May Catch-up!

Apologies for the VERY delayed post – ack it’s the middle of… JUNE?! Here’s what I was up to in May!

  • I’ve been running like a mad woman – literally! I had a half marathon in early May and finished in a wicked personal best time (1:49)! Running has been most of my life actually! It’s been run, eat, sleep, repeat all in preparation for my full marathon *gasp* tomorrow?!?!?!
Sugar modelling my medal (and sweaty gear ;)) from my half!
  • It’s actually spring out now (we even had a few days well above THIRTY celsius!) so I’ve been spending a lot of time outside staring at the lovely cherry blossoms!
  • Started working on construction on my first dollhouse, which I’ve been spending weeks sanding, construction, priming, painting… making an entire mess of my room and have been loving it! I really missed being creative and coating everything in PINK!
  • I also got inspired to finally get back to working on decorating my actual house!
  • After a few years, I finally got CURTAINS! My big dollhouse finally looks like a real dollhouse now! Which that cat has not destroyed yet (even I’m SHOCKED)!
  • Game of Thrones is actually DONE! Ahh! It’s been so long since I’ve been invested in a show like that (like so many people!) No spoilers here, but I really liked how it ended.
  • I started watching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to fill in the gap! Definitely NOT the same genre, but it was time for something hilarious.
  • After years and years of hmming and hawing, I bought my very first Takara Neo Blythe doll (I’m planning a proper post soon… but I’m just beaming!)
  • And saw lots and lots of rainbows!
This was at 6 am on what seemed like a super glum day! The universe always knows what you need 🙂

Hope to be a bit more active here on the blogosphere once running is done! I feel the creative bug biting again and need to put all that spare time to use! 😀

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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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Sunday SNAPS!

Here are some pics of what I was up to this week! Probably easier to share my craft-ventures in a sum up post rather than a ton of posts.

This was a good but very busy week… and it was FLIPPIN COLD here! COLDER THAN MINUS 40 celsius this morning with windchill (for the American folks conveniently that’s also -40 Fahrenheit!) Now I’m from Winnipeg, Canada, which has at times been colder than Mars, but that’s still not something you ever get used to! So I’ve been stuck inside most of the week (darn ;)).

Luckily that left lots of time for cleaning…

I had to shuffle things around to fit some of my new creations and new books!

And did lots of creating:

Rainbow felt necklace
Oh hello felt Hello Kitty!

Got a delivery of new yarn so I got seriously back into knitting as well this week!

My new yarn is so bright and thick! Going to be a gigantic rainbow blanket!

Also did some decorating around my little pink house! Valentine’s decorating for most is my year round decor so I’m on cloud 9 stocking up on all sorts of goodies!!

That was a pretty busy week! Could’ve used an extra day in there for sure. Time to do it all again! 😀

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Sending RAINBOWS to brighten up your Monday!

The sky is FALLING! Not actually I suppose, but my city got 15 centimeters of SNOW overnight AND it’s first thing Monday morning! Sigh…… no wait! That just calls for extra rainbows!

So meet my colourful new buddy who I created to give cuddles and get us through today!

He’s made of felt and is stuffed full of happiness (okay stuffing…. but nothing makes me happier!) I’m sticking him in my purse today and he’s guaranteed to make everything just dandy!

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A brand new year to fill with all sorts of happiness!!!

Well we did it!!! 2019 is HERE!

I spent New Years Eve enjoying a bunch of leftover Christmas treats, making a quick colourful 2019 headband, and chasing after my cat who kept stealing the pompoms!

My headband! Full of my favourite materials: glitter, stickers, pompoms (also Sugar’s favourite!), and rhinestones!

I had so much fun, but ended up falling asleep at 9 – oops!!! I was trying to stay up, and I was even going to set an alarm just in case I fell asleep but then fell asleep before I could do THAT! Hahaha!

I ended up watching fireworks this morning (on Youtube ;))!

My one big goal for this year is to CREATE EVERY SINGLE DAY! Even if it’s just a little bit of something. I dream of having a magical house full to the brim with colour, fabrics, knitted things, craft projects, and the constant smell of fresh baked goodies ~ my own enchanted little paradise!! And then post my creations every day (or so) here on this blog! I hope this challenge will allow me to be productive and constantly learn new skills!

I also just want to be HAPPY this year, fight through my anxiety, be healthy, and as bright and unique as can possibly be!

The first sunrise of 2019! The colours were already cooperating with me!!

2018 was my absolutely best year ever, and 2019 is guaranteed to be EVEN BETTER! Can’t wait to enjoy it with you all! xoxo

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