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Big Eyed Fish

I needed a new hat for our new life back in the States. This fish hat has been on my to make list for awhile. It gets compliments wherever I wear it! Josh brought me back most of the yarn from a trip to Norway. I’ve been keeping it in my stash for the perfect project. The fish lips make […]

Upcycled PJs

Upcycle sewing projects are so fun. This kaftan wasn’t my style but I loved the fabric. The length was perfect for pajama bottoms. I used an existing pair of PJs as a template. After sewing together the four pieces I put in an elastic waistband. The bottom of the pants were the bottom of the kaftan so the hem was […]

Elf Booties

I’ve wanted to make these booties for years. They’re a free Ravelry download and an enjoyable pattern. After felting I sewed non-slip suede bottoms to keep them extra warm. Now Josh and I have elf booties to keep our feet toasty this New England winter! One pair of booties took two wash cycles to felt while the other took three. […]

Birthday Knucks

Josh and I have spent the summer and fall back in the States visiting friends and family. These Knucks were made for his sister’s birthday. They fit her great and now that the weather is cooler she wears them often. The yarn is from Josh’s wonderful gift of yarns he brought me back from Norway and Iceland. The pattern is […]

Lotus Flowers

Now that we’re back in the States I have time to knit again. My long term lotus flowers project reached a milestone. I’ve completed knitting the petals and have 150. Next up will be finding a lotus leaf pattern. I may tweak an existing pattern, much like I did with the petals. Eventually I’ll sew these all together in various […]

Formosa Moon Year Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since Josh and I’s book Formosa Moon was published. Ever the faster blogger, Josh has already written up an anniversary post here. In honor of Formosa Moon’s 1-year anniversary, we’re asking friends and readers in and out of Taiwan – to a little support behind the book, its authors, our publisher […]

Game Bags!

Over winter break I got some much needed time with my sewing machine. Josh and I brought our game Splendor with us to Taiwan and it has been living in his razor bag. It was functional but decidedly not cute, so I decided to turn some fabric from my stash into a cute game bag. Since all the Splendor pieces […]

Formosa Moon Book Release Party

Josh and I’s book Formosa Moon was officially released October 1st, 2018. We had a great book release party at Taipei’s Red Room. (We actually had our party last October. I’ve just been too busy with grad school to blog.) Our friend Carrie came out and we were delighted to see her. She has been incredibly supportive of this project […]

Capris + Shirt = Cute Skirt

My friend Carrie gave me these cute capris. Besides having a fabulous wardrobe Carrie blogs over at My Several Worlds about travel and chronic illness. I highly recommend checking out her site. The fabric was super cute but I don’t wear capris so grabbed my trusty seam ripper and got to work. I cut up an old black tshirt that […]