Hello 2020!

2020 has been great so far! Although it seems I accidentally fell asleep at 7 and missed the fireworks! Oops! What a start!

I had the day off of work today, so I took down the Christmas tree to get a new start, cleaned the house, and then spent most of the day crafting! I even got a run in! I feel so accomplished this year already!

There are a lot of goals I have for this year: be ridiculously colourful, fight my anxiety, less tv/computer, and be positive! But my biggest resolution again is to just simply BE CREATIVE!

I finished up a knitted sweater for Sugar that I had started a couple of weeks ago. I used a simple pet sweater pattern which is made for tiny puppies that I made a bit bigger to fit an 8 pound cat (you can find the pattern here!). But so far Sugar is NOT a fan and I can’t get her to model it! So you’re going to have to do with a pic of a unicorn in a sweater instead!

A while back I picked up an amazing book called Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects by Sarah Goldschadt that I’m planning to make use of this year as well. I LOVE this book so far as it’s exactly what it says on the tin – a quick craft (jewellery, home decor, cute toys, etc) for every day of the year. Each week is broken up into a theme, for example this week is Snowflakes! It’ll be great if I hit an inspiration slump again and it’ll hopefully spur on some more projects! I’m going to do my best to work cover to cover. Today’s project was making this really cute Snowflake Barette that I’m going to wear to work tomorrow:

So much I still want to do today! Trying to squeeze in some more fun before back to work tomorrow, as I feel really reinvigorated! Lots of love and wishes to you all this year!!

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Today is your lucky day! ♧ St. Patrick’s Day ideas!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Rainbows, chocolate coins, and good luck galore! I’m not Irish, but it’s just a fun day to celebrate SOMETHING even it’s just because you can!

This years’ celebrations fall on a weekend so there’s lots of time to throw together a super fun party (I’m celebrating with my cat so there’s no excuse!)

I completely forgot to pick up some Lucky Charms ~ so I made my own (sort of – they’re probably not AS tasty!):

They’re after me Lucky Charms!

Everything – the bowl, spoon, and marshmallow charms (no cereal bits here either ;)) – is completely made of felt with stuffing on the inside. It’s nice and squishy so I may never get it back from Sugar! Yes that’s also a leprechaun hat you’re spotting!

I also made a tasty shamrock shaped pizza:

Obviously pizza is not very Irish, but jalapenos are playing along with the green theme! You could also try green peppers, avocado, or even rainbow vegetables to try to find the pot of gold at the end!

This awesome and very easy recipe comes from good ol’ Good Housekeeping – which you can find here!

How else to become absolutely giddy as a leprechaun?!

♧ Add a dash of green dye to your morning cup of milk or evening bevvie!
♧ Or maybe a dash of Bailey’s Irish Creme in your coffee or hot chocolate would pick you up 🙂
♧ Add some rainbow to your eyeshadow or nails as rainbows scream St. Patty’s as well!

And remember to wear that green so you don’t get pinched 😉

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Feltie Friday: Animal Crossing plush!

For the past couple days I’ve been busy working on some mini-plush based on my favourite video game series of all time: Animal Crossing!

What’s not to love about a world where you can become best friends with sassy purple cats and t-shirt wearing alligators, send refrigerators through the mail, and pay off the mortgage on your own home whenever you darn well want to (or not)?!

I created three of my favourite villagers: Bunnie (my all-time favourite since 2002!), Cookie, and darling Rosie (who left my village a few months ago and I’M STILL CRUSHED) and some of the other things that you’ll encounter around town. Even that damn dreaded pitfall.

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It’s-a-me again! (and I have Mario plush to share!)

Oh hiya again blogiverse – I’m back and FULL of happiness, rainbows, and ideas to share once again!

I’ve spent a lot of time in the past week stitching together all sorts of little felt friends. Here’s my latest crew in celebration of March 10th… other wise known as Mario day (took me a bit to figure this out, but Mar 10… MAR10! Mamma mia!)

I, like so many people, have such fond memories of spending weeks on end getting that little plumber to run through insane courses filled with adorably evil Boos, lava pits, never ending staircases, and songs that will NEVER leave your brain.

Here are Mario, Luigi, and some friends to celebrate this day:

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Spring is coming soon, isn’t knit?! ~ Knitted Rainbow Scarf Pattern!

I started this post as one of my Sunday Snaps type posts! But then the day (and week) got away from me! I’ve been working on planning my cat Sugar’s first birthday party (let’s just say it’s going to be SWEET!), then I had to pop to the dentist yesterday to have a cavity filled – all that candy finally caught up with me!! Naturally it was one of the most difficult cavities they’ve seen in a while so I was there most of the afternoon… SIGH! 😀

So with all that, I forgot to update this blog and my other social media (I’m still alive friends)! Anyways, I spent most of the weekend stuck inside during yet ANOTHER snow storm finishing this guy:

He’s cute, colourful, and ready to drive winter FAR FAR AWAY! It’s been a while since I’ve worked on an actual knitting project, and I zipped right through it in about a day and then managed to screw up the BIND OFF of all things (usually my favourite part!) Yarn it all! So I had to frog it back a few rows.

I used Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn, which I loved working with. This was a VERY simple garter stitch pattern (knit stitch all the way through), done horizontally:

  • CO 80 (or more, depending on how long you want your scarf)
  • K in your first colour for the entire row, and repeat for 4 rows.
  • Switch up your colour and repeat rows until done, and bind off. Total is 24 rows across (4×6)

I didn’t have any white yarn to do the clouds, so I sewed up cloud plushies instead and hot glued the cute little eyes, checks, and mouth!

Now I’m ready for some brighter days! xoxo

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