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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Inspiration: Costumes of The Golden Compass

I've seen The Golden Compass a few times awhile back, but it was just a few days ago that I watched it with my daughter. I did not realize before how beautiful the costumes were on this movie. The costume designer Ruth Myers did such a phenomenal job in not only capturing the characters' qualities through their wardrobe, but also in just how truly beautiful the pieces are.

images from imdb.com






from pinterest


Have you seen the movie?

Friday, March 27, 2020

Life Lately #QuarantineLife


My daughter doing her voice lesson via Zoom

 Quick  activities outside
 Playing Monopoly

Knitting while watching the news obsessively
 Drawing to forget what's going on outside
Visiting the grandparents

How are you all doing? How are you spending your time while everything is on lockdown?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

New uniform

Being in quarantine means this is what I wear most days now....
doing workout with my daughter in jammies...das right! :D

I know...I know....Most people actually dress up even at home to have a semblance of normalcy. Well, not me.

Soooooo....I thought I'd share some of the pyjama sets I've seen that I really like:)

all images from vogue.com
Eberjey Gisele pyjama set

Olivia von Halle Lila set

Brooklinen Brighton tee and Bryant pant

Desmond and Dempsey Cuban set

Primary grown-ups striped pj's
Are you a pyjama fan?

Hope you are all staying safe! 

Friday, March 20, 2020

Inspiration: Wes Anderson and his Isle of Dogs

With the quarantine going on right now, my family and I have been doing the "Netflix and chill" a lot lately. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you may know I'm a big horror film fan, but alas, it's not something I can really watch with my kids (especially the youngest one).

Isle of Dogs (by Wes Anderson) is the answer....the one movie  I can watch with them over and over, and good thing, because this is probably one of my all-time fave movies ever (hence the stand-alone post about it:))

Next to Hayao Miyazaki films, Isle of Dogs is the kind of film I would like to make...if I ever decide to be a film maker:D

PS Having an awesome voice cast (ie Ed Norton, Bryan Cranston) doesn't hurt either.

all images from imdb.com


Have you seen this film?

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Oh... what crazy times we are living in!

During this depressing timeline we are living in, I find it hard to find anything to blog about. What do I write about? There is so much fear and uncertainty going on right now... I'm at a loss.

Everywhere in the world, the covid19 has taken such a hold, not just in China, Iran and Italy (the most affected countries). Cities are on lockdown. Travel has been banned in many places. Hospitals are all being overwhelmed. Social distancing and staying home are the new norm (well, I hope it is for everyone).

My kids are all home right now. All our plans for March Break have been cancelled, and they are all home until April 5th. Who knows? This can be extended to God-knows-when.

For an introvert like me, being at home all the time is really par for the course. As someone who genuinely doesn't like socializing much, it's really not hard. I knit. I like to draw. I binge-watch horror stuff....😄

The kids and I try to go out for walk/bike so they don't go crazy and get some exercise.

How is it where you are? Is your city on lockdown? How are you affected by the situation? How are you keeping yourself busy?

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Sheer power

I usually don't wear see-through tops, but my mom seems to like buying them, and when she doesn't like them anymore, she passes it on to her kids:D I must admit I wear them a lot, especially lately since I'm not buying clothes this year....hehe
top from my mom worn with Banana Republic tank, Hot Topic jeans, Vans x Thrasher slip ons

I don't know what's happening to my feet here.
Anyhoo, with all these covid19 thing going on, just wanna say to all of you...Stay safe!

Monday, March 9, 2020

What have I been watching #16

Stuff I've been watching on TV lately:D


images from imdb.com unless otherwise stated
 1) Knives Out
 Such a fun whodunit film, with a great cast and great plot twist. And plus, SO MUCH KNITWEAR in this film! I want to make all of them!:D

2) Chernobyl
 I decided to finally watch this after seeing on the news that the people behind Chernobyl are filming the Last of Us series (which is a video game I've been wanting to play for ages.)

Man....what a great show Chernobyl is. Heart-wrenching, maddening...so many emotions while I watched this. Highly recommend if you haven't seen it yet.

3) Rampage
Just a fun watch:) Like a cross between Jurassic Park and Godzilla:D

4) Jojo's Bizarre Adventures Season 2
screenshot I took:D
Been waiting for this season to finally be on Netflix so yay! Ive only seen a few episodes but it's pretty good so far. Just another fun watch:)

5) Annabelle Comes Home
Although this is not the scariest horror franchise, I still like the Annabelle movies and this one has a great cast. Well, you really can't go wrong with any film that has Patrick Wilson in it:D

6) The Possession of Hannah Grace
It has some good scenes. Not the best writing but I liked fellow Canadian Shay Mitchell in it.

7) Kingdom Season 2
Actually, this is not out yet, but it will be on March 13th on Netflix and I.AM.SO.EXCITED.

What have you been watching lately?

Monday, March 2, 2020

Master Of My Domain

If you guys follow me on Twitter, you might know this already, but I want to do an actual blog post about it because it has been such a big part of my life for 6 years.

On Feb 28th, I found out from The Knitting Guild Assocation that I have successfully passed the last level of the Master Hand Knitter program, and am officially a certified Master Knitter now. WUT?!?!?!


Although I didn't discuss it here a lot, I've been doing the program since 2014 and have posted updates here once in awhile. Let me tell you, it was a long and sometimes hard journey. Along the way, I took other courses from TKGA, such as the Basics Basics Basics and the Swatch To Sweater course.

The whole MHK program is based on the ancient method of apprenticeship levels to mastery when it comes to crafting, so the three levels really push you. It really is an amazing program!

I've had a lot of items to do (and re-do) so I thought I'd do a visual re-cap here of all the work that was put into it.

The written work (consisted of swatches, patterns, essays, reports, book and magazine reviews,  answers to questions and bibliography)
Here's a link to my Level 3 binder in case you want to see what was inside:D


The major projects I submitted:

Level 1- Mitten

Level 2- Vest, Wristlet and Argyle Sock
(These are all re-submitted items. The original ones I did were rejected due to mistakes. So bummed about it, but I re-did them, and man, did I learn A LOT!




Level 3- My own hat and sweater design



I must admit I'm really proud of these Level 3 projects. They took me awhile to design and knit, but they were worth the effort.

If you are really into knitting and want to take your skills to the next level, I highly highly recommend doing the program. Everyone in the organization (volunteer Master Knitters themselves) are so helpful and kind. Worth every penny, and time and effort!

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