about me.


Once upon a time, I was an art historian who taught classes to college students about things like the history of photography and modern and contemporary art. I read lots of books, graded papers, prepared lectures, and I loved it. These days, I spend my time as a stay-at-home mom to three amazing, beautiful, needy little people (and one big person!) who brighten my life in ways I never imagined.

Our family just moved back to the good ‘ole US of A after living in Seoul, South Korea for the past 3 years. We just purchased a new home, and I can’t wait to share all my crafting/DIY projects that I’ll be working on. (You can read more about what my babies and I did in Korea in my Seoul Life section.)

As someone who has always enjoyed making things, whether with yarn or fabric or paper or food, I’ve learned to become extremely productive when my kids are sleeping. Most days, I wish I had more hours in the day to work on all the things… But since I have been unable (so far) to manipulate time and space (*sigh*), I just try to remind myself that I’m busy crafting humans.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of my crafting is designing, and my kids are my biggest inspiration. Much of what I make are things that my kids demand ask for–Transformers, Star Wars, My Little Pony, super heroes, anything firefighter-related…

Hope you enjoy the blog and hope that the patterns, recipes and free printables that I’m able to share help fill your life with pretty/delicious/fun things!

Happy Crafting!



    1. Robin, unfortunately, I can’t sell the pattern because of copyright issues. However, I do plan to make a free tutorial for the hat so please stay tuned! 🙂

  1. Hi Julia! I came across your blog upon searching the best haemultang in Seoul. Can you help me and recommend a place where they cook live seafood? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Patty! Fresh seafood is very easy to come by here in Korea. Most seafood restaurants have tanks of live seafood outside the restaurant, but the most exciting place to go is the Noryangjin Fish Market. There, everything is live! If you don’t want to travel far, there’s sure to be a seafood restaurant in your neighborhood–just look for a place that has tanks outside. And pop your head in to see if it’s a haemultang place or a hwe place. Happy eating!

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