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Mandala has a home! Plus, new shawl and favorite dog treats recipe

After some thought and time to locate supplies, I was able to satisfactorily hang the mandala on my living room wall, behind my piano. I used a simple curtain rod and some metal rings in every other space of the border. I think I may add rings to the rest of the open spaces, to… Continue reading Mandala has a home! Plus, new shawl and favorite dog treats recipe

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Back in Gyeongsan: giant lotus; making fresh tortillas

It's been a couple of days since I returned from Seoul, and my thoughts are looking ahead to the next trip, to Andong at the end of next week. Meanwhile, I've been doing a lot of home improvements: I bought a new dresser, dining set, lamp, and screen door. I'm also about to hang my… Continue reading Back in Gyeongsan: giant lotus; making fresh tortillas

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Finished Spice Market Mandala

After several months of stitching almost every morning, I've finished the Spice Market mandala. I started it way back in February, right before my trip to Tokyo. That means I've been working on it bit by bit for the last 5 months. https://youtu.be/Pv0OHJ6DpOo Spice Market mandala is finished! https://youtu.be/1I6MbQHturc Close-up video best shows the colors.… Continue reading Finished Spice Market Mandala

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Crafting updates and my favorite local bakery

Happiest July 4th to all my American family and friends! I've been spending the weekend (since Thursday) wrapping up the semester, hosting a beautiful little dog for a night, cooking, crafting, and enjoying the fruits, flora, and fauna of my Korean neighborhood. On Thursday, I went to Siji, a neighborhood about a 12-minute bus ride… Continue reading Crafting updates and my favorite local bakery