Friday, 31 October 2014

:: Ghost Plushie ::

Happy Halloween Everyone! 

I made my first plushie ever last December. Well, if you can count it as a plushie. It was actually a magnet. Anyways, I decided to remake it in honor of Halloween, and to see how much I have improved. I hope you enjoy this tutorial! You can find the original post here.

The pattern is here. I just edited the old one, so you might want to make the eyes a little rounder.
You will need:
-White felt
- Black felt
-Matching thread
-Stuffing

1) Cut out the pieces according to the pattern.

2) Sew the eyes onto the front and embroider a mouth.
3) Sew one of the arms onto the front of the ghost.

4) Start to sew the ghost together, leaving a hole.

5) Stuff your little ghost and finish sewing up.

I hope you liked this little tutorial! Its really quick so you can still make it. 

~Amy~


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

:: Witch Brooch ::

Hi guys! 
I started this little brooch a few days ago. It's actually the first one that I've made. I don't have great brooch findings right now, but I want to get some good ones soon. Anyway, it doesn't really matter because this is a seasonal brooch.
Also, I forgot to take pictures during the process. Sorry! And sorry that the pictures that I have aren't that good.
And just let me know if you would like a pattern, I would be happy to make it.

Materials:
-Green Felt
- Tan Felt
-Black Felt
-Matching Thread
- Brooch Backing
-Hot glue gun

1) Cut out your pieces.
2) Sew the face piece to the hair.
3) Sew the eyes onto the face and embroider a mouth.
4) Sew the hat to the top.
5) Glue the brooch backing onto the back of your little witch.


Enjoy!

~Amy~

Sunday, 26 October 2014

:: This Week ::

I love:
1) cloudy autumn days 
2) Playing the Nutcracker on flute
3) Laughing with friends and eating sorbet
4) Watching the leaves swirl around in circles
 5) Legally Blonde the Musical, I always have one of the songs stuck in my head 
Blog Posts I love:

Hi guys! I'm sorry I didn't post on Friday, I left for a retreat that afternoon and came back this afternoon. And when I got back it was snowing! Anyways, I'll stop ranting. I'll be back to my regular posting schedule on Tuesday.

~Amy~

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

:: Mini Pumpkin Chai Pies {Dairy + Gluten Free} ::

Hello Everyone! 
Since I've been very obsessed with autumn and pumpkins lately, I thought I'd make a pumpkin pie. But not just any pumpkin pies, bite sized ones made in muffin tins. They taste better then they look, they are actually really light and fluffy. And this is actually a really easy recipe, so be sure to try it!

Ingredients:
Crust:
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
 1 1/2 cups of Gluten free graham cracker crumbs (packaged or otherwise)
Filling:
1 1/2 cups pumpkin
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs 
2 tbsp corn starch 
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp molasses
Tea:
Milk of your choice (I used almond)
2 chai tea bags
boiling water

1) Preheat your oven to 350
2) Line a muffin tin with muffin cups, and set aside.
3) Mix all of your crust ingredients together.
4) Put a little bit of crust in the bottom of each muffin cup, being sure to press down as much as possible.
5) Refrigerate the crusts while you make the filling
6) Make the tea. Steep the bags in the boiling water for 4 minutes, then remove. Add a little bit of your desired milk to it, then measure 1/2 cup of this to use in the recipe.
7) Put all of the filling ingredients together and blend in a blender (I told you it was easy!)
8) Pour the filling into the muffin cups, almost all the way up.
9) Bake your little pies for 30 minutes.
10) Let cool and enjoy!

I hope you like these! Please let me know if you try them.


~Amy~

Sunday, 19 October 2014

:: This Week ::

I love: 
1) Walking in the rain
2) Seeing the geese fly South
3) Weekend mornings with green tea
4) Books, tea, and chocolate covered pretzels 
 5) Eating lunch in a park on a sunny autumn day 
Blog posts I love:
1) Pumpkin Chai Latte from Julep

Friday, 17 October 2014

:: Awards ::

Eleanor from Els Little Utopia nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thank you so much!

The Rules:
- Give 11 facts about yourself
- Answer the 11 questions given
- Nominate 11 other bloggers
- Set them 11 questions
- Put the award button on your site

Facts:
1) I love rainy days.
 2) I love Sailor Moon 
3) I'm obsessed with cats.
 4) I absolutely LOVE autumn 
 5) I'm obsessed with Doctor Who. 
 6) I make little plushies in my free time. 
 7) I'm celiac, and off dairy at the moment. 
 8) I wear combat boots almost every day. 
 9) I love musical theater, even though I'm not very good at it. 
10) My favorite types of music are Electro-pop, K-pop, and musical soundtracks.
11) I used to want to live in the country, but now I couldn't live anywhere but the city!

My Answers:
1. What is your favourite time of year and why? Autumn for sure! I absolutely love it.
2. Do you play a musical instrument? I'm learning the flute.
3. If you were given 1 million dollars (or insert appropriate currency) what would you do with it? I don't know. The proper answer would be to give it to charity, but I would absolutely LOVE to go to New York and try to see every Broadway musical I possibly could!
4. If you could go back in time, what would you do? I don't know, the idea of going back in time doesn't really appeal to me unless I had a friend to go with.
5. Do you have a favourite book/ book series? I love the Harry Potter series (I'm rereading it), but I love so many books!
6. If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be? I there are so many celebrities I would like to meet, including Karen Gillan, Matt Smith, Idina Menzel, and Lights.
7. Do you have a Summer or Winter Christmas? Which do you prefer? :) Winter! I love winter!
8. What is the most important thing to you? In what sense? I love my friends and family, and I absoultely love music and theater.
9. What are some characteristics/ qualities you look for in people? (eg. honesty)Hmmmmm, humor, similar interests, and the ability to laugh.
10. What is your favourite drink? Tea! I drink it ALL the time.
11. Would you prefer to never wear eye makeup again or never wear face makeup again? Ugh! Probably never wear face makeup again.

I nominate:

My Questions:
1) Tea or coffee?
2) Cats or dogs?
3) What is your favorite tv show?
4) What is your favorite type of music?
5) Who is your favorite celebrity?
6) What is your favorite season?
7) What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
8) What is your favorite dessert?
9) If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go?
10) What is your favorite movie?
11) If you could meet any blogger in real life, who would it be?

Jenna from Sparkly Kid nominated me for this award. Thank you!

The Rules Of This Award:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
2. List the rules and display the award.
3. Add 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers.
5. Follow the blogger who nominated you. 

I can't think of any other facts....so just look above.

And if you're reading this, I nominate YOU! Yes, you. 

Sorry for this sucky award answers, guys. I'm super tired.

Have a lovely weekend! 

~Amy~

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

:: OOTD ::

//Shirt-H&M-(Similar)//Skirt-Stitches-(Similar)-(Similar)//Leggings-Old Navy//

Hello Everyone!


To all of my fellow Canadians, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend. 
Anyways, another outfit post. I got this shirt from H&M a couple days ago, and I love it. And it was only $7!

 I also want to apologize for the horrible quality of my images lately. Next time I use a photo in a post, I'm going to try a new way of uploading it. 

As you may have noticed, I'm trying to stick to a posting schedule of Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

I guess thats it, I just pulled together a bunch of random thoughts in this post.

Have a great week!

~Amy~