5.17.2019

Currently ♥ No. 20

Currently
Watching: Avengers: Endgame! I finally watched and OMG!
Eating: Dove milk chocolate covered cashews
Loving: The #amigurumay challenge. I'm doing it over on my second IG.
Listening: I've been listening to a lot of old music lately but I'll update my blog playlist with the few songs that I liked that have been released.
Celebrating: It's my older sisters birthday this weekend
Excited for: MONSTA X is going to be on We Bare Bears! Ahhh! Two of my favorites unite!
Practicing: Nail art. Have you seen my cow print nails?
Working on: Making new products for my shop.

Reminder: The BLACKPINK fan stick plush giveaway is ending this weekend so it's your last chance! Remember to read the rules because if you don't follow them properly you will be disqualified.

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5.15.2019

NU'EST Fan Stick Plush ♥ Crochet Pattern

NU'EST Fan Stick Plush Crochet Pattern
I'm back with another K-pop fan stick plus! This time I'm making the NU'EST fan stick. NU'EST is one of those groups that I've followed since the beginning. I still remember when they debuted with Face (Ren with his ponytail is everything!). My younger sister was a fan of them too so we would watch all of their variety shows.

When I found out they auditioned for season 2 of Producer 101 I felt really bad for them because that show is basically for trainees and the fact that a group had to audition once again must suck. However, the program gave them publicity and made them more popular. As a result, we got Wanna One (which Minhyun was a part of) and NU'EST W which meant the members could perform on stage again! All 5 members of NU'EST recently made a comeback with BET BET and they just won their first ever win as a whole group! I'm so proud of them!

NU'EST fans are called LOVE and their colors are a deep teal and a vivid pink. Their official light stick can light up in those colors! As of right now, it doesn't seem that their light stick has a name but if it does let me know.

This fan stick was kind of tricky to crochet. The base itself wasn't but the lines were a nightmare! I ended up just making a white base for the main part of the light stick and gluing black felt pieces for the stripes. To be honest, I'm not 100% happy with how this turned out but that could just me being too critical with myself. You can always just the NU'EST fan colors instead of white which I think would look nicer.

NU'EST Fan Stick Plush Crochet Pattern
Supplies
- G/4.5 mm crochet hook
- White worsted weight yarn
- Black felt
- Slanted tapestry needle
- polyfill stuffing
- Scissors
- Fabric glue

Aberrations
ch(s) - chain stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
slst - slip stitch
sc - single crochet stitch
dec - decrease
blo - back loop only
() - work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
[] - work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

Crochet Level
Beginner

If you have any problems with this pattern feel free to contact me so that I can make corrections to the pattern.

NU'EST Fan Stick Plush Crochet Pattern
With white yarn and G hook
Round 1: magic circle 6 sts. Total = 6 sts
Round 2: blo, sc 6 sts. Total = 6 sts
Rounds 3-4: sc 6 sts. Total = 6 sts
Round 5: [2sc in st, sc 2](x2). Total = 8 sts
Rounds 6-8: sc 8 sts. Total = 8 sts
Round 9: [2sc in st, sc 3](x2). Total = 10 sts
Rounds 10-13: sc 10 sts. Total = 10 sts
Round 14: [2sc in st, sc 4](x2). Total = 12 sts
Rounds 15-19: sc 12 sts. Total = 12 sts
Round 20: [2sc in st, sc 6](x2). Total = 14 sts
Round 21: blo, sc 14 sts. Total = 14 sts
Round 22: dec 7 sts. Total = 7 sts
Cut off and weave loose ends

With white yarn and G hook, slst to the BLO row that you made on round 21.
Round 23: [slst, sc, hdc, 2dc, 2dc, hdc, sc,slst](x2). Total = 18 sts
Cut off and weave loose ends

NU'EST Fan Stick Plush Crochet Pattern
Assembly
Next part is slightly annoying, making the stripes. I used black felt to create the black stripes that are on the NU'EST fan stick. At the top part leave enough space to where a heart is formed. I had a difficult placing the stripes in the correct placements and cutting the stripes in the correct shape and size so I recommend taking this part slowly. Leaving one side to dry before you move onto the next side so that the strips have had enough time to dry and won't slip everywhere.

NU'EST Fan Stick Plush Crochet Pattern
Are you a fan of Nu'est?

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5.14.2019

Kawaii Hobonichi Flip Through ♥ Late April / Early May

Kawaii Hobonichi Flip Through
In April, I neglected my Hobonichi so I've been trying to catch up since. I pretty much failed at the Spring Kawaii Journaling Challenge but maybe when I complete the challenge I will post about that later. Today I'm going to share a few of my favorite pages from my Hobonichi from late April to early May because I think a Hobonichi post is long overdue.

Kawaii Hobonichi Flip Through
When I don't know what to add in my Hobonichi I make a page of 5 things that I enjoyed the day.

Kawaii Hobonichi Flip Through
Another type of page I like to make are inspiration pages. When I find something inspirational online I like to transfer that into my Hobonichi so I can go back and feel inspired.

Kawaii Hobonichi Flip Through

Kawaii Hobonichi Flip Through
Lately, I've been adding my horoscope to my pages in my Hobonichi. Astrology fascinates me so this new addition has been a fun addition to include.

Kawaii Hobonichi Flip Through

Kawaii Hobonichi Flip Through
Here is another horoscope, this time a weekly horoscope. On the left is a page I found on Rainbowholic's Instagram. I often get creative block so I know I will be flipping back to this page a lot.

Kawaii Hobonichi Flip Through
Do you use a Hobonichi?

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5.10.2019

Currently ♥ No. 19

Currently
Watching: Catching up on Katnipp's studio vlogs
Eating: White cheddar Hippeas chickpea puffs (they were recently featured in my monthly favorites)
Drinking: Milk tea
Loving: Building new friendships online
Listening: Kyary Pamyu Payum's new music video! The queen is back!
Celebrating: Mother's Day
Excited for: 
Practicing: Making the perfect cup of milk tea. Let me know if you have any tips.
Working on: Cleaning up my yarn stash

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5.08.2019

April Monthly Favorites ♥ Beauty + Lifestyle

April Monthly Favorites
I haven't posted a monthly favorites post since last year! Can you believe that? I used to look forward to writing these posts every month but I just lost interest. To be honest, when I love ceratin beauty products I continue to repurchase them instead of buying new products. When I do purchase new products most of them aren't worthy of being featured in a monthly favorite which is why I haven't posted one in months. But I think it's been long enough so today I'm sharing some beauty and lifestyle items that I've been loving the past couple of months.

April Monthly Favorites
Essence Extreme Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil - Silky Nude
When I was recently at Ulta I wanted to nude pencil to use on my waterline to make my eyes look awake but didn't want to spend too much so I picked this one by Essence (they make my favorite mascara) which was less than $3. OMG! This stuff stays on! I have very watery eyes so most liners don't stay on me all day but this did! Would highly recommend this eye pencil if you are on the market for a waterproof nude eyeliner that's affordable and from a cruelty-free line. Next time I'm going to pick up more in different colors.

PURITO Centella Green Level Buffet Serum
Back in March, I made a first impressions post on the Korean brand, Purito. Since then, I've used several products from them but one of my most favorites was their Centella Green Level Buffet Serum. I've noticed my skin inflammation hasn't been as bad as it used to be and my skin texture is also smoother.

Meishoku Medicated Placenta Whitening Eye Cream
On Twitter, I saw someone raving about this eye cream so I decided to purchase it to test out for myself. It's really hydrating and reminds me a lot of the Elizavecca eye cream (my holy-grail eye cream) but this one is more moisturizing! My dark circles also didn't look as bad as they use to. Just note that you only need a tiny amount because a little goes a long way.

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask
Sleeping masks are some of my favorite skincare extras to use at night (because using a sheet mask every night isn't "extra" enough. lol). One of my favorite beauty blogs The Klog, recommend this sleeping pack in one of their posts and I bought it right away because it was inexpensive. It's hydrating and absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky residue.

BIOLAGE Advanced Kertaindose Pro-Keratin Renewal Spray
My younger sister recommended me this product to me because I've been dying my hair a lot recently and wanted a product that can repair my fragile hair. It's a spray that repairs and protects your hair. I use it as a leave-in conditioner after I wash my hair. Thanks to this spray my hair has gotten stronger and I've noticed that my hair doesn't fall off as much as it uses to.

April Monthly Favorites
Bluebonnet Earth Sweet Chewables Vitamin B12
I have a difficult time swallowing pills. Thankfully nowadays they make tons of alternatives to make vitamin taking more easier. B12 is an essential vitamin to take if you don't eat meat which is why I always make sure to take them. I've tried other B12 vitamins in non-pill form but I really like that Bluebonnet vitamins are affordable. I was actually thinking of making a blog post on vitamins that I take but not sure if that would be boring or not. Let me know if you would like to see that.

Organic Chickpeas Puffs Hippeas Vegan White Cheddar
I was always curious about Hippeas because I heard they were vegan and Starbucks always seems to have them displayed. I finally caved in and decided to try a bag. I posted on Instagram that I thought they were just alright but since then I've bought 3 more bags! I really love them! They are denser than your average cheese puff and kind of look like baby fingers (lol) but they're addicting!

April Monthly Favorites
Baymax Humidifier/Scent Diffuser
As much as I love Lucy (but the show but my pomeranian) she doesn't always smell the best. She goes outside to poop and pee all the time and brings in those smells from the outside with her. I love lighting up candles but I wanted something that can cleanse the air and leave on at night which is why I started using a scent diffuser. My mom has two diffusers in the house and they make the house smell so nice! I bought this Baymax humidifier/diffuser for my own room. My favorite essential oils to use are lavender, lemongrass (makes your room smell like a LUCH store!), and eucalyptus.

April Monthly Favorites
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It - Kamal Ravikant
One of my favorite self-help books I've read this year is Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It by Kamal Ravikant.  It's a really quick read (it's only 60 pages) but learned so many things from this book that I've been practicing daily. Highly recommend this book for anybody who wants to love themselves more.

The Clay Bean Co Cow Crochet H Hook
A few months ago I contacted The Clay Bean Company to custom make me a cow crochet hook. I choose pastel pink and purple stripes because those are my brand's colors and a H/4,25 mm hook because that's the size that I use the most. I love this hook so much and definitely want more!

Unicorn Valentine Stickers
A few days after Valentine's Day I went to Walmart for something. I usually avoid Walmart but once in a while, I go because Walmart has some essentials that Target doesn't. Anyways, I checked the sale section after Valentine's Day and found this cute unicorn sticker book that was only a few cents! There are pastel and holographic stickers inside and they're insanely cute! I wish there were more sticker books because I would've bought more.

April Monthly Favorites
What have you been loving lately?


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5.07.2019

Patreon Preview ♥ Become A Patron

 Patreon Preview
This post is basically one huge advertisement to urge you to sign up to my Patreon page. Feel free to skip this post if you aren't interested.

This month I decided to really start focusing more on my Patreon. I gave my page a glow-up earlier this month and even posted a schedule with all the posts you can expect to see on my Patreon this month. Down below I listed some previews of the posts that I currently have up on my page. All of these blog posts and crochet patterns are currently available on my Patreon at the moment so if you pledge right now and become a patron you will get access to certain posts and rewards, depending on which tier you sign up for.

 Patreon Preview
At the beginning of the month, I changed some of my Pareon rewards. Read all about the new changes and new tier here.

 Patreon Preview
if you pledge to the Banana Milk tier you will get access to exclusive Patreon-only crochet patterns. For example, this onion plush from the Korean drama Romance is a Bonus Book. I won't be posting this pattern on my blog so if you're interested in making your own plush onion sign up to the Banana tier. Every month I will be posting one of these patterns available to only those who are apart of the Banana Milk tier.

 Patreon Preview
There are two types of crochet pattern I post on my Patreon. The first is Patreon-only exclusive patterns and the second is patterns that I will be posting on my blog in the future, like this Red Velvet Fan stick pattern. I won't be publishing this pattern on my blog until Red Velvet makes a comeback! Those in the Chocolate Milk tier will get a notice on future crochet patterns before anyone else!

 Patreon Preview
If you join the Strawberry Milk tier you get access to exclusive blog posts about crochet. Back in March, I posted this post where I share some pictures from my crochet art journal. In the post, I share sketches of my projects and what I envision them to look like before I start making them. This was one of my favorite blog posts I've posted in a while!

 Patreon Preview
Another type of post you can expect to see on my Patreon is BTS (behind-the-scenes not the group. lol) posts where I share pictures of what I'm working on, how I take blog posts, etc. I already have 2 BTS posts and plan on posting more soon.

 Patreon Preview
Back at the beginning of the year, I posted my crochet goals for this year. If you pledge to the Strawberry Milk tier you will also get access to this post.

 Patreon Preview
If any of those posts didn't convince you to join my Patreon then hopefully my May 2019 rewards will. Every month I choose a different theme, this month it's all about Rilakkuma!

What type of posts would you like to see on my Patreon in the future?

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5.03.2019

Currently ♥ No. 18

Currently
Playing: Splatoon 2
Reading: Eat Pretty: Nutrition from Beauty, Inside and Out by Jolene Hart
Watching: Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile. I'm so excited to watch this!
Drinking: Soy milk s' mores frappuccinos from Starbucks
Loving: My new Baymax oil diffuser/humidifier!
Feeling: Creative
Listening: To my latest K-pop playlist
Working on: Some new products for my Etsy shop. For Cinco de Mayo I'm having a sale on my crocheted pinatas all weekend long! There is also free shipping on Etsy right now if you spend $25 or more.

I decided to extend the BlackPink fan stick giveaway by a few days. Join here!

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5.01.2019

30 Wonderful Things ♥ April 2019

31 Lovely Things
1 Started reading Gone Girl.
2 When you see your dog smile while they're sleeping.
4 The new season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. OMG!
5 Watched Unicorn Store, such a wonderful film. 100% recommend!
6 Proud of myself for completing 2 weeks worth of morning workouts.
7 Started taking new vitamins
8 When you understand the material you are trying to learn.
9 The scent of lavender
10 Hippeas, new favorite snack!
11 Fell asleep early
12 Watched BlackPink perform at Coachella (from the comfort of my home lol).
13 BTS on SNL
14 New skincare products
15 Posted a new blog post after not posting for a week.
16 Overwatch Uprising event
17 Posted a new crochet pattern featuring Korilakkuma.
18 Catching Lucy playing outside by herself. She's such a cutie!
19 Rilakkuma and Kaoru on Netflix! So PURE! I've seen it 3 times already!
20 New skincare
21 Easter chocolates
22 Binging videos from my favorite Youtuber's.
23 The joy of starting something new.
24 Coffee and listening to podcasts.
25 Sleeping in on a day you feel really ill.
26 When your dog behaves at the vet.
27 My new scent diffuser.
28 A sudden burst in creativity!
29 When you wake up to a bunch of new episodes of your favorite podcasts.
30 Happy with all the changes I made to my Patreon page.

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4.30.2019

The ABCs of K-Pop Playlist ♥ 2013-2014

The ABCs of K-Pop Playlist
I'm back with another The ABC's of K-pop playlist! This time I am sharing my favorite songs and artists from the years 2013-2014. Like in my previous ABC playlist, this playlist is in an ABC format so for each alphabet letter you will either have an artist or song title that starts with said letter.

It was really difficult to choose certain artists for certain letter because I'm indecisive there were tons of amazing songs in 2013-2014! I also didn't want to pick different songs from the same artists or group, year after year so I tried my best to choose different ones (but I did pick some of the same artists for certain letters) but I tried my best to pick songs that I absolutely love and would recommend to someone who may not be a fan of K-pop or might be new.

I'm really happy with the result of the playlist not only because I think I choose amazing songs but also because it shows how diverse Korean music can be. The reason why I'm so passionate about Korean music is because of the variety in genres, it's not just K-pop there's so much more! Yes, there's pop but also hip hop, dance, rap, rock, indie, metal, house, traditional, I even included a trot song in this playlist! So, if you are someone who is quick to judge K-pop because you may think it's for "fangirls" or "teens" I invite you to listen to this playlist with an open mind and hopefully you can appreciate the music even if you don't understand the language, I'll rant about that in the next post. lol

Songs I couldn't find on Spotify

What were some of your favorite songs during these years?

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4.26.2019

Currently ♥ No. 17

Currently
Watching: GOT7 Tourgraph World Tour videos
Drinking: Water, tea, and orange juice, aka the sickness trio. lol
Loving: Cobalt blue nail polish
Feeling: Sick!
Listening: Animal Crossing music (I especially love the rainy day and nighttime music)
Excited for: Avengers: Endgame! Ahhh!
Practicing: My flexibility
Working on: Making changes to my Patreon. I will be posting an update post soon.
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4.19.2019

Currently ♥ No. 16

Currently
Playing: Overwatch Storm Rising
Watching: Guava Island
Eating: Belvita soft baked biscuits
Feeling: Blah
Listening: I updated my blog playlist so go check it out if you want to listen to some new tunes. It's on the bottom right side of my blog.
Celebrating: Easter (but I'm not religious so I'm not really going to celebrate it. lol)
Excited for: Rilakkuma and Kaoru on Netflix!
Practicing: A recently started a new hobby but for now, I'll keep it secret *wink*

Remember to join my BlackPink Fan Stick giveaway!
Pledge to my Patreon for more crochet-related content.

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4.17.2019

Korilakkuma AirPod Cozy ♥ Crochet Pattern

Korilakkuma AirPod Cozy Crochet Pattern
This Friday Netflix will be releasing "Rilakkuma and Kaoru". In honor of the release, I'm sharing this Korilakkuma cozy that I made for my AirPods. I decided to make Korilakkuma because I love Korilakkum! You can always make Rilakkuma if you have a brown yarn (like this one) or make a couple item by making both!

This pattern first appeared on my Patreon. If you would like to see more crochet patterns before anyone else pledge to my Patreon.

Korilakkuma AirPod Cozy Crochet Pattern
Supplies
- H/5.0 mm crochet hook
- Cream worsted weight yarn
- White felt
- Light pink felt
- Black felt
- Red felt
- Slanted tapestry needle
- Scissors
- Fabric glue

Aberrations
ch(s) - chain stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
slst - slip stitch
sc - single crochet stitch
() - work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
[] - work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

Crochet Level
Beginner

If you have any problems with this pattern feel free to contact me so that I can make corrections to the pattern.

Korilakkuma AirPod Cozy Crochet Pattern
Head
With cream yarn and H hook
Round 1: ch 9, sc 9 sts. Total = 9 sts
Round 2: turn left (the other side that you sc on), sc 9 sts. Total = 18 sts
Rounds 3-7: sc 18 sts. Total = 18 sts
cut off and leave long tail for sewing

Body
With cream yarn and H hook
Round 1: ch 9, sc 9 sts. Total = 9 sts
Round 2: turn left (the other side that you sc on), sc 9 sts. Total = 18 sts
Rounds 3-10: sc 18 sts. Total = 18 sts
cut off and weave tails

Ears (make two)
With cream yarn and H hook
Round 1: magic circle, 7 sts. Total = 7 sts
Rounds 2-4: sc 7 sts. Total 7 = sts
cut off and leave long tail for sewing

Korilakkuma AirPod Cozy Crochet Pattern
Assembly
Sew the ears to the corners of the cozy. Attach the top of the cozy to the bottom part of the cozy by sewing 9-10 sts of one side.

With felt, cut out a big white circle oval piece for the stomach, one small red circle, two pink circles for the ears, two smaller black circles for the eyes, one small white circle for the mouth and black nose for Korilakkuma's mouth. Glue everything down in the correct placement and press to secure, let dry.

Optional: Replace the red felt circle with a small red button and with same cream yarn attach a circle to the center of the top cozy. This way you can securely close the cozy.

Korilakkuma AirPod Cozy Crochet Pattern
Do you prefer Rilakkuma or Korilakkuma?

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