waste not, want not.

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We do a fair bit of baking around here, so I tend to buy our flour in 12.5kg bags direct from a somewhat-local organic flourmill. Except this bag, I wasn’t quite as regimented at getting the leftover from the paper sack into the sealed plastic container as I normally would be. Of course, this meant prepping the pizza bases on Saturday night revealed a somewhat unpleasant, yet completely predictable surprise. Weevils *gag*. So rather than throw out the lovely unbleached organic bakes flour not ruined by a pantry moth infestation, I did what any other tightwad crafty mama would do. We made playdough! Add the all-natural colour, and we were all kinds of hippy with our 100% organic, artificial-colour-free home baked playdough!

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And in my pursuit of actually justifying my Pinterest addiction, I printed these number sheets and let Boy2 at them!

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And really, what grownup can resist the chance to play as well? After all the sausages were prepped, biscuits in the “oven” and “ice cream cones” created, I started to pinch a bit from here and there, and had a fiddle. Though my handiwork was somewhat disparaged by the resident 5 year old art critic – “What’s that supposed to be, mummy?” Thanks, Bear. Can you tell what it is?

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I had grand plans for today. I even laid out fabric for a quilt, as well as sketched out a pattern for a mini-overnight bag for the girl. But thanks to my caring sharing children, I’ve instead spent the day feeling like rubbish and doing a great deal of not much at all. Hopefully tomorrow will be easier to get through my to-do list, crafty and otherwise. I have a bracelet commission to whip up, a painting to photograph and pack for shipping, the bag to sew, that quilt to start, a journal to bind. Lots to be happening on the blog next week! And don’t forget to pop back tomorrow for the Bloggers Boogie, kicking off from lunchtime, I can’t wait to share this weeks finds with you!) Friday evening is here, it’s getting dark, and I think we can call the weekend officially ON. Yee haa!

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