The Serene Seas Cowl

Did you know that the middle of the ocean can be as calm as a lake? This phenomenon took me by surprise last year when I sailed across the Pacific from LA to Hawaii with my husband and dad.

project 23: cottage socks

I don’t know about you, but all these chunky yarn–made things on Pinterest are making me swoon. Maybe not the most practical at times, but they would definitely engulf you in warmth like I imagine jumping into clouds would feel like. (Only in my dreamland of course… clouds are actually super wet and cold… seemsContinue reading “project 23: cottage socks”

project 22: flannel bedtime shorts

It’s getting cold outside, but it’s still a little too warm to wear long flannel, (flannel shorts, that’s your stage cue). Originally these were going to be long pants, but when I realized I didn’t have enough fabric (thrift store finds!), then they turned into these little shorts. The pattern is adapted from Tilly andContinue reading “project 22: flannel bedtime shorts”

project 21: rain boot socks

October is finally here! The air is a little crisper, the leaves crunch crunch under my feet, and the smell of someone’s fireplace pays visit to my nose. And you know what that means! Pumpkins, and Fall, and leaves, and pumpkin pie, and halloween, and thanksgiving, and rain. (Can you tell I’m excited?) Almost everythingContinue reading “project 21: rain boot socks”

DIY dill pickles

I love pickles. Sometimes I eat a whole jar by myself at night while I’m watching BBC movies on Netflix. Okay, enough about my not-so-interesting night habits. But really though, pickles are crisp, refreshing, and salty all at the same time. Something that satisfies a few cravings at once. And while we’re following slow foodContinue reading “DIY dill pickles”

project 20: DIY pom pom garland tutorial!

Have you guys all seen those cute pom pom garlands for sale on Pinterest/Etsy/everywhere? Well, I was stalking them a little bit… and… I decided to make one of my own. Pom poms make everything (at least to me) more lighthearted and fun. It’s like candy that never goes rotten… and you can put itContinue reading “project 20: DIY pom pom garland tutorial!”

project 18: sunglasses case tutorial!

I’m one of those irresponsible types that tries really hard to be responsible. This leads to things like buying 5 pairs of sunglasses a year because I can’t keep track of them, they fall and break (don’t look at my phone… I’m really surprised it’s lasted this long), or the lenses get all scratched up.Continue reading “project 18: sunglasses case tutorial!”

project 16: farmer’s market bag

The BYOB (bring your own bag) trend has been around for a long time now, and I’m hoping it’s here to stay. It definitely seems that way at least here in the city. A few years ago, city council passed a law taxing all bags (including paper) that you receive from a merchant, anywhere fromContinue reading “project 16: farmer’s market bag”

project 15: tiny triangle cowl

Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope everyone had a marvelous and fun-filled weekend! I know we did! We pursued the streets of the Fillmore Jazz Festival here in San Francisco, and ate anything we could find that came from a cart (which amounted to two too-full bellies, and happy faces), and the today ofContinue reading “project 15: tiny triangle cowl”

project 14: more mittens and new beginnings

For some reason, June always feels like a month of new beginnings for me. We’re right on the cusp of summer, my birthday just behind me. It might be from my school days, when summer meant new freedom, new ¬†experiences, and new possibilities. June always inspires me to make new resolutions, and finish up oldContinue reading “project 14: more mittens and new beginnings”