My granny square throw pillow, made with scrap yarn, is finished and ready to grace the bench in my hall area. I'll be painting my kitchen walls this week, and one wall will be a soft lime color, so this pillow will be a nice little accent. About a year ago, I made another, similar… Continue reading Scrap yarn pillow cover is done
I finished another granny square jean jacket, this time with a green-yellow-blue color scheme. I'd originally wanted to go with more cobalt blue, but I changed my mind as I was working, and decided I liked more yellow. Luckily, I started out with plenty of fun colors in my stash of acrylic yarns; I used… Continue reading Finished “daisy granny” jean jacket
Granny squares are such fun to make. They are quick and scrap yarn friendly. I made this colorful bag for my sister, and will tuck in some threads and create a lining before I ship it off to her. (I made a similar bag in cotton about a week ago.) PHOTOS: granny square bag. The… Continue reading Another boho bag – this time, rainbow
I just finished this little granny square bag, using some leftover Phildar "Shiny" yarn from my summer top, as well as some brown and pink cotton that I had in my stash, found during a yarn shopping trip in Fukuoka three years ago. All the cottons together make for a sturdy yet supple bag. PHOTOS:… Continue reading New granny square bag, and care package from the U.S.
The rain has cleared, and that means back out forest-walking with my pup. These last couple of days have been amazing for sighting birds. I think a combination of fine weather and few people gives critters the courage to make an appearance. In a previous post I mentioned that I knew about three ponds in… Continue reading Bird watching (with video) and a new garment WIP
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 ❤
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
Second-hand and "vintage" clothing shops are becoming more popular in Korea, and I enjoy poking around them once in awhile to make up for the garage sales I miss in the U.S. These shops mainly carry clothing, but on occasion, they also sell luggage, quilts, and dishes. Last Saturday, I went to the thrift shops… Continue reading Thrifted jean jacket, reimagined