…rediscovered memories…

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, […]

…crafting together vs crafting alongside…

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 […]

…pandemic memory keeping…

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 […]

…life in lockdown, documented…

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 […]

…the parting gift…

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 […]

{december daily wrap}

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 […]

…december daily – week two…

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 […]

…december daily – week one…

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. […]

…december daily 2020…

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 […]

…lacelitober…

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, […]