My Makes

New gnome figure; Christmas decor is up

Happy Turkey Day to my American friends and family! I've been busy this week, but not too busy to finish a few crafty things I've had on the back burner for awhile. I'm excited to have finally finished my second gnome figure, who will be my little Christmas tree sentinel this year. Mr. Kringle is… Continue reading New gnome figure; Christmas decor is up

My Makes · My Neighborhood

A quick hello – WIPs and ginkgo leaves

It’s already mid-November - my semester is a race to the finish. Only three weeks to go before final exams start! I’ve managed to make slow progress on some crafty items, including a gnome figure that still needs his beard and hat. The photo shows that he’s already got his suspenders and the cutest rainbow… Continue reading A quick hello – WIPs and ginkgo leaves

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Alpaca wrap is finished + Autumn vistas

The Kodiak wrap is now finished and ready for a nice trek out in the woods! I began this project in the summer and progressed slowly, as I found early on that I needed about double the yarn that the pattern prescribed. The yarn is three shades of Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca, in black,… Continue reading Alpaca wrap is finished + Autumn vistas

Free Patterns · My Makes

Crocheted Pumpkins (free pattern)

Just had to share some of the fruits (awww...) of my latest crochet efforts: crocheted pumpkins! 'Tis the time of year again for crocheted and knitted pumpkin patterns, and I really love this one - it is so easy to make, and the pattern is free (click here)! Small pumpkins: about 15cm in diameter using… Continue reading Crocheted Pumpkins (free pattern)

My Makes · My Neighborhood

New tasseled shawl; Autumn views of my neighborhood

Just checking in with some photos of my recent walks in my neighborhood, plus a new shawl. The folk village is one of my favorite local walks in autumn. Every year the rice crop fades from vivid green to a stunning gold hue before it's harvested, and it makes for a wonderful photo op. The… Continue reading New tasseled shawl; Autumn views of my neighborhood

My Makes

Early holiday toymaking – Mr. Gnome is done

My first holiday craft for 2022 is finished! This adorable gnome pattern was a wonderful way to get back into toy making. I chose to make him in a more traditional "Santa-like" color scheme, with a red hat, mitten, and boots, and a white beard dressed with red and green cord. He could be made… Continue reading Early holiday toymaking – Mr. Gnome is done

My Makes · Travel

Peek at summer trip photos; my crochet project this month

Greetings from Korea! I came back from California about three weeks ago, and have since started my new semester. I've had a hard time getting back into blogging after coming back, but I'm working on posting more regularly from now on! One gets busy simply living life, and occasionally neglects to document things. A view… Continue reading Peek at summer trip photos; my crochet project this month