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:

customised keyrings {commission}

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A month or two before Christmas last year, I got a text. “Hello, my wonderful, lovely, crafty, clever friend…” (or words to that effect), it started, and I giggled as I knew what was coming. A little photo and some more sucking up, followed by a request – could I make two personalised keyrings, and how much? We-he-hell… a new project, and I’m going to

Quilt Camp 2014

  It seems the trick to getting away to quilt camp on time, is to not take the baby with you. Just 15 minutes after when I had planned to leave, I was on the road, fuelled by coffee & excitement & very little sleep. Not only did I have to pack my bags (yes, plural), and pack for the children who were spending the

race day bling

After getting Bear all kitted out for his Melbourne Cup do, I had around 3.7 minutes on the Tuesday morning to contemplate my own race day attire. Such is mum life, I guess, when the child has a) a better social life, and b) an outfit requiring prioritising. While I wasn’t going to an actual Cup function, we have a standing arrangement within our Tuesday

of dresses and tiaras {blogtoberfest day 23}

Sitting in the hotel room, waiting for the mister to return from playing hunter-gatherer in the wilds that is BrisVegas, I watched as the small people bounced off the walls after a day in the car (disclaimer – no walls were harmed in the making of this holiday), and with one eye on them, and the other on the table before me, I sifted through

Clare’s Craftroom Challenge :: Complete!

planner charm

At the beginning of the month (last month? How is it September already?), Clare put out the call for creative types who were up for a challenge.   A WHAT? You know where this is going, don’t you? So Car, Kirsty and I all signed up, and received our prompt photo and colour. This is the loveliness that appeared in my inbox:   I have

DIY custom bag tag

The June long weekend has been and gone, in the way that only 3 day weekends can disappear in a blink of an eye. It was a good one though, hanging out with friends, dreaming up new projects, working on current projects, and soaking up precious moments with my tiny people who seem to insist on growing up far too fast for their mama’s liking.

tick tock

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The baby was asleep, the housework was as up-to-date as it ever seems to get, and so I made myself a cup of coffee, and steaming mug in hand. took a moment to check in on social media. It’s no huge secret, for those of you who have been here a while, that I am a huge fan of Pride & Prejudice, and The Lizzie

one crown to rule them all

tiara feature

Sometimes there are projects that just don’t go to plan. This was one of them. The first design didn’t work. The beads for the second design didn’t arrive in time, and when I tried to dash to the shops to find replacement crystals locally, I managed to get halfway through the first shop before the phone rang. Mr Dove, at home with the sick children

and bracelet makes three

beaded crystal bracelet

A lazy Saturday afternoon, and the house is all but silent. One asleep, two resting, one with Daddy doing stuff. I slip on my headphones, pull up the Google hangout app and settle in for a chat with a group of lovely ladies. With this hour or so carved out of our day just for me, I was determined to make the most of it.