…raffia herb basket…

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Sometimes, I struggle with gift ideas all the way to the last minute before I leave for camp. This year, however, most of my ideas seemed to fall into place quite easily, and rather than my usual late nights trying to get it all done in time, this year I finished the first project almost a whole month before camp. In AJ‘s answers, she mentioned

…hollow book…

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It is a traditional each year, that at camp, we exchange gifts. (You can see my previous year makes here – 2017, 2015, 2014, 2012.1 2012.2 2012.3 2012.4 – 2016 & 2011 remain unblogged). This tradition started with our very first quilt camp, which was a hosted retreat at the end of November, the organiser suggested as the dinner was a Christmas theme, that we may wish to exchange

…quilt camp wrap up…

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As a homeschooling mama of four small folks, my days have a pretty set pattern to them. On a good day, I would call it a soothing rhythm. On a less charitiable day, I would call it relentlessly repetitive. Wake up. Stare into my coffee until my brain wakes up. Work through my morning time routine. If I’m lucky, even manage a shower and make the

…book week 2018 – Blinky Bill Costume…

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One would think, when one no longer has children at mainstream school, one would be free of bookweek costume madness. One would be wrong. It seemed like a good idea when we RSVPed to our homeschool group’s bookweek event. The three big kids were reasonably easy to kit out – one went as Willy Wonka in a recycled costume, one wanted a Deltora Quest style

…linen House Of Thoughts hand bound art book…

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Every now and then, one of us in our quilt camp group will get a burst of organisational energy, and declutter our craft rooms, and arrive at camp fully laden with goodies to pass on. Such was the case in 2016, when Kylie brought a whole box of stuff for us to go through. I scored a set of gelatos, and a pack of project

…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