Quick-n-Easy Everyday Tunic

At home I am a carefree spirit and often walk around (the house, that is) sans brassiere 🀭 The tropical weather is certainly good for it and there’s just me and my 1 year old anyways. So …. Whenever I get an unexpected visit from the Postman or the DHL delivery guy (and it is…

Mistress of Stitchjitsu

Over the weekend I finished my version of the Marsh Tee by Amy Palmer.Β  When I saw the pattern, it was love at first sight. I knew it was going to be a challenge, a real stretch of my current skill level, but when you’re in love …. … all reason leaves you πŸ˜‚ So…

Yarn Shopping In Batam

I’m almost reluctant to use the term “yarn shopping” to refer to buying benang rajut (crochet/knitting thread or yarn) here in Batam. All I can say is, it’s a far cry from what I’m used to. The store Venus Button is, according to Ibu Ika (the cleaner) and her daughter Mufa, the biggest/most comprehensive needle…

Trying to Get Attention

A beach cover-up was not originally in my projects bucket list but I needed something to get their attention – “they” being the crafty inhabitants of Batam Island. Being an expat SAHM with a 1 year old (in a place where English is not spoken) doesn’t give me a lot of options to socialize, so…

Turquoise Table Toppers for a Friend

I love crocheting doilies. They’re so easy to make once you get the hang of it and they’re a great place to start learning lace crochet. I find them sorta meditative too. If I had my way, I’d make doilies for all my acquaintances, again and again. But the sad truth is that not everyone…

No Tears Left to Cry

I finished knitting this beauty a while ago but had to take a long pause (prior to sewing in the elastic band for the waistline) because this baby sucked every last drop of creative stamina out of me. Note: I didn’t block this skirt prior to taking these pictures because at this point I just…

Out In The Open

I have a new “thing” that I’m trying to be consistent with – Sunday afternoon walks. As a crafter who often strains her eyes focusing on tiny stitches, and a blurry-eyed mom who still wakes up twice at nights to feed a 10 month old, being able to look much farther than the nearest wall…