Gratitude Attitude

Lately, the books I’ve been reading spawned a lot of thoughts on gratefulness. The topic of the book was not about gratitude, but they were about struggles. Somehow, they all found their way out of the darkness of their lives by expressing gratitude. It was a new way of thinking that gratitude had to exist…

Crocheting and Other Fiber Arts

Crocheting, Knitting, Looming, how many fiber arts are there??? A lot. My favorite was (and still is) crocheting. When I was a kid, I watched my aunt and grandma crochet a lot. Later, when I was bored and decided to pick up a hobby, I chose a hook as my tool of trade. For some…

Crochet: Bulky Granny Square Shrug

Recovering from the Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas, I grabbed one of my stashed yarn to attempt reducing my stash after acquiring more. This time, I didn’t use a pattern. I grabbed whateverย yarn looked cozy and stuffed them into my bag along with my crochet hook set, scissors, and finishing needles. Eventually, this shrug…

Back to Crocheting

TLTR: I had too much yarn and this was the challenge I set for myself: make things from now till the end of the year and see how much I could reduce my yarn stash. Earlier this year, my husband and I moved to Texas. I had watched plenty of movies set in Texas and…

Amigurumi Love

This weekend, I get to live one of the most memorable days of my life. I get to marry my best friend. This is the guy who watched me grow exponentially in life. He got to see me during the worst of my time, and he got to witness some of my happier moments. I’m…

Free Spring Time Amigurumi Patterns

Happy Makers Monday! Spring is here so it’s time to pull out those bright colored yarn to make some cute amigurumi. I have gathered some free patterns to get you started. Lucky Leprechaun (Yarnspirations) – A cute leprechaun stuffie. Required colors: green, cream, orange, black, and some red for the lips. Three Chicks in a…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Bahrbara

Did you survive the time change this past Sunday. Here in the United States, daylight saving time began Sunday. I think it’s due to the farming schedule of some sort. I never really looked into it that much. All I know is that I lost an hour of sleep trying to “spring forward.” Talking about…

Get Started with Crocheting

There are two things that you need to get started with crocheting: the yarn and the hook. It’s simple. This post is for you to find out the different types of hooks and yarn in order to make your next crochet project. Crocheting requires one hook. The hook is usually held by the dominant hand…

Free Crochet Hat Patterns for Gifts

Happy Makers Monday! When it comes to making gifts for people, I like making hats. There are a lot of hat patterns out there, but these are some of my favorite ones because they are unique. Here are 6 easy crochet hat patterns that are great to make for friends and family: 1. VIP Visor…

January was Productive

My January was very productive. The thing that I am most excited about is my new connection group. In my post earlier this year, I talked about the five things that will make a happier 2016. Like any other thing posted on the internet, that was purely my opinion that was formed with my own…

Barcelona Cape

Living in South Carolina means Winter comes and goes unpredictably. The only thing predictable about the weather is, well, it’s unpredictable. In late October, while everyone in the north part of the U.S. is enjoying warm soup and light, long sleeves sweater, people here in South Carolina are still wearing shorts. Late December when everyone…

Bear Blanket Snugglies

I like making baby blankets. To me, they are a big enough project that I get to play around with a lot yarn, but at the same time, they are small enough project that I do not get bored and frog the project. (Side note, frogging is a term used by the knitters and crocheters…