…31 minutes update…

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 […]

…what’s old is new again…

After a full year away from this space, what brought me back? To tell you the truth, I wasn’t sure I would come back. The longer the time passed, the harder it felt to just start. Life since my last post in September last year was insane. A 6 week stint working a whole lot on my photography business. Then […]

send more snail mail :: December project

Back in April – three whole months ago, I started writing a post for the snail mail challenge. I wondered out loud what on earth happened to the last few months? In between school holidays and Butterfly starting school, and my mother-in-law coming to stay for three weeks, and Mr Barefoot travelling a whole lot, my crafty and bloggy mojo […]

A Year of Snail Mail :: a Barefoot Challenge

A while back, I came across a¬†fabulous BuzzFeed list of “17 DIYs that will inspire you to send more letters” on Pinterest¬†that I thought sounded like a bundle of fun. I had a few people agree with me on Twitter, and so I thought it might be fun to make a challenge out of it – which hopefully might also […]

Clare’s Craftroom Challenge :: Complete!

At the beginning of the month (last month? How is it September already?), Clare put out the call for creative types who were up for a challenge.   A WHAT? You know where this is going, don’t you? So Car, Kirsty and I all signed up, and received our prompt photo and colour. This is the loveliness that appeared in […]

visual dare 54 :: covert

{photo source} The swirling snow guaranteed only most foolhardy and desperate would venture forth today. I would be safe, I reassured myself as I carefully made my way to the waiting carriage. There was no risk of seeing her, giving me more time to process the events of the previous evening’s ball. The way her eyes flashed as she spoke, […]

Kick The Bucket 2014 {WIP challenge}

Last year, AJ hosted the Sew Your Stash Thin challenge (for which my round-up post is coming soon!) to get us busting our stashes. This year, it’s a WIP challange (which she also ran in 2012, though I didn’t join in with that one), but with a difference – it’s a WIP bucket list challenge! For the purposes of the […]

13/13 :: the wrap up.

Well, another year over and done with, and a new one stretching ahead. Which means our 13 Books in 2013 challenge is all over red rover. Did everyone have fun? Did you get lots of reading done? I know I did! And it was fabulous. I do have another, different 2014 challenge I’ll be posting about tomorrow, but first I […]