Saturday, February 6, 2016

Ebony Black Cardigan

I have been trying for years to make myself a sweater. Over the many years, I have failed over ten times (so much yarn, time, and effort wasted!! lol jk). My favourite blogger Stephanie Jessica Lau made this beautiful sweater cape, and I was determined to make it. I decided to make my sweater black because it is one of my favourite colours for clothes, and it matches well with my closet. :)

At my local craft store, I bought 4 balls of Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Black.

I love love this colour because it is very versatile and goes with everything.

Before making the sweater, I wanted to practice the "moss stitch" since I have never used it in any of my projects before.
I love the look and texture of this stitch! It is also really easy to crochet. :)
To start making the sweater, I ch 117 sts and began working the moss stitch for 100 rows.



Next, I began to make the two panels. Panel #1 done!

Then, I folded both panels down towards the bottom of the rectangle and sewed the edges partially.

Finally, I made the sleeves and attached them to the sweater.


(I did not make the bottom rib for the sweater because if I did, my sweater would be too long.)

Tada! I FINALLY finished making my own sweater! I am very happy with how this turned out. I will definitely wear this all the time. :)

This sweater is so soft and comfy.

Awkward poses^

I am obviously really happy with how this sweater turned out. :P

Outtakes
 (Awkward attempt at smiling ^)
(I think something was in my eye ^)

Thank you, Stephanie for this pattern!! I love my new sweater. :)
I hope you liked reading this post. See you later!
Happy crocheting and crafting!
Anna

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Teddy Bear Keychains

Some new keychains that I am thinking of putting in my Etsy shop.






Saturday, January 23, 2016

Work In Progress: Hello Kitty


Hello Kitty! I will make a post once I have finished making it. :)

Saturday, January 16, 2016

December Favourites 2015

Ah December is over, and it is 2016! This is crazy....

This month I have been loving a lot of stuff, so I wanted to show y'all some of the things I have been using in December.
1. TCHO Chocolate
This chocolate is amazing, and my sister found a jar of 40 pieces of this chocolate at Costco. Since we bought it, I have been eating them all the time. They are so good cuz the chocolate is infused with Blue Bottle coffee. :P

2. Green Tea Kit Kat
When my family and I went to visit family for Thanksgiving, we bought two big bags of green tea kit kat from a local Japanese market. I do not like the traditional kit kat, but the green tea kit at is my favourite! It is a wafer covered in green tea white chocolate.

3. Totoro Onesie
For Christmas, I got a gift card to Amazon, and I bought a Kigurumi Totoro onesie for really cheap! Normally, the Kigurumi onesies cost $60 per, but on Amazon, they were $25. This onesie is super warm and soft. I have been wearing this at home while watching a movie or doing my homework. :)

4. Music
This month I added a couple of songs to my Spotify playlist. I used to not use Spotify at all until this month, so I have been adding all the songs that I already know and like listening to. Here are some of them:
a. Girl on Fire(Alicia Keys)
b. Mirrors(Justin Timberlake)
c.소녀( A Little Girl) (이문세 cover by OHHYUK)
d. Love On Top(Beyonce)
e. Make You Feel My Love ( Bob Dylan cover by Adele)

That's it for today!
Happy crocheting and crafting!
~Anna

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Narwhal or Unicorn?

I love Anna Hrachovec's blog, Mochimochi Land.  I discovered her blog after I bought her first book Knitting MochiMochi.

A couple of years ago, I bought her book Teeny Tiny Mochimochi, and I fell in love with her unicorn pattern. I made it and asked my mom what is was. She said it was a narwhal.




What do you think? Does it look like a narwhal or Unicorn?

That's it for today!
Happy Crocheting and Crafting!
~Anna

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Crocheting Myself


Hopefully, this post will not sound narcissistic...:P
For a long time, I have always wanted to crochet a human instead of a cute and fat animal. When I found this free pattern on Ravelry, I used it to crochet myself. :P

First, I picked out a beige coloured yarn(from Daiso) for my skin, black yarn(Bernat) for my hair, grey yarn(Red Heart) for my dress, and scrap red yarn for my mouth.



I also used my 3.75mm Clover crochet hook.

Using the beige yarn from Daiso, I crocheted my head.
After making the head, I attached the plastic safety eyes. Head done!

Next, I made the dress. To make the dress, you also make the legs and join the body and the legs together. Lower body done!

Next, I made the arms.
Almost done!!


Finally, I began to make my hair which was the most tedious to make.

After I made the hair, the hair was wayyy too long, so I trimmed it.
Tada!!

I hope you liked this post!
Happy crocheting and crafting!
~anna

Friday, December 25, 2015


Merry Christmas from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!! Pattern from: Teeny Tiny Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec.