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I am a smart, beautiful, successful Belizean creole. I was born in Vancouver, BC, Canada and now call Scarborough, Ontario, Canada home. I am mixed with african, indian, scottish and who knows what else. July 2008 I decided to go permanently natural. Beside my obsession with my natural hair, I am a hand knit and crochet artist. I am passionate about Jesus and I love to run, walk, yoga, read, crossword puzzles, news and sports. While visiting, stop by my Etsy shops www.etsy.com/shop/dylanadesigns and www.etsy.com/shop/thejoyofknitting

Monday, December 14, 2009

Etsy is finally here...

..I have also updated my website, check it out at: www.thejoyofknitting.com

The Joy of Knitting - http://thejoyofknitting.com - was born in October 2001 from a passion I have always had to be creative, innovative, and challenged while achieving my life-long passion to teach and inspire others with my knitted and crocheted creations. In 2005 I launched a very successful eBay store - http://stores.ebay.ca/The-Joy-of-Knitting?refid=store - dedicated to selling yarn, knitting and crochet needles, books, patterns and cross-stitch kits. On November 28, 2009 I extended The Joy of Knitting by adding an online store - http://www.etsy.com/shop/dylanadesigns - on Etsy.com. I am in the process of populating the Etsy store with my handmade knitted and crocheted items and although tedious I can assure you I will be updating as often as I can.

Please feel free to give me your honest feedback. I am hoping that with Christmas almost upon us and winter fast approaching you might be interested in purchasing gifts for your loved ones. Remember I will gladly customize your order to your preference.

This announcement is being sent to everyone on my contact lists which includes all my clients, friends, and family. Please help me out by sending my web site to all the people on your contact list.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
Lady D

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The hair is in braids while I recover from surgery. I am at home trying to keep sane, so im knitting and crocheting up a storm and im anticipating opening up my etsy store shortly. Here is a collage of some of my stuff:

Saturday, June 13, 2009

My hair straightened

So last week after cutting about an inch off my hair, my daughter used the blow dryer and blowed out my hair, then her ceramic iron and straightened. I was so different and I liked it, but I realize I still love my natural curls better. What is nice is that my hair is so versatile and I can do so much with it. Never a boring moment!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My hair is now 4" long.

I am working with this hair the best way I know how. I love it! I have not been able to find a product that I would really like to try as I see that it gets great review from everyone that have used it. Cantu Leave-In Conditioner. Please let me know where in Toronto I can find this product. Does anyone know anything about using Glycerin in the hair?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Hair Styles

I have had so many types of hair/hairstyles. I cannot even remember. These pics go back for the last two years or so. I am happy to say I like my natural hair the most. I live in a very cold country (Canada) this is my first winter with natural hair and I must say I have not found anything to keep my hair shiny all the time. My hair is so dry. I have tried extra virgin olive oil, crisco, coconut hair dressing (really want to try coconut oil). I am still searching for that thing that keep my hair shine in the winter months. So if there is anyone out there that have some things they can suggestg I try for extra dry hair, I would really appreciate it. Lady D

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Loving my new hair!

I knew when I started this blog I would not have a lot of time to update. I just wanted to comment on my hair. I am loving it! At this stage my hair is about 3" long when it's blown out. I have tried twists, dry twists, shingling, roller set or just wash and go. The one I prefer is dry twists, my hair look really great after that. I am so glad I decided to go natural. If I knew it would be like this I would have done so a long time ago. Did I happen to mention that I am loving my hair right now and I am so happy when people say omg that's your real hair, I cannot imagine asking someone that questions but I guess because they have never seen my natural hair they are shocked now that I made the big reveal.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Scarves and Shawls

Here is some of my knitted scarves and shawls. I am doing winter hats at the moment and they are for sale, please contact me at ladydylana@aol.com if you want to see more pics.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Help with Dye

This is how my hair is now. I have done every style imaginable to my hair. Shaved, long, short, medium, natural, relaxed, texturized. I am at a crossroads with colour. The front of my hair is extremely grey and I want to know what type of dye to use that will not damage or dry out my hair too much, help, help, please!