letting go week 5: pile of clothing

feb4 pile of clothes


A pile of clothing, which looks a bit like landscape in picture.

It includes two jumpers that I crocheted but didn’t wear much, but makes some interesting patterns in the picture. Also in the picture are a t‑shirt, a crocheted bolero, and a jean skirt I made from a pair of jeans.

And this week we are saying goodbye to Larry on Mike’s parallel blogiverse

You might also notice that the header image has changed! :D I post about many different kinds of crafts on this blog but I thought the friendly mushroom really represents what I like and what I like to make the most. And it’s all spring-like and cheerful!

Have a happy Thursday, everyone!




letting go week 4: puss in boots

jan29 puss in boots


This week I’m letting go of a Puss in Boots figurine that I got from a Happy Meal. I was just going to simply add to the orange marker drawing some black watercolour boots, but then I got a little carried away with the colouring.

Other items this week: An egg-shaped stress ball, a small ceramic mask wall decoration, a couple of Kinder egg toys, an unopened PEZ with Nemo on it, and a whoopee cushion.

And if you didn’t know already, I’m having a giveaway of the Giraffe neckwarmer as part of the letting go project. See this post to enter by Friday :D

Have an awesome Wednesday, everyone!



letting go week 3: crocheted sushi

oh my goodness everybody! Haven’t been around here for a long time! A lot’s been going on, but I finally made it — I found five things that I’m letting go of this week. Here’s one of them…

jan23 crochet sushi


 It’s a set of crocheted sushi I gave to Mike years ago, might have been before we even started dating. They’ve come back to my possession after we were married, and they have been sitting in a corner collecting tons and tons of dust. They weren’t very well-made (the hook I used was too big and I used mostly double crochet stitches rather than single crochet, so they’re a bit wobbly), and I’ve since made lots of things for Mike that are in better shape (like groundhog, young kraken, peas, and donut, just to name a few). It’s hard throwing out things with a lot of fond memories attached to them, but letting go makes space for new things. 

Other items:

A pouffy wine-colour skirt, a pair of slippers I never wore, a crochet lace hat, and a very special crochet neck warmer called Giraffe.

Giraffe the neck warmer is very special because I’m going to give it away on this blog! :D I still have to take better photos of it, more details to come soon!


Until then, be sure to check out Mike’s post this week in the parallel blogiverse!

Take care, everyone!




letting go week 2: books

jan14 books


Looks a bit like a sailboat, but it is in fact a stack of five books, including a few craft books. All of them were given to me, so now I’m going to give them away to others who might enjoy them :)

Be sure to check out Mike’s post this week in his parallel blogiverse*, Project Brewster.

To read the background story of my Letting Go project (i.e. why the messy, formless drawing?), see the first post here.

Have a great Tuesday!



*Anyone here a Fringe fan? :D



a project of letting go

Check out Mike’s new blog, Project Brewster! :D

It’s a brilliant project of de-cluttering. His goal is to give away, donate, recycle, or throw out five things a week for a year.

In the mean time, I was also looking for a regular art exercise for the new year (similar to the square-a-day project, but less time consuming). Inspired by Mike’s project, I figure I could do the same de-cluttering thing, and in the end we’ll have a much less cluttered living space! :D 

The slight difference in my project is that instead of taking a photo of one of the things I’m giving away/donating/recycling/throwing out each week, I’m making a blind contour sketch of it. So it’s a project of letting go of things and a way of practicing letting go of perfectionism at the same time. And because I rarely draw. I think I’ll learn much from the art practice itself.

Week 1: green (turned brownish) sneakers

jan7 shoesI bought these shoes on sale for $10 when I was 17. I’ve only recently stopped wearing them because there are holes in the soles. They’re the oldest pair of shoes I have.

Other items this week: More shoes with holes in them, and a few pairs that felt fine at the store but kind of tortured my feet when I started wearing them. Particularly, a pair of pink ballet flats I wore at our wedding. They started cutting into my heels when I wore them several years later and now had blood stain in them :S so they had to go :( That’s okay though, I have plenty of photos of me wearing them at the wedding :)


Have a great start to the week!