The Pixie Behind This Pixie Creates

Hello and welcome to all of my fellow crocheters, DIYers, furniture refurbishers and thrifters! I hope you find lots of projects and patterns here to inspire you. My name is Dayna, and I’m so excited to have you here!

A little about me: 

Ever since I was little, I’ve loved making things. My dad would encourage me to try a new craft every year on my birthday, by getting me all the supplies I would need. I went from painting, to drawing, to rug hooking, to scrap booking, and back to painting, before I found crochet. I picked up a hook in 2016, and although I gave up a few times, I haven’t put it down since. While I love all things crochet, I am a born crafter. Anything crafty interests me, and I have this innate desire to try everything at least once. This year (2019), I started refurbishing old furniture and giving it a new life; I tried my hand at resin crafts; and I got more passionate about thrifting. 

This Pixie Creates' Dad

I graduated from Brock University with a degree in Mathematics and Education in 2017. My goal in life was to be a high school math teacher who inspired students to find their passion in life. I have been an occasional teacher (a.k.a substitute) for the public school board for the past two years, where I’ve filled in for teachers on medical and maternity leave. While I really like teaching in a school setting, I realized it isn’t my passion. Hence, the beginning of This Pixie Creates. This blog is a way for me to combine my love of teaching, with my passion for creating. I love being able to share my making process, so you can try similar projects on your own.

What else? 

  • I am a 26-year old Canadian, living in Ontario. 
  • I married the most wonderful man in February of 2020.
  • I am a work-in-progress (my very own crochet #WIP)
  • I say, “sorry,” way too much.
  • I am exactly 60 inches tall. 
  • I play Nancy Drew computer games (“It’s locked!”).
  • I love a good math joke; the cornier, the better. 
  • I am addicted to yarn; collecting yarn is it’s own hobby, right?
  • Exclamation marks are my favourite type of punctuation mark! 
  • My family and friends are the most important people in my life. 
  • I appreciate every comment, like, and share that I receive. 
  • I love you all! Thank you for being here.