… Truckabin Tuesday On A Saturday…

With the sun just peeking over the fence and in the back windows, I would barely be finished my first coffee of the day, brain only just waking up, when it would start. The first warning would be the thumpthumpthump of excited toddler feet slapping along the wooden floorboards, coming in at a run. He would throw his tiny body […]

…bag lady…

Over the last almost-sixteen years, my bag of choice has been through multiple iterations. From a functional target nappy bag to a cute faux leather almost-hand-bag to everyone at school & preschool, needing only my wallet and keys. Then came homeschool and a return to bag carrying, either a backpack or a messenger bag depending on the day and the […]

…project time at the zoo…

Sometimes, a project just hits all the right spots, that even after a well intentioned crafter has stated “no more of these”, rather publicly – on a podcast no less – that they already have too many cross stitches that they have no idea what they are going to do with. Definitely not more cross-stitches needed. Until, of course, the […]

…matchy maker…

There is a box, on my craft shelf, labelled “project bags and storage”. It’s a plain box, tucked on the bottom shelf, just above the crates of yarn and fabric. It’s filled with embroidery pouches, and spare floss boxes and the occasional quilt camp tote. The bigger bags are a bit trickier. A patchwork, quilted, oversized tote doesn’t fit, nor […]

…toasty coco…

One of the biggest gaps in my me-made wardrobe, is a lack of dressier options in the cooler months. I had big plans during May to work on this and just…didn’t. My mojo went awol. Last week though, I hit the ground running. I had a party to go to and nothing to wear. A couple of weeks back, I […]

…me made may week two…

Another week down! It’s interesting to me how different I am finding this year’s project compared to last year’s. Possibly, a full year of wearing me made as a default means the novelty has worn off. After all, what’s the point of a daily selfie when I’m not wearing anything out of the ordinary? I also feel very different about […]

…another project crossed off…

It’s interesting how completely my mindset around finishing a project has changed over the last two years. Once upon a time, in The Before, binding was my least favourite part of quilting. Even knowing a finish was in sight, and that it actually wasn’t that bad of a job, I would put it off as long as I could. Even […]

…me made may week one…

One week in, and it’s interesting the difference in mindset from last year. Last year, it was fun and exciting and fresh. This year it’s…normal. Not that that’s a bad thing – in fact, I think it’s good. It means I’ve integrated my me-made items so effectively they are just regular clothes and not really anything special. Narrowing down my […]

…me made may 2022…

A pinch & a punch for the first of the month…and not only is it a new month, but that month is May. Which means its time for Me Made May! I participated for the first time last year, and it was such a watershed moment in my me made adventures, that I can’t wait to do it again. It’s […]