White Christmas?

Yeah, well, maybe not, but there are plenty of snowflakes around here! With Bear out of action due to tonsilitis, we needed an easy, quiet craft to entertain the boys, and found a simple recipe. Combine red and green paper, add scissors, mix with some curling ribbon, and voila, a snowflake garland! One on the side door, and lots more […]

pimp my camera!

A very dear friend and I are currently part way through an Advent photo-a-day challenge. The same very dear friend gave us a cocoon for our phil&ted’s pram, and so as a way of a thankyou, I’ve made her a little camera strap for her camera. (This isn’t her camera!)   Quite simple, just some wonky patchwork strips quilted with […]

whipper snapper whipper snipper

Daddy busy mowing the lawns, and his little brother busy sleeping, a small boy wanders into my office. I sift through the craft box, and am inspired by the perfect craft. A mailing tube, a paper plate, and empty box. The addition of some curling ribbon for string, and our big boy was kitted out with his very own whipper […]


I have blogged before about a long lost quilt. One I started as a teenager, and finished a couple of years back in time for son nmber 2 to use it as a play quilt.   Well. It seems Master Four, the sensible child, isn’t as sensible as I thought, and in a moment when mummy’s attention was turned, took […]