My Makes

Update: Thrifted jean jacket has been adopted <3

I promised last week to let you know what became of that second-hand denim jacket that I inset with granny squares. I can report that my lovely, oldest niece in California received it and loves it. PHOTOS: San Diego, California U.S.A. It's a pretty quirky item, but somehow my niece and I are on the… Continue reading Update: Thrifted jean jacket has been adopted ❤

My Makes

Wire bird sculpture, and future craft projects update

Greetings! The days are slipping by so quickly, now that I am on my Winter break. I thought to update you on what I've been doing craft-wise, and a bit of what I plan for the next few months. I haven't forgotten my new-year promises to finish those straggling WIPs. The Celtic hearts place-mat from… Continue reading Wire bird sculpture, and future craft projects update

My Makes · My Recs

A couple of quick crafting hacks – blocking board and tassels

In Korea, I have a hard time buying some specific crafting items I need for projects. A few reasons are that stores don't carry a lot of variety in terms of yarns and accessories, and when I order them from abroad, it takes anywhere from 3-5 weeks to receive my goods. Sometimes it delays a… Continue reading A couple of quick crafting hacks – blocking board and tassels

My Makes · My Recs

Crafting for a cause – Nests for rescued Aussie wildlife

For weeks, Australia has been ravaged by bush fires that have destroyed homes and habitats, and displaced many people and animals. Australia's iconic wildlife have been particularly hard-hit, and rescue centers have put out a call for custom-made nests, pouches, and blankets to protect the most vulnerable animal babies caught in the fires. Crafters around… Continue reading Crafting for a cause – Nests for rescued Aussie wildlife

My Neighborhood

Folk Village in Winter: a little Old Korea near my home

Just a few minutes' walk from my home, at the edge of the Yeungnam University campus, is a charming folk village that is a favorite spot for field trips, early-morning promenades, and bird-watching. The folk village is actually a complex of relocated historic buildings. In 1975, the first of its buildings was installed - a… Continue reading Folk Village in Winter: a little Old Korea near my home

My Makes

New Year; Old Projects: my current WIPs (and what's next)

I ended 2019 with some unfinished business - namely, a few works-in-progress that should take priority so I can clear the deck for the new project ideas I have. I've been doing a lot of crochet in 2019, and I love the craft; however, I really want to get back into knitting more, and I… Continue reading New Year; Old Projects: my current WIPs (and what's next)

My Makes

Favorite Makes of 2019: Garment Edition

It is always hard to narrow down a list of favorite makes of the year. Every project always has its elements of teaching, fun, and utility. Keeping those three ideas in mind, I chose the four that I think exemplified those things most this year - the diamonds kimono, the crocheted bralette top, the mosaic… Continue reading Favorite Makes of 2019: Garment Edition

My Makes

New amigurumi to love: Ham'bear'gur

I just finished this charming little guy last night, after having this pattern on my list of "must-dos" for several months. You might remember I wrote last month about my favorite toy makes of 2019, and I should definitely include this little sweetheart in the line-up. PHOTO - Hambeargur pattern by Krawka Crochet. Complete with… Continue reading New amigurumi to love: Ham'bear'gur

Expat in Korea · My Neighborhood

Things I love about Korea, #137 – Unique Cafés

Whether in multi-story coffee palaces, or little jewel box hideaways, South Korea has embraced cafe culture. I’m not just talking about the international mega-franchises such as Starbucks and their ilk - although there are plenty of them here; Korea has its own set of corporate coffee peddlers, too (such as Angelinus, owned by Lotte Group).… Continue reading Things I love about Korea, #137 – Unique Cafés