…matchy maker…

There is a box, on my craft shelf, labelled “project bags and storage”. It’s a plain box, tucked on the bottom shelf, just above the crates of yarn and fabric. It’s filled with embroidery pouches, and spare floss boxes and the occasional quilt camp tote. The bigger bags are a bit trickier. A patchwork, quilted, oversized tote doesn’t fit, nor […]

…shawl be right mate…

It was around the time I failed the FQS Block Of The Month quilt that I swore off craftalongs. The formal, follow a timetable, keep up with everyone, kind. The Saturday night, shoot the breeze, chill on instagram type was such more my speed. I did sign up every now and then – Once Upon A Time (slightly started and […]

…let them eat cake…

The days are long, but the years are short, someone once told me when I was in the trenches of toddlers and newborns and wondering if I would ever sleep again. Blogging long term feels a bit like that. Time slides on by, and then without realising, so so much time has gone by. A full decade ago, I wrote […]

…toasty coco…

One of the biggest gaps in my me-made wardrobe, is a lack of dressier options in the cooler months. I had big plans during May to work on this and just…didn’t. My mojo went awol. Last week though, I hit the ground running. I had a party to go to and nothing to wear. A couple of weeks back, I […]

…EMBRACE June…

What a month May was! Daily selfies and a full focus on wrapping up season two of the podcast left little time for crafting. I also had a video class due, and wrapping the final chapters on that also took a decent chunk of both time and headspace after my camera let me down and lost half my footage. It […]

…me made may week two…

Another week down! It’s interesting to me how different I am finding this year’s project compared to last year’s. Possibly, a full year of wearing me made as a default means the novelty has worn off. After all, what’s the point of a daily selfie when I’m not wearing anything out of the ordinary? I also feel very different about […]

…another project crossed off…

It’s interesting how completely my mindset around finishing a project has changed over the last two years. Once upon a time, in The Before, binding was my least favourite part of quilting. Even knowing a finish was in sight, and that it actually wasn’t that bad of a job, I would put it off as long as I could. Even […]

…me made may week one…

One week in, and it’s interesting the difference in mindset from last year. Last year, it was fun and exciting and fresh. This year it’s…normal. Not that that’s a bad thing – in fact, I think it’s good. It means I’ve integrated my me-made items so effectively they are just regular clothes and not really anything special. Narrowing down my […]

…EMBRACE May…

When I set my April mini goals, I mentioned in my post that I found it hard, and felt unfocused. With April done and dusted, “unfocused” could have been the word for the month. The two long weekends and three short weeks definitely didn’t help. I did zero clothes sewing to prep for winter. I’m behind on the new classes. […]

…me made may 2022…

A pinch & a punch for the first of the month…and not only is it a new month, but that month is May. Which means its time for Me Made May! I participated for the first time last year, and it was such a watershed moment in my me made adventures, that I can’t wait to do it again. It’s […]