ARTS, planners, PLANS, visual

January 2018 Favourites

I know everyone and their dog is saying it, but I can’t believe that the first month of 2018 is already over. (Actually, if someone’s dog was saying it, that would be impressive.) As much as I was so sick of January by about the 20th, I still don’t feel ready for February yet. Oh well.

That being said, I have a few favourite things from the month of January that I’d like to share with you today, so let’s dive in!

I picked up some Winsor & Newton Brushmarkers and Promarkers at the beginning of the month because I wanted to try them out to compare to my Copic Ciao markers (and also they were on sale, hehe). I’m not an expert enough at drawing with markers to know the difference, honestly, but I enjoyed using them and I really love the colours I chose. So vibrant!

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CRAFTS, fibre crafts, FREEBIES

Crochet Cushion Cover Tutorial

While I learned to crochet as a child, I only learned how to read a crochet pattern this past year. I used to just make up my own designs, with no way of keeping track of how I did it. But last year my mum asked for a Magikarp Hat so I had to teach myself to read a pattern. And then I went on a crochet binge. I was hooked. (Haha, get it?)

Additionally, last year we received a new chair for our living room and I thought it needed a cute cushion to go with the grey and yellow theme of the space. So why not make one myself? I kept it very simple so that I could finish it quickly—of course, I got distracted with other things and it took me 4 months to finish it, but it didn’t actually take much time working on it.

It’s also easy to adapt this “pattern” with different sizes of yarn and needles, and you don’t have to make a cushion cover. You could easily make a blanket or anything else made up of small squares.

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CRAFTS, FREEBIES, papercrafts

Printable Stationery

Just a quick post today so I could share these printable stationery designs that I made a while back. (You may recognize them from an earlier version of this blog.) I figure some of you probably have made goals/resolutions/intentions for the new year that involve keeping in touch with people or starting a pen pal friendship–I know I do most years–so these might come in handy. And they are FREE, as the image above suggests. Just keep reading below the cut for the link to download them!

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