Thursday, July 7, 2016

Creating A Super Mario World Update: Finished Mario!


After many months of designing, crocheting, and procrastinating, I finally finished Mario!! I hope you guys like it! I have also finished typing out the pattern, and it is being sold in my etsy store at: etsy.com/shop/spoolofsunshine

That's it for today's post! Until next time, happy crocheting and crafting!
Anna

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Stuff from Korea :P

Hi everyone! I'm back from Korea! I went to Korea with my family and friends from church for summer missions. while I was there, I picked up some stuff I needed on our free days.

First, I went to Innisfree because I needed some skin care products. Korea skin care products tend to work better on my skin rather than American skin care products. I first got their sunscreen from their sunflower collection. Innisfree has different themes for their skin care and the sunflower collection was the only one that had sunscreen with SPF 50.
 Next, I got a pot of moisturizer from their green tea collection. My skin is very dry, and my skin produces its own natural oil to moisturize my face, but the natural oil my skin produces clogs my pores and breaks me out. To prevent this, I got a moisturizing lotion that keeps me oil free all day and Innisfree's pore cleaning foaming face wash.
Innisfree was having a special deal on their lipbalms, so I bought one and got one for free( I gave the other lipbalm to my sister).



On one weekend, the summer missions team went to 남대문(NamDaeMoon). I bought a totoro shirt to add to my growing colection of Totoro merch, and I also bought  charmander socks and totoro socks to add to my kawaii socks collection. 


 While I was in Korea, I helped out at Berkeley Exchange (English tutoring) with the team, and there I met a sweet college student named 강지현(Kang JiHyun) who always bought the team and me snacks. At the last day of Berkeley Exchange, she gave everyone face masks. 지현언니 감사합니다!


My parents and brother needed some pens and notebooks for their upcoming studies at Hebrew school in Israel. While they bought their supplies at a store called Morning Glory, I also picked up 2 erasable pens and multiple colourful felt tip pens.


Chupa chups! These are my favourite candies of all time, and even though some stores in America sell them, I was only able to find them in Korea. While I was in Korea, I often went to the convenient stores to stock up on Chupa Chups. :P I think I bought too many Chupa Chups...Hopefully, I won't get any cavities! :P



That's it for today's post! I hope you liked it! Until the next post, Happy Crocheting and Crafting!!


Anna

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Summer Reading


I'm back from Korea! And now that I have finished all my AP classes, AP exam, and other final exams, I have a lot more time to crochet and read. I recently got a Barnes and Noble gift card from a sweet girl from church, and I bought some books to read on my past recent trip to South Korea. The first book I bought was Lord of the Flies by William Golding. My brother read this book when he was in high school, and he highly recommended this book to me. I am super excited to read this book, as I heard many other good reviews on it. :)


The last book I bought is the Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. I heard a lot of great reviews on this book, and on my trip to South Korea, I read it on the plane and at the hotel. I'll admit that I cried after I finished it. :P Without spoiling too much, the book is about the son of a leader of a concentration camp during World War II. This little boy finds a young Jewish boy at the fence of the concentration camp, and the two become friends. After reading this book, I highly recommend it to children of ages 10+. Although it is very simply written, it is an entertaining book that will be an excellent choice to read during the summer. :)

The next book I am going to be reading this summer is Animal Farm by George Orwell. I am currently half-way through this book, and I am really enjoying it. It is both educational and entertaining. I find the animals' argunments in the book to be very convincing. If I were an animal in that farm, I could definitely see myself following Napoleon stupidly. :P

The last book I am going to reading this summer is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I have already read this book for school, but I wanted to re-read it because I really enjoyed this book. It is a bit difficult to understand, but once you read it carefully, it is a beautiful story. I read it with my mom, and we both shipped Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette. :)


In addition to reading lots of books, I have been trying to crochet and knit more. I am planning to post an update on my Creating a Super Mario World project. Stay tuned for that post! :D

Until next time, happy crocheting and crafting!

Anna

Friday, June 17, 2016

Thank you!


Exciting news! My blog recently past 100k views! Thank you for viewing and reading my blog posts. I will continue to try my best to post as much as I can. Now that it is summer, I can crochet and blog more. Expect some new posts in the future! :)

Anna

Saturday, May 28, 2016

TMI Tag

Hello! This is my first time doing a tag on my blog. Today, I am going to do the TMI Tag to get you guys to know me a bit better. :) Let's get started! (There are 50 questions in the original TMI tag, but I am only going to do a few.)
1: Ever been in love? Nope, I've never even had a crush yet. I love God though! :) 2: Ever had a terrible breakup? No, because I have never dated before, and I don't plan to date until I am like 19 years old. :P3: How tall are you? 4ft and 11 in. I am a dwarf! :P4: How much do you weigh? 110lbs5: Any piercings? Nope, not even on my ears. 6: Favorite show? My TV is broken, so I don't watch much TV. :D7: Favorite song? I do not have an all time favourite song, but my favourite song of this week is Million Years Ago by Adele. 8: How old are you? Almost 16 yrs old.9: Favorite color? Black and gold.10: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? About 5-7 minutes11: Ever been in a physical fight? No, but I have received a death threat when I was 5 years old. 12: Fears? The witch from Snow White. I cannot watch that movie without crying in fear. 13: Last thing that made you cry? My baptism! :) They were happy tears.14: Last time you said you loved someone? Today, I told my mom that I loved her. 15: Last book you read? 1984 by George Orwell16: The book you're currently reading? Animal Farm also by George Orwell17: Favorite food? Pasta18: Place you want to visit? I want to go back to Paris. :) 19: Do you have a crush? Nope, I have never had a crush.20: Favorite flavor of sweet? Vanilla21: What instruments do you play? Piano and I sing a little bit. 22: Favorite piece of jewelry? A leather bracelet that my brother gave me. I have been wearing it most every day ever since he gave it to me. 23: Last song you sang? No Makeup by Zion T. 


That's it for today's post! I hope you liked reading it. :) 
For the next few weeks, I will not be posting on my blog because I will be out of the country. However, once I ge back home, I will post more. :) Till I get back, I will see you next time! Happy Crocheting and Crafting! Anna

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Crocheting Essentials

Hi!

For today's post, I will be showing y'all my crocheting essentials. 

My first essential are my crochet hooks! I have been trying to collect all of the clover amour hooks, but I have not been able to go yarn shopping in a while. :( I will try to buy all of them soon!! :DI keep all of my Clover Amour Hooks in this adorable Rilakkuma pencil case. 

Next essential of mine is my pink bear tape measurer. If you can remember, I bought this at Daiso and blogged about it here. I only use this if I am crocheting a piece of clothing or a hat.


Scissors and jumbo needles are HUGE essentials to crocheting anything. 

My last essential is of course yarn!! :)

That's it for today's post. I hope you liked it. 

Happy crocheting and crafting! 
Anna