Showing posts with label Summer Holidays 2018. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Summer Holidays 2018. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Finding Fraser | Book Review

"I met Jaime when I was nineteen years old. He was tall, redheaded, the perfect man. That he was fictional hardly mattered..." With a back blurb like that, I just couldn't ignore a book with that humour.

I actually planned this post back in August but never got around to finally finishing up until now. so here it is:
If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw that I did a short post on Finding Fraser. This summer I was at the library, in the English section, when I stumbled upon this book. The cover looked interesting but it was the title that got me, Finding Fraser. Could it refer to whom I think it is? Intrigued by the name, the kilt-wearing lad and the fact that Diana Gabaldon has a quote on the cover I decided to read the back blurb.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Summer Holidays | Week 3 + 4

So, you probably noticed that I didn't do a weekly summary for week 3. The reason why is that I didn't do anything exciting or out of the ordinary. I actually spent 3/4 week inside. But there were some things that happened worth mentioning.
The last weekend in July I went to Toronto for a conference and afterward went down to Niagara Falls. It was gorgeous and I will write a post on it soon. Unfortunately, there was one casualty... my water bottle, I put it down then promptly forgot about it. Therefore I lost it *sigh*


Last week it was my 19th birthday!
That Monday was very hot. humid day. My parents got the cake from Adonis and it tasted like heaven. Their cakes are worth trying, but that day I also bought a cheese from them and when I had eaten 1/3 of it I started feeling queasy and nauseous.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Convertible Backpack/tote/Crossbody | Made from Scratch

Another hot week, another project. Has the weather let up where you live? or is it winter now?

As for me for the last couple of weeks, I have been thinking of making a bag. Any kind of bag, as long as it fits things inside. I couldn't think of anything but then I remembered the time I was in the metro and saw a bag that would forever change me (not to be dramatic).
It was a backpack that converted into a tote and I loved it. You have probably seen it its the Fjallraven Totepack and it's super cute. But since I wasn't going to spend $135 I thought I would make my own convertible bag but it would be able to become a crossbody/messenger bag. And so I did.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Summer Holidays | Week 2!

We're halfway through July!
This past week I actually didn't go out a lot. Between the heat, sewing, and social awkwardness I just decided to spend most of my time at home. But I did do a couple of things (and found Amani!) this week worth mentioning.

I love going to thrift stores. You never know what you're going to find! I especially love finding books and fabrics, my two passions. I love going to Goodwill store because of 1.I don't pay taxes 2. They give jobs to mentally/physically challenged people. 
Last week I went to a Rennaissance which is run by Goodwill Industries. There I went straight to the fabric/linen/craft session and found what I was looking for... fabric! I found this nice cotton linen fabric $4 for 3.80meters! It came with 4 buttons. I also bought a meter of hard denim fabric for $2 and it's super wide.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Dungarees without Pattern | Made from Scratch

Wow, it's been a week I can not for the life of me believe that it's already the second week in July! That means that my birthday is coming soon, very soon. It has cooled here in QC so now it's about 30℃. Nothing overly new has happened, except that I made a pair of dungarees! And I'm in LOVE!
For the last couple of months years, I have been thinking about getting an overall type of jumpsuit but when I had the opportunity I would say no. But recently I decided that I was going to sew a jumpsuit. Why not? I have the time and fabric to do it. And so I did.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Summer Holidays 2018 | Week 1

I feel like for the summer I should do a weekly review of what I did (what I didn't do) besides my blog posts. Like a diary of sorts, I just hope to do this in a way to help me to do more this summer. My plans are to sew something, bake, and read a book each week this summer.
I hope you enjoy :)

So last week it was Canada day and like I said in my last post I spent it all by myself. Turns out here in QC all rent leases are over at the end of June, meaning that moving day is July 1st. I was shocked by this, for as a Canadian that felt somewhat like a slap in the face. Anyway, that Sunday I woke up got ready to go to church when I come down to realize that everyone is dressed to go to work, not to church. Turns out that friends of my parents were moving and they had not told me about it (maybe they did, but I forgot) and since they were short on time I couldn't change and was left behind. It was also one of the hottest days, it was about 38℃ with lots of humidity. All alone with a cake, I had made (which I forgot to take a finished picture). It was a long day, but the friends finally moved to a bigger place and my parents helped them move and be there for them.