…MOCS & SOCS…

It’s no real secret around here, that if there’s one thing I love more than crafting, it’s crafting along with a friend. Long weekends especially, are made for crafty shenanigans and challenges and communal projects. One of the favourite parts of a communal project, for me, anyway, is it often pushes me in ways I wouldn’t be pushed, if I […]

…gelli on a plate…

One thing I’ve learnt over the years, is when the mojo hits, it’s going to be like a pebble in my shoe, and will continue to make itself known until I deal with it. Traditionally the week after camp is a weird mix of being in a slump of exhaustion and a buzzing ball of creative energy. Camp at home […]

…making art everyday…

One of my goals this year is to up my Procreate skills. As part of 21 Things 21 Times, I am aiming to do 21 Procreate Tutorials, and after a bit of a surf around Insta, I discovered Bardot Brushes, and her “Making Art Everyday” prompt series. I made a bit of a start on it, before my iPad completely […]

…365, or part there of…

Sometimes, ideas come along so totally genius, that they go from an offhand comment on a Friday night, to a fully fledged plan by Saturday lunch time. This particular idea was so very genius that even the husbands involved were on board. By on board, of course, I mean they didn’t say a flat out no when the idea was […]

…creating a daily habit…

There’s something about the start of a new year, that brings with it a fresh burst of energy and creativity and a gross underestimation of what I can achieve in daily life, once the delightful laziness of summer holidays has worn off and we are back into the usual rhythm of school and chores and all the things that exist […]

…how very novel…

Every now and then, a random opportunity pops up, and becomes a snowball effect. For this particular snowball, we need to track back a bit, to an instagram tag in March last year with a couple of detours… Detour one is brought to you by random instagram scrolling. I have long envied the talented people all over insta who have […]

…on the thread day of Christmas…

…my true love gave to me, six loose thread bobbins, five paper layers, four paint colours, three fave stencils, two adhesives and a thread minder in a pear tree. Ok, so grand lyricist I am not. What I am, though, is rather adept at taking hold of an idea and running with it. Occasionally I even finish said idea. Over […]

…it’s painting, it’s pouring…

It’s always handy when challenges overlap. In my 202020 list, I have “try four new crafts”. Thanks to Pinterest and the Instagram explore tab, we also added “paint pouring” to our list of 365 creative adventures. I may or may not have had a starter kit fall into my basket a few weeks back at the cheap shop, and then […]

…gelli on a plate…

If you’ve been around here for longer than about 5 minutes, you’ll know that when it comes to crafty adventures, I am nothing if not highly suggestible. I’m like Pavlov’s dogs, but with craft projects instead of bells. Just the merest hint of an idea, and I am off and racing and studiously avoiding the housework in favour of making […]

…squareathon…

Instagram can be a mixed blessing. Sometimes, many times, it is a veritable time suck of endless scrolling. Sometimes, it creates a fabulous community, like our amazing #saturdaynightcraftalong crew, who are so much fun. Sometimes, it inspires a fun little project that delivers just the inspiration kick I was after. A couple of weeks back, I came across #squareathon – […]