…another project closer…

Some projects take time to plan and prep and pull together. Others are a delightful case of serendipity, like my latest batch of diffuser bracelets. Master7’s lesson plans for last week included making a finger-knitted bracelet that was to be decorated with beads. I still had my bead boxes in easy reach after the last round of bracelet making, so […]

…drip drop…

After the finishpalooza of the last few months, I’m heading a bit towards needlework overload. Cross-stitches and embroideries have been the order of the day when it comes to school table crafting lately, and resurrecting my 20 before 2020 list gave me the inspiration I needed to mix things up a little bit. This morning, with my morning jobs done, […]

…uncut wire wrapped pendant…

Back in 2016, we threw together a last minute outback road trip in the lead up to the the July school holidays. It was a total winging-it, see where the road takes us kind of trip, with not much more than a vague idea of where we were heading. Towards the tail end of our two weeks, we ended up […]

…the history of an incurable crafter…

As a child, I received a box one Christmas. On the outside, it didn’t look anything much out of the ordinary – it was round, maybe 10″ in diameter, and probably around 20cm high, and the glossy papier-mâché style that was quite common in the 1990s in the $2 stores. Inside, however, was where the magic was hiding. Inside that […]

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 […]

customised keyrings {commission}

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Clare’s Craftroom Challenge :: Complete!

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 […]