GAAAHHH! As of right now (11AM on Sept. 29), there are only 13 more hours to go before our book campaign ends and all orders are closed! This is the last chance to get your hands on our amigurumi pattern book for this price ($22 with FREE SHIPPING!) and support a group of talented indie crafters/designers!
So many people have joined us in this adventure and supported our project! If you don’t want to miss out on this super cute amigurumi book, you can quickly join us on ZOOMIGURUMI!
Please share this last call with your friends, family, crochet and/or yarn club, and anyone else who likes cute animals and crafts! :)
I hope you’ve all been doing well during these last two weeks. <3 There’s lots coming up on A Morning Cup of Jo Creations, and I can’t wait to share everything with you! Giveaways, travel log photos/stories, pattern publications in an upcoming book, new patterns… phew! ^__^ The crochet fun never ends. ;P Come visit me on Facebook for the latest goodies!
As I expected, this week has been really emotional. A few of my 6th graders started crying after I gave them goodbye hugs yesterday. T__T Today’s my last day with the tutoring company, so I’ve spent all morning “baking” brownies (I’m using the Ghiradelli mix LOL no time for real baking this morning) and preparing gifts for the school staff. Gah, I don’t know how I’m going to handle this part of the year as a full-time teacher in the future. D:
My school semester is ending soon, so I’ll be in study mode till final exam week is over (June 15th)!!! I apologize for my lack of creativity going on right now. >.< I’ll be back to reply to your messages ASAP! Can’t wait to hear from all of you! Maybe I’ll even receive more new photos to add to Our Travel Log!
This summer is going to be awesome. :D
Thanks for visiting, and I’ll talk to you soon! ♥ Josephine
QUESTION: Has anyone been working on Spring Bunnies or flowers??? How are you liking my pattern? :)
This will be the last week I’m volunteering at the elementary school and working with their tutoring program before summer vacation begins. My friend asked if I’ll be sad that I won’t be working after this week, and the only response I could really think of was, “It’ll be bittersweet.”
I’m glad I’ll have more time to crochet and do my own thing, but at the same time, it’s hard to leave this school year behind. So many memories. As we come closer to the last few days of school, kids of all grade levels are clinging to me more and more — giving me hugs and not letting go, telling me how much they love me… “No! Don’t go! Will you come back before the year’s over? Why can’t you come tomorrow?!” I’ve become very attached, and I care about all of them like they’re my own children. That may sound silly, but they have played a huge role in an extremely significant phase in my life. They’ve inspired me more than they can comprehend and have made such a huge impact on me. I am a better person because of my students — more patient, more thankful, more loving, more confident, more determined than ever to become a teacher.
This last week is going to be so emotional. LOL I better bring tissue.
Pepe the Baby Bear, Zoey the Spring Bunny, and I couldn’t afford the tickets for Disneyland, so we settled on the next best option: DOWNTOWN DISNEY!!!
Pepe excitedly dashed over to his favorite store, Build-a-Bear! It’s not often that he gets to hang out with deflated animals looking for their white fluffy innards and little red hearts. :P He became a little impatient waiting for Zoey to catch up — she was living up to her nickname (Flop), tripping over herself and flopping on her belly because she was too busy ogling the giant Lego Beast from her favorite movie, Beauty and the Beast.
The moment we stepped into the dressing room, Zoey’s eyes lit up! So many tiny little outfits!!! Zoey has not played dress-up since Chloe (her twin sister) left for Sacramento. Pepe had a bad feeling about this…
"Chloe, come back now!!!" — Pepe
Zoey made Pepe try on outfit after outfit, squealing in delight with every new accessory she found. Every time Pepe tried to escape the dressing room, Zoey’s long arms pulled him right back! ”Maybe going to Build-a-Bear was a mistake,” he thought. Just when he started to give up hope, he caught Zoey distracted by the bin of deflated bunnies! As she happily conversed with them about carrots and their hopes of finding new homes, Pepe made a run for it!!! Zoey felt a quick breeze pass behind her and KNEW Pepe got away.
While we looked for Pepe in the surrounding stores, look who we found instead!!! *GASP!* IT’S MICKEY MOUSE!!!!!!!! Zoey’s had a little crush on him for quite some time now. He’s the tall, dark, and handsome type, you know — she doesn’t get to meet many tall animals at A Morning Cup of Jo Creations.
Zoey! Calm down!!! You’re making Mickey feel uncomfortable.
After Zoey finished fangirling over Mickey (well, she didn’t really finish… I had to pry him out of her arms), we left the Disney Store to continue the search for Pepe. We found this little guy wandering around Rainforest Cafe — he seemed mesmerized by the place. ”How do the temple’s torches keep going and going? Where did that waterfall come from — I see no river! Why do I hear birds and rain when neither are in sight?! WHAT IS GOING ON?! THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!!”
Zoey and I decided not to answer Pepe’s questions so that he could revel in Disney magic. As we drove home, he couldn’t stop talking about our trip! Maybe one day he’ll be able to visit the real Disneyland… one day. :)
I hope you enjoyed our little adventure! Find more fun photos and stories at A Morning Cup of Jo Creations (Facebook, Tumblr, Etsy, Craftsy). See you there!