I LOVE Olive. But small Olive tree trunks that are perfect for making these small boxes (salt cellars) are gone. I have a few more in process, but that will be it for now. I’m planning to take these boxes to Renegade Craft Fair in December, then list whatever left … Continue reading
It’s Chestnut season and I found a Walnut scrap with a bit of sap wood… Perfect for making a little Chestnut dish. And I’m making more Chestnut-shaped chopstick rests.
I will be at Renegade Craft Fair in Los Angeles on December 10 & 11. It’s going to be fun!
Small Cocobolo box is available in my etsy shop.
I finished this Olive bowl a while ago, but finally got to list it in my etsy shop.
Maple bowl. It’s about 6 1/2″ in diameter. Available in my etsy shop.
Here’s another Kokeshi doll I made.
I’ve been working on a small builtin cabinets in my son’s room. This little space used to have builder-grade closet with mirror doors, which we didn’t like at all so we removed them as soon as we bought the house. Once doors for the space on top and toe kick … Continue reading
I LOVE putting a big sphere knob on a small box.
I’ve done some Pine Needle basket weaving before, but this is my first Nantucket basket. This kind of basket requires a mold, base, rim, etc., so I spent quite some time planning, making tools and supplies, but it was so worth it. The molds in picture above are the first … Continue reading
I turned a tall kitchen utensil stand for our kitchen. We’re building an addition to extend our kitchen and a full laundry room in a few months (Laundry is currently in a corner of garage). It’s been our dream to have this addition since we purchased this house five years … Continue reading
More mushrooms are available in my esty shop! Wooden Mushroom – Walnut and Orange Tree Wooden Mushroom – Walnut and Orange Tree
I still have lots of things to make and upgrade in my garage wood shop, but it’s organized, easy to use, and happy to be in here now.
Little shelf I made with Apricot cutoffs.
I think Fall is more appropriate for Chestnut, but sometimes I just need to make what pops up in my head: Chestnut Chopstick rests! And they are available in my etsy shop. The purpose of chopstick rests is to avoid chopsticks from touching the table so every time you rest … Continue reading
The issue with my last article just came out. I enjoy reading, not so much writing. But I’m glad I took this challenging opportunity of writing for a year 😉
One of my school projects from years ago. It’s made of African Mahogany, but partially Honduras Mahogany because I ruined something and ran out of African Mahogany, which was no longer available at that time. I don’t remember exactly why I chose this wood because I don’t even like it. … Continue reading
We went to Puerto Vallarta to celebrate my husband’s retirement from military. So many elements come in place such as the ease of travel from San Diego, our current mood, and so on… but Puerto Vallarta is one of the best destinations, and we cannot wait to go back! Going … Continue reading
Liquid Amber bowls fresh off the lathe! For now, one is listed here in my etsy shop.
A lot of Tea Light Holders/Stands are stocked. Go this page in my etsy shop!
These bowls came out from a Black Walnut log I purchased last month. Large bowl with Natural Edge is listed here in my etsy shop. This one above is listed here in my etsy shop. And this large and thick bowl is listed here.
Renegade Craft Fair this past weekend in Downtown L.A. was a huge success for me. Thank you everyone who purchased items from me and also who stopped by my booth to say hi! I really enjoyed meeting and talking to everyone. Some customers from July stopped by and told me … Continue reading
Wreath with tiny trees I turned on lathe. Nothing fancy, but I like it. My youngest baked the cake with her dad’s help. She emphasized that she is not the one who helped, but daddy helped her. I liked how it was not too sweet.
Getting small items ready for Renegade Craft Fair on December 12 and 13.
I’ve turned green wood bowls before, but I had never tried with Walnut. The tree was cut down only about two weeks ago. Can you tell how fresh and wet it was from the picture above? This bowl is sold already, but more Black Walnut bowls to come soon!
Walnut tray with Maple slip feather.
I wrote another article for a Japanese magazine, “Dopa!”. This time I visited and interviewed Bill, the owner of a unique garden center, City Farmers Nursery, in San Diego. He eventually wants to make this place not just a garden center, but also a destination. In my opinion, it’s already … Continue reading
Deep bowl made of Orange tree. Listed in my etsy shop.
Apricot stock is getting low… and I probably won’t find Apricot trees for a long long time. The blocks I have left are small and cracked, but I managed to make some small bowls. They are great as catch alls or jewelry dishes! The one with bow ties in the … Continue reading
Mushrooms are quick and fun to turn, especially with interesting figures… like the dark ones in the center of the photo. They are Liquid Amber. I’m bringing these mushrooms to Handmade: Maker’s Market @ The Ecology Center.
I’ve been busy turning scraps into tree-shaped bottle stoppers and other items for Handmade: Maker’s Market at The Ecology Center.
Join me and 30+ makers The Ecology Center ‘s Handmade: Maker’s Market on November 14th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in celebration of well-crafted goods and the people who make them. I will be bringing bowls, bottle stoppers, decorative items, and etc.! The festival is free and open to … Continue reading
Some photos of our house are in “GO OUT Livin'” magazine in Japan!
Easy farmhouse-looking shelf I made in one afternoon with help of my son. I scored this African man made of Ebony at Narita Airport. And this is a camera my father used to use when he was young, and now it’s mine.
Third article for 1-year-long column I’m writing for a Japanese magazine, Dopa, came out this month! This time, I wrote about where I source my wood!
I made a recessed shelf in our Hallway wall a few years ago, but I wasn’t happy about the ogee-bit edge of the shelf so I decided to cut it off. Easiest makeover!
Bowl made of Orange tree.
Put a centerpiece together for Fall.
I turned legs and put them on the bottom of this pretty Apricot offcut to make this tiny desktop “Live-Edge table”. Perfect as a planter stand, but the burl surface is too pretty to cover up with a planter.