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About hokeypokeytad

I've been making more things with more confidence and I feel like I am up to the challenge of another TAD. Here goes. I was inspired to make things I like by Ohbara, whose zakka still brighten my day.

hokeypokey 25/29

Yesterday I made myself tired.  We woke up, went up to Gwangju and took the bus to Mudeungsan and hiked 6 hours to the peak and back.  It was a beautiful day.  It was crisp, cold, foggy, and a little

hokeypokey 25/29

Yesterday I made myself tired.  We woke up, went up to Gwangju and took the bus to Mudeungsan and hiked 6 hours to the peak and back.  It was a beautiful day.  It was crisp, cold, foggy, and a little

hokeypokey 24/29

I took the failed oatmeal cookie dough and turned it into fruit bars.  I mixed a pack of frozen raspberries, sugar, lemon juice, and fig jam and made a new berry fig jam.  I packed 2/3rds of the too hard

hokeypokey 24/29

I took the failed oatmeal cookie dough and turned it into fruit bars.  I mixed a pack of frozen raspberries, sugar, lemon juice, and fig jam and made a new berry fig jam.  I packed 2/3rds of the too hard

Originally posted on hokeypokeytad:
Fruit bar I took the failed oatmeal cookie dough and turned it into fruit bars.  I mixed a pack of frozen raspberries, sugar, lemon juice, and fig jam and made a new berry fig jam.  I…

Originally posted on hokeypokeytad:
Fruit bar I took the failed oatmeal cookie dough and turned it into fruit bars.  I mixed a pack of frozen raspberries, sugar, lemon juice, and fig jam and made a new berry fig jam.  I…

hokeypokey 23/29

Another day is done and so are some of the things I wanted to do. I made another batch of banana nut crumb muffins.  This time I froze half of them.  They turned out scrumptious.  I also finished the bread

hokeypokey 23/29

Another day is done and so are some of the things I wanted to do. I made another batch of banana nut crumb muffins.  This time I froze half of them.  They turned out scrumptious.  I also finished the bread

hokeypokey 22/29

Another day of making finished!  I took my bike in for a tune-up, got a helmet, lights, and oiled things up. The bike was a gift from a friend who was leaving.  It rides well, but is a bit rusty

hokeypokey 22/29

Another day of making finished!  I took my bike in for a tune-up, got a helmet, lights, and oiled things up. The bike was a gift from a friend who was leaving.  It rides well, but is a bit rusty

hokeypokey 21/29

Still feeling the effects of this cold, but I was able to finish embroidering the design today.  It took three tries until I got the stitch I wanted.  I tried a stem stitch, a split stitch, and settled on a

hokeypokey 21/29

Still feeling the effects of this cold, but I was able to finish embroidering the design today.  It took three tries until I got the stitch I wanted.  I tried a stem stitch, a split stitch, and settled on a

hokeypokey 20/29

Ahhk, this head cold will not leave me alone and is slowing me down.  The rye starter died, I assume because I did’t feed it yesterday.  It looks awful.  I will start over after I pick up some more rye

hokeypokey 20/29

Ahhk, this head cold will not leave me alone and is slowing me down.  The rye starter died, I assume because I did’t feed it yesterday.  It looks awful.  I will start over after I pick up some more rye

hokeypokey 19/29

I went to a friend’s wedding up in Gwangju today so much of the day was spent getting there and back. Korean weddings are very short.  I had photos with the bride, watched the ceremony, and ate lunch in one

hokeypokey 19/29

I went to a friend’s wedding up in Gwangju today so much of the day was spent getting there and back. Korean weddings are very short.  I had photos with the bride, watched the ceremony, and ate lunch in one

hokeypokey 18/29

It was a busy day today.  I worked on the top half of the Veda robot and made a friend muffins for their birthday.  Now I’m off to bed.  See ya tomorrow!

hokeypokey 18/29

It was a busy day today.  I worked on the top half of the Veda robot and made a friend muffins for their birthday.  Now I’m off to bed.  See ya tomorrow!

hokeypokey 17/29

Oh I had the nastiest sinus thing yesterday.  I came home early, ate ramen and napped.  Unfortunately Mike had to work the full day and had school functions after work, so I was on my own.  After a good nap I

hokeypokey 17/29

Oh I had the nastiest sinus thing yesterday.  I came home early, ate ramen and napped.  Unfortunately Mike had to work the full day and had school functions after work, so I was on my own.  After a good nap I

hokeypokey 16/29

We had a friend over for dinner today, made rissotto with mushrooms.  I pretty much just added on to the rye starter and finished the loaf I began yesterday.  I would feel guilty, but it was great to spend that

hokeypokey 16/29

We had a friend over for dinner today, made rissotto with mushrooms.  I pretty much just added on to the rye starter and finished the loaf I began yesterday.  I would feel guilty, but it was great to spend that

hokeypokey 15/29

What an awesome day!  After work I ran off to the Daiso to get stuff for the craft suitcase.  Then I got started on a few other projects I’ve been dreaming up. 1) I began the rye starter.  I hope

hokeypokey 15/29

What an awesome day!  After work I ran off to the Daiso to get stuff for the craft suitcase.  Then I got started on a few other projects I’ve been dreaming up. 1) I began the rye starter.  I hope

hokeypokey 14/29

Today we went to celebrate “Chicken Tuesday,” so I only worked on this for a bit.  I satin stitched the stop, wait, go buttons and the arm hinges.  Yup, that’s it.  I had to eat some chicken, hit the batting

hokeypokey 14/29

Today we went to celebrate “Chicken Tuesday,” so I only worked on this for a bit.  I satin stitched the stop, wait, go buttons and the arm hinges.  Yup, that’s it.  I had to eat some chicken, hit the batting

Hokeypokey 13/29

Okay, the bunny and the  house are finished.  Now it is time for the Veda Robot.  I’ve been sketching this one since her dad posted a video of her making a robot with “found objects.”  I’m so thankful for the

Hokeypokey 13/29

Okay, the bunny and the  house are finished.  Now it is time for the Veda Robot.  I’ve been sketching this one since her dad posted a video of her making a robot with “found objects.”  I’m so thankful for the

Hokey pokey 12/29

I’ve been studying Korean for about a year now.  Last year we were getting ready to move here and I was learning the alphabet, now I am learning to read and write sentences with Kumon books.   I decided to

Hokey pokey 12/29

I’ve been studying Korean for about a year now.  Last year we were getting ready to move here and I was learning the alphabet, now I am learning to read and write sentences with Kumon books.   I decided to

hokeypokey 9, 10, 11/29

Things were so crazy here the last few days that I didn’t post so I could spend more time making and keeping it together.  At school I was preparing from-scratch materials for “winter camp.”  I switched that out on working

hokeypokey 9, 10, 11/29

Things were so crazy here the last few days that I didn’t post so I could spend more time making and keeping it together.  At school I was preparing from-scratch materials for “winter camp.”  I switched that out on working

hokeypokey 8/29

I worked on the vd present at work today, then went to a teacher dinner after work so I only got to work on this for an hour today.  I like hand sewing, but I think I could have accomplished

hokeypokey 8/29

I worked on the vd present at work today, then went to a teacher dinner after work so I only got to work on this for an hour today.  I like hand sewing, but I think I could have accomplished

hokeypokey 7/29

Whew!  I don’t know where the day went.  I worked on the nampyeong’s vd present for a while at work.  It is taking a while, I hope I can finish it in time. It is incredibly windy and snowy here

hokeypokey 7/29

Whew!  I don’t know where the day went.  I worked on the nampyeong’s vd present for a while at work.  It is taking a while, I hope I can finish it in time. It is incredibly windy and snowy here

hokeypokey 6/29

personality I am zonked.  I had to wake up at work time today and my schedule is off.  Desk warming has resumed.  While desk warming I worked on a vd present for my nampeyong, but I won’t say what for

hokeypokey 6/29

personality I am zonked.  I had to wake up at work time today and my schedule is off.  Desk warming has resumed.  While desk warming I worked on a vd present for my nampeyong, but I won’t say what for

hokeypokey 5/29

Today was a busy day.  We began the day by turning day two’s small loaf of bread into french toast.  The eggs in Korea have bright orange yolks and very tight whites. They make excellent custard.  We don’t have treats

hokeypokey 5/29

Today was a busy day.  We began the day by turning day two’s small loaf of bread into french toast.  The eggs in Korea have bright orange yolks and very tight whites. They make excellent custard.  We don’t have treats

hokeypokey 4/29

I’m almost finished with the bunny.  Today I finished putting his body together and began his ears.  I will still need to stuff and seam him, attach the ears, and design his face.  He is super cute.  I did today’s

hokeypokey 4/29

I’m almost finished with the bunny.  Today I finished putting his body together and began his ears.  I will still need to stuff and seam him, attach the ears, and design his face.  He is super cute.  I did today’s

hokeypokey 3/29

It is almost time for the sweet potatoe’s birthday.  I’m sad I can’t be there for the event but I hope to help make it as joyful as possible.  Today I made a paper chain for her to count down

hokeypokey 3/29

It is almost time for the sweet potatoe’s birthday.  I’m sad I can’t be there for the event but I hope to help make it as joyful as possible.  Today I made a paper chain for her to count down

Hokeypokey 2/29

Day two is coming to an end in South Korea.  Today I made bread and “double-stitched” the front panel of the bunny. I worked in restaurants for 11 years, but that ended in 2000.  I’ve only baked bread professionally, with professional

Hokeypokey 2/29

Day two is coming to an end in South Korea.  Today I made bread and “double-stitched” the front panel of the bunny. I worked in restaurants for 11 years, but that ended in 2000.  I’ve only baked bread professionally, with professional