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

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

Wire bird sculpture, and future craft projects update

Greetings! The days are slipping by so quickly, now that I am on my Winter break. I thought to update you on what I've been doing craft-wise, and a bit of what I plan for the next few months. I haven't forgotten my new-year promises to finish those straggling WIPs. The Celtic hearts place-mat from… Continue reading Wire bird sculpture, and future craft projects update

Expat in Korea

A little Christmas shopping, Korea-style

Today I did some holiday shopping, and stopped at one of my favorite places in the city, Seomun Market. Tailors working in the DIY areaHats galoreMy quick lunch today: bibim guksu (noodles, vegetables, and chili paste). The green chili peppers are eaten raw, and taste a lot like a slightly spicy capsicum. I wrote about… Continue reading A little Christmas shopping, Korea-style