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When I was new to crochet, the first thing I wanted to learn was how to make a scarf. At the time, I knew no abbreviations and had no idea on how to read patterns, so I turned to YouTube to find out how...and boy was I lost. I wasn't lost because the tutorials were bad...

An interesting comment I've received so many times while travelling in Europe and encountering people on the roads were "You're from Canada? Really? You don't look like it." Now don't get me wrong, 99% of the people who ask are genuinely nice, but it always makes me fe...

When I first attempted crochet (which was at my work office during break time - my two co-workers were so nice to teach me!  😙), I was so confused! I didn't know how to manage the yarn tension, how to hold the hook properly, how to hold the yarn properly, and I couldn...

In part 1 of my crochet 101 series, we covered a bit about the history of crochet. Today I'd to talk more about what crochet is and is not. If you are interested in learning, this post might help serve as a "first impression" of the art form for you. When I first learn...

I'm a true believer that in order for any individual to truly understand the form of art that they practice, that they must know a little about the history behind it (not a lot but just enough for you to appreciate what you are practicing). So of course, I turned to Go...

For many of us, Daiso is a shopping heaven because of their wide selection of products at an extremely affordable price (Most are only $2!). Without a doubt this is considered my favourite dollar store in Vancouver and I would highly recommend you to go check it out if...

Hi, I'm Kathy and I'm so glad that you are joining me here at Twinkling Joy. I'm so excited to be here and to be able to share with you in the coming days and years about crochet, art, and inspirations I encounter throughout my journey in life. 

My urge to start "a blog...

One of my recent highlights while visiting Tokyo was going to Disney Sea! Before I went, I already heard about how great it was, so of course I had to go see for myself. And oh my was I happy!  Normally, people recommend

spending at least one full day here (full day as...

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