Thursday, 21 March 2013

Rainbow Cushion

Although it is now technically Spring, the weather here is winter. It's cold, windy, and very snowy. Over the weekend, I wanted to do an activity that would make me feel warm and energetic. This crochet cushion came together really fast! I used multi-coloured yarn, so I never had to change colours or tuck in ends, which takes up a lot of time. I suggest everyone try to make this, because it happens so fast and is so satisfying! I used this circle guide, since I'd never crocheted a circle before.

The beginning. Isn't it so cute?

Two full circles! Not as cute, but still fun.

I whip-stitched the circles right-sides together, and this is what it looked like after I turned it inside (right side) out.

I just used the rainbow yarn to stitch it up, but sometimes it got a bit clashy!

My empty shell of a cushion, ready for stuffing.

Clashy yarn! 

Et VoilĂ ! 

I hope this little cushion brought some joy into your day!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Honest Ed's

(this is an old photo, but I'm using it now because I forgot to take a picture of the outside today!)

"Come in and get lost!" 

I got lost several times.

Which staircase is this? 1/100000?

Hey look, penguins!

Dental office?

I bought some things... for a surprise blog post coming up!

I was so happy to see this alley way. I had no idea I had accidentally crossed to the other store. I must have gone underground.

Aw this turned out all blurry! I guess that's what can happen in terrible fluorescent lighting.

Hey I recognize that face... It's me!

Monday, 11 March 2013

March Break "To Do" List

I have this entire week off from teaching! With not much else going on as well, I have a lot of spare time. I just moved two weeks ago, and with that, spent too much money. With a very small budget, and a whole week's worth of time, these are things I came up with to help me stay "active" (physically, mentally, and creatively?).

  • Hem remaining curtains
  • Alther clothing: shoulders on three dresses, hem blue dress, stitch holes in stockings, reattach button on coat
  • Hang mirror in bedroom
  • Organize dresser top
  • Get rid of extra stuff (on craigslist or curb or donate)
  • Wallpaper/wrapping paper for wooden shelf in the kitchen
  • Hang pictures and art
  • Fix bike! Get a tune-up
  • Install last shelf
  • Take photos of organized spaces
  • Make blog posts!
  • Honest Ed's Challenge???
  • Visit friends
  • Schedule a doctor check-up
  • Learn a new piece from the standard repertoire
  • Go home for a visit 
  • Bring sewing machine to get fixed
  • Paint something new
  • Organize end of year student recital
  • Make up practice schedules for students taking exams
  • Take a lesson
  • Go to a fabric store
  • Cover chairs with new fabric
  • Finish crochet blanket
  • Go to concerts
  • Go to classical socials
  • Watch TV shows!
  • Sign up for free yoga month
  • Goo gone the old candle jars and cups
  • Paint folders for sheet music
Those are all the fun things I can do this week! Here are the less-fun things I have to do today:
  • Grocery shopping
  • Dishes
  • Clean the bathroom
  • Vacuum everywhere
  • Find a way to get rid of ants
Happy March Break!

Friday, 8 March 2013


Magical Day Dream made a cute post about silly things to draw, and I was instantly inspired to take five minutes out of my day to do exactly that. I present to you:

Unfinished Drawing of a Fat Squirrel Drinking Tea