Month: May 2013

Do things fast

When people around you have you as a very active person, as someone who wakes up early and even goes to bed late, who is always doing something, who has all the cool ideas; maybe you’re actually doing something right. Usually, those around me make jokes about all the activities I am up to, and they actively comment on them. Only a few weekends ago, I was introduced as someone who is training on different skills, such as running, to be ready for a zombie apocalypse (I keep wanting to write more about these plans and, well, generally write more about zombies, but not sure if you guys are interested in the subject at all…) Last week, a colleague at work made a joke about me waking up very early to go for a run, do some bootcamp, and maybe even study maths and physics or something like that. People are coming to me for tips on running, or whether I know where they can find a class about ___ (insert whichever activity). Some friends …

Making a dream catcher

I recently made a dream catcher for a friend’s son. Initially, I said I would make it for Christmas, but I’m a professional procrastinator, so in the end she had to remind me and I finally made it for this birthday. He’s a boy, and I needed to try to find some design that wouldn’t be way too delicate or girly, especially since I make them with crochet… In the end, I opted for bold bright colours, blue and red, and different charms hanging from it that would be more in line with a boy’s preferences. To be honest, I really love this dream catcher myself! One of my favourite charms in this dream catcher is the dice. It looks so cool! The small bee in the middle of the net looks really nice as well. It took me ages to wrap all the ring with the red yarn and I ended up with blisters on my fingers, but the result is a tight and neat outer ring. Every dreamcatcher I’ve done so far has …