Have you ever dreamed of what it is going to be like when you dreams start coming true? I have. Not only do I dream big but, I'm constantly thinking about that moment when I finally achieve whatever it is I'm dreaming about. I want to know what it's gonna feel like. Will I be happy? … Continue reading When your dreams come true…
Designing is easy. When you play it safe, that is. When you kick things up a notch and challenge yourself (or someone else challenges you) it becomes instantly harder. Confession time... I'm not going even try and lie, I've been playing it safe for quite some time now. My knit designs are simple; not … Continue reading Designing A Rainbow
Ah! The first day of school... The most wonderful time of the year . I'm not going to lie I have been waiting for this day. It's not that I don't love my kids.. ..but...seriously guys, mama needs some peaceful, non-kid related alone time. Today, the mini-me started grade 1. In one week the … Continue reading Back To School Y’all
Yup, you read that right. Rejection. I got my first "sorry, your pattern is not for our magazine" e-mail last week. It was the first pattern I ever submitted to a magazine. So, what does it feel like to get that e-mail? Well, I think its best to first talk about what it doesn't feel … Continue reading What Rejection Feels Like….
So, over the past month or so I've been working on a few pattern designs. I learned so much when I took the course Pattern Writing 101 ( you can read my review on the course here.) In that course we got to design a pattern with the intention of publishing. I am so proud … Continue reading Smashlee Stitches Patterns
Its review time!!! A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get a copy of Knittin' Little Summer 2016 Pattern collection. I had randomly come across the website while browsing twitter one day and I am so glad our virtual paths crossed. If you've never heard of Knittin' Little I strongly urge you check out … Continue reading Knittin’ Little Summer 2016 Collection – Review
This week is vacation week. Since school is now out, the Smashlee family has set out on a road trip and will be crashing at the in-laws for the next week. It's so pretty and relaxing here. The mini's have tons of room to run around, which means mama's got lots of knitting time. I'm … Continue reading Vacation Goals
1. We are experts in cold weather! In my almost 32 years of existence I have seen snow in every month of the year. So, if you need cold weather apparel ask a Canadian, we know best. 2. Speaking of cold weather, let me introduce you to the toque. Know simply as a winter … Continue reading 5 Reasons to love Canadian knitters
Featured in my Etsy shop this week are three beanies that I absolutely adore. Designed and knit by me, these hats come in two sizes, slouchy and regular. The light brown hat is 9" in length, the cream is 11' and blue hat is a little more slouchy at 11.5". They are sized to … Continue reading this week in my etsy shop… Beanies!!!
Last week I wrote about how I was going to be brave and start a 100 rejection email challenge. I love designing but, its scary putting your self out there to essentially be judged by magazine and book editors. I'm still feeling rather brave so, after I wrote last Wednesday's blog post , I went … Continue reading 100 Rejection letters here I come!!!