Saturday, February 21, 2009

PUGliful Puppies

I've been dying to test out this one puppy pattern and OMG I love it!! It has to be the cutest doll I've made so far. I'm so happy with it!

I loved it so much I decided to take lots of pics haha. Isn't she adorable?

So since I was so pleased with my first one.. I HAD to make her a buddy. Meet her lil BF pug...

I'm thinking of trying out an even darker pug in brown and black. I'll post it up if it turns out okay.

I had a problem figuring out which pug would be a girl and which one would be a boy. For a long time my puppies were sexually ambiguous. After asking a few people, I finally decided: 

I made them little collars with a bell on the end :) Now I can tell which one's which!

Making these lil pups made me long to own one of my own. A REAL one... not a yarn one. I can't wait til I can afford one and take care of it!
Oh well.. in the meantime I can settle for making them and adding to my ami family. I'm very tempted to make a whole litter of pups! Who knows.. maybe I will ;) And you know I'll post them up haha.

It's getting late so I'm gonna put them to bed and get some shut-eye. Let me know what you think of them!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Snowboarding #1

I started snowboarding in 2006 and I loved it. On my very first day, I learned how to go down the hill on my heels. I was excited to go again. We went again that same year, and this time I managed to zigzag down the mountain and even go pretty fast. I liked the speed and I was getting more comfortable with it.

The next year, we went again and it was just like the first 2 times. I loved it. I was a little sore afterwards, but it was totally worth it. I still hadn't learned to get off the lift on my own without falling though.

On Sunday, the BF, his bro, and I went to Cypress. It was the first time the BF & I went in over 2 years, so I was really excited to get back into it.

* All excited after my 1st run. Little did I know what pain was to come...

I had not been exercising, since I usually spend most of my days at my desk studying. I was completely out of shape and it showed. It hurt. A lot.

The 1st time I got off the lift, my knee made a funny popping sound and I had to sit down for a while cuz I was sore. The 2nd time on the lift, I missed the stomp pad area and half did the splits. OUCH. I think I pulled a groin muscle that time. The 3rd time coming off the lift was better. The BF held onto me and I kept my balance, but by that time I was already too tired.

* I was so tired after the first 2 runs, I had to take breaks every few minutes

We're planning to go again next week, so I'm gonna start working out my legs more. Cuz I don't want to feel how I do now again next week. My toes, thighs, back, abs, and arms are sore. I found it very hard to get outta bed this morning.

But it was nice to get back into it. I loved spending the time up on the mountain with the BF. He even started to teach me how to go on my toes. This trip even coincided with a mini anniversary (31 months)!

* The BF & I up on the mountain :)

Oh, and the BF & his bro even ended up on a black diamond run by accident and had a LOT of interesting fun haha. There's even a video!

Next time, my goal is to get off the lift by myself without falling. And to learn how to carve. I think I can do it!! But in the meantime... gotta work out those legs!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Out of love - CS & Bear

Sometime last year, I had my sights set on a cross-stitch project for my mom. It started out as a potential birthday gift (Nov). Then it turned into a Christmas gift. Then I got busy with studying and it finally became a Valentine's gift.

This was my 2nd cross-stitch project and I was very proud. Took me forever cuz there was so much black in the picture. I framed it and got SO excited that I gave it to her early.

But it was definitely worth it. My mom loved it. She hasn't hung it up yet, but I know it's tough for her. What do you think?

This year for V-day, the bf & I decided to order some Thai and eat with my mom again. I guess since this was the 2nd year in a row that we did it, we can call it a tradition? I think it makes her feel special :)

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I had a friend fly out from Edmonton this week and I was supposed to meet up with her for dinner. So the night before, I stayed up and crocheted her a lil bear. Her nickname's Princess Squishy Bear (long story), so I figured it was very fitting.

I kinda like the oatmeal colour. It's a nice change from the typical dark brown ones I like to make. I stitched a lil heart and scarf so she could keep warm in Edmonton! My friend said she'd put her right on her desk at work. Yay!

I also just finished up my long-awaited baby hoodie. My first real sale!! I had a few setbacks, but I finally finished it and I'm gonna deliver it tomorrow. I'll post up some pics later. I have a few other projects I wanna post up, but I haven't given those gifts away yet, so I don't wanna spoil the surprise!

Isn't it great to give personalized gifts? ;)

I hope everyone had a love-filled V-day. Spread the love!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I found this adorable pattern of this red-eyed tree frog and I just HAD to make it. I had just gotten my shipment of eyes from and I bought a few pairs of each of the coloured eyes. So I figured it was time to use my red ones!

Me with my proud accomplishment!

I realize that his eyes should've been bigger, but for now he can be my special lil guy with smaller eyes.

He was so fun to make cuz I got to use pipe cleaners and bend his legs around in diff positions. I even bought a huge skein of orange yarn JUST for this project. I guess I'll make some carrots or something later on. I'm starting to love crocheting food patterns these days!

He was kinda hard to photograph tho. The BF & I had a fun time cuz his legs kept wobbling to and fro. He's sitting on the BF's table right now. (I think he kinda likes the froggie hehe)

Anyways, I haven't named him yet, but maybe u have a good idea? Freddy? Greeny? Red eye-y? I'm horrible with names, so I'm hoping someone else is better at it.

Msg me if you want the pattern! I lost the link to the site, but I downloaded the PDF pattern. Then you can have your own lil green guy too! :)