…raffia herb basket…

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Sometimes, I struggle with gift ideas all the way to the last minute before I leave for camp. This year, however, most of my ideas seemed to fall into place quite easily, and rather than my usual late nights trying to get it all done in time, this year I finished the first project almost a whole month before camp. In AJ‘s answers, she mentioned

…hollow book…

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It is a traditional each year, that at camp, we exchange gifts. (You can see my previous year makes here – 2017, 2015, 2014, 2012.1 2012.2 2012.3 2012.4 – 2016 & 2011 remain unblogged). This tradition started with our very first quilt camp, which was a hosted retreat at the end of November, the organiser suggested as the dinner was a Christmas theme, that we may wish to exchange

…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 –

…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

…beeswax food wraps…

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The fun of having two blogs, is every now and then, things I want to blog about fit on both of them, and it’s almost a flip a coin thing to decide which blog gets what post. Normally, I would keep the post to just one of the blogs, but I’m going to cheat a little today, and share a post on both. This project

…do you gnome what I gnome…

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When we first started talking about homeschooling, I very early on fell in love with the Steiner style of schooling – it felt like such a good fit for our family, and gave us lots of options for working around our various concerns that led to us wanting to homeschool in the first place. As I surfed Pinterest, something that came up a lot were

…easy polymer clay jewellery bowl…

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The downside of having been away from this space is that I have quite a back-log of projects that I haven’t shared, and a challenge I am really behind on, and it feels a bit like that’s all I’m blogging about at the minute. I do try and remember that random craft projects and jumping around is kind of what I do, and what I

…Hermione’s Everyday Socks…

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For the longest time, I have wanted to knit myself a pair of socks, but it felt like a Really Hard Thing to learn. After seeing so many versions of the Hermione’s Everyday Sock pop up on my instagram feed, I knew it was time to face my sock-fear head on. Except I got to the heels and knitted the wrong side. So I frogged

…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

…handmade watercolour paint :: advent blogalong day11…

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A week or two ago, I started following a lovely account on instagram by the name of @redwoodwillow, featuring their handmade watercolour paints, made using honey and glycerin. I admired, and it crossed my mind briefly that I should file that under “things I want to learn one day”. Then, within a few days of this, a message from the usual suspect came through. “Would