…Where In The World Is Carrose San Diego…

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Way way back in 2011, at our very first quilt camp, there were six of us. In the way of all friendship groups, that initial group has changed and morphed over the years, to a different group of six, with one constant among all the adjustments. As much as the make-up changed, each and every quilt camp, 8 in total, not counting this year, I

…story time sampler update…

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Making, it would seem, begets making. My Story Time Sampler continues to be my handwork project of choice for the school hours, and after so long with no progress, I have managed to finish another two blocks over the last couple of weeks, bringing me up to date, month wise, to the end of September. Following on from my Lady Shallot finish two weeks ago,

…vintage caravan renovation…

When we bought our farm, it had lots of gardens and sheds and the like, but no house. The closest thing we have to a liveable area, is an old caravan in a semi-enclosed shed. And by old caravan, I mean, can’t-tell-what-colour-it-was, small-dinette-and-one-bed kind of thing. Renovating it has been super high on the agenda, with the plan it will become a living area, with

…macrame candle lanterns…

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It’s a long running joke, that it may be rather useful, if we were to add a challenge tracker to our repertoire of planners. Every time, I resist, convinced I will remember my brilliant ideas, and then what appears to be a terminal case of baby brain (can I still claim that if the baby is five?) will come and steal away my brilliant flashes

…long weekend challenge…

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On Saturday morning, after a lovely lay in and starting the day off slow with the children, I was kicking around the loungeroom looking at my various projects, and none of them holding my attention for more than about 30 seconds. What is it about having nothing more to do than make pretty things for the fun of it, that completely kills your mojo to

…31 minutes for 31 days…

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There’s something about October that has me signing up for month-long projects all over the place. Along with blogtoberfest, I also generally participate in 31 Minutes For 31 Days, a mainly instagram based project focusing on completing 31 minutes of creative activity every day during October. I first came across it in 2015, and normally I just dedicate the month to WIP busting, but this

…blogtober 2018…

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Almost every year, going all the way back to 2012 (2013 I missed due to having a four week old baby, 2016, I’m not really sure why I didn,t do it), I have done a daily posting challenge in October, that back in the heyday of blogging and linky parties, used to be known as Blogtoberfest. It’s a great way, I’ve found, to improve my

…beeswax food wraps…

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The fun of having two blogs, is every now and then, things I want to blog about fit on both of them, and it’s almost a flip a coin thing to decide which blog gets what post. Normally, I would keep the post to just one of the blogs, but I’m going to cheat a little today, and share a post on both. This project

…do you gnome what I gnome…

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When we first started talking about homeschooling, I very early on fell in love with the Steiner style of schooling – it felt like such a good fit for our family, and gave us lots of options for working around our various concerns that led to us wanting to homeschool in the first place. As I surfed Pinterest, something that came up a lot were

…home-made pom-poms :: advent blogalong day5…

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When I was creating our advent list, I tried to create a mix of stuff I knew they liked, stuff that was new and required a new skill, and stuff that was new and was easy to pick up for a quick afternoon chill out. One of the activities that fell into the third category, was pompom making. I had green yarn in my stash,