My Makes

Cactus amigurumi and ongoing WIPs + my Easter roast

For awhile I've been wanting to make one of those trendy crocheted cactuses that are all over Pinterest, so I finally found a lovely pattern and gave it a go last night. It really worked up quickly and I just tied off this morning and settled the faux succulent into its pot. I am definitely… Continue reading Cactus amigurumi and ongoing WIPs + my Easter roast

My Neighborhood

Part 2: Spring blossoming on campus w/video

I couldn’t resist sharing a few more photos and video of the height of Spring. The lilacs are out now, too, so that means I’d better hurry and get my yearly bunch before they’re gone. Video shows the petals dropping and giving the landscape its soft-focus appearance. I heard the call of pheasants today, too,… Continue reading Part 2: Spring blossoming on campus w/video

My Makes · My Neighborhood

New WIP update and Spring walk photos

March isn't yet over, but we have some high Spring weather happening here. In fact, the cherry blossoms are already in bloom two weeks early. I will get outside tomorrow and take you some shots before they've all disappeared for this year. Meanwhile, here are a few pictures I took in the meadow at the… Continue reading New WIP update and Spring walk photos

My Recs · Travel

2013-14 travel memory: Thai cooking in Chiang Mai + recipe

Thailand is one of my favorite travel memories, not least because of the incredible food traditions of the culture. I've taken two Thai cooking classes on my trips there, both at the same wonderful home-based setting near Chiang Mai's old city. I can highly recommend Vannee and Meo's Classic Home Cooking if you ever venture… Continue reading 2013-14 travel memory: Thai cooking in Chiang Mai + recipe

Free Patterns · My Makes

16-pointed Tico Star – pattern and pix

I spent a little time on this rainy afternoon playing with some paper from my copious stash. On my many trips to Japan, I've collected reams of washi, origami paper, and various scraps, so today I had plenty of creative material to help me make a simple star from a free, dowloadable PDF pattern by… Continue reading 16-pointed Tico Star – pattern and pix

My Makes · My Neighborhood

On the verge of Spring in Korea; WIP updates

This was my last week before starting a brand new semester at the uni. It has been a really mild week weather-wise; in fact this winter in general was one of the warmest since I've been living in Gyeongsan. I imagine we'll have another "early" cherry blossom show this year, although early might now be… Continue reading On the verge of Spring in Korea; WIP updates