bloggers boogie {i’m here but i’m not edition}

I’m unplugging for a few days in honour of school holidays, but I couldn’t resist a boogie! I hope you enjoy this selection of my fave Savage Garden, inspired by Bee’s boogie last week. Feel free to join the party, I’ll be back online Monday to pop round and say hi! HOW IT WORKS: Blog up to five songs between […]

adding some twinkle.

  At Bible Study a couple of weeks back, we were talking about gifts, and attitudes, and service with a glad heart. One mum mentioned a conversation with her boy (who is one of the wisest little chaps I know), along similar lines, of people who willingly and cheerfully serve, and show love by acts of service. Not for kudos […]

1::20 ~ double choc chip biscuits

First up on my twenty treats challenge – double choc chip biscuits. (not the usual choc chip I referred to in my previous post, it counts for challenge purposes!) OCCASSION: we were in a biscuit kind of mood. BRIEF & RATIONALE: me “who wants to make biscuits?” Bear – “chocolate ones!!”. These were the only chocolate biscuits in the first […]


  Last Christmas, both boys were given a Makedo set – little joiners and hinges to create “stuff” out of boxes. Boy2’s box showed a robot, and it has henceforth been known as “robot craft”. So late last week, the boy comes running up, “mummy, mummy, we does wobot cwaft?”, and so we hit up the recycling pile, one of […]

DreamCake mug rug {tutorial}

After I posted the mug rug I made for my sister, I had a few people saying they’d never heard of a mug rug, and did I have a tutorial? With the recent arrival of my new DreamCake fabric, I thought it the perfect excuse to make something! This tutorial assumes a level of sewing knowledge, but should hopefully work […]

twenty treats.

  {chocolate chips baked with my boy on Saturday while sick baby slept and Daddy took Bear to soccer} We love to bake around here. There’s nothing like the smell of warm cake or fresh biscuits to bring the kitchen to life. The boys excitedly drag chairs over, and Butterfly will perch up on the bench, and then the squabbling […]

Bloggers Boogie {super old school edition}

HOW IT WORKS: Blog up to five songs between Saturday lunchtime and Sunday lunchtime in your local timezone. Any theme. Any reason. Doesn’t matter. You decide. Or if you have done a music post during the week, that’s ok too, join the party as well! Come back and leave a comment to join the fun – I’m yet to find […]

sneaky sneaky

; I very nearly didn’t post today, but I just finished this little beanie, so wanted to show it off. I hear “I don’t know how you find the time” a lot. You know how? By sneaking it in. By making creating part of my everyday routine. This little beauty was finished during Boy2’s drama lesson, while Butterfly chatted beside […]

thankful thursday.

I pulled the mail out of the box, and squeezed. Hmm, something exciting there. Yep, addressed to me. What had I ordered? I scratched my mind as I flipped it over, and then saw the sender, and was even more excited. I’ve posted before about my pay it forward (which I’m slowly working through!), and this was my turn to […]

a quilt for my girl.

I had some fat quarters sitting in my stash, that a certain small girl adores. “Pway FAH-grip, mama?” she’d plead, and start pulling them off the shelf. Which was all well and good, kept her entertained, gave me a chance to do some sewing while she spread them out and wrapped her dollies in them. So over the long weekend […]