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

on project life :: 2014 finish, 2015 catch-up, and 2016 plans

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Way back, I promised monthly project life updates. And then I posted a couple of delayed catch up updates, and then I haven’t posted in months and months about my project life album, so I don’t think it’s any surprise that I say that I have done pretty much nothing. The last couple of weeks, since my last big clean up, I have had my

send more snail mail :: month one challenge update

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I am just a wee bit late in sharing an update on last month’s snail mail DIY – last month totally whacked me for six, but while I am late in the updating, I wasn’t late in getting my project finished AND I managed to get the first newsletter sent out only a couple of days late! Not sure what I’m talking about? Start here

Quilt Camp :: what I worked on

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My plan, for quilt camp, was to get a quilt top together. I packed light this year – a mere three projects. My big one was my 2012 block of the month. Each month, it would roll in, it’s little packet tempting me… c’mon, it would say, you know you want to… but there was always housework or children or other projects that demanded my