My Makes · Treasures

New WIP with yak yarn; Forest mushrooms

Two completely unrelated tidbits to share today. The first is a new hooded cardigan project, using beautiful Tibetan yak yarn that I've been saving since January. The pattern is by Mon Petit Violin. PHOTOS: Cardigan yoke is finished; now on to the rest. I'm using DK-weight 100% yak yarn in lavender, and a 4.5mm hook.… Continue reading New WIP with yak yarn; Forest mushrooms

Travel · Treasures

2014 Travel memory: lovely handicrafts of Laos

I've found some simple ways to experience joy during this past year of being grounded by the pandemic, many of which are just outside my door in the beautiful Korean countryside. Some other sources of comfort have come from my substantial cache of travel memories I frequently access, as I regard the mementos that surround… Continue reading 2014 Travel memory: lovely handicrafts of Laos

My Makes · Treasures

Daegu oriental medicine market area; new yarn and WIP

During my semester break I've been painting, but do make time to get out of the house as much as I can to enjoy my neighborhood in the recent mild temperatures. The other day I ran some errands downtown, and passed through one of Daegu's treasures, the Oriental Medicine Market. The market encompasses a few… Continue reading Daegu oriental medicine market area; new yarn and WIP

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