Free Patterns · Treasures

Free market bag crochet pattern + beautiful Japanese crafts

A couple of my bigger crochet projects are on hold (supply issues), so I finished another wonderful cotton market bag as an in-between task. This bag uses Paintbox Cotton DK in Eggplant. It was such fun to make that I might crank out a few more for friends. If you are keen to try making… Continue reading Free market bag crochet pattern + beautiful Japanese crafts

My Makes · Treasures

New embroidery adventure + Japanese coloring book

Just a couple of crafty updates to share. I recently ordered some exquisite coloring books by the Japanese artist Kanoko Egusa. They were shipped to me from Pomadour, an Etsy seller in Niigata, Japan. Below are a few sample pages with adorable, fanciful animal figures and floral themes. I think my mom will like this… Continue reading New embroidery adventure + Japanese coloring book

Expat in Korea · My Makes

Tweedy poncho is finished! + Seollal, Year of the tiger

Welcome to a new Lunar New Year, a new month, and to my finally-finished Tweedy Poncho! I so enjoyed this poncho project and look forward to wearing it, especially since it uses one of my favorite yarns - Rowan Felted Tweed. The poncho is from a pattern in Issue 141 of Inside Crochet magazine. PHOTOS:… Continue reading Tweedy poncho is finished! + Seollal, Year of the tiger

Expat in Korea · My Makes

Busan sea views; new crochet poncho project

My plans to go back the U.S. have been postponed until July, so in Korea I remain for the time being. The pandemic has presented complications that have kept me in a kind of physical limbo, but I'm doing my best to use my time well, which includes digging into several fun art projects I've… Continue reading Busan sea views; new crochet poncho project

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Nammeji Lake sculpture festival + holiday bits

Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings, Merry Christmas! Whatever winter celebrations you may observe, may they be joyful, safe, and healthy. I'm preparing for a trip to the States next month, my first in two and a half years. I feel a mixture of excitement, hopefulness, anxiety, and sadness as I get ready to go. The pandemic… Continue reading Nammeji Lake sculpture festival + holiday bits