Showing posts with label plans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label plans. Show all posts

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sewing Resolutions for 2019 | hopes + plans

Now that we're less than two weeks into the New Year and I've been thinking about what I will sew this year. Will I make pants or skirts? Russian patterns or English ones? So many options but so little time since I'm at school and have other pressing things.
I decided to write this post as a way for me to remember what I'll be doing throughout the year and to plan ahead. I do not have any firm sewing intentions because like always they can evolve over time.

In my last post, I wrote my blogging goals and plans for this year but since I am a sewist too, it made sense to do some sewing related resolutions for this year.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

My 2019 Blogging Goals and Plans

Happy New Year! It is now 2019!
How was your Nouvelle Anne fête? I sincerely hope that it was filled with food, family and fun. Now that a new year has begun (2019!!!), it means it is time to plan the next year ahead to be able to get the most out of it possible. I'm a firm believer of planning ahead instead of just guessing along the way (but unfortunately sometimes I forget that)
Plaid and Sugar's blogging plans and goals for 2019

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Fall Sewing (Tentative) Plans | Inspiration

Fall is coming soon event thought it still feels like summer. The leaves are still green, the weather is warm (30℃) and everyone is still wearing their summer clothes.
But even though the leaves aren't red or yellow yet it doesn't mean I can't plan my fall sewing. Right? 
I've actually been planning my fall wardrobe since the week before I started school. But unfortunately, the school has been harder than I thought and so I haven't had the time to sit down and sew. Honestly, I've never been so stressed in my entire life (well there was that time...) 😐. Do you have any advice for a first-year university student? Please comment down below (please!).

Recently I started seeing that the colour mustard yellow is everywhere. I think it's a great shade of yellow (looks like leaves anyone?) and it's the perfect fall colour.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Sewing Inspiration | SS 2018

*Re-uploaded
Sorry for the long break! Unlike July when I had time to write and sew more, lately I've been busy writing exams and preparing for university... and *sigh* there is just sooo much to do!
But I was able to make time to write a post I've been wanting to write for a while. So here we go!
Don't you love Pinterest? I sure do! When I'm feeling stuck and have no idea on what to sew or knit, I just search and find so many ideas.
Through Pinterest, I have also found some great sewing blogs to follow. Lately, I have been stuck on what to sew and so I (like always) browsed through Pinterest to see what the trends are, what would look good on me and what new skills I can acquire.
These are 5 of the things I've found and I'm interested in sewing!

Friday, June 29, 2018

It's the End (of June, that is)

Well, half the year is now gone and I have done both so much and so little.
The day after tomorrow it's Canada day! That means it's been a year since I moved to Quebec, wow, where has the time gone? My family and I are going to be having a small get together to celebrate. I will (obviously) be baking a cake and will be on decorating duty. Is there anything special you do for Canada day?

This week I did my final Francisation exam and finished my level 4 French! There are 8 government French levels and so I am half-way there. That's right your girl knows how to speak enough French to get a job, well enough to have a conversation with others and still be understood. Fortunately (or unfortunately)  I won't' be going back as I will be starting university this coming September. Since it's all in English and downtown Montreal is mostly English, I won't' have to use too much French.

Friday, May 4, 2018

What Happened in April? | Update

Bonjour tout le monde!

As you all probably noticed I didn't post much this past month. I'll tell you all about it but brace yourselves it is a looong post. There was so much going on in my life that I couldn't keep up with both this blog and school.

Banff 
The snow here has finally all cleared and the temperature has gotten much (much) warmer. I have gone out on a couple of walks and nature is slowly thriving once again.

Monday, April 2, 2018

April is Here! Planning + Thinking

April's here!
You know what that means, April showers bring May flowers.  Though there is still snow here in QC it is slowly melting the birds are coming back and *sigh* spring has arrived!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Maple Syrup Challenge | Meeting Outline

Bonjour, Hi!
Last week in Brownies we did a special Quebec focused challenge: The Maple Syrup Challenge. The challenge is focused on learning how maple syrup comes from, the process and everything maple.

Friday, January 19, 2018

World Centres Meeting Outline

Many of you do not know that I am a leader in a Girl Guide unit. One of the meetings I am planning is to incorporate the world centres into a meeting. Unfortunately, I could not find something for the 5th world center so I tried to incorporate it with Sangam.

World Centres Meeting

Introduce the girls to the WAGGS world centres.

Cut the pieces, hand it out to the girls, they have to find their groups. Because of the number of girls and the groups I chose to only do 5 of the questions. It is much simpler and the girls will memorize the fact about the centre.

Our Cabaña

Game- Jumping Beans
This is a fun easy game that requires only music. The girls are standing, but when the music is playing the start jumping (hence jumping beans). When the music suddenly stops, so should the girls. Those that move are out. Those girls then help supervise and try to find out which girls are also moving. The goal of the game is to be the last girl standing.

Our Chalet


Craft- Scherenschnitte
The goal of this craft is to cut the paper snowflakes and paste unto colouring paper. I choose the snowflake since it was easier and its winter. If you search for scherenschnitte you will find the paper cutting is intricate and hard.
This one is much easier (and the girls will love them) Frozen snowflakes. If doing this one I recommend that 2 sheets of the pattern be printed then cutout, then handed to the girls. They’ll trace it then cut it. The Frozen one also comes with the how-to instructions.

Pax Lodge

Game- British Bulldog.
It is a basic (nonviolent, because originally it's violent) game of tag that will let them run off their energy.

Sangam

Craft- Elephant and world centres colouring pages.
While the girls are doing this, I and the other leaders will be talking about the centre in India and the traveling centre in Africa.
World Centres colouring page. It took me forever to find this page specifically, but I finally found it (yay!).

Closing

In the end, I will bring all the girls together and ask them what they learned and what they enjoyed most about a 'world centre'.
Hopefully, this will help you, guiders. Leave any suggestions down below. 
See you next time.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

My Sewing Resolutions for 2018

Happy New Year to all!

It's 2018, can you believe it? How was your New Year's celebration?
We spent new years eve with family and friends, had a great time and ate lots of food. Right now I am on break from school for a whole week (yes!) So my plans for this week is for me to plan ahead on errands and things to be done (I will try). Which includes my new year's resolutions.
For 2018 I do not have a fully definitive sewing plan. Most of the time I am mostly 'go with the flow' when it comes to sewing, or when I have that sudden craving to make something by hand. Which to be honest sometimes it doesn't end well.
But this year will be the year where I will have a plan and will do it.