My Makes

Early holiday toymaking – Mr. Gnome is done

My first holiday craft for 2022 is finished! This adorable gnome pattern was a wonderful way to get back into toy making. I chose to make him in a more traditional "Santa-like" color scheme, with a red hat, mitten, and boots, and a white beard dressed with red and green cord. He could be made… Continue reading Early holiday toymaking – Mr. Gnome is done

My Makes · Travel

Peek at summer trip photos; my crochet project this month

Greetings from Korea! I came back from California about three weeks ago, and have since started my new semester. I've had a hard time getting back into blogging after coming back, but I'm working on posting more regularly from now on! One gets busy simply living life, and occasionally neglects to document things. A view… Continue reading Peek at summer trip photos; my crochet project this month

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Afternoon trip to Gyeongsan’s Bangokji reservoir

My second summer "staycation" in Korea has included a number of local day trips that have increased my appreciation for the area I live in. I've always thought of Gyeongsan as a booming college town, but it also encompasses a lot of farmland and charming pockets of "boondocks" countryside and small bodies of water to… Continue reading Afternoon trip to Gyeongsan’s Bangokji reservoir

My Makes

“Backstage” with the mystery project + other WIPs

Time for another entry to my crafting log - this week I have only ongoing work to share. I just began a new project that I am doing entirely free-hand, that is, no pattern. This idea involves three cylindrical forms of different proportional widths, as well as a great deal of scrap/stash yarn! Two of… Continue reading “Backstage” with the mystery project + other WIPs

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 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