Stationery Starter Set :: custom order {blogtoberfest day 22}

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  A couple of weeks back, my lovely friend Kylie sent me a message, wanting to chat about my stationery shop and some options for gift packs, as a prize for a trivia night she was helping host. We back-and-forth-ed a bit, and in the end, we decided to pull together this sweet custom Stationery Starter Set: In a little kraft box nestled a set

Another WIP-busting finish :: hexie dilly bag {blogtoberfest day 21}

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I fell off ye olde Blogtoberfest bandwagon, didn’t I? Last weekend, I was unwell. On the Friday, I went from tired with a yucky throat, to exhausted and swallowing golf balls within a couple of hours. I hit publish on the post sharing the boys birthday cakes, collected the children from their various activities, and took myself off to bed. The cakes I wrote about

Birthday season 2015 {blogtoberfest day 9}

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Tomorrow, my tiny girl turns five. FIVE! She is full of chatter and so excited to be going to big school, that yesterday we made her a calendar to cross off each day until February and her first day. I am about to hit the kitchen to bake her cake, when it struck me, I hadn’t yet shared the boy’s cakes! For Bear, I made

Letterpress Christmas cards {Blogtoberfest day 8}

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Christmas cards have been on my mind since August. Yes, August, which is crazy, because I am very much a “don’t show me Christmas products in shops until November” type of person, but I have a couple of wholesale opportunities and now is prime ordering time, so I had to be on top of things. On Friday, I had a collection slip in my mailbox,

Another finish :: altered book {blogtoberfest day 7}

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Way back in April last year, AJ brought some Enid Blyton books to Camp Coochie to pass on to any of us who wanted them. I grabbed a couple because if there is one thing I love in my mixed media, it’s book pages, and the yellower and more well loved, the better! They sat on my shelf for a while, until a twitter friend

On the rebound :: a new crochet blanket {blogtoberfest day 6}

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I’m not entirely sure how it started – like most of our creative misadventures, the origin is lost in time and the depths of a ridiculously long Facebook message thread. I remember it was while we were knee deep in our respective ripple blankets, and with nary a light at the end of any tunnel,¬†we seemed to come to the consensus that a rainbow blanket

#31minfor31days {blogtoberfest day 5}

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  Over on Instagram last week, I found the very cool “31 minutes for 31 days” challenge. The basic idea is for the whole of October, you dedicate 31 minutes to working on a mini album – and with multiple mini albums in various stages of (in)completion, it was just the challenge I need to keep the WIP-busting mojo rolling and get stuff DONE. That

Where I Stand {this week} {blogtoberfest day 4}

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Week two of the school holidays, and the crafty side of things has been a bit quite, beyond a bit of crochet and some stamp carving. I also forgot to factor in a fifteen hour workday when I decided to do this whole “blog every day” thing! So day four and I’m a day behind already. But I will catch up this week. Things I’m

Pinafore upcycle :: A DIY skirt from a favourite dress

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In the depths of my WIP box, I found a pinny. A well loved little linen pinafore from the now defunct TillyTom, made from some of my favourite Echino linen. It had lost a button, and, well, mending isn’t eaxctly one of my favourite jobs, so into the box it went for “another day”…until one day was too late and the size 1-2 pinny wouldn’t

A finished ripple appears {blogtoberfest day 1}

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This has been a long time coming!! I first ordered the yarn for this blanket in July 2012, so it’s been around three years in the making! It’s been done in a lot of fits and spurts, the first colour repeat came together nicely, until I got stuck on whether to include a grey or not. Once I got that dealt with, I powered through