…on my bookshelf…


At the beginning of the year, I set myself a challenge to read 52 books this year. One a week. As of today, my tally on Goodreads stands at 25. One of those I’ve read twice, so 26. Halfway through the list, with only 1/4 of the year left to go. What Goodreads doesn’t count is my guilty treat…fanfiction. Add that in, and I’d be

…on selfish creativity…


I was cruising instagram yesterday, and posts started popping up about the #31minutesfor31days challenge that @kellie.winnell runs each October. The basic idea is to spend 31 minutes every day for the next 31 days, working on a project. Last time I attempted this, I worked on minibooks that needed finishing (spoiler alert – I didn’t finish). Between my newly rediscovered mojo, and my Blogtober goals,

…blogtober 2017…


Back in 2012 and also 2014, I completed Blogtoberfest (plus a partial attempt in 2015), and it was such fun. Posting daily, meeting new bloggy friends, getting immersed in the community. As far as I can find on google, there isn’t an official Blogtoberfest this year, but that’s not going to stop me!! For the next 31 days, I aim to post at least once

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