five fun things for Friday

What a week! The December business has certainly hit with a vengeance. There’s been homeschool excursions and sticker commissions and photos to edit on a deadline. Dentist appointments and vet appointments and hair appointments. Carol rehearsals and sports Christmas parties. It’s been go go go all week, and I am very glad to declare the weekend officially open for business. […]

Sunday stash {advent blog along day four}

One does not simply start a new hobby, or so the meme goes. One starts a new hobby. Then one follows instagrammers also involved in that hobby. Then one watches reels of the hobby. Then reels of the step before the hobby which is a whole different hobby and next minute you’re googling how much THAT hobby costs. In case […]

an optimistic advent {blog along day three}

One of my mini goals for this month is “all the alongs”. I love the festive season, and all the fun that comes with it. It can be a busy time of year for all of us, though, so I love bringing in some extra fun in alllll the Christmasalongs, and dragging my friends along with me. Even as we […]

…EMBRACE December…

It’s a little crazy to think I’m sitting down, ready to EMBRACE the last goal setting post of the year. December goals are both easy and hard – there’s a whole lot going on, so lots of options to choose from, but then how do I narrow down all the everything into three short monthly goals? By combining them! I […]

on becoming a finisher

The 19th of March, 2020, in my mind, is a line in the sand. We came home from the coast after an excursion, watching the children learn and the world close down, country by country. We drove through the gates, and we didn’t come back out for two months. We’d only moved to the farm 6 weeks earlier, and we […]

…blogtober day 26 :: wordless Wednesday…

It felt hard today, to work out what to share. Funnily enough, it’s been a rather crafty twenty-four hours, and yet none of it felt “enough”. Sure I got more done on my shawl, but I’ve shared it before. I got half way up the face of my gnome, but it’s not really exciting progress worthy of a post. I […]

…blogtober day 24 :: camp wrap…

When we first did camp from home, in 2020, it was sad to be missing it, but 6 months into the pandemic, everyone was used to events switching to virtual. We rolled with it. Looking back on my photos, I threw myself into a weekend of self indulgent crafting. It was 2020. The theme of the year was “roll with […]

…camp covid 3.0…

In an ideal world, I would be sitting in a cafe with a coffee, and a breakfast made by someone who isn’t me. I would be chatting with my friends, not negotiating which umbrellas can be used to go play in the rain. I would be surrounded by projects, not chores. And yet, we don’t live in an ideal world. […]

…blogtober day 20 :: do it for the process…

Tapping away on my iPad after dinner, Pencil in hand, I was making progress, working away on my animation, when Bear leaned over. “Whatcha doing?”. Pausing, I pulled up my work to date, explained the guidelines and the way I was creating the progression of each frame. “EACH frame? You know there’s like tools that will do that for you […]