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A couple of my current projects, and preparing for Tokyo

I leave for Tokyo early Wednesday morning (Korea time), so these next two days will be busy packing, planning, taking my dog to his sitter, and coming to a comfortable pause on some of my projects. I babysat my friend's shih tzu these last ten days. He just went home today, and I'm a little… Continue reading A couple of my current projects, and preparing for Tokyo

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Filet crochet project finished and blocked

Slowly but surely, I am finishing those promised 2019 articles in my long-term WIP pile. The latest finished object is this sweet filet placemat which shows intertwined Celtic hearts. I used Lydia's #10 crochet thread in aqua, and it took an entire ball, plus a little more of a second ball. PHOTOS: placemat in progress… Continue reading Filet crochet project finished and blocked

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A tiny, crocheted biscornu, with tassel and beads

I just finished this little side project, a biscornu (fancy name for a pin cushion), using a pattern by one of my favorite crochet designers at the moment, Mark Roseboom. The designer's blog can be found on WordPress. PHOTOS: crocheted biscornu. Length, about 7cm; height, about 3 cm I used Scheepjes Maxi Sweet Treat, a… Continue reading A tiny, crocheted biscornu, with tassel and beads

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Update: Thrifted jean jacket has been adopted <3

I promised last week to let you know what became of that second-hand denim jacket that I inset with granny squares. I can report that my lovely, oldest niece in California received it and loves it. PHOTOS: San Diego, California U.S.A. It's a pretty quirky item, but somehow my niece and I are on the… Continue reading Update: Thrifted jean jacket has been adopted ❤

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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

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A couple of quick crafting hacks – blocking board and tassels

In Korea, I have a hard time buying some specific crafting items I need for projects. A few reasons are that stores don't carry a lot of variety in terms of yarns and accessories, and when I order them from abroad, it takes anywhere from 3-5 weeks to receive my goods. Sometimes it delays a… Continue reading A couple of quick crafting hacks – blocking board and tassels

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Crafting for a cause – Nests for rescued Aussie wildlife

For weeks, Australia has been ravaged by bush fires that have destroyed homes and habitats, and displaced many people and animals. Australia's iconic wildlife have been particularly hard-hit, and rescue centers have put out a call for custom-made nests, pouches, and blankets to protect the most vulnerable animal babies caught in the fires. Crafters around… Continue reading Crafting for a cause – Nests for rescued Aussie wildlife

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New Year; Old Projects: my current WIPs (and what's next)

I ended 2019 with some unfinished business - namely, a few works-in-progress that should take priority so I can clear the deck for the new project ideas I have. I've been doing a lot of crochet in 2019, and I love the craft; however, I really want to get back into knitting more, and I… Continue reading New Year; Old Projects: my current WIPs (and what's next)