…load me up buttercup…

Every few days, I need to just shut off from the world, and my preferred scrolling option is the instagram explore page. One such scroll lead to me to discover the concept of a “loaded tag”, and I was instantly hooked on the idea. I watched the IGTV video all the way to end – something I don’t normally do […]

…card making…

Once upon a time I had big plans to keep an actively full tin of handmade cards on hand, so I would always have something when I needed a card. Well, that lasted…approximately two card making sessions. Whoops. The the tin got packed into storage when I was clearing out my craft room to get our house ready for sale […]

…on the thread day of Christmas…

…my true love gave to me, six loose thread bobbins, five paper layers, four paint colours, three fave stencils, two adhesives and a thread minder in a pear tree. Ok, so grand lyricist I am not. What I am, though, is rather adept at taking hold of an idea and running with it. Occasionally I even finish said idea. Over […]

…off cuts or new project?…

If there is one thing I do better than buying beautiful papers, it’s hoarding said papers and not using them in case I “waste” them on an inferior project, which really is a wastefulness in and of itself. The other thing that I am learning to be better with, is scraps, and deciding what I will realistically use, and what […]

…december daily set up…

Sometime back in October, I vaguely floated the idea of designing a new set of December Daily papers, as has been my habit in previous years (hiding in the archives are the 2013, 2015, 2016 digital papers). Come November and the addition of a new ipad and an apple pencil to my collection, I got another spurt of mojo, and […]

…reducio…

If there is one thing I love about the creative life, it is the sheer playfulness of making something for no other reason than to get my hands dirty and make something, regardless of the outcome. It doesn’t need to be perfect, whatever I end up making. It just needs to BE. I recognised my creative restlessness when I was […]

…day in the life recorded…

I’m not sure how long it has been since I have been this productive. In what I think is a personal record, I have managed to get my day in the life photos not only printed, but completely documented a whole eight days after I took the photos. Procraftinating at it’s finest…though I did convince myself I was actually cleaning, since […]

…31 minutes update…

A week into my #31minutes project, and I am really enjoying taking a bit of time each day to document our current home.I have gotten behind a little bit, but am finding it easy enough to catch up. Yesterday I missed due to, ironically, stuffing around trying to get a time-lapse video of my current pages to upload, and by […]

…world card making day…

Earlier in the week, I saw a post pop up on Facebook, about World Card Making Day. A day for crafting, right in the middle of a blogging challenge AND a making challenge? There was only one thing to do…hit up my partner in crime for a card making challenge. Though, does it really meet the threshold for “challenge” when […]

…project life DIY cards…

Oh, my poor neglected Project Life albums… I started with a bang in 2015, but by mid year, I wasn’t loving my core kit, and the Studio Calico subscription I has was getting thinner, and more seasonal (and thus, being on the opposite end of the world to America, less useful. It doesn’t snow here, especially in February, and what’s […]