• Arts and Crafts,  Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls,  Food,  Japan,  School,  School Lunch,  Sew,  Volks

    Summer Vacation and a few other things

    The last day of school before summer vacation was yesterday. In Japan, summer vacation is not the space between school years though, rather a simple break partway through the school year. (The school year started in April). As an ALT, I get three days summer vacation. I also have paid vacation days to use, but at the moment, I`m saving those for Christmas, since I`m planning on going back to the US. Anyway, the ending ceremony before break is something that always reminds me how different schools are here vs the US. It starts by everyone gathering in the gym. Both the principal and vice principal speak a little (I…

  • Arts and Crafts,  How To...,  Sew

    How to make a mini blanket

    Last weekend I went to a tiny craft fair nearby, and found some fabric that I liked. The fabric was 27cm x 27cm, and one of my dolls (Rhi) is 26cm tall. So I thought that was the perfect size to make a little blanket out of. Plus there were cute characters! I couldn`t decide between these two patterns, at first, and originally decided to have one be the front and one be the back. Then I rethought that, since that would make the blanket pattern very busy. And really, did I need that many characters on just one blanket?┬áSo instead I ran to the Hundred Yen Store and got…

  • Angels,  Arts and Crafts,  Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls,  Credit Card Debt,  Crochet,  Debt,  Fairyland,  Knit,  Magick,  Recycle,  Sew,  Soom,  Student Loan Debt,  Volks

    This blog

    I was so bound and determined that this blog would be solely about magick. I mean, according to my title, that`s what you`d expect, coming to visit, right? But looking back and seeing that I only have two posts so far, despite having started about a month ago, I realized that might not be very realistic. After all, my life (unfortunately) is not 24/7 magick. Well, it is, and that`s the whole point of this blog, but if I only focus on the moments I know are magick, I think that defeats the purpose of trying to find magick where I can`t currently see it. So let me go over…