…travel planner…

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It’s a pretty regular occurance around here, to pick up sticks come mid-year, and hit the road for a month in our camper trailer, in search of adventure, red dirt and warmth. This, of course, is a pretty decent excuse to get my craft on and make alllll the things, like quilts and bags and bags and bags (spoiler alert – there’s another set or

…quilt camp – what I gave…

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I love giving handmade gifts. If you’ve been around the blog for any length of time, this is not exactly news. New baby? Make a gift. Birthday? Make a gift. Quilt Camp shenanigans? MAKE ALL THE GIFTS. I started a secret Pinterest board a few months ago, because I’m a shocker for coming up with The Best Gifty Ever…and promptly forgetting it. This year I

…quilt camp projects & wrap up…

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Oh man, what a weekend! Quilt camp is always a bundle of fun, and this year was no exception. As always, I massively overpacked, and despite my good intentions, didn’t get as much done as I’d hoped for a variety of reasons, but I still managed to get a bit of crafting done, in among all the chatter and coffee breaks and walks up to

…quilt camp gifties – what I received…

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A tradition that started way back at our first camp in 2011, was that of the quilt camp gifty. It was originally a bit like a secret Santa, as we first were going on camp in November, and now we’ve moved camp to October, we continue on just for the fun of it. The rules are simple. Keep it around the $5 mark. Handmade or

…rainbow gnomes…

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One of the things I love most about our chosen homeschool curriculum, is how creative and tactile it is – perfect for a crafty mama and her creative mini humans. The joy of story telling and learning through play has been a delight to incorporate into our days. In block one, Miss Butterfly had a maths unit, which she learnt through Prince Plus and Princess

…this week…

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What a week!! I know my posts have fallen off a bit – a couple I had scheduled didn’t actually post, and a few more I had planned needed to be deferred because I had stuff I needed for them on my computer…which decided this week to pack it in!! I am committed to completing Blogtober though, so will post twice a few days this

…2012 BOM update…

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There’s nothing quite like seeing a plan come to fruition. Way back at quilt camp in 2015, I spent the weekend getting most of the blocks of my 2012 block-of-the-month quilt. The way home saw my layout plan considered, revised, and decided…then I got home, laid it out, and my single quilt as per the kit suddenly blossomed into a queen size. Christmas 2015 saw

…barefoot card of the week project…

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Now my craft room is clean, and I found my mojo in the process, I’m uncovering lots of half completed and semi-forgotten projects, and starting to get moving on them again. One project that falls into this category started life, surprising exactly no-one, as a challenge. The idea was that a few of us would play along, and create a mini card each week, sometimes

…on my bookshelf…

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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

…31 minutes update…

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31 minutes a day, sounds pretty easy, right? A week into the month and I’m all over this challenge! And getting so much done! I’m really enjoying carving out a slice of time during the day (or evening) just for my own fun – especially now we are homeschooling, and mama-centric time is at an all-time premium! I’ve actually become very protective over it, and