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