…cosplay fail…

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What is it that they say about roads paved with good intentions? Every project starts with the most fabulous of intentions, and then, somewhere along the way they just pushed aside or stored for later… or sometimes they are just a total fail that I hang on to for far too long. Craft blogging has a tendency to become a showcase of fabulous projects, so

…mini Monday organisation spree…

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Over the weekend, I managed to catch up on my morning stitches project. It has been a bit of a muddle around here the last couple of weeks and I’d gotten behind, so most of last week was spent playing catch up rather than doing the actual stitches that were allocated to that day. Saturday night saw three full days caught up on, and from

…holiday writechain…

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Oh it has been ever so long since I’ve had a good run at my writing! Over the holidays, I felt like I was full of stories but also didn’t have enough time to sit and write them all out. And so I decided to resurrect my old friend, the holiday write chain. I decided instead of a set number of words, I would set

…and now, the weather…

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Is there any chat more flurried than that of two crafters in that week between Christmas and New Years, when we have zero real life commitments to impinge on our craft time – beyond keeping the family fed and the house slightly above biohazardous choas – thus distorting our idea of exactly how much free time we usually have for crafting, and a new year

…January book report…

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January is always a delightfully lazy month, where we get to press pause on real life, and enjoy a slower pace. It’s a chance to play with new projects, and it’s also a fabulous month for reading, with lots of stolen moments and car trips and downtime…and the chance for a late night with a good book and no alarm to worry about. This year,

…the history of an incurable crafter…

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As a child, I received a box one Christmas. On the outside, it didn’t look anything much out of the ordinary – it was round, maybe 10″ in diameter, and probably around 20cm high, and the glossy papier-mâché style that was quite common in the 1990s in the $2 stores. Inside, however, was where the magic was hiding. Inside that unassuming box, was a veritable

…the sound of breaking up…

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There comes a time in every relationship, where the decision needs to be made. Can you continue on with things the way they stand, or is it time to think about breaking up? I think I’ve reached this point. It’s time to reconsider how attached I am to my stamp sets. Should I keep them together, or should I start breaking them up? I’ve been

…morning basket – 2019 edition…

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Though I wouldn’t call myself a morning person, I have come to appreciate the way in which an early start and peaceful routine can set the mood for my entire day. I am constantly tweaking and changing what I want my morning to look like, and one thing I have learnt over the years, is if I don’t set myself up for success the night

…beating the heat with a new project…

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I’m not one for sitting down and doing nothing with empty hands. Even when reading I will often prop my kindle up beside me so I can crochet or knit as I read. Road trips are less a way to get where we are going, than a chance to sit and work on a project (or three) uninterrupted for a couple of hours. So when

…choose…

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This year is going to be a big one for our family. There are a lot of changes coming – this is the year we will sell our house, that has been our home since we married 14 years ago. This is the year we will (hopefully) have a beautiful new farm house to move into. For the first time since 2009, this is the