…blogtober day 22 :: camp gifts…

I’ve had a note saved on my phone for months. Inspiration had struck, on a random Thursday, on how I could create a “mail order camp experience”, without repeating what I’ve done the last couple of years. But just because I’ve known what I was going to do, and even had a decent idea HOW I was going to do […]

…quilt camp gifties – what I received…

A tradition that started way back at our first camp in 2011, was that of the quilt camp gifty. It was originally a bit like a secret Santa, as we first were going on camp in November, and now we’ve moved camp to October, we continue on just for the fun of it. The rules are simple. Keep it around […]

…camp covid gifts…

For a decade, the lead up to camp is a marathon of frenetic energy, generally ending somewhere after midnight the night before I’m due to leave. Gifts are generally my sticking point, and no matter how often I swear I will do better the following year, I continue to leave it to the last minute. This year was no exception. […]

…blogtober day 24 :: camp wrap…

When we first did camp from home, in 2020, it was sad to be missing it, but 6 months into the pandemic, everyone was used to events switching to virtual. We rolled with it. Looking back on my photos, I threw myself into a weekend of self indulgent crafting. It was 2020. The theme of the year was “roll with […]

…last minute gift ideas…

Four sleeps to go, and around here, we are full steam ahead on the Christmas gift crafting train! One of our favourite things to make for various grandparents & great-grandparents, is a baked goodies hamper. Like most of us, they don’t need, or even particularly want, anything, but we still want to give them something. This year, their box of […]

…camp covid plans…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… or it should be, if we weren’t living through the plague. Traditionally, the third Thursday in October is GO Day, filled with last minute flurries of activities before heading down the mountain for a weekend of creative fun. Today though, instead of packing my car with every last craft project I might […]

…camp care packages…

With no camp this year, I was spared the annual panic-sewing-marathon that is quilt camp gifties. You would think after a decade of camp being held at roughly the same time of year every year, that I would get my act together and get things done in a timely manner, and I tell myself every year that I will…and the […]

…quilt camp 2019 – the joy of giving…

Some years, I find it really quite easy to decide what I am making everyone for our now-traditional quilt camp gifts. Often one of us will be down a particular crafty rabbit hole, or will have made a comment that sticks into camp folklore and is full of inspiration. Other times, like this year, we are all floating along, with […]

…quilt camp wrap up…

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 […]

…quilt camp – what I gave…

I love giving handmade gifts. If you’ve been around the blog for any length of time, this is not exactly news. New baby? Make a gift. Birthday? Make a gift. Quilt Camp shenanigans? MAKE ALL THE GIFTS. I started a secret Pinterest board a few months ago, because I’m a shocker for coming up with The Best Gifty Ever…and promptly […]