…blogtober 2022…

Much like blogging itself, the once popular Blogtoberfest has fallen by the wayside in the shift to instagram based microblogging. And yet, every year, I still find myself drawn to the familiar rhythm of daily blogging that is Blogtober. It takes me back to what feels like the “good old days” of blogging, somewhere in the depths of 2012, a […]

…a year in the ministry…

Time is a fun creature. A week ago, I was blogging about how short the years can be. This week, i’m reflecting on the past year, and how September 24, 2021 seems so very long ago. At the same time, it’s whizzed by, and suddenly I, and my partner in crafty crimes, have been podcasters for a full year. Let’s […]

…EMBRACE September…

Hello Spring! There’s something magical about turning the calendar over to September, and starting a new season afresh. The wattle is bursting with glorious colour. The days are warming up, with the breeze whispering all kinds of potential adventures. I can feel my shoulders drop and relax, the winter blues melting away. The rut I’ve been pushing against for weeks […]

…let them eat cake…

The days are long, but the years are short, someone once told me when I was in the trenches of toddlers and newborns and wondering if I would ever sleep again. Blogging long term feels a bit like that. Time slides on by, and then without realising, so so much time has gone by. A full decade ago, I wrote […]

…toasty coco…

One of the biggest gaps in my me-made wardrobe, is a lack of dressier options in the cooler months. I had big plans during May to work on this and just…didn’t. My mojo went awol. Last week though, I hit the ground running. I had a party to go to and nothing to wear. A couple of weeks back, I […]

…EMBRACE June…

What a month May was! Daily selfies and a full focus on wrapping up season two of the podcast left little time for crafting. I also had a video class due, and wrapping the final chapters on that also took a decent chunk of both time and headspace after my camera let me down and lost half my footage. It […]

…EMBRACE May…

When I set my April mini goals, I mentioned in my post that I found it hard, and felt unfocused. With April done and dusted, “unfocused” could have been the word for the month. The two long weekends and three short weeks definitely didn’t help. I did zero clothes sewing to prep for winter. I’m behind on the new classes. […]

…the day after the long weekend before…

Two long weekends in a row and the crafty hangover is in full force. It’s been a 10 day long craftapalooza, and real life had hit with a rather spectacular thud. Not helping the situation is a sleepless night thanks to an unwell (but not plague unwell) child. Somehow I’ve gotten to the Wednesday of the third short week in […]

…EMBRACE April…

March has been and gone, in a whirlwind of quilts and crochet and books and school work and school break. I’ve held reasonably well to my March goals. I managed to keep my scrolling to a minimum, and aside from a wee bit of a Bridgeton mini binge the last few evenings, I’ve stuck to my desire to avoid regular […]

…EMBRACE March…

How is it only March? It feels approximately 300 years since New Years! It feels almost as long since the beginning of last month, when I last sat down to break down my word of the year into manageable monthly focuses. While I set mini goals in February, I only shared them on instagram, and not here on the blog. […]