My Makes · Travel

WIP updates & Busan sea view

Korea is deep into the mid-summer monsoon season, with heavy rains, heat, humidity, spectacular cloud formations, and glaring sun when it does shine. I just returned from a quick trip to Busan, Korea's second-largest city, at the southernmost tip of the peninsula. I lived in Busan for three years when I first began working in… Continue reading WIP updates & Busan sea view

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“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

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Old and new crochet WIPs with flower motifs

I like to crochet small-sized motifs during the hot summer months. One of my lingering projects (almost 2 years!) is a huge blanket made of octagonal and square motifs, which have a wonderful texture reminiscent of matelassé. At this writing, I have almost all the squares finished, and seven more octagons to go; after that,… Continue reading Old and new crochet WIPs with flower motifs

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Sakura mandala cushion is finished, plus assorted WIPs

What a blast it was to make the Sakura Mandala cushion cover! I made two mandalas with Scheepjes Softfun yarn and a 3.50mm hook, and sewed them together for the cover. Part of the fun was the 24 pompoms that encircle it - justifying my very smart purchase of Clover pompom makers, which I'm now… Continue reading Sakura mandala cushion is finished, plus assorted WIPs

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Happy Mother’s Day, neighborhood lake walk & crafty bits

Happiest Mother's Day to all the moms and all those who "mother" in some way. Mothering is a creative gift of the heart, no matter its object. There was a brisk wind yesterday which gave a lovely, gentle wave to the lake in my neighborhood. My pup Bo relishes these walks. Today in particular it… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day, neighborhood lake walk & crafty bits