Hello my friends! Today I want to share a wonderful sweater with you! This beautiful white hoodie sweater is from a pattern by JayBirdFinnigan!
The sweater features an awesome rainbow pattern that carries over across the body of the sweater, the sleeves, and a hood. It closes with a button at the collar.
The pattern also includes variations for making the sweater Hogwarts style- with instructions for different Hogwarts houses. There are also instructions for making the sweater with a cute heart pocket. Of course, you can make the sweater in any colors you like as well!
All in all, JayBirdFinnigan's pattern makes an awesome sweater! You can check out JayBirdFinnigan patterns on etsy at this link or on ravelry at this link. The designer also has an awesome Kangaroo Campfire Hoodie- if you are on Ravelry, you can also download free instructions to make a Team Canada variation for the Kangaroo Campfire Hoodie.
When you purchase the pattern, be sure to mention me, Super Inky, in the comments on your etsy transaction! Thanks for reading!!
Hello everyone!It's Hinamatsuri again- or Japanese Girls' Day. I am celebrating the holiday with my friends Hanabi and Zoya Yumiko.
This is Hanabi, but she likes to be called Abi. She alternates between living in Japan and New York City. I'm glad she's here this year!
And here's Zoya Yumiko! She has a really cute set of dolls especially for the holiday. This year, she found a second set and gave the second set to me! Now I will always be able to celebrate the holiday with my friends! Thank you Zoya!
The dolls come in this special red and gold box. As you can see, the set is Hello Kitty themed! So cute, right?
All the pieces fit together nicely into little compartments. I love looking at them!
We carefully took all the pieces out of the box. Hanabi kindly folded the backdrop accordion-style for me. Zoya checked to make sure that nothing rolled onto the floor- the pieces are very tiny.
Here are the hina ningyo all set up! Aren't the little kitty emperor and empress adorable? I'm so happy Zoya Yumiko gave me this set!
Happy Hinamatsuri! Thank you for celebrating with me. Have you ever celebrated Hinamatsuri or any other Japanese holiday? What did you do?
Hello my friends! I don't have any new photos to share with you other than this one of me with my new Badtz Maru hair ties. I just wanted to write a quick post because today is the anniversary of my blog! That's right!
Hello everyone! Yesterday morning I put on my BoscoSport Cheburashka tee to cheer on the Russian ladies skaters in the Olympics. I had my eye on Yulia Lipnitskaya- she is awesome- but I was thrilled when Adelina Sotnikova won! I love Yuna Kim too and was sad that she didn't get to be a 2-time gold medal winner, but I was pleased a Russian won. I was also so happy for Carolina Kostner! Did you watch?
However, I still had several hours to go before the event aired at 10am, so I got out a favorite toy- my Hello Kitty sushi Re-ment! Re-ment is a company that makes tiny miniatures. I am not usually a big Hello Kitty fan (I prefer Badtz Maru and Chococat), but when I saw the sushi set in the case at Toy Tokyo, I knew I wanted to collect them! I've had these toys for over a year and never gotten around to sharing pictures. My internet friend Echo, from the blog fromechowithlove.com, posted about her Re-ment and she told me I should share mine too!
So here it is! There are several sets to collect and they come in blind boxes- which means you don't know which set you'll get until you open it! I was lucky to get a complete set. I love sushi and I really like this set. I love the little Hello Kitty sushi set. My favorite thing in the set is the little thing on the black plate with the Hello Kitty face and bow on it! I also like the little white Hello Kitty in the black bowl- I think it's supposed to be mochi.
Then today I was so excited about playing Re-ment that I got out one of my other Re-ment sets- the Hina Matsuri (Girls Day) sweet set! (Do you remember when I celebrated Hina Matsuri last year? You can check out that post here.) I don't have the complete set of the Hina Matsuri Re-ment, but I wanted to share it anyway. It's all traditional Japanese sweets- yum!
Here is a little bit of a closer look at the different sweets. My favorites are the pink cup of matcha and the red and white box of bunny-shaped treats. So cute!
Do you have any special collections? What are they?
In this entry I'm wearing: homemade black Russia tee and white American Girl tee with homemade iron-on decal
As most of you know, I was adopted from Khabarovsk, Russia when I was a toddler. I am proud of my heritage and I was really excited with Sochi, Russia was chosen as the site for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. However, I'm also proud to be part of a two-mom family and I have been really sad to see the way that people from LGBT families are being treated by the Russian government. I really struggled with whether or not I wanted to watch the Olympics this year, but in the end, I decided to support the athletes from around the world and their hard work.
Not too long ago, I got out my Russian flag and invited over some friends from my Russian-language kids group to watch the Olympic opening ceremonies on TV! I go to the group so that I can maintain my Russian language skills. It's a great way to meet other kids who speak Russian too! My mama speaks Russian with me at home, but my mom doesn't speak much Russian, so we mostly speak English. The group gives me a chance to speak Russian with other kids.
This is my friend Ksenia. She joined the group a few years ago. She is part Russian and part Kazakh and grew up in Almaty, Kazakhstan until she moved to Brooklyn with her family. She brought over Kazakhstan's flag and waved it proudly!
And here's the newest addition to the group- Polina! Polina is from Kharkov, the same city in Ukraine where my mama lived as a teen. She just moved to New York City at the beginning on February. Polina is really nice and it was fun to talk with her about Kharkov. I have visited Kharkov several times and I was really excited to find out if my favorite places where the same as Polina's!
I really enjoyed having my friends over to watch the opening ceremonies! We have been watching our favorite sports and keeping track of how our home countries are doing. My favorite sport to watch is figure skating! What is your favorite Olympic sport? Are you watching the Olympics this year?
Hello everyone and Happy Valentine's Day to you! One of my favorite traditions is making valentines for my friends. Since I am homeschooled, I don't have school friends to exchange cards with- so I send them to my blog friends! I used to give cards to my friends in ballet class, but now that I am no longer studying dance, I don't do that either. (Psst, sorry my shirt is so wrinkly! I was so excited to wear it that I didn't bother asking a mom to iron it for me.)
I actually made my valentines several days ago, so that I could mail them in time to arrive at my friends' houses before the holiday. I decided to make cards with pins, since I *love* pins! I also included valentine-themed puzzles for my friends.
I buy little pins all year round, just for occasions like this. Here are some of the the little pins I chose to use.
The first step was putting the pins in the corner of the little pink cards. I tried to pick photos with a love theme- like these cute owls! I also chose a sticker for each card. On this card, I chose a glittery pink peacock.
Next I wrote "Happy Valentine's Day!" on each card and signed my name in pink ink. I don't usually like to wear pink or use pink in my crafts, but something about Valentine's Day puts me in a lovey mood that makes me love pink!
After I signed my cards, I carefully slid the cards into pink and red striped envelopes. Very cute!
Once I had put my cards into the envelopes, it was time to put these adorable name labels on my cards. As you can see, this one is for Sophie, my French friend!
Then it was time to choose a puzzle for each friend- I bought woodland-themed puzzles. Some of them had owls, others foxes or hedgehogs! So cute, right?
I bought little kraft paper bags to hold the valentines and puzzles, so that they would make a cute package to send to friends. I carefully slid a puzzle and card into each envelope, making sure not to rip the bag.
By the time I had made valentines for my blog friends, I had a big stack of valentine bags! Hurray! Happy Valentine's Day!
And that's all! I love making valentines. I'm looking forward to hearing if my friends liked their valentines and puzzles! Did you make valentines this year? What kind did you make?
Happy Happy New Year! Now, I know it is almost February. Since my family went to England for the holidays, I didn't have a chance to celebrate New Year. My family didn't do presents this year, because we went on a big trip and bought some amazing souvenirs. Still, some of my dear friends sent presents for me and I wanted to open them! I also refused to take down my New Year tree until I could open my gifts!
There were three adorable gifts under the tree when I came home from Russian Language Youth Group last night! There was a cute gift wrapped in gnome paper from my friend Aurora, a package from my dear friend Sophie, and a candy cane-wrapped gift from Coral.
First I decided to open Coral's gift. Hmm, what is it? When I shook it, lots of little pieces rattled around.
Wow! A Lego animal set! I love these sets so much. I have the turtle from the first series on my nightstand. I can't wait to build the deer! Thank you Coral!
Next came Aurora's gift. Aurora and I are internet friends. If you'd like to check out her blog, click here!
Wow!!! A family of Calico Critters! There was a black father cat and a calico mama and two daughters. How sweet!
I knew my parents would groan- they think I have too many Calico Critters, but they are so, so cute! I love these cats. The funny thing is, I already have the babies to this family! Now the babies will finally have a family! Thank you Aurora!!
Then it was time for my last gift, a lovely package from my French friend, Sophie. Sophie and I have been friends for many years and have a very good friendship. I miss her so much! I actually saw her in Washington DC earlier in the month, but I already miss her again!
Hurrah! Sophie's gift was three Playmobil pirates! Sophie knows me so well. Merci beaucoup Sophie!
Here are all my gifts! Don't the kitties look silly next to the very serious Playmobil pirates? I can't wait to play with my new toys.
Happy New Year everyone!! I hope everyone had a fabulous New Year celebration. What were you doing as the clock changed to 2014?
Hi! It's me, Inky! Today I am getting ready to celebrate Lunar New Year on January 31. This year is the Year of the Horse. It's very special because my grandfather was born in a horse year! Since I really enjoyed making Lunar New Year cards last year, I decided to make them again this year.
Here are the supplies you'll need to make the cards, Inky-style. You'll need a pair of scissors, a gold pencil, a red pencil, labels, red cardstock, and 1" pins. I got my pins from Wanart.
First you'll need to cut your red cardstock into square shapes. Mine are a little rectangular. You don't have to use rectangles/squares- you can do circles or hearts or whatever you like best!
Next, get out your pins! I like Joyce Wan's Wanart pins because the art is really cute, but you can use any pin. It doesn't even have to be 1 inch wide.
Pin your pin into your card near the top of the pin. Again, you can do it however you'd like- I like mine in the center, but off the side looks cute too!