Expat in Korea · My Makes

Folk village in summer and peek at a new project

I'm making a summer top with the Phildar Shiny yarn, a cotton yarn with touches of polymide and polyester, which provides a little sparkle. I absolutely love the yarn - wish the sparkle showed up better in photos. The yarn has beautiful color flecks, and doesn't split. The top I'm making uses simple mesh and… Continue reading Folk village in summer and peek at a new project

My Makes · Treasures

An imaginative “map” of my neighborhood, and some crafty updates

On Instagram recently, I found out about a beautiful project from the artist and teacher Molly Mary Simmons at Direction of Flow. Her concept is called a Mapestry, and it invites people who are on their respective "islands" during this time of isolation, to submit individually-rendered maps of one's dwelling-space or neighborhood. These maps will… Continue reading An imaginative “map” of my neighborhood, and some crafty updates

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

My Makes · Travel

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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*More fun* with leftovers: cowl and pillow cover

In the ever-present spirit of "weeding things out," I give you two more of my creations that use yarn leftovers and scraps - my "Hugs and Kisses" pillow cover, and a squishy net-stitch infinity cowl. I hope to share patterns at some point, but for now, here are some general ideas: For the pillow cover,… Continue reading *More fun* with leftovers: cowl and pillow cover