How we get in the spirit of the season {Advent Blogalong Day 4}

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I had grand plans for this week, really I did. But I ended up with small people home sick for all but 1.5 days, and here we are. Today’s post was originally planned for Wednesday, whoops!   A Christmas blog series needs a Christmassy post, right? And what better way to kick off Advent that with a little tour of Silly Season, Barefoot style? Last

Where I Stand {this week}


      This week has been somewhat low on the crafting, I’ve had two nights of meetings, one of birthday prep and one of work. When I have had a moment to create, I have been working on getting my Christmas card designs finished so I can get the plates made up ready to print, though I did manage to sneak in some crochet time

Where I Stand {this week}


         This week I’m: Reading: This Child of Mine (Sinead Moriarty) Watching: Arrested Development on Netflix (did I say that last week? We are still working through it) Making: commissioned totes and new notecards Planning: our final trip itinerary Loving: my new haircut, including my first fringe in a long time. And no links this week, because I have barely even had time to look

Where I Stand {this week}


        This week I have been: Listening to Meagan Trainor and maybe dancing in my chair Watching Aressted Development on Netflix with Mr Barefoot Making all the things from yarn. Rugs, beanies, blankets.  Reading lots of blogging resources.  Planning to finish some planner page design. Loving around the Internet: I have been planning a seasonal “bucket list” for a month or so, and seeing

Where I Stand {this week}


                This week I am: Reading: Make Good Art* (it has been a busy week and my reading time is the thing that has to give first, sadly) Listening to: Say Something – getting my angst on ready to do some writing this week coming, if my to-do list behaves itself. Making: a quilt for the camper. A beanie for the boy.

May shop update

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Someone once told me that in parenthood, the days are long and the years are short. Maybe it’s getting older. At the minute it feels like a blink & another month is gone. When I checked my editorial calendar for what I’d planned to post today, I had to check twice. Then look back at April. Surely it was too soon for this month’s shop

Where I Stand {this week}


          Happy Sunday! It’s been a busy old week, though today is looking promising for some down time to sit & cross-stitch & sew. Fun stuf I’ve found wandering barefoot around the internet this week:  This guide to branding your social media is really handy! Please excuse me while I fall down a rabbit hole of photos & editing. An interesting read on

Where I Stand {this week}


       Over on Instagram, I’ve been hosting a week-long photo a day challenge called #mybarefootweek – these photos represent the six days I’ve completed so far. It’s been fun, and I’ve loved seeing where everyone’s bare feet have taken them this week.  I’ve also been wandering around the internet and found some fun stuff: A fabulous article on urban homesteading featured on Finch

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  {creativity requires the courage to let go of certainty – from my 100 days project on Instagram}  I am a weird mix of perfectionist & laid back. I will let minor errors slip through on a project, in the the spirit of “done is better than perfect”, but too many, or the wrong kind, and I will twitch until it’s fixed. New hobbies can