Before the Christmas season is over, let me share with you my Dad’s adorable tree ornament for this year. It’s a miniature Starbucks specialty drink, inspired by the off-menu, best-kept holiday secret: the Santa Claus Frappuccino. If you want to know more about how to order one of these scrumptious strawberry latte creations at Starbucks, check out this link: Santa Claus Frappuccino at Starbucks.
Somehow Dad managed to find just the right components to create this 4cm mini masterpiece, complete with festive red glitter topping, and a straw no bigger than a fairy’s foreleg (i.e.: tiny). The miniature frappuccino is now a treasured addition to my growing ornament collection. I typically keep my tree up until January 1.
You can see Dad’s ornaments from 2019 here, and 2020 here. Unfortunately I don’t have a ready photo or blog post about his 2021 ornament, because it arrived a little late in the mail last year (postal delays), but it is a darling little bird made from cork, with a felt cap. I’ll photograph it for an upcoming post.
Meanwhile, 2022 is coming to an end, winter has descended on the Korean peninsula, and we’ve even had a little snowfall. Most of it has already melted or turned to ice, though. I’m planning two trips for the winter break – one to Hanoi, and another to Tokyo, which I hope will recharge and inspire me in the new year. I’ll be sure to bring you along for the ride.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ll be participating in the Bloganuary event, which will have me writing about a daily prompt in January 2023. I hope I can keep up with this challenge, as I generally want to write much more in the future. I often think my blog posts are a little boring, as they mainly center around my crafting, so I may branch out from time to time, with a story or a recollection.
Lastly, here are nine of my favorite amigurumi/toy makes of 2022. I hope to share and give away many more fanciful creations in 2023. Wishing love and light to all in the coming New Year!