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

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Blanket and sweater weather in Korea

Granny stripe blanket This granny stripe blanket took ages to make - not because it’s a complicated stitch, but I took multiple breaks, sometimes to make whole other blankets! Granted, it’s huge - fits a queen-sized bed - but I may need a little work with my attention span. It has four colors of Lion… Continue reading Blanket and sweater weather in Korea

Free Patterns · My Makes

Scraps to Treasure: Free lanyard pattern (crochet)

Anyone with a yarn (or fabric, or paper) obsession like mine will recognize this photo - it's the result of never wanting to throw out any craft material, "just in case" it comes in handy one day. Full disclosure, that's only a fraction of my scrap stash. But not long ago, it was even bigger! … Continue reading Scraps to Treasure: Free lanyard pattern (crochet)