I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award by the wonderful Kirsty at Tea and Rainbows! :D 

That made my day. Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness Kirsty! I’ve been following Kirsty’s blog for a while and I’m always super impressed with her sewing projects — please hop over to check them out!

Part of the award involves answering some questions for Kirsty, which are so overdue now, and I’m posting a much abbreviated response to the nomination because of lack of time, I’m sorry >_< but here they are!

1. What’s your guilty pleasure?
I eat far too much chips, sometimes I think it’s not so good for me but that’s the first thing I go for after a busy day at school/work :S

2. What’s your favourite kind of fabric to work with?
Cotton! Very easy to work with and doesn’t slip all over the place.

3. Favourite animal?
Llamas, capybaras, rabbits, giraffes, penguins, owls (it’s hard to name just one :P)  

4. What’s your all-time-favourite sewing pattern to make?
The square top! (and variations of it, dresses and such)

5. What one sewing tool can’t you live without?
Needles of all sorts. I use them to sew together crochet and knitting projects as well, and embroidering details.

6. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An artist or a paleontologist 

7. What’s the best thing that happened to you today?
I got some free time to knit, and to write this blog post :D

8. What’s your favourite seam finish?
I’ve only ever use straight stitch… oh wait, I tried French seam once, it was fun.

9. How long ago did you start sewing?
When I was 14.

10. If I gave you a cat, what would you name it?
Filbert. Or McFurson. 

11. Where do you get your sewing inspiration from?
What I see people wear, or blogs. I like very simple shapes and structures.


And now, I’ve got a question for you! I haven’t been posting amigurumi or crochet tiny plush patterns lately, part of the reason is that I’m having a hard time coming up with ideas for new things to make. I’m wondering what you would like to see an amigurumi / crochet tiny plush pattern for? Please feel free to leave a comment! 

And to make it fun, I will randomly choose a comment and make the animal/thing that’s suggested in the comment next Saturday, and the person who made the comment will receive the finished crochet plush :) And of course, I will post the pattern to share with everyone. Looking forward to hearing your ideas!

Have a great week, everyone!




21 thoughts on “grateful

  1. Thanks for answering my questions! I would love to see a tiny capybara amigurumi pattern, but I don’t know how feasible that is :)

  2. CongratsTrish you deserve it, you put a lot into your day, so a few chips are a good treat!
    I would love you to try making a giraffe, they are so majestic.
    As always looking forward to your creations or great finds. Sheila x

  3. I would love to see a penguin or a platypus…two of my daughter’s favourite animals :)

  4. OMG emolga is a flying squirrel! that’s SO awesome! (that’s a surprise to me because i’ve never watched Pokemon) thanks Shawna!

  5. A guinea pig! But I also second Kirsty’s idea for a tiny capybara, since that’s basically a guinea pig anyways ;)

  6. oooh, i did not know that capybaras are basically guinea pigs. guinea pigs are awesome :D thank you Laura!

  7. OMG!!! I TOTALLY eat too many chips, too! (Wait. Are we talking US chips or crisps, like Doritos or something, or UK chips like French fries?) Not that it matters … if it’s salty and crunchy, I’m all over it! LOL

    Hmm…plushie or amigurmi thing … Ooo!!! How about a capybara?!?! Oh, wait. Someone said that already. Since you seem to be an aquatic gal, let’s go with a narwhal?!

  8. Capybara was my thought too! Then you could go down to High Park Zoo and play with them and the real capybaras!

  9. chips, the round-ish potato chips. but i also like fries. and now i’m eating cheese crunch :S

    haha, mike has been asking for a narwhal for the longest time! he’s ecstatic that you suggested it.

  10. oooh! i didn’t know high park zoo has capybaras! was too distracted by the llamas last time we went. have to go visit them in the summer.

  11. Chips are delicious — especially Miss. Vickies (: I think a red panda would be really cute!

  12. This is a bird rather than an actual animal, but I would love it if you designed a cardinal. My son-in-law is a big fan of making up continuing stories, and the hero of most of his stories is a squirrel. (I’m in the process of making one of your ninja squirrels for him.) In one of more dramatic stories the squirrel has an accomplice, a cardinal named Scarlett. I would love to be able to make a miniature Scarlett!

  13. that’s awesome! mike and i make up continuing stories too! usually involving a number of friendly monsters who run a cafe, and an owl who runs a school… anyway, a cardinal named Scarlett would be a fabulous pattern! thanks Mrs. T!

  14. Ha ha ha! Great minds!
    And as much as I’d love to have the narwhal, maybe Mike should get the first one!

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