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makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
Melon de Cavaillon and jambon cru. Summer lunch! . . . . #provence #summer #melons #livinginfrance #livinginprovence #vaucluse

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
Un gâteau à la Cerise du Ventoux - a cherry gâteau from a local pâtissier. Streusel, cherry gelée, vanilla mousse, house made cherry confiture made with locally grown cherries. It is *amazing*. And since I only had a tiny piece, there is more. *anticipation* . . . . #frenchfood #patisserie #cherries #livinginfrance #livinginprovence #provence #vaucluse

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
My new Funassyi bento box on my just completed sashiko hanafukin. A hanafukin (literally “flower wiping cloth”) is kind of like a tea towel or dishcloth, but you can use it for anything. I don’t use my handstitched ones for drying dishes - I use them as bento wrappers or for just backdrops for photos. (I used a couple in The Just Bento Cookbook 2

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
An amazing bread made by my favorite local boulanger. It is a pain au levain (sourdough bread), made with an old type of wheat called petit épeautre de Haute Provence, grown by a farm a bit to the north of us. It has hazelnuts in it and is covered with sesame seeds. It tastes amazing on its own, or with cheese. The flavor is even better the next day or the day. The baker calls it «l'écureuil», the Squirrel.

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
Tackling another UFO. This should be done very soon. . . . #handmade #handcrafted #unfinishedproject #sashiko #embroidery #刺し子

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
Play ball nassyi~! . . #funassyi #funagoro #funyassyi #ふなっしー #rakuteneagles

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
Finished!! This is a little pincushion (can be a paperweight if filled with heavy stuff) with a tiny potager (vegetable garden). It has rows of cabbages, purple sprouting broccoli, cauliflowers and carrots, with a beehive (complete with bees!) in the middle, and flowers rambling up the walls. The quote on the bottom says “Eat your greens”. This is my vegetable garden for the time being

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
Finishing up another UFO. This one has been in progress for more than 10 years.

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
Finished! . - Pattern: Persian Tile Blanket by Jane Crowfoot - Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino - 3.5mm and 4mm hooks. -Time: about 3 months off and on . . #crochet #handmade .

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
Akatsu is a “sumo comedian”. . #Repost @akatsu_sumo with @get_repost ・・・ 流行りに乗ってみましたっ! 【すもシリダンス】 #シリシリダンス #すもシリダンス #TikTok #Matteo #Panama

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
In the final stretch (edging). Handcrafts are monotonous and calming. . Incidentally, I discovered while doing this project that I can do crochet ambidextrously. I knew I could knit ambidextrously (so the frontside is always facing me) but didn’t realize I can crochet too. It’s pretty handy.

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
“Never let your toast go naked / Or your bread go bare.../ Open up this Marmite jar and spread it Everywhere.”

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
I didn’t notice until today (‘cause I never look at the menu) that one of our local pan-Asian buffet restaurants has frog’s legs (cuisses de grenouilles -frog’s thighs actually). Which means I’ve probably been eating them all along without realizing it was frog’s legs, not chicken.

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
A flourless okonomiyaki, of sorts. Still working on it.

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
Strawberry season is in full swing. A tart from Béchard in Aix-en-Provence. . . . #provence #livinginfrance #aixenprovence #strawberries #bechard #frenchfood

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
Fougasse aux grattelons. One of the wondrous things our favorite local bakery makes. Edited: I wrote lardons before but it’s actually grattelons, which are like pork crackling bits.) . . . #bread #france #frenchfood #livinginfrance #vaucluse

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
Strawberry season has started here in Provence. These Gariguettes are monsters

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
I’m using a sport weight yarn for the crochet, but compared to the lace thread I use for tatting it feels uuuuuuuuuuge. And the lace is #10 thread, the thickest kind I use! . . . #tattinglace #tatting #crochet

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
Inside my Easter egg. . . . #easter #paques #chocolate #easteregg #france #livinginfrance

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:33
The state of my hair when the seasons change. . . . . #spring #finecurlyhair #selfportrait #adobesketch

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