been cold in our tropical country, a welcome respite before the burning summer hits us. Cold weather always inspires me to start grand crochet projects which I never finish because summer hits before I know it and it becomes too hot to even hold any type of yarn. With the start of this year though, I started focusing on smaller projects and what do you know, I finished quite a few!

Here are 3 small bags I finished during a long weekend we had this January. When I say small, I do mean small... like the length is only around 10 inches. I didn't really follow a pattern for these and I used mostly scrap or recycled yarn.

This next one was made by request. This is what happens when I let my daughter watch me as I browse Ravelry. She saw this and pleaded and pleaded until I agreed to make her one. 

Apple Bloom from My Little Pony
Yey, my first amigurumi project! To those of you who are not in-the-know (you know... who doesn't have a little girl aged 4-8), this is Apple Bloom, a school-aged pony from the My Little Pony animated series. You can find the pattern from Knit One Awe Some right here.  

Emboldened by my success at finishing the smaller projects (hooray! hooray!!), I embarked on a bigger scale project which I hope to finish before summer gets here. 

(NOTE: I had to suppress a "haha, yeah right!" retort, an automatic response from my brain, after typing that last sentence).

Linking up to A Round Tuit at Creating My Way to Success.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Jumping on the bandwagon

So I did that and now, I'm currently hooked on the Rainbow Loom (no pun intended!)

I know, I know... it's a little late since this has been around since last year and I actually saw this at the mall last December and ignored it. Now, it's popularity is gaining traction and it's hitting Manila like a heat wave in summer. 

It has rekindled my interest in jewelry-making.

If you are into this thing, you'd recognize the pattern and yes, I'm a big fan of double braids. They look so feminine with the proper color combination.

My daughter is 4 years old now and with some assistance, she is able to make a simple fish tail. However, she lacks the patience to finish a whole bracelet... thank goodness. She's a little too fond of neons and I don't think I can rock a neon pink bracelet at the office. She did insist I use the short fishtail she finished so we turned it into a charm and is now dangling happily from my wallet.

Anyway, this is my way of saying "I'm still alive!!" and that the corporate world has not eaten me alive just yet. I miss crafting and I am still crafting only I lack the time to take photos of the things we make at home.