This morning I woke up to sunshine and snow! A light dusting of fresh stuff on the balcony, a few stray flakes falling and the gentle warmth of the winter sun. A perfectly gorgeous start to the weekend, just when the Korean winter was starting to drag a bit...
...and speaking of the long, cold winter (it very rarely gets above zero degrees Celsius at the moment), having survived my first month I promise to never ever speak disdainfully of earmuffs again. They might look a bit silly, but gosh they are actually damn sensible. Life (ear?) savers. These beauties are from Muji. I love Muji. I have been slowly growing my earmuff collection, as I keep leaving the house without them and then am forced to pick up a pair when my head starts to go all tingly with the cold. (ps. if any of you know how I can get my hands on the Muji x LEGO goodies I would be eternally grateful...)
I know it wasn't on my list of creative goals for 2011 but I have got to try sashiko this year. Sashiko (which, according to Wikipedia, literally means 'little stabs'!) is a kind of Japanese embroidery, and to me it is everything wonderful and good. I can't wait to give it a go. I think this introductory how-to from The Purl Bee will be a good starting point. (Photo is from good-ness, whose photostream I have just fallen in love with.)
Korea has some great lifestyle / home decor magazines that I regularly buy and drool over. This kids rooms is from the January issue of Lemon Tree - isn't it great? I especially love that tree-shelf. My dream craft room would look a bit like this, I think. But with way more storage. Way more.
As you might expect, my sister has a knack for getting me ace presents. This amazing paper-craft book was part of my xmas package. Every page is bursting with seriously good stuff. Thanks sis!