…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

…story time sampler update…

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Making, it would seem, begets making. My Story Time Sampler continues to be my handwork project of choice for the school hours, and after so long with no progress, I have managed to finish another two blocks over the last couple of weeks, bringing me up to date, month wise, to the end of September. Following on from my Lady Shallot finish two weeks ago,

…Puppet Show bloomers + upsizing a pattern…

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It is a truth universally acknowlegded, that a mama of a girl in possession of a decent length of leg, must be in want of decent shorts coverage… It’s a pretty common lament, I have found, of mums of girls come summer time, trying to find our little ones shorts that are comfortable, cute and a decent length. Many of us resort to buying shorts

…vintage caravan renovation…

When we bought our farm, it had lots of gardens and sheds and the like, but no house. The closest thing we have to a liveable area, is an old caravan in a semi-enclosed shed. And by old caravan, I mean, can’t-tell-what-colour-it-was, small-dinette-and-one-bed kind of thing. Renovating it has been super high on the agenda, with the plan it will become a living area, with

…world card making day…

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Earlier in the week, I saw a post pop up on Facebook, about World Card Making Day. A day for crafting, right in the middle of a blogging challenge AND a making challenge? There was only one thing to do…hit up my partner in crime for a card making challenge. Though, does it really meet the threshold for “challenge” when the only criteria are –

…fiction friday…

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She was four, the first time she saw him. Her mother laughed when she asked who the strange man with the box on his back was, waiting at Mr Johnson’s gate. But her mother couldn’t see anyone, and you know what children are like with their imagination, the conversation with daddy had gone. There was no laughter though, the next day, as they stood and

…September book report…

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At the beginning of the year, I set myself a goal – to read 52 books this year. Surely an average of one a week wouldn’t be too onerous? But here it is, the beginning of October and I am very¬† slowly making headway on that number, with another five added to the tally this month, but still less than half way. During the week,

…macrame candle lanterns…

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It’s a long running joke, that it may be rather useful, if we were to add a challenge tracker to our repertoire of planners. Every time, I resist, convinced I will remember my brilliant ideas, and then what appears to be a terminal case of baby brain (can I still claim that if the baby is five?) will come and steal away my brilliant flashes

…long weekend challenge…

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On Saturday morning, after a lovely lay in and starting the day off slow with the children, I was kicking around the loungeroom looking at my various projects, and none of them holding my attention for more than about 30 seconds. What is it about having nothing more to do than make pretty things for the fun of it, that completely kills your mojo to