My Makes · Treasures

Crafty updates and knitted film memorabilia

This will be a short potpourri of updates. I'm nearing the end of the Spice Market mandala pattern, and still enjoying the journey. I'm now on Part 8, which introduces an interesting Swiss-cheese like pattern composed of single crochets and chains. Slow and steady progress has thankfully resulted in not too many mistakes: PHOTOS: Spice… Continue reading Crafty updates and knitted film memorabilia

My Makes · Treasures

An imaginative “map” of my neighborhood, and some crafty updates

On Instagram recently, I found out about a beautiful project from the artist and teacher Molly Mary Simmons at Direction of Flow. Her concept is called a Mapestry, and it invites people who are on their respective "islands" during this time of isolation, to submit individually-rendered maps of one's dwelling-space or neighborhood. These maps will… Continue reading An imaginative “map” of my neighborhood, and some crafty updates

My Makes · Treasures

Small space storage of yarn, and WIP progress

Anyone who gets serious with a hobby (stitching, doll collecting, you name it) will eventually have to reckon with space concerns. Since I live in a tiny one bedroom apartment in Korea, that reckoning came pretty early on in my crafting adventures. Over the last few months, I've been trying to find some easy solutions… Continue reading Small space storage of yarn, and WIP progress

My Makes · Treasures

Potpourri of crafty updates: origami and crochet stuff

If you have the idea that I'm working on several craft projects simultaneously, you would be correct. That's normal for me and crafts. I'm not sure why, though, because at my job or with people, I am focused and steadfast. Since coming back from Japan, I've done a bit more origami, and organized my huge… Continue reading Potpourri of crafty updates: origami and crochet stuff

Travel · Treasures

My foray into the world of Japanese anime dolls

"Foray" is the operative word for my brief incursion into the foreign, but fascinating (and vast) anime doll craze. My niece is into Japanese anime drawing, so I thought she would love a 3-D model from which to base her sketches. What better place to get one than in Tokyo. I am a fish out… Continue reading My foray into the world of Japanese anime dolls