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 costumesĀ (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

Beetle turns one!!!

How on earth did that happen? It seems a mere moment ago I sat cradling a minutes old newborn, blinking his big blue eyes at me and trying to work out exactly how he got here when he was so nice and cozy, and yet suddenly, a year has passed, and those big blue eyes are full of mischief and laughter and love. At 1,

the world’s fanciest sticker book

It’s as predictable as the sun coming up. Five minutes after we walk out of dance class, the tears start. The sticker that was on her hand just a moment ago has disappeared. Not a worry, thinks I, we’ll make her a sticker book. A bit of patterned paper or some fabric scraps, some book board and some heavy printer paper and we’ll be done

The Aussie WIP Wednesday

Oh gee willikers, what is this I’ve pulled from the depths of the WIP pile? It’s been nice to be stitching away as a break from my Sea Breeze mini (which is getting closer!)   Last week, AJ shared this sweet memory quilt: Ms Midge was Kate Spain-ing: As was Amy:   ~~~ Have you been creating something this week? Link up with your WIP

tick tock

ticktock feature

The baby was asleep, the housework was as up-to-date as it ever seems to get, and so I made myself a cup of coffee, and steaming mug in hand. took a moment to check in on social media. It’s no huge secret, for those of you who have been here a while, that I am a huge fan of Pride & Prejudice, and The Lizzie

needlework essentials :: the wrap-up

  Wow – part FIVE of this series, marking a whole month of needlework posts! As you can probably tell, I am just having a wee bit of fun getting addicted to needlework again. It is just the right kind of project for the season my life is in at the minute, where crafting needs to take a backseat to busy mamahood. But I’ve also

needlework essentials :: thread minder

thread minder featured

{part three of five. See part one hereĀ and part two here} My mum was a bit of a cross-stitcher, back in the day. I’d watch, fascinated, as she’d open the kit, lay out the cloth and then the threads, before looping them through the piece of card that came in the kit, holes pre-punched and pre-labelled. Even then, it seemed a less than ideal way