…world card making day…

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Earlier in the week, I saw a post pop up on Facebook, about World Card Making Day. A day for crafting, right in the middle of a blogging challenge AND a making challenge? There was only one thing to do…hit up my partner in crime for a card making challenge. Though, does it really meet the threshold for “challenge” when the only criteria are –

…fiction friday…

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She was four, the first time she saw him. Her mother laughed when she asked who the strange man with the box on his back was, waiting at Mr Johnson’s gate. But her mother couldn’t see anyone, and you know what children are like with their imagination, the conversation with daddy had gone. There was no laughter though, the next day, as they stood and

…September book report…

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At the beginning of the year, I set myself a goal – to read 52 books this year. Surely an average of one a week wouldn’t be too onerous? But here it is, the beginning of October and I am very¬† slowly making headway on that number, with another five added to the tally this month, but still less than half way. During the week,

…macrame candle lanterns…

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It’s a long running joke, that it may be rather useful, if we were to add a challenge tracker to our repertoire of planners. Every time, I resist, convinced I will remember my brilliant ideas, and then what appears to be a terminal case of baby brain (can I still claim that if the baby is five?) will come and steal away my brilliant flashes

…long weekend challenge…

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On Saturday morning, after a lovely lay in and starting the day off slow with the children, I was kicking around the loungeroom looking at my various projects, and none of them holding my attention for more than about 30 seconds. What is it about having nothing more to do than make pretty things for the fun of it, that completely kills your mojo to

…31 minutes for 31 days…

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There’s something about October that has me signing up for month-long projects all over the place. Along with blogtoberfest, I also generally participate in 31 Minutes For 31 Days, a mainly instagram based project focusing on completing 31 minutes of creative activity every day during October. I first came across it in 2015, and normally I just dedicate the month to WIP busting, but this

…blogtober 2018…

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Almost every year, going all the way back to 2012 (2013 I missed due to having a four week old baby, 2016, I’m not really sure why I didn,t do it), I have done a daily posting challenge in October, that back in the heyday of blogging and linky parties, used to be known as Blogtoberfest. It’s a great way, I’ve found, to improve my

…beeswax food wraps…

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The fun of having two blogs, is every now and then, things I want to blog about fit on both of them, and it’s almost a flip a coin thing to decide which blog gets what post. Normally, I would keep the post to just one of the blogs, but I’m going to cheat a little today, and share a post on both. This project

…Kindle Cover 2.0…

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Three weeks into September, and we are well and truly in the thick of birthday season. There has been more cake than we are capable of eating. Countdowns and sleepless nights and early mornings and a rolling festival of celebrating our four favourite little people. This year, our beautiful Bear turned 12. TWELVE. I’m not really sure how that happened. He’s at that awkward in

…Story Time Sampler – Lady Shallot…

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Between homeschooling, and spending our weekends at the farm, I’ve found a lot of my time is spent doing portable handcrafts that I can sneak in in the five minutes the kids are all working on their lessons, or for half an hour sitting in the sun as the kids help daddy in the garden. Over winter, my rainbow wave blanket has seen a fair