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

Monday, May 9, 2016

April Favourites 2016

2016 is flying by way too quickly. I can't believe it is already May! In today's post, I wanted to show y'all some of the stuff I used through the month of April.

1. EOS mint lip balm
I won this lip balm in a game at a baby shower. :P Ever since I won it, I have been using it a lot. I already had an EOS lip balm in Honeysuckle, but I used it all up. This lip balm both smells and tastes really good. :P


2. Panda Sticky Notes 
If you can remember, I bought a ton of kawaii sticky notes from Daiso a while ago, and ever since I bought them, I have been using them non-stop. I put them in my books, notebooks, binders, and calendar. They are adorable and really affordable! :)

3. Benefit Roller Lash
I have really short eyelashes unlike my siblings and mom. Thanks dad for giving me your monolid and short eyelashes! lol jk. 아빠 사랑해요!! Even though my eyelashes are short and grow straight down, Benefit Roller Lash makes them long and holds a curl really well. I got mine from Sephora.

4. Friendship Bracelets
In April, I have been making a ton of friendship bracelets. I especially love to stack them; their colours look so pretty together! In the picture, I am wear one bracelet that I made with Patons Grace mercerized cotton yarn, and the other one is a Mikaylove inspired bracelet that I made with gold chains and a suede cord. The third bracelet was given to me by my brother, and I have been wearing it almost everyday for the past two years. 

5. Rilakkuma pencil case
Though school has made it difficult to crochet, I have been crocheting a lot this month. For my favourite hooks, which are the Clover Amour hooks, I have been storing them in this adorable Rilakkuma pencil case that I bought from Amazon. I am not too sure if Amazon still sells it, but I found one similar to the one that I have here.


Favourite Book(s) of the month:
1. Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
2. Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)

Favourite Music:
I did not add many songs to my playlist this month. All songs are available on Spotify.
1. Cheerleader (PTX cover)
2. No Makeup (Zion T.)
3. Castle on a Cloud (Les Miserables)

I hope you liked this post! I hope y'all have a great week!

Happy crocheting and crafting!
Anna

Monday, May 2, 2016

Creating a Super Mario World Part 1: Super Mushroom

Super Mushroom!!

Here is the pattern:
Super Mushroom Pattern
Bottom part. 
Begin with cream yarn 
Ch 2 
Rnd 1: 6 sc in the 2nd ch away from hook. 
Rnd 2: (inc in every st around.) 12 sts 
Rnd 3: (sc 1, inc in the next st) rep around. 18 sts 
Rnd 4: (sc 2, inc in the next st) rep around. 24 sts 
Rnd 5: Sc in the back loops all around. 24 sts 
Rnd 6­-10: Sc in every st around. 24 sts 
BO w/ long tail for sewing.

Top part. 
Begin with red yarn 
Ch 2 
Rnd 1: 6 sc in the 2nd ch away from hook. 
Rnd 2: (inc in every st around.) 12 sts 
Rnd 3: (sc 1, inc in the next st) rep around. 18 sts 
Rnd 4: (sc 2, inc in the next st) rep around. 24 sts 
Rnd 5: (sc 3, inc in the next st) rep around. 30 sts 
Rnd 6: (sc 4, inc in the next st) rep around. 36 sts 
Rnd 7­-10: Sc in every st around. 36 sts Rnd 11: (sc 4 , dec) rep around. (30 sts) Rnd 12: (sc 3, dec) rep around. (24 sts)
 BO with long tail for sewing


Finishing for Mushroom: Attach plastic safety eyes to the bottom part of the mushroom between rounds 7 and 8.Stuff and sew the top and bottom parts of the mushroom together. Cut 3 circles out of white felt and glue gun them to the top part of the mushroom.


Tada! Super Mushroom is done! I hoped you all liked this pattern.

That's it for today's post! See y'all later! 
Anna