Butterfly Starts School :: paint smock

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  Even after 2 big boys grown and off to school, I still am constantly amazed at how darn quickly my tiny babes become big babes and I blink and my wee small girl is suddenly swathed in plaid, hauling a backpack almost as big as her, and wearing a grin so large it could be seen from space. Part of the adventure is I

maker’s tote :: summer sewalong challenge complete

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  Around the middle of term four last year, AJ shared with us the very cute Maker’s Tote pattern by Noodlehead. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect to stash all my bits and pieces in for out roadtrips, and next minute, out comes the C word. Yup. The challenge was thrown down, and so begin the search for fabrics.

Back on deck for 2016

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Oh wow you guys. More than two months since I’ve blogged? I have to say, the start of this year has been CRAZY. Two months down and I feel like I’m finally catching my breath. I have managed some crafting, and a lot of that was over the holidays with the children. Like these cards. Before Christmas I ordered a couple of mystery kits from

Teachers Gifts {advent blogalong day 19}

Another year done! Where on earth has this school year gone? A quick post today, sharing a wrap-up of the gifts I made for the children’s teachers. I ended up finishing just in the nick of time – so much so that I didn’t get “real photos”!! For Bear’s teachers & class aides, he chose tea wallets, paired with some simple black & white mugs:

Dear Santa {free printable}

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  Our Friday activity in our Advent calendar was to write letters to Santa. I’d seen a few templates floating about, but of course, nothing is that simple for me, so Friday I sat down and spent some time in Photoshop to create one of my own. My biggest gripe with a lot of them was the focus on naughty vs nice, which isn’t something

December Daily :: week one

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  Just a quick post today to share some of my December Daily album pages, because life is kicking my butt and not leaving much time for proper blogging. Even so, one week in and I am managing to keep up to date, which I really happy with, even if some pages are just the papers and no embellishments. I’ll talk more about my supplies

the creative exchange {Advent blogalong day 8}

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During the first couple of weeks in November, I applied to join the next round of #thecreativeexchange on Instagram, and around the middle of the month, a littl email arrived to tell me I was in and who I would be making for. I madly got to stalking and making ad collecting a little bundle of goodies that I ended up sending off a few

How we get in the spirit of the season {Advent Blogalong Day 4}

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I had grand plans for this week, really I did. But I ended up with small people home sick for all but 1.5 days, and here we are. Today’s post was originally planned for Wednesday, whoops!   A Christmas blog series needs a Christmassy post, right? And what better way to kick off Advent that with a little tour of Silly Season, Barefoot style? Last

Advent Blogalong :: mini shop update {day one}

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Every year, the lovely Car hosts an Advent blog-every-day challenge, and I’ve decided this year to give it a crack. While I’m not convinced I will manage EVERY day, I do hope to blog at least three times a week, and anything more is a bonus. It’s my personal penance for dropping the ball. So. Here we are. Day one. What can you expect? There

on babywearing with my baby

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It’s long been a fun game. “Mama! Slinky!” they would call, and come find me, baby (theirs, not mine), tucked under their arm, a muslin wrap trailing along behind them. They would cuddle their baby and hold their arms out while I tied up some approximation of my own sling, and off we could toddle, each wearing our own babies. For Butterfly’s recent birthday, I