…morning stitches…

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Sometimes, I look at my blog list in Feedly, or my instagram feed, and have no recollection of how I first found someone. Especially these days when my Feedly is so empty, I wonder how I ever came across someone in the first place, especially my old-school favourites. As much as I love Pinterest (and sometimes dislike it immensely, because like all things, algorithms do

…pretending to be organised for Christmas…

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This morning, I had a sick wee boy, so stayed home from church with Beetle while everyone else went, and then once they returned, we tag-teamed, and I loaded up my queen bee morning basket with some crafty goodies, and headed out to the one papercrafting workshop I manage to get to each year – a Christmas card extravaganza. While projects are provided, I generally

…around here…

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It’s been an odd-ball sort of week, crafting wise. I’ve been doing odds and sods, some secret squirrel projects for swaps and camp, and a bit of happy mail. I’ve started another colour on my crochet blanket but have been lacking the mojo to keep going with it of a night. Same story with my hand quilting – it’s right there next to me…zero mojo.

…jaffa crackles – recipe…

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  There are very few downsides to homeschooling. We get to get up when we want, have a cruisy brekkie to ease in to the day, and then get our chores done and hook into school in the morning and spend our afternoons as we please. I get my babies with me as much as I like. We can make our own schedule and take

…31 minutes update…

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A week into my #31minutes project, and I am really enjoying taking a bit of time each day to document our current home.I have gotten behind a little bit, but am finding it easy enough to catch up. Yesterday I missed due to, ironically, stuffing around trying to get a time-lapse video of my current pages to upload, and by the time I gave up

…raising crafty kids…

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It is probably somewhat unsurprising to anyone, that my kids love craft & creating almost as much as I do. Multiple times a day, I get asked if they can do craft. We build handwork into our homeschool days. There are always multiple projects on the go at once, with their desks and the school table and the lounge room and their bedrooms littered with

…story time sampler update…

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Making, it would seem, begets making. My Story Time Sampler continues to be my handwork project of choice for the school hours, and after so long with no progress, I have managed to finish another two blocks over the last couple of weeks, bringing me up to date, month wise, to the end of September. Following on from my Lady Shallot finish two weeks ago,

…Puppet Show bloomers + upsizing a pattern…

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It is a truth universally acknowlegded, that a mama of a girl in possession of a decent length of leg, must be in want of decent shorts coverage… It’s a pretty common lament, I have found, of mums of girls come summer time, trying to find our little ones shorts that are comfortable, cute and a decent length. Many of us resort to buying shorts

…vintage caravan renovation…

When we bought our farm, it had lots of gardens and sheds and the like, but no house. The closest thing we have to a liveable area, is an old caravan in a semi-enclosed shed. And by old caravan, I mean, can’t-tell-what-colour-it-was, small-dinette-and-one-bed kind of thing. Renovating it has been super high on the agenda, with the plan it will become a living area, with

…world card making day…

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Earlier in the week, I saw a post pop up on Facebook, about World Card Making Day. A day for crafting, right in the middle of a blogging challenge AND a making challenge? There was only one thing to do…hit up my partner in crime for a card making challenge. Though, does it really meet the threshold for “challenge” when the only criteria are –