customised keyrings {commission}

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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

tell me a story

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A few months back, as a subscriber to the 2014 Once Upon A Time sampler, I got to take part in the survey for the theme of the 2015 sampler. There were a few cute options, but as soon as I saw literature, I knew exactly what I was voting for. And then when the 2015 sampler was revealed to be, in fact, a literary

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 children who were spending the

accio costume

ANOTHER dress up post, I hear you ask? Yes, indeed! This was actually the first dress-up Bear had, again as part of his cultural studies unit at school. This year, they were asked to dress-up for Halloween, and went trick-or-treating around the other year two classes. Luckily for me, I had wizards robes on hand, from last year’s Halloween concert for his drama school. The

Book to Art {round one}

Like many good ideas, it was one simple comment that got me hooked. A while back, a friend made a comment about a casual book to art project – we wold choose our own books, and our own project. The only criteria was we needed to have it done and posted by October 31. In the way my mind tends to go with these things,

Life. Project and otherwise

letterpress project life cards

  It has been one of those weeks. I’m merrily plodding away on cutting the rest of my Aviatrix quilt, ready to sew tomorrow. I have yet another dressup day for Bear that I need to sew for as well. In around all that, and the usual juggling that is life as a mum of four, Boy2 has ended up with a broken arm, so

minion 1 & minion 2 {blogtoberfest day 28}

When I shared my last Project Life update, I realised I hadn’t really shared much about the minion costumes I made for the boys. I’m one of those mums who love making costumes¬†(ohmygosh look how tiny my boys were!), even if I do have a wee tendency to procrastinate and then stress myself out and have a late night the night before to get them

planner stamps {Blogtoberfest day 21}

  Some people should know better than to leave me alone with a good idea. A photo sent half in jest, and I was off and carving myself a set of tiny little planner stamps. It was a good reminder why I love keeping a small amount of the basics for my many varied crafts on hand. If I’d have had to order in new

Jack in the box jumps up… {blogtoberfest day 9}

Last term, Beetle and I merrily trundled off to our weekly music class. We sang. We clapped. We danced. Then the teacher pulled out a cute little pop-up puppet for a game or three of Jack In The Box, and our little Beetle boy was smitten. He stared at it. He cackled when it popped up. He clapped and giggled and enjoyed the heck out

Birthday season :: part two

oh boy, what a week it has been! This is by far the biggest week of our year, the 7 days between Bear’s birthday and Boy2’s, which also generally falls in the last week or two of term, and the craziness that that brings. On top of the 30 cupcakes I made for him to take to school, I also made a cake for him