Expat in Korea · My Makes

Finished Metropolis cardi, and button shopping at Seomun Market in Daegu

The Metropolis cardi is finally finished, including 7 buttons I found today at Seomun Market in Daegu. I was prepared to hunt for awhile before I found some I liked, but I ended up finding ones I liked at the first shop I went into. They are 1.5 cm shell buttons with red and black… Continue reading Finished Metropolis cardi, and button shopping at Seomun Market in Daegu

Expat in Korea · Treasures

“Leibster Award” Questions Answered

Thank you very much to @rosyhappylife for nominating my tiny little blog for the Liebster Award. I've been requested to answer various questions about some facets of my life (easy ones 🙂 ), so here goes. Her questions for me are: If you had to describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?   That's… Continue reading “Leibster Award” Questions Answered

Expat in Korea · Treasures

First 24 hours in Seoul – palaces, handicrafts, hanok, and tea

I started my two-night getaway by using the convenient Korean train system to get to Seoul Station. I so love traveling by train. There is a bit of romance about it, and it's nice to see the Korean countryside in all its lush, green summer aspect, while whizzing by in temperature-controlled comfort. PHOTOS: Comfortable with… Continue reading First 24 hours in Seoul – palaces, handicrafts, hanok, and tea

Expat in Korea · My Makes

Folk village in summer and peek at a new project

I'm making a summer top with the Phildar Shiny yarn, a cotton yarn with touches of polymide and polyester, which provides a little sparkle. I absolutely love the yarn - wish the sparkle showed up better in photos. The yarn has beautiful color flecks, and doesn't split. The top I'm making uses simple mesh and… Continue reading Folk village in summer and peek at a new project

Expat in Korea · My Makes

A bit of “housekeeping” and a sneak-peek at my test garment

I have been so absorbed with work and my crochet projects that I think I've lost a bit of my paper mojo (pojo?). I want to get inspired again, because I have a lot of beautiful ideas on the back burner, including a cut-out paper flower kit I bought in Tokyo that would be perfect… Continue reading A bit of “housekeeping” and a sneak-peek at my test garment

Expat in Korea · My Makes

Craft Tidbits and Happy Mother’s Day

I've taken on yet another project. I was chosen to test-crochet a garment for a young designer, and it's an easy one with a June 2 deadline. I have to keep the details about it mum, but I promise to share when I'm finished. I'm using my tried-and-true Hi-soft cotton blend yarn and a 3.75mm… Continue reading Craft Tidbits and Happy Mother’s Day

Expat in Korea · My Makes

Spring, social distancing, and an origami cocker spaniel

Just a quick post to check in. I'm still teaching online classes at my university, and we'll be doing them for an additional week. I've actually thought all along that we might have to do them online for the entire semester; let's wait and see. Spring is coming quickly to South Korea and people are… Continue reading Spring, social distancing, and an origami cocker spaniel

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

Expat in Korea

A little Christmas shopping, Korea-style

Today I did some holiday shopping, and stopped at one of my favorite places in the city, Seomun Market. Tailors working in the DIY areaHats galoreMy quick lunch today: bibim guksu (noodles, vegetables, and chili paste). The green chili peppers are eaten raw, and taste a lot like a slightly spicy capsicum. I wrote about… Continue reading A little Christmas shopping, Korea-style