Picnicking under cherry blossom trees!
California poppies are the prettiest thing! + Sunset over the ocean!
I photograph sunsets a lot, it’s hard to resist… I love silhouettes and playing with light!
Legwarmers and cute flats are my thing right now + Good hair day! I put my hair up in a bun when it’s wet, let it dry that way and sometimes it comes out just perfectly and makes my day!
Fabric from Joann’s for a home decor project/tutorial I’m working on + My new glow poi (they change colors)!
I’ve been really bad about Instagramming this past month or so. I need to work on taking more photos! Yesterday, I realized that I never play with Hipstamatic anymore, which I used to LOVE! So I’m going to try to remember to use it more often and maybe that will make my Instagramming a little more frequent! :)
Do you Instagram? Feel free to follow me @oolie! :)
How on earth have I not hosted a giveaway since October?! I think I’m going to make up for it by having a giveaway every week this month! First up, I’m giving away the Heartbeat Skully hat in the picture above!
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P.S. If you’d rather make your own, you can get the pattern right here!
I’m onto working on my next pattern now! It’s going to be this fringe purse (I blogged about it once before). What do you think of it so far? It still needs a strap, zipper, and lining. Personally, I don’t really care for the multi-colored one for myself but I’m loving the green one! I’m thinking it needs some embellishments. Beads or studs or something! I need to go shopping and see what catches my attention. Would you use/make this bag?
I know, I know. Spring juuust started. But I’m already looking forward to Summer! The picture above is what inspired this post. My friend and I are totally going to build colorful teepees on the beach this Summer! It looks so easy and would be the coolest thing to see! Here’s some other things I’m looking forward to this Summer:
Bonfires, bonfires, bonfires!!!
Bikinis and dresses! 1, 2, 3
I really want to crochet a top like this!
And a bikini too!
I really want to design more barefoot sandal patterns! They were such a huge hit last year, it really made me happy!
Bike rides! Lots and lots of bike rides at the beach! And of course new bike accessories! I don’t quite understand this thing in the picture above (mainly how it doesn’t get tangled up in the wheel?) but I like it!
Fire poi! I recently started practicing poi and I’m loving it so much! I’ve been using glow poi because I hit myself a lot. But I’m hoping to be good enough by Summer to do fire!
What are you looking forward to this Summer?
It’s about time I finish this pattern, right?! I’m happy to say it’s ready! The High Tide Skully hat! It’s here! Yay! This one can be made as either a regular skully hat or with ear flaps. Either way, it’s a warm hat with a pretty texture that will keep your head cozy on cold days!
The pattern is intended for worsted weight yarn and uses only basic stitches (all single & double crochets). I consider the pattern advanced beginner/intermediate level. The ear flap version is going to be a little trickier than the regular skully version but there are 3 pages of the pattern dedicated to help with the ear flaps. The entire pattern is 9 pages long and includes plenty of photos to help you along. Here’s a peek at what’s inside:
The pattern is available through Ravelry, where you can download it instantly after check out.
Even though it’s a warmer, more cold weather style hat, it makes me think of shells or waves so I had to use something beachy for the name! What do you think? I hope you like it! Also, I’m curious, how many of you will make the ear flap version? I’m not sure if I should make more ear flap styles in the future.