After 18 months of living tiny, my patience with constantly diving into boxes to find my belongings has worn thin. I bought shelves. I collected boxes to organise my stash into. Slowly, slowly, I made progress in the unpacking, sorting things into neatly labelled boxes lined up in rows. Finally, I made it to the last box. A tricky one, holding a mix of projects,
There’s a stage in children’s social development that I learnt of when my big boys were tiny. Before co-operative play, there is parallel play – two (or more) toddlers sharing a space but doing their own thing. As an adult, that together-but-different thing keeps cropping up. Quilt camp is a perfect example – we happily all chill in the same space, doing our own projects.
It is a common theme, when the children go away, that I grossly over estimate exactly how much I will manage to get done. This school holidays was no exception. I had three full days to myself, and I wrote myself a list a mile long to fill those three days with. While they are away though, there isn’t just the crafting to occupy my
I’ve always loved mini books. Even in my project life days, I still loved to pull out an event or a theme, and create a mini book about just that one topic. Holidays and challenges were especially good for the mini book treatment. It’s been a while since I’ve made one, and like any habit that falls away, I forgot how much I loved the
Whenever I am drowning in big emotions, my go-to coping mechanism is to keep busy. Last month, I was honoured to be asked by my nan to make her a bundle of return of thanks cards, when she couldn’t find anything suitable following the death and funeral of my pop. In the week after the funeral, it was just the perfect amount of busy grief-crafting
If I needed any further proof that 2020 broke me, as if all the finished projects weren’t enough, the final evidence arrived in the form of a finished December Daily. I think this may possibly be the first time I’ve actually managed to complete the entire 24 days of documenting! The small format had it’s challenges, but I think it was also helpful for the
Another 8 days down, and I am still loving this small format project I fell a bit behind on daily journaling this week, but the small tags make it super easy to catch up. We’ve had a busy week of crafting ornaments and wreaths. Christmas parties and playdates. Slow Saturdays of knitting and crafting. Games galore. And to cap it all off, a roadtrip for
10 days into December, and I think I’m closing on what could be a record effort at keeping up with December Daily. The mini tag idea is working brilliantly. I did have a false start when my lack of spatial awareness skills tripped me up, and 4 pictures on a 4×6″ print ended up being much larger than I expected. Normal people, of course, would
One of these days, I will have my December Daily plans in place by mid November. This year is not that day. It was around lunchtime yesterday I sent a panicked message to the Enabler In Chief. December was closing in rapidly, and I had zero plans. A bit of brainstorming and a few ideas kicked around, and a plan started falling in to place.
October seems to be the month I get suckered into All The Challenges. Maybe its the return of the warmer weather pulling me out of the winter blahs and hitting a mojo upswing. Most years I give Blogtober a red hot go, even though blogging hasn’t really been a thing since like 2014. I often have big plans for Inktober, which lasts about 30 seconds