My Makes · My Neighborhood

Crafting updates and my favorite local bakery

Happiest July 4th to all my American family and friends! I've been spending the weekend (since Thursday) wrapping up the semester, hosting a beautiful little dog for a night, cooking, crafting, and enjoying the fruits, flora, and fauna of my Korean neighborhood. On Thursday, I went to Siji, a neighborhood about a 12-minute bus ride… Continue reading Crafting updates and my favorite local bakery

Treasures

Birthday cake and Instagram giveaway

It’s my birthday week, so I set up a giveaway on Instagram for one of my Frontier shawls and a care package of surprise treats from Korea. Go to my Insta profile @the_frill_seeker and read the instructions! I’ll pick a random winner by June 23 PST. PHOTOS: Care package giveaway on Instagram @the_frill_seeker Choose a… Continue reading Birthday cake and Instagram giveaway

My Makes

Juniper cardigan is finished, plus what’s ahead

Just a quick post to share the Juniper cardigan I finished about two weeks ago. I volunteered to test-crochet the garment for Rachel at Desert Blossom Crafts. It's a simple, lovely cardi that's crocheted in one piece and has minimal seaming. The pattern is very beginner-friendly. PHOTOS: a few shots of the cardi I tested.… Continue reading Juniper cardigan is finished, plus what’s ahead

My Makes

Crafty updates and new “helper”

Back in February, I finished the Floating Pineapples shawl, but didn't manage to get a good photo of it, until now - I just bought a simple torso mannequin to help me with styling and taking photos. PHOTOS: Floating Pineapples shawl. The pattern is from Crochet magazine, using cotton-bamboo yarn. The pattern called for two… Continue reading Crafty updates and new “helper”

Free Patterns · My Makes · My Neighborhood

A place for the violets, and more Spring updates

The violets from my last post are now at home on a tiny crocheted basket, complete with a crocheted mini beaded egg. I did this little ensemble quickly, and it's not without flaws, but the concept is promising. I might try another idea like this, and plan the details a lot more carefully. I used… Continue reading A place for the violets, and more Spring updates

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Gyeongsan forest walk, and crafty bits

Gorgeous weather kept my dog and me out an extra long time on today's afternoon walk in our neighborhood forest. I'll share a few photos here that only need a little explanation. The small pond above is one of two I'm aware of in the forest behind the university where I work. There are many… Continue reading Gyeongsan forest walk, and crafty bits

Expat in Korea · My Makes

Spring, social distancing, and an origami cocker spaniel

Just a quick post to check in. I'm still teaching online classes at my university, and we'll be doing them for an additional week. I've actually thought all along that we might have to do them online for the entire semester; let's wait and see. Spring is coming quickly to South Korea and people are… Continue reading Spring, social distancing, and an origami cocker spaniel