Treasures

Dad’s 2020 Christmas ornament and vintage hats

Well, yesterday I received a wonderful and highly anticipated Christmas care package from home (California) that took an unexpected seven weeks to arrive - after Christmas, but of course it is no one's fault, just another pandemic glitch. Dad's yearly Christmas ornament was inside. This year he has created an adorable sailboat with a red… Continue reading Dad’s 2020 Christmas ornament and vintage hats

Expat in Korea · Treasures

Traditional Korean painting “Minhwa” and WIP update

One of my favorite Korean handicrafts is Minhwa (민화), or Korean folk painting. I recently acquired a lovely reproduction of a well-known Minhwa theme, called Hojakdo (호작도), or a tiger, magpie, and pine tree scene. There are many versions of this triad, and this one makes me smile. Minhwa paintings have a charm and accessibility… Continue reading Traditional Korean painting “Minhwa” and WIP update

My Makes · Treasures

Favorite toy makes of 2020; First “snow” this winter

Like so many people, I don't feel I accomplished as much this year as I'd hoped, but as I look back on my makes this year, I am pretty satisfied. I brought a spot of joy to some people in my life with my humble gifts, and I had fun in the process. The wire… Continue reading Favorite toy makes of 2020; First “snow” this winter

Free Patterns · My Recs · Treasures

Welcome, October! Blog milestones to crow about

This month is The Frill Seeker's one-year anniversary. It's hard to believe I've taken a trip around the sun with you already! And what a year it's been. Just this week, I've also written my 100th blog post. I decided to add a search function to the sidebar, since I'm racking up so much content.… Continue reading Welcome, October! Blog milestones to crow about

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

My Neighborhood · Treasures

Antique crochet pattern booklets; WIP update

I've been officially on break from my teaching duties for the last couple of weeks. Apart from my trip to Seoul, I've stayed relatively close to home, since the pandemic keeps me grounded, but not idle. While going through old papers in my home yesterday, I came across two vintage American crochet booklets from 1916… Continue reading Antique crochet pattern booklets; WIP update

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