…pocket money cashbooks…

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One of the things I’ve found hardest to manage in this almost-cashless society of ours, isn’t coming across that one little shop that doesn’t have eftpos, but something a lot closer to home…pocket money. Because I don’t really carry cash these days, to pay out the kids pocket money involves a trip to the bank, looking like a dork asking for $20 in $1 coins

…december daily travellers notebook…

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December Daily, the theory goes, is an every day memory keeping project, each day in December. As good as the theory is, I have both 2015 AND 2016 sitting in my “to finish” pile – whoops!! Once I finished my selfie minibook, I started working on my 2016 December Daily as part of my 31 minutes project. I am verging in on getting it finished,

…project life 2017…

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In between everything else, my poor old Project Life album is looking very neglected. And by neglected I mean I’m still working on 2015 🙈 and completely skipped 2016… But I still love the concept and the process, so I have picked it back up for the latter half of 2017, as our main record for homeschool. Every weekend I print photos using my Canon

…this week…

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How is it Sunday again? Ten things from my week: -reading :: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton was a finish this week, and I started The Time Travellers Wife for the 7000th time -listening to :: alternating between acapella pop covers on YouTube, and our burgeoning collection of classical music (we study one composer a week and end up getting our favourites on iTunes)

… easy felt crowns…

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With the advent of homeschooling in our house, my schedule had to readjust somewhat, now that I have three school aged children at home full time, along with the mini munchkin. One activity that we still attend is our church playgroup that I help run each week, which the big boys like to help out with as well. But like the mean old mummy I

…travel planner…

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It’s a pretty regular occurance around here, to pick up sticks come mid-year, and hit the road for a month in our camper trailer, in search of adventure, red dirt and warmth. This, of course, is a pretty decent excuse to get my craft on and make alllll the things, like quilts and bags and bags and bags (spoiler alert – there’s another set or

…quilt camp – what I gave…

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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 forgetting it. This year I

…quilt camp projects & wrap up…

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Oh man, what a weekend! Quilt camp is always a bundle of fun, and this year was no exception. As always, I massively overpacked, and despite my good intentions, didn’t get as much done as I’d hoped for a variety of reasons, but I still managed to get a bit of crafting done, in among all the chatter and coffee breaks and walks up to

…quilt camp gifties – what I received…

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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 the $5 mark. Handmade or

…rainbow gnomes…

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One of the things I love most about our chosen homeschool curriculum, is how creative and tactile it is – perfect for a crafty mama and her creative mini humans. The joy of story telling and learning through play has been a delight to incorporate into our days. In block one, Miss Butterfly had a maths unit, which she learnt through Prince Plus and Princess