February 18, 2018
Knitting Stitch - Linen

ProCRAFTstination: Knitted Bedside Caddy

A few days ago, I saw this link on my feed about the Finnish snowboarding team and their unlikely hobby of knitting. I mean, here are a bunch of Olympian achievers that are still finding time to create things! It tickled me so much that when I glanced at my unfinished project sitting rolled up on a chair, I felt compelled to fin(n)ish it. See what I did there? 😏 I hadn’t touched it in what felt like ages, so I couldn’t even remember what stitch I used. Good thing I keep a craft journal, where I jotted down ideas, […]
October 18, 2015

Bright and Jazzy Weekend

This weekend has been gloomy on many fronts, so I welcomed some new distractions. Mom was in Osaka for a few days, and I asked her to visit some of the craft stores mentioned on I Try DIY’s guide. I was so relieved that she was able to fly back in this morning, unaffected by Typhoon Lando’s havoc; and it was like waking up on Christmas day, with her hoarded goods laid out on a table. She brought home Royce’ (not enough!) the strange but delicious square persimmons that I love, a designer bag for herself, and a mountain of cosmetics. She also […]
October 2, 2015

September Surprises

Those last weeks of September just flew by, and I was kept busy by the remaining workouts of the Manila Throwdown, trying out Mystery Manila for the first time, and spending time with family and friends. Some of my best friends’ birthdays are in September, as well as my dad’s. For my dad’s birthday, we hosted a small dinner at home for his high school buddies. Mom, Yaya V, Yaya Rose, and I started cooking as soon as I woke up. On the menu, we had steak, eggplant parmigiana, sardine puttanesca, sweet and sour butterflied tilapia, and mom and I experimented […]