Story Time Sampler :: The Secret Garden

story time sampler featured

Ever since I was a small girl, I have been enchanted by The Secret Garden* (or on Kindle*). So I let out a little squeal when I realised it was the block for February. Even better was I was not long down the rabbit hole that is a new webseries, with The Misselthwaite Archives having captured my attention on YouTube – to the point I would

TGIF, my friends


It has been one of those weeks. I had big plans for today’s post, but alas, it was not to be. Instead I’m sewing with my girl. I’m cuddling my boy. I’m going out to lunch with the mister. This afternoon I will art with my babies & we’ll all snuggle & watch a movie & then it will be the weekend to rest &

custom thread minders {commission}

custom thread minders

“Hey Rachy”, the message started. When it comes to messages from Car, such an opening is either an idea that will lead me into shenanigans, or into a new craft that will cost me a lot of money. Often, it’s both. A bad influence, that girl is. On this occassion, however, it was a new project – would I be interested in making her a

where I stand {this week}


   It has really been such a lovely week. I’ve managed a heap of crafty time,including trying a couple of new things and starting – and frogging – a new project. On the home  front, we’ve hung out with friends, the smalls and I have had some fun at home. Just a really good week. What my barefoot wanderings have found this week:

A non-handy girl’s guide to a DIY Pegboard


In the last week of the school holidays, four small people packed their bags, filled nanny’s little car with car seats & tiny bodies, and abandoned me to four days of hysterical sobbing & loneliness. Somehow, I managed to dig deep, wipe the tears from my eyes and make a list. A LONG list. Four whole days to myself! Where to start? With a celebratory

Where I Stand {this week}

Mod #3 for my #storytimesampler - switched out the purple for the variegated brown Weeks in my kit to give it that weathered feel #crossstitch #frostedpumpkinstitchery

This week was HUGE – a brand new look & a brand new name! Thanks to everyone who has stopped by & left such wonderful feedback! I’m glad you are all liking it as much as me.   Things my barefoot wanderings around the interwebs led me to: A fun pie chart tutorial – I can’t wait to try this in my Project Life layouts

on going barefoot {plus a free planning printable}

on changing a blogs identity

So. Why the change? While a rebrand wasn’t something I was actively looking for, I’d been gradually feeling that I was outgrowing my previous identity. Nothing definite, but just not quite right. But with nothing else really striking me (which, to be honest, I wasn’t exactly putting a great deal of thought into), I just allowed it to simmer along in the background. Until, one

busy bees


Before Christmas, Beetle & I spent one of our big-sibling-free mornings cruising the local op-shops – I had a project in mind, you see, something I’m sure would surprise, um, no one. I wasn’t having much luck finding some of the bits & pieces I was looking for, and just generally browsing, when I found some cute little glasses for 50 cents each, and a

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 project, and I’m going to

must make 2015

  A must make list is always a dangerous idea for me – a bit like a must finish list (let’s not talk about how I went with my 2014 Kick The Bucket challenge list, ok?). For those who have been here a while, you’ll know I follow my muse with a focus that would put Dory to shame (oooooo shiny!), flitting from one project