blogtober day 4 // wordless Wednesday

Life currently: training the Roomba, trying to keep the cat out of cupboards, assembling all the flatpack, settling in to this new space. Also in my orbit: reading// What Is Left Over After (Natasha Lester), due back by the weekend watching// The Newsreader seasons 2 on iView planning// the last of stage one of new house art – maybe this […]

blogtober day 3 // new quilt planning

There is a delightful synchronicity, as I wrap up a reflection series of fifteen years of blogging and turn my mind to new things – specifically, new projects in my new space – that the top item on the list is a quilt for my biggest baby. My very first post, all the way back in June 2008, was about […]

blogtober day 2 // new house who dis?

In January 2020, we bubbled with excitement at the adventure ahead of us. A little cabin, generously described as rustic, was to be our home for the next twelve months as we built our new house. Tiny house life was going to be a blast – and it was. We were still very much in the novelty phase, when everything […]

blogtober 2023 // day one

September, by all objective measures, was a rollercoaster of craziness, even in a month notorious for craziness. Not only did we have three of our four children celebrating birthdays, but we also had a houseguest, a visit to the big smoke for the orthodontist, the biggest teen getting his license, and the hustle to the finish line of house building. […]

15 @ 40 // day fifteen

June me was such an optimistic, overachieving type, wasn’t I? Not only was I knee deep in the production of season four of the podcast, but I thought it was completely reasonable to blog daily, including churning out a project each day. What on EARTH was I thinking? Nevermind that June is traditionally one of the busiest months in our […]

15 @ 40 // day fourteen

One of my favourite parts of the glory days of blogging, was the various rabbit holes one could fall down just from a single linky party. I could find myself starting with bookmarking a post with a cute sketch to scrap lift, and in the comments there, find a scrapbooker who teamed up with an artist for a challenge. From […]

15 @ 40 // day thirteen

As we run down to the last of the projects in this series, I find myself further and further in my archives. The obvious stuff has been done – I’ve baked cookies, I’ve sewn and quilted a bag, I’ve celebrated yarn crafts in various ways, there’s been a gnomish cameo. But among the big stuff, there’s the little, less visited […]

15 @ 40 // day twelve

Knitting has been a part of my creative life since I was younger than my own children are now. I have fond memories of going on holiday to our usual spot at the coast, and our first stop would always be BigW for some holiday goodies. Back then, we didn’t have a BigW in our town, and it was a […]

15 @ 40 // day eleven

If something is worth doing, it’s worth over crafting. I really need that on a tshirt or a drink bottle or something. In my defence, this time at least, it started out innocently enough. Bear’s bestie asked if I could teach her to crochet. Absolutely, says I. Then I realised my one good hook was…less than presentable. Shout out to […]

15 @ 40 // day ten

It’s funny the places growth and evolution show up, often in the most random of inspiration strikes. When I first added “acrylics” to my Fifteen At Forty list, I had the kernel of an idea, but not much in the way of execution. In March of 2019, a new instagram challenge popped up on my feed – #squareathon, a sixteen […]