…reusable shopping bag – free pattern…

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With the recent ban on single use plastic bags, it was just the kick up the butt I needed to finally tackle a project that has been on my to-do list for, quite literally, years. I had made a reusable shopping bag previously for my mum, all the way back in 2009, and which she still uses on the regular (which I’m pretty chuffed about!), and

…my quick & easy DIY kindle cover…

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Just after mothers day, I noticed Kindles were on special. I’d been wanting one for ages, and having recently bought our block where we planned to spend time in a caravan, and thus space being at a premium, I thought it was as good an excuse as any to buy one (yes, I know it’s a very flimsy excuse. But anyone who’s been around here

…wip wednesday – chunky bed socks…

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Earlier this year, I started the 100 days project. After much consideration, I decided to do a stash-busting project – one hundred days of using up all the odds and ends floating around in my craft room. One such leftover was a couple of half balls of gorgeous 8ply Bendigo Woollen Mills yarn, left over from my ripple. Too small to do much with, I

…rainbow herringbone cowl…

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Oh man, I have badly neglected this space, haven’t I? I do miss it, and am hoping to get into a better rhythm of both crafting and sharing, both my projects and the fun stuff behind the scenes that has kept me away! Something I have made in the interim, has been this sweet cowl. A while back I was approached by American Yarns, asking

…sunrise at mulligans…

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  A hot coffee in hand, I sat at the kitchen table, soaking in the rare silence of a house currently empty of small people. In front of me lay my daybook with a pre-Christmas to-do list a mile long. Top of the list was groceries, and new sheets to make up beds for our impending house guests. If I went early, my logic said,

…one little word 2018…

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  It’s been a while since I’ve done a One Little Word, but with lots of balls in the air for 2018, I wanted to go back to that idea of a theme to guide me, rather than a resolution list to fail at. Like many of my previous words, this year’s came to me at the last minute. I struggled to find a word

…summer reading wishlist…

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There is something rather magical about summer holidays. We are blessed in our house, that Mr Barefoot’s office closes between Christmas & New Year, so there is an automatic week of holidays of us all together. Then, what with the public holidays, and bank holidays and whatnot, we are able to add another few days out of his leave entitlements for a pretty decent chunk

…SNCA Swap – what I sent :: advent blogalong :: day 13…

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Over on instagram, I run a little craft party called the Saturday Night Craft Along. It began two and a half years ago on a whim when I was bored one Saturday night, and from there is has grown into a huge event, that I am lucky to now share hosting duties with two other lovely crafty ladies – Meg, who I have known since

…salt dough ornaments :: advent blogalong day 19…

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A few of our advent activities are regular must-do-every-year ones. One of those is salt dough! It is super easy, and the kids love being able to make-and-bake their own ornaments. This year we ended up with two dinosaurs, a hippo, a crown, a heart, a car, a christmas tree, and two baubles. We use a base of 2 parts flour, 2 parts salt, and

…mini Christmas canvases :: advent blogalong day14…

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For the last couple of years, it has been a tradition that we spend an afternoon getting messy in the craft room, creating ourselves some Christmas canvases. This year Bear & Boy2 picked mini square canvases, which gave us two each. I did two individual canvases, Beetle threw some paint around and had a whole lot of fun, and both Bear & Boy2 created diptychs