…raffia herb basket…

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Sometimes, I struggle with gift ideas all the way to the last minute before I leave for camp. This year, however, most of my ideas seemed to fall into place quite easily, and rather than my usual late nights trying to get it all done in time, this year I finished the first project almost a whole month before camp. In AJ‘s answers, she mentioned

…quilt camp wrap up…

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As a homeschooling mama of four small folks, my days have a pretty set pattern to them. On a good day, I would call it a soothing rhythm. On a less charitiable day, I would call it relentlessly repetitive. Wake up. Stare into my coffee until my brain wakes up. Work through my morning time routine. If I’m lucky, even manage a shower and make the

…pretending to be organised for Christmas…

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This morning, I had a sick wee boy, so stayed home from church with Beetle while everyone else went, and then once they returned, we tag-teamed, and I loaded up my queen bee morning basket with some crafty goodies, and headed out to the one papercrafting workshop I manage to get to each year – a Christmas card extravaganza. While projects are provided, I generally

…around here…

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It’s been an odd-ball sort of week, crafting wise. I’ve been doing odds and sods, some secret squirrel projects for swaps and camp, and a bit of happy mail. I’ve started another colour on my crochet blanket but have been lacking the mojo to keep going with it of a night. Same story with my hand quilting – it’s right there next to me…zero mojo.

…31 minutes update…

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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 the time I gave up

…raising crafty kids…

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It is probably somewhat unsurprising to anyone, that my kids love craft & creating almost as much as I do. Multiple times a day, I get asked if they can do craft. We build handwork into our homeschool days. There are always multiple projects on the go at once, with their desks and the school table and the lounge room and their bedrooms littered with

…my quick & easy DIY kindle cover…

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Just after mothers day, I noticed Kindles were on special. I’d been wanting one for ages, and having recently bought our block where we planned to spend time in a caravan, and thus space being at a premium, I thought it was as good an excuse as any to buy one (yes, I know it’s a very flimsy excuse. But anyone who’s been around here

…rainbow herringbone cowl…

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Oh man, I have badly neglected this space, haven’t I? I do miss it, and am hoping to get into a better rhythm of both crafting and sharing, both my projects and the fun stuff behind the scenes that has kept me away! Something I have made in the interim, has been this sweet cowl. A while back I was approached by American Yarns, asking

…sunrise at mulligans…

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  A hot coffee in hand, I sat at the kitchen table, soaking in the rare silence of a house currently empty of small people. In front of me lay my daybook with a pre-Christmas to-do list a mile long. Top of the list was groceries, and new sheets to make up beds for our impending house guests. If I went early, my logic said,

…one little word 2018…

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  It’s been a while since I’ve done a One Little Word, but with lots of balls in the air for 2018, I wanted to go back to that idea of a theme to guide me, rather than a resolution list to fail at. Like many of my previous words, this year’s came to me at the last minute. I struggled to find a word