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

My Makes · My Neighborhood

On the verge of Spring in Korea; WIP updates

This was my last week before starting a brand new semester at the uni. It has been a really mild week weather-wise; in fact this winter in general was one of the warmest since I've been living in Gyeongsan. I imagine we'll have another "early" cherry blossom show this year, although early might now be… Continue reading On the verge of Spring in Korea; WIP updates

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Back in Gyeongsan: giant lotus; making fresh tortillas

It's been a couple of days since I returned from Seoul, and my thoughts are looking ahead to the next trip, to Andong at the end of next week. Meanwhile, I've been doing a lot of home improvements: I bought a new dresser, dining set, lamp, and screen door. I'm also about to hang my… Continue reading Back in Gyeongsan: giant lotus; making fresh tortillas

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Bird watching (with video) and a new garment WIP

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

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Spice Market mandala progress on a rainy day

We had some rain today, so that meant less time outside with my pup, but more time inside cooking, answering student messages, and edging ahead on my various projects. Here's what the Spice Market mandala looks like, as of today: PHOTOS: some views of the Spice Market mandala I'm into Part 7 now, so 3… Continue reading Spice Market mandala progress on a rainy day

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Round-up of last week: WIPs, mugwort, and lilacs, and what’s to come

I've let a whole week and more pass since my last post, which I'm sorry for - there really is no excuse except that I've been distracted. We are still in a semi-lock-down in Korea, including my current online teaching for the university. There is every expectation that I'll continue to teach online until the… Continue reading Round-up of last week: WIPs, mugwort, and lilacs, and what’s to come

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