Sunday, October 27, 2013

DIY Flower Painted Nails

I had nothing else to do...lol. So I painted a flower on my nail, and I thought that it would make a great post on the blog!:) it is super simple. I love the color combination of grey and pink together. 

Materials
  • Silver Nail Polish
  • Top coat nail polish
  • Base coat nail polish
  • Pink Nail Polish
  • Light Pink Nail Polish
~Step 1~ Apply the basecoat nail polish.
~Step 2~ Apply the 2 layers of silver nail polish with the topcoat nail polish in between each layer( Let dry)
~Step 3~ Carefully paint a flower shape on the nail and let it dry.
~Step 4~ Apply the topcoat nail polish.
~Step 5~ Carefully paint a tiny dot in the center of the pink flower with the the light pink nail polish let it dry.
~Step 6~ Apply the topcoat nail polish and let it dry.

And voila! You are done! I hope you enjoyed this post and have a great day of crocheting and crafting!:) 

❤️Anna



Saturday, October 19, 2013

What Yarns Do I Use?

Well, a reader of my blog named Haley commented on one of my posts asking me what kind of yarn I crochet with. I crochet with all different types of yarn! :) I have soooo many favourites! When I had time, I made a small list of my favourite yarn brands:

  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice ( worsted weight yarn)
  • Lion Brand Cozy Wool ( Chunky yarn)
  • Patons Grace ( mercized cotton yarn)
  • Lily Sugar n' Creme (cotton yarn)
  • Loops and Threads Impeccable Solids (Worsted weight yarn)
  • Red Heart Soft Yarn ( Worsted Weight Yarn)
  • Red Heart Super Saver Solids. (Worsted weight yarn)

I like to crochet scarfs, hats, bags, and other useful items with Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn. I highly recommend that you do not use this yarn when making amigurumi because this yarn fuzzes easily.

With the Lion Brand Cozy Wool, I like to crochet only slouchy hats and scarfs with that yarn. I NEVER use chunky yarn to make amigurumi because chunky yarn is way too thick for my 2.00 mm crochet hook.

I love Patons Grace yarn! I use it to make amigurumi because it does not fuzz, and the yarn is very soft.

I also often use Lily Sugar n' Creme yarn when I run out of Patons Grace yarn. In general, I LOVE cotton yarn. This yarn is not as soft as Patons Grace yarn because it is not mercized cotton, but it is very strong and durable. I love this yarn so much. :)

 I like to use Loops an Threads Impeccable Solids yarn. I only get this yarn in two shades, and those shades are lovely shade of hot light pink and a multicolored yarn. I love the color of the pink yarn more because it goes perfectly with a dark or light grey, and I highly recommend that you do not use this yarn when making amigurumi. It fuzzes a lot, and I only use this yarn when making Granny Squares or blankets.

I love to use Red Heart Soft Yarn when making hats and scarfs only because it is super soft. If you want to make a fuzzy amigurumi, this yarn is perfect for that project. I highly recommend that you do not use this yarn when making amigurumi unless you want your amigurumi to be nice and fuzzy.


I hope this post helped a lot! :) Have a wonderful day of Crocheting and Crafting!


❤️Anna❤️

Monday, October 14, 2013

Had Nothing Else To Do


Since I had nothing else to do, I gave myself a manicure. :P I used this tutorial. For the 4th finger, I applied some of my glitter nail polish then covered it with a top layer of clear nail polish.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

DIY Card Tutorial #2


I'm sure by now you all know that I love to craft and crochet. Well, a while ago, a friend of mine was moving away. So, I made her a card. I though that the card would make a great DIY tutorial for my blog!:) here is what my finished product looks like:
Materials 
❤️construction paper
❤️marker
❤️yarn and crochet hook
❤️sticker that can easily be taken off
❤️glue gun
❤️scissors

~Step 1: with the construction paper, fold it in half and unfold it. Then fold one side of the paper into the center of the paper
~Step 2: fold the other half over the the other part of the paper that was folded in the first step.
~Step 3: attach a easily removable sticker in the center of the parting the the two parts of the folded paper.
~Step 4: Crochet a heart from littlebirdiesecrets.com and glue gun it ontop of the sticker. 
~Step 5: Open the card and write a little sweet note.
~Step 6: close the card and enjoy!


And voila! You're all done. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have a great day of crocheting and crafting! :) 

❤️Anna


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I'm Sick

Well, ever since summer turned into fall, I became really sick. Whenever I get sick, asthma ALWAYS happens....:(
There is so much difficulty in breathing! So many medicines to take and inhale.... Can't wait till I get better! :) When I do, I will be posting more things about crocheting and crafting. 

Until then, have a great day!
❤️Anna 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Crochet Corner: Amigurumi Cupcake

On my blog, I posted an amigurumi cupcake pattern. On Ravelry, someone made three of them, and I thought that all of them were so super cute!!:) I loved all of them so I decided to post all of them on a Crochet Corner!
I love how this one has such a colorful frosting top!!:) 

This one is my personal favourite, because the top is so fluffy and cute. 

 I thought this one looked super fun and had a tail of frosting coming out of its head!!:) looks like this cupcake is ready for a party. :) 

Well, that's it for today. I hope you enjoyed this post, and if you want to make your own cupcake, you can find it by typing in Amigurumi Cupcake Pattern in the search box. I hope you have a wonderful day of crocheting and crafting!:)

~Anna