Tags: baby, hat, IKEA, sewing, sun hat
The weather has been very joyful lately. The temperature suddenly jumped from around 0 degree to 20 degree. It has been sunny almost everyday in the last two weeks. I am glad that I have made little K a sun hat before the winter was expelled by the warm sunshine.
One of the many reasons I haven’t blogged for so long is that I’ve been working on this crochet project. I started it back in early April right after our trip to Japan. It is not the largest piece I’ve finished, but it definitely broke my record of one single project: it took half a year! It should not have taken so long. Considering how little craft-related things I brought back from Japan, my crafting mojo was probably long gone even before the trip. It wasn’t so easy to get it back when there’s no strong motivation at all. There are so many other things. I couldn’t help thinking that maybe crafts are no longer my thing any more. In any case, there won’t be projects that last forever. It is either continued or dropped. I am glad that I didn’t give up this project because the result looks exactly how I expected. The blanket makes me smile whenever I look at it. )
Tags: bug, origami, reindeer
Tags: crochet, garment, top
It’s December and it’s my “birth-month”. I’ve started counting down by reminding Mr. Y every two hours. I’m also giving hints to him for the gifts, but I am not sure how well it would work. I showed a Kawasaki rose to him and ask whether he would make 99 such roses for my birthday. Unfortunately, the request ended up Mr. Y bargaining. According to him, it doesn’t seem plausible even to make more than one rose. Why am I not surprised at all? =,=
Tags: Miyuki Kawamura, modular, modular origami, origami, polyhedron origami
No one would be surprised that I am still so much into modular folding, or origami in general, but this time it’s somehow a little different. It’s still modular, it’s still from the same notepad, but it’s no longer designed by Fuse Tomoko. The designs are from Miyuki Kawamura’s book Polyhedron Origami For Beginners. Both models differ from the ones I finished previously in different ways. The yellow one is a “skeleton” model, which gives better view of the edges and the center. As for the other one, it consists two different types of modules. Modular folding mania continues~
Tags: modular origami, origami, tomoko fuse
Tags: macrame, owl, red
I don’t know about the others, but it’s generally more challenging and more time-consuming to prepare handmade gifts for those who do crafting themselves than for the others as the standard and the expectation are always much higher. I would rather withdraw the craft project if it is not going to the right direction. This happened now and then and it’s why my good crafting friends are not getting gifts so often.
On the other hand, if I am lucky to crack the challenge, some pieces would come out really great. I’ll consider this macramé owl one of them. Except for the bittersweet frustration due to this project, I probably made a good bet on this one since Bec, the current owner, seems to like it.
When people asked me about my vacation, my response was always something like “it’s fantastic”. The next question would be where I had been. Actually, there is no sightseeing involved. I stayed with my sister’s family for 1.5 weeks. The adults worked and the kids went to school everyday as usual and I got a precious chance to relax. By “relax”, I mean no housework, food on request, sleep whenever I want, unlimited internet and smart kids to play with. Yup, I need to fight with my nephew several times for my own laptop. I cannot think of any vacation better than this.
Tags: blue, crochet, doily, gift
When holi came to my place the other day, she saw the bunch of doilies I put by the window and said she liked it. Immediately I promised her to make her one if she wanted. When I asked her for more specifications, she picked the blue shaded thread from the ones I showed her but gave me total freedom to choose the pattern.